Composers in History (Part 55)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5401 - 5,500 of 7,003

  • 1923-02-19 Donald Lybbert, composer
  • 1923-02-27 Viktor Kalabis, Czech composer (Two Worlds), born in Červený Kostelec (d. 2006)
  • 1923-03-06 Erhard Karkoschka, composer
  • 1923-03-06 John "Wes" Montgomery, American musician and composer, considered one of the world's greatest jazz guitarists, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • 1923-03-26 Clifton Williams, American composer (The Ramparts, Sinfonians), born in Traskwood, Arkansas (d. 1976)
  • 1923-04-09 Bruno Kiefer, German-born Brazilian composer, born in Baden-Baden, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1923-05-04 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese composer and author, born in Antelias, Lebanon (d. 1986)
  • 1923-05-15 John Lanchbery, English composer (d. 2003)
  • 1923-05-17 Peter Mennin[i], American composer (Moby Dick) and educator (Juilliard), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • 1923-05-28 Gyorgy Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), born in Transylvania, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1923-06-05 Daniel Pinkham, American organist, composer (Signs of the Zodiac) and educator (New England Conservatory), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • 1923-06-08 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (Summer Games), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • 1923-06-16 Åke Hermanson, Swedish composer, born in Mollösund, Sweden (d. 1996)
  • 1923-06-16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, born in Grudziądz (d. 2003)
  • 1923-06-29 Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), born in Yantai, Shandong, China (d. 2019)
  • 1923-07-07 Roberto Caamano, composer
  • 1923-07-18 Héctor Tosar, Uruguayan pianist and composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 2002)
  • 1923-08-01 Yoshinao Nakada, Japanese composer, born in Shibuya, Tokyo (d. 2000)
  • 1923-08-04 Arthur Butterworth, composer
  • 1923-08-14 William Flanagan, American composer (d. 1969)
  • 1923-08-29 Lester Trimble, American composer, born in Bangor, Wisconsin (d. 1986)
  • 1923-08-30 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2016)
  • 1923-09-06 William Kraft, American composer and percussionist, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1923-09-15 Anton Heiller, composer
  • 1923-10-03 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-born classical conductor and composer, born in Lvov, Poland (d. 2017)
  • 1923-10-09 Ronald Tremain, New Zealand composer, born in Feilding, New Zealand (d. 1998)
  • 1923-10-23 Ned Rorem, composer and author (Sky Music), born in Richmond, Indiana
  • 1923-10-29 Dietrich Manicke, German composer, born in Wurzen, Saxony, Germany
  • 1923-11-22 Dika Newlin, American composer, Schoenberg expert and punk rocker, born in Portland, Oregan (d. 2006)
  • 1923-12-10 Abelardo Quinteros, Chilean composer, born in Valparaiso, Chile
  • 1923-12-16 Werner Haentjes, composer
  • 1924-01-08 Benjamin Lees [Lysniansky], American composer, born in Harbin, China (d. 2010)
  • 1924-01-08 Robert Starer, Austrian-born American composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2001)
  • 1924-01-08 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), born in London, England (d. 2015)
  • 1924-01-22 J. J. Johnson, American composer and jazz trombonist, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2001)
  • 1924-01-24 David Craighead, American organist and educator, born in Strasburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • 1924-01-26 Warren Frank Benson, American composer, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2005)
  • 1924-01-27 Alexander Georgiyevich Chugayev, composer
  • 1924-01-29 Luigi Nono, Italian avant-garde composer (Canonic Variations), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1990)
  • 1924-02-14 Arghyris Kounadis, Greek composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2011)
  • 1924-02-23 Lejaren Hiller, American composer (Illiac Suite), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • 1924-02-26 Mark Bucci, American composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-03-09 Konstantin Iliev, Bulgarian composer, born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 1988)
  • 1924-03-15 Lockrem Johnson, American composer, born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1977)
  • 1924-03-17 Stephen Dodgson, composer
  • 1924-03-21 Karl Heinz Fussl, composer
  • 1924-03-25 Julia Perry, African-American composer (Cask of Amontillado), born in Lexington, Kentucky
  • 1924-03-30 Milko Kelemen, composer
  • 1924-04-01 Gunther Becker, composer
  • 1924-04-07 Ikuma Dan, Japanese composer (Yūzuru), born in Toyko (d. 2001)
  • 1924-04-09 Harald Heilmann, German composer, born in Aue, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1924-04-12 Sergiu Natra, Romanian-born Israeli composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1924-04-14 Shorty Rogers, [Milton Rajonsky], American jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts (d. 1994)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

