Composers in History (Part 56)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5501 - 5,600 of 7,004

  • 1924-12-12 Nevit Kodallı, Turkish composer, born in Mersin, Turkey (d. 2009)
  • 1925-01-02 Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich, composer
  • 1925-01-12 Laurentiu Profeta, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1925-02-02 Michel Philippot, French composer and musicologist, born in Verzy, France (d. 1996)
  • 1925-02-07 Marius Constant, Rumania, Dutch composer/conductor (Paradise Lost)
  • 1925-02-08 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-17 Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor (d. 2003)
  • 1925-02-19 Jindřich Feld, Czech composer (Concerto for Flute and Orchestra), born in Prague (d. 2007)
  • 1925-03-08 Darwin Horacio Vargas-Wallis, composer
  • 1925-03-12 Georges Delerue, French film composer (Sword of Gideon, A Little Romance), born in Roubaix (d. 1992)
  • 1925-03-26 Claudio Spies, composer
  • 1925-03-26 Pierre Boulez, composer/conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • 1925-03-30 Ivo Malec, composer (Zagreb, Croatia), born in Zagreb, Croatia
  • 1925-04-05 Oldrich Flosman, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Pilsen, Czech Republic (d. 1998)
  • 1925-04-13 Hilda Dianda, Argentine composer, born in Córdoba, Argentina
  • 1925-04-18 Robert Crawford, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 2011)
  • 1925-04-20 Richard Hoffmann, Austrian composer, born in Vienna
  • 1925-05-02 Svatopluk Havelka, Czech composer, born in Vrbice, Karviná, Czech Republic (d. 2009)
  • 1925-05-13 Anthony Milner, British composer, born in Bristol, England (d. 2002)
  • 1925-05-14 Tristram Ogilvie Cary, composer
  • 1925-05-15 Andrey Yakoulevich Eshpay, composer
  • 1925-05-15 Emmanuel Ghent, Canadian American electronic music composer (Phosphones), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2003)
  • 1925-05-25 Aldo Clementi, Italian composer, born in Catania, Sicily (d. 2011)
  • 1925-05-30 Claude Prey, French composer, born in Fleury sur Andelle (d. 1998)
  • 1925-06-10 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1925-06-23 Amada Galvez Santos Ocampo, composer
  • 1925-06-29 Hale Smith, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • 1925-06-30 Will Gay Bottje, American omposer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2018)
  • 1925-07-12 Yasushi Akutagawa, Japanese composer (Orpheus of Hiroshima, Ellora Symphony), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1989)
  • 1925-07-14 Luis Antonio Escobar, Colombian composer and musicologist, born in Villapinzón, Cundinamarca (d. 1993)
  • 1925-07-21 Lovro Zupanovic, composer
  • 1925-07-28 Larry Pruden, composer
  • 1925-07-29 Mikis Michael George Theodorakis, Chios Greece, composer (Raven)
  • 1925-07-30 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, born in Valmondois, Val-d'Oise, France (d. 2014)
  • 1925-08-06 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), born in Oakland, California (d. 2013)
  • 1925-08-07 Julian Orbon De Soto, Cuban composer, born in Aviles, Spain (d. 1991)
  • 1925-08-09 Robert Heppener, Dutch composer (Hymns & Conversations, Movie Music), born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)
  • 1925-08-11 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)

Person of interestOscar Peterson

1925-08-15 Oscar Peterson, Canadian jazz pianist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2007)