1924-04-16 Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1994)

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • 1924-04-18 Buxton Orr, Anglo-Scottish composer, born in Glasgow (d. 1997)
  • 1924-04-20 Gerhard Samuel, American conductor and composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1924-04-23 Arthur Frackenpohl, American composer (Natural Superiority of Music), born in Irvington, New Jersey
  • 1924-04-24 Yehoshua Lakner, composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 2003)
  • 1924-04-25 Erzsébet Szőnyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2019)
  • 1924-04-25 Franco Mannino, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1924-05-01 Earl George, American composer and pedagogue, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1994)
  • 1924-05-01 Enriko Josif, Serbian composer and pedagogue (Lyric Symphony), born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia (d. 2003)
  • 1924-05-04 Tatiana Nikolayeva, Russian pianist and composer, born in Bezhitsa, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1924-05-14 Joly Braga Santos, composer
  • 1924-05-17 Frantisek Kovaricek, composer
  • 1924-05-19 Sandy Galbraith Wilson, composer
  • 1924-05-21 Robert Parris, American composer (Book of Imaginary Beings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1924-05-22 Claude André François Ballif, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2004)
  • 1924-06-06 Serge Nigg, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2008)
  • 1924-06-29 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), born in NYC, New York
  • 1924-07-02 Rick Besoyan, American singer, actor, playwright, composer and director (Little Mary Sunshine), born in Reedley, California (d. 1970)
  • 1924-07-07 Dieter Nowka, composer
  • 1924-07-09 Pierre Cochereau, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1984)
  • 1924-07-12 Jaap Geraedts, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1924-07-20 Mort Garson, Canadian composer
  • 1924-07-24 Glenn Loren Glasow, American composer, born in Pine County, Minnesota (d. 2002)
  • 1924-07-27 Otar Vasilisdze Taktakishvili, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1989)
  • 1924-07-28 Irving Burgie 9Lord Burgess), American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), born in New York City (d. 2019)
  • 1924-07-30 Christopher Shaw, British composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1924-08-02 Joe Harnell, American musician, composer and arranger, born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1924-08-08 Thomas Beversdorf, composer
  • 1924-08-22 Andrzej Markowski, Polish composer, born in Lblin, Poland (d. 1986)
  • 1924-08-23 Edvard Fliflet Braein, Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet), born in Kristiansund, Norway (d. 1976)
  • 1924-08-28 Vilayat Khan, Indian classical sitar player and composer, born in Gouripur, Mymensingh, East Bengal (d. 2004)
  • 1924-08-31 Klaus Hashagen, composer
  • 1924-09-05 Krystyna Moszumanska-Nazar, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2009)
  • 1924-09-07 Hugh Aitken, American composer, born in New York City, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1924-09-07 Leonard Rosenman, American composer (Rebel Without A Cause; Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1924-09-13 Maurice Jarre, French composer (Doctor Zhivago-Acad Award 1966), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • 1924-09-19 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), born in Rawtenstall, Lancashire (d.2015)
  • 1924-09-27 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1966)
  • 1924-10-18 Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, born in Råde, Norway (d. 2013)
  • 1924-10-24 Jose Casanovas, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1996)
  • 1924-10-28 Alfonso Montecino, Chilean-American composer, born in Osorno, Chile (d. 2015)
  • 1924-11-05 Ivan Rezak, Czech composer, born in Řevnice (d. 1977)
  • 1924-11-14 Billy Jim Layton, composer
  • 1924-11-22 Axel Borup-Jorgensen, composer
  • 1924-11-25 Lorraine "Tui" St. George Tucker, American recorder player and composer (Peyote Concerto), born in Fullerton, California (d. 2004)
  • 1924-11-30 Klaus Huber, Swiss composer, born in Bern
  • 1924-12-12 Francis Miroglio, French composer (Extensions), born in Marseille, France (d. 2005)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5401 - 5,500 of 5,528

  • 2014-01-20 Claudio Abbado, Italian composer and conductor (London Symph-1982), dies at 80
  • 2014-02-19 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 82
  • 2014-03-07 Pentti Raitio, Finnish composer (‘Lemminkainen Gatecrashes at Pohjola’), dies at 83
  • 2014-03-16 Mitch Leigh, American musical composer (Man of La Mancha), dies at 86
  • 2014-04-06 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist, dies at 87
  • 2014-04-23 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor & composer (Sinfonia Notturna), dies at 85
  • 2014-04-30 Leo Kraft, American composer, dies at 91
  • 2014-05-21 Teodor Grigoriu, Romanian composer, dies at 87
  • 2014-05-28 James K. Randall, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2014-06-09 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 2014-08-08 Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer (Kakadu), dies at 85
  • 2014-08-27 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), dies of natural causes at 92
  • 2014-09-04 Włodzimierz Kotoński, Polish composer, dies at 89
  • 2014-09-10 Oldřich František Korte, Czech composer, dies at 88
  • 2014-09-11 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, dies at 89
  • 2014-10-04 Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer, dies at 73
  • 2014-10-20 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 87
  • 2014-11-07 Gibson Kente, South African playwright and composer, dies at 82
  • 2014-11-22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • 2014-12-08 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian composer, dies at 99
  • 2014-12-15 Ray Steadman-Allen, English composer, dies at 92
  • 2014-12-30 Patrick Gowers, British film scores composer (Hamlet), dies at 78
  • 2015-01-30 Ezra Sims, American composer of microtonal music, dies at 88
  • 2015-02-03 William Thomas McKinley, American composer and jazz pianist, dies at 76
  • 2015-02-09 Marvin David Levy, American composer (Mourning Becomes Electra), dies at 82
  • 2015-02-13 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, dies at 75
  • 2015-02-17 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish composer, dies at 92
  • 2015-03-23 Roy Douglas, English composer and arranger (Tomorrow We Live-At Dawn We Die), dies at 107
  • 2015-03-28 Douglas Leedy, American composer, dies at 77
  • 2015-06-02 Paul Karolyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 80
  • 2015-06-09 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, dies at 86

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

2015-06-11 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Free Jazz), dies at 85