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • 1925-08-23 Sulkhan Tsintsadze, Georgian composer, born in Gori, Soviet Union (d. 1991)
  • 1925-08-23 Włodzimierz Kotoński, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2014)
  • 1925-09-01 Ruth S White, composer
  • 1925-09-02 Hugo Montenegro, American composer and bandleader (d. 1981)
  • 1925-09-08 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer (d. 2015)
  • 1925-09-08 Heinz Lau, German composer, born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)
  • 1925-09-08 Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, Icelandic composer (d. 2005)
  • 1925-09-11 Ashley Heenan, New Zealand composer, born in Wellington, New Zealand (d. 2004)
  • 1925-09-11 Harry Somers, Canadian composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1999)
  • 1925-09-13 Gabriel Charpentier, Canadian composer, born in Richmond, Canada
  • 1925-09-13 Mel Tormé, American singer (The Velvet Fog) and composer (The Christmas Song), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1999)
  • 1925-10-02 Alois Pinos, Czech composer, born in Vyskov (d. 2008)
  • 1925-10-20 Herman Roelstraete, composer
  • 1925-10-23 Manos Hadjidakis, Greek composer/conductor (Never on Sunday)
  • 1925-10-24 Luciano Berio, Italian composer (Chemins), born in Oneglia, Italy (d. 2003)
  • 1925-10-30 Teo Macero [Attilio Joseph Macero], American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis), born in Glens Falls, New York (d. 2008)
  • 1925-11-15 Jurriaan Andriessen, [Leslie Cool], Dutch pianist/composer
  • 1925-11-18 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1925-11-22 Gunther Schuller, hornist/ jazz composer (Visitation), born in NYC, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1925-11-23 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • 1925-11-28 Aurelio de la Vega, composer
  • 1925-12-01 Jaime Mendoza-Nava, composer
  • 1925-12-12 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1925-12-20 Vlastimir Nikolovski, Macedonian composer, born in Prileb, Macedonia (d. 2001)
  • 1925-12-22 Thomas Christian David, Austrian composer, born in Wels, Austria (d. 2006)
  • 1925-12-27 Allan Blank, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1926-01-01 Claire Polin [Schaff], composer flautist/musicologist
  • 1926-01-08 Jani Christou, Greek composer, born in Heliopolis, Egypt (d. 1970)
  • 1926-01-12 Morton Feldman, American composer (For Philip Guston, Rothko Chapel), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1926-01-20 David Tudor, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1926-01-21 Franco Evangelisti, Italian composer
  • 1926-01-21 Brian Brockless, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1926-02-13 Barney Childs, composer
  • 1926-02-17 Friedrich Cerha, composer
  • 1926-02-17 Lee Hoiby, composer (1957 Arts & Letters), born in Madison, Wisconsin
  • 1926-02-19 Gyorgy Kurtag, Hungarian composer (Stele), born in Lugoj, Romania
  • 1926-02-26 Arsene Souffriau, composer
  • 1926-02-28 Seymour Shifrin, American composer (Satires of Circumstance), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1926-02-28 Stanley Glasser, South African composer, born in Johannesburg, South Africa (d. 2018)
  • 1926-03-06 Jón Nordal, Icelandic composer (Choralis), born in Reykjavik
  • 1926-03-06 Miroslav Klega, Czech composer (Pantomime Suite), born in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia (d. 1993)
  • 1926-03-09 Celso Garrido Lecca, Peruvian composer, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1926-03-11 Ilhan Mimaroglu, Turkish electronic music composer and musician, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2012)
  • 1926-03-12 Rolv Berger Yttrehus, composer
  • 1926-03-14 Francois d'Assise Morel, composer
  • 1926-03-15 Ben Johnston [Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr], American microtonal composer (Gambit), born in Macon, Georgia (d. 2019)
  • 1926-04-10 Jacques Castérède, French composer and pianist, born in Paris (d. 2014)
  • 1926-04-11 Robert Hall Lewis, American composer, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 1996)
  • 1926-04-11 Victor Bouchard, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Quebec City, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1926-04-14 Jan Maegaard, Danish composer and musicologist (Triptykon), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2012)
  • 1926-04-25 Paul Walter Fürst, Austrian musician and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2013)
  • 1926-04-26 Oldřich František Korte, Czech composer, born in Šaľa, Slovakia (d. 2014)
  • 1926-04-28 Francis Burt, British composer, born in London (d. 2012)
  • 1926-05-14 Čestmír Gregor, Czech composer, born in Brno (d. 2011)
  • 1926-05-15 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), born in Saint-Georges, Quebec (d. 2006)
  • 1926-05-16 Jan Zimmer, Slovak composer, born in Ružomberok, North Slovakia (d. 1993)
  • 1926-05-19 Paul Cooper, American composer, born in Victoria, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1926-05-21 Joseph Horovitz, composer
  • 1926-05-26 Maria de Lourdes Martins, Portuguese pianist and composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 2009)

Person of interestMiles Davis

1926-05-26 Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter and composer, born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5501 - 5,529 of 5,529

  • 2018-08-23 George Theophilus Walker, African-American pianist, composer and teacher (Lilacs; In Praise Of Folly), dies at 96
  • 2018-11-07 Francis Lai, French film music composer (Love Story), dies at 86
  • 2018-11-20 Harald Heilmann, German composer, dies at 94
  • 2018-12-17 Galt MacDermot, Canadian musician and composer (Hair), dies at 89
  • 2018-12-26 Theodore Antoniou, Greek conductor and composer (Paean, Celebration), dies at 83
  • 2019-01-07 John Joubert, British South African composer (Chamber Music for brass quintet), dies at 91
  • 2019-01-19 Mario Bertoncini, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • 2019-01-26 Michel Legrand, French composer, film arranger and jazz musician (Summer of '42, Windmills of Your Mind), dies at 86
  • 2019-02-20 Dominick Argento, American composer (Colonel Jonathan the Saint), dies at 91
  • 2019-02-21 Peter Michael Braun, German composer, dies at 82
  • 2019-03-17 Barbara Benary, American composer (Gamelon Son Of Lion), dies at 73
  • 2019-03-22 Scott Walker [Noel Scott Engel], American-born British singer-songwriter and composer (The Walker Brothers), dies of cancer at 76
  • 2019-04-19 Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor, dies at 91
  • 2019-05-07 Georg Katzer, German composer (electroacoustic music), dies at 84
  • 2019-06-10 Sven-David Sandström, Swedish composer, dies at 76
  • 2019-06-13 Charles M. Wilson, Canadian organist and composer (The Angels Of The Earth), dies at 88
  • 2019-07-01 Bogusław Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, dies at 90
  • 2019-07-02 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer who won the 1978 Pulitzer Prize for Music for the piece "Déjà vu", dies at 81
  • 2019-07-21 Ben Johnston [Benjamin Burwell Johnston Jr], American microtonal composer (Gambit), dies at 93
  • 2019-09-21 Christopher Rouse, American composer (1993 Pulitzer Prize for Music), dies at 70
  • 2019-10-25 Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), dies at 96
  • 2019-11-29 Irving Burgie (Lord Burgess), American Caribbean music composer and musician (Day-O), dies at 95
  • 2019-12-28 Erzsébet Szőnyi, Hungarian composer, dies at 95
  • 2020-01-19 Jimmy Heath "Little Bird", American jazz saxophonist and composer, dies at 93
  • 2020-04-11 Lucia Dlugoszewski, Polish-American composer (Fire Fragile Flight), dies at 74
  • 2020-05-03 Frederick Charles Tillis, American jazz and classical composer, dies at 90
  • 2020-05-28 Lennie Niehaus, American jazz saxophonist and film composer (Clint Eastwood films), dies at 90
  • 2020-06-27 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), dies at 94
  • 2020-07-06 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), dies at 91