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 2015-06-11 Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), dies at 91
  • 2015-06-12 Ernest Tomlinson, English composer (Light music), dies at 90
  • 2015-06-21 Gunther Schuller, American hornist and jazz composer (1994 Pulitzer Prize), dies at 89
  • 2015-06-22 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), dies in a plane crash at 61
  • 2015-07-02 Slavko Avsenik, Slovenian musician and composer, dies at 75
  • 2015-07-19 Van Alexander, American composer and band leader (A-Tisket, A-Tasket), dies at 100
  • 2015-08-04 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, dies at
  • 2015-08-04 Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, dies at 86
  • 2015-08-18 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, dies at 72
  • 2015-08-23 Asher Ben-Yohanan, Israeli composer, dies at 86
  • 2015-09-17 David Willcocks, English conductor and composer (Kings College choir), dies at 95
  • 2015-09-29 Phil Woods, American Jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2015-11-05 Guido Masanetz, German composer (In Frisco ist der Teufel Los), dies at 101
  • 2015-11-24 Oļģerts Grāvītis, Latvian-Soviet composer, dies at 89
  • 2015-11-26 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • 2015-12-27 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), dies at 63
  • 2016-01-05 Elizabeth Swados, composer and musicial director (1972 TONY), dies at 64
  • 2016-01-05 Pierre Boulez, French composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), dies at 90
  • 2016-01-11 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, dies at 93
  • 2016-02-04 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), dies at 93
  • 2016-02-14 Steven Stucky, American composer (Los Angeles Philharmonic), dies of cancer at 66
  • 2016-02-21 Pascal Bentoiu, Romanian composer, dies at 88
  • 2016-02-24 Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer of classical music, dies at 78
  • 2016-03-14 Peter Maxwell Davies, British composer (Prolation, Taverner), dies at 81
  • 2016-03-26 David Baker, American composer (Reflections) and educator, dies at 84
  • 2016-04-30 Phil Ryan, Welsh keyboardist and composer (Man, Pete Brown), dies at 69
  • 2016-05-04 Ursula Mamlok, German American avant-garde composer, dies at 93
  • 2016-07-02 Earle Brown, American Composer (open form), dies at 75
  • 2016-07-12 Gregg Smith, American choral conductor and composer, dies at 84
  • 2016-07-26 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), dies at 87
  • 2016-08-20 Irving Fields, American composer and pianist (Miami Beach Rhumba), dies at 101
  • 2016-08-22 Toots [Jean-Baptiste] Thielemans, Belgian-American jazz musician and composer, dies at 94
  • 2016-08-31 Jacques Leduc, Belgian composer, dies at 84
  • 2016-09-10 Knut Wiggen, Norwegian computer music pioneer and composer, dies at 89
  • 2016-10-13 Gerhard Wimberger, Austria composer (Glove), dies at 93
  • 2016-11-24 Pauline Oliveros, American composer (Sound Patterns), dies at 84
  • 2016-12-14 Karel Husa, Czech-American Pulitzer prize winning composer (Trojan Women), dies at 95
  • 2016-12-24 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer, dies at 87
  • 2017-01-21 Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, dies at 86
  • 2017-02-21 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-born classical conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • 2017-02-26 Dimiter Khristov, Bulgarian composer, dies at 83
  • 2017-02-26 James E. Sellars, American composer, dies at 76
  • 2017-03-03 Misha Mengelberg, Dutch jazz pianist and composer (Reconstruction), dies at 81
  • 2017-04-22 Vaclav Kucera, Czech composer (Concierto imaginativo Homenaje a Salvador Dalí), dies at 87
  • 2017-06-15 Jacques Charpentier, French composer, dies at 83
  • 2017-07-05 Pierre Henry, French composer (considered pioneer of musique concrète), dies at 89
  • 2017-08-07 David Henry Maslanka, American composer, dies at 73
  • 2017-08-20 Wilhelm Killmayer, German composer, dies at 89
  • 2017-09-02 Halim El-Dabh, Egyptian-American composer (Martha Graham Ballets), dies at 96
  • 2017-09-25 Folke Rabe, Swedish avant-garde composer (What??) dies at 81
  • 2017-10-17 Ingvar Lidholm, Swedish composer (Toccata e Canto), dies at 95
  • 2017-10-29 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, dies at 87
  • 2017-11-07 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, dies at 71
  • 2017-11-12 Eric Salzman, American composer (New Musical Theater), dies at 84
  • 2017-11-17 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), dies from heart failure at 91
  • 2017-12-25 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, dies at 92
  • 2018-01-01 Robert Mann, American composer & violinist (String Quartet 1952), dies at 97
  • 2018-01-15 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer (Oh Happy Day), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • 2018-01-25 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, dies of a respiratory infection at 91
  • 2018-02-01 Alan Stout, American composer, dies at 85
  • 2018-02-28 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), dies of complications of congestive heart failure at 88
  • 2018-03-06 Arthur Foote, American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six" (Suite for Strings in E), dies at 83
  • 2018-03-12 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, dies of complications of dementia at 80
  • 2018-05-04 Naser Cheshm Azar, Iranian composer, dies of a heart attack at 67
  • 2018-05-25 Piet Kee, Dutch organist and composer, dies at 90
  • 2018-06-25 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), dies at 81
  • 2018-07-08 Oliver Knussen, British composer (Where the Wild Things Are, Chicara), dies at 66
  • 2018-08-23 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), dies at 96