Composers in History (Part 56)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5501 - 5,600 of 7,527

  • 1922-07-24 Leo Kraft, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2014)
  • 1922-07-26 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish choral and orchestral composer, and musicologist, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1922-07-30 Zbigniew Wiszniewski, Polish composer, born in Lwów, Lwowskie, Poland (d. 1999)
  • 1922-08-15 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1922-08-26 Lazar Nikolov, composer
  • 1922-08-29 Yorgos Sicilianos, Greek composer, born in Athens (d. 2005)
  • 1922-09-03 Rosendo Ejercito Santos, Filipino composer, born in Caridad, Cavite City, Philippines (d. 1994)
  • 1922-09-07 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • 1922-09-09 Hoyt Curtin, American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon themes), born in Downey, California (d. 2000)
  • 1922-09-12 Jackson Mac Low, American poet and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2004)
  • 1922-09-18 Ray Steadman-Allen, British choral and brass band composer, born in Salvation Army 'Mother's Hospital', Clapton, England (d. 2014)
  • 1922-09-20 Frank Comstock, American arranger (Les Brown), and theme composer (Rocky and His Friends), born in San Diego, California (d. 2013)
  • 1922-09-27 James Wilson, English-Irish classical composer (Grinning At The Devil), born in Islington, London (d. 2005)
  • 1922-10-02 Otmar Macha, Czech composer (Quattro Group), born in Ostrava (d. 2006)
  • 1922-10-03 Marcel van Thienen, French composer, born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1998)
  • 1922-10-08 Svend Westergaard, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1988)
  • 1922-10-09 Raymond Wilding-White, American composer, born in Caterham, Tandridge, Surrey, England (d. 2001)
  • 1922-10-13 Gilberto Mendes, Brazilian composer, born in Santos, Brazil (d. 2016)
  • 1922-10-17 Luiz Bonfá, Brazilian composer (d. 2001)
  • 1922-10-18 Camillo Togni, Italian pianist and composer, born in Gussago, Italy (d. 1993)
  • 1922-10-28 Gershon Kingsley, German-American composer, born in Bochum, Weimar Republic
  • 1922-10-29 Neal Hefti, American orchestra leader (Kate Smith Show) and composer (Li'l Darlin), born in Hastings, Nebraska (d. 2008)
  • 1922-11-04 Poul Rovsing Olsen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1982)
  • 1922-11-06 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, born in Karlstad, Värmland County (d. 2013)
  • 1922-11-22 Fikret Amirov, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer (Azerbaijan Capriccio, Shur), born in Ganja, Azerbaijan (d. 1984)
  • 1922-11-25 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, born in Poruba (d. 2013)
  • 1922-11-30 Robert Evett, composer
  • 1922-12-10 Allen Dwight Sapp, American composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)
  • 1923-01-03 Dragutin Gostuški, Serbian composer, and musicologist (d. 1988)
  • 1923-01-04 Flavio Testi, Italian composer and musicologist, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1923-01-07 (Charles) Russell Woolen, American classical keyboardist and composer (In Martyrum Memoriam), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1994)
  • 1923-01-14 Zlatan Vauda, Slovene composer and conductor (RTB Children's Choir, 1953-86), born in Pernica, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (now Slovenia) (d. 2010)
  • 1923-01-22 Friedrich Zehm, German pianist and composer, born in Neusalz, Lower Silesia, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1923-01-22 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), and educator (University of Michigan, 1952-92), born in Hanford, California (d. 2016)
  • 1923-01-24 Simeon ten Holt, Dutch minimalist composer (Canto Ostinato), born in Bergen, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1923-02-01 Ursula Mamlok (nee Meyer), German-American avant-garde composer, and teacher, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1923-02-06 Maurice Le Roux, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1992)
  • 1923-02-12 Mel Powell, American composer (Pulitzer Prize Music 1990), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • 1923-02-19 Donald Lybbert, American composer (Zap; Lines for the Fallen), and educator (Hunter College, 1954-80), born in Cresco, Iowa (d. 1981)
  • 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 influential jazz guitarist and Grammy Award winner, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1968)
  • 1923-03-21 Mort Lindsey [Lippman], American pianist, arranger, musical director (Judy Garland, 1961-64; Merv Griffin Show, 1962-86; Barbra Streisand, 1968), and composer, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • 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. 1987)
  • 1923-05-04 Assi Rahbani, Lebanese musical theater composer, with his lyricist brother, Mansour (Biya el-Khawatim - The Ring Seller), 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, British classical trumpet player and composer, born in New Moston, England (d. 2014)
  • 1923-08-14 William Flanagan, American composer, and music critic, born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1969)
  • 1923-08-29 Lester Trimble, American composer, music critic and educator, 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 Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Polish-American conductor (Minnesota Orchestra, 1960-79) and composer (Passacaglia Immaginaria), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Lviv, Ukraine) (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
  • 1923-11-12 Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan guitarist, composer, and musicologist, born in Caserio La Candelaria, Venezuela (d. 2016)
  • 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
  • 1923-12-12 David Leon Kaplan, American-Canadian music professor (University of Saskatchewan, 1960-82), conductor (Saskatoon Symphony, 1962-72), and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1923-12-16 Werner Haentjes, German conductor and composer of operas and film scores, born in Bocholt, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1924-01-08 Benjamin Lees [Lysniansky], American composer (Kalmar Nyckel; Memorial Candles), born in Harbin, Manchuria, 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)
  • 1924-01-20 Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, composer (Mélopées africaines), and teacher, born in Houilles, France (d. 2010)
  • 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 (The Leaves Are Falling), and educator (Eastman School, 1967-1993), 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, British composer, born in Chelsea, London, England (d. 2013)
  • 1924-03-21 Karl Heinz Fussl, Austrian composer, musicologist, publisher, and music critic, born in Jablonec, Czechoslovakia (d. 1992)
  • 1924-03-24 Eric Parkin, British classical pianist and champion of British composers, born in Stevenage, England (d. 2020)
  • 1924-03-25 Julia Perry, American classical composer (Soul Symphony; Cask of Amontillado; Homunuclus C.F.), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1979)
  • 1924-03-30 Milko Kelemen, Croat composer (Archetypon), born in Slatina, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now Croatia) (d. 2018)
  • 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, arranger, and pedagogue (Natural Superiority of Music), born in Irvington, New Jersey (d. 2019)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5501 - 5,600 of 5,959

  • 2008-10-24 Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2008-11-12 Serge Nigg, French composer, dies at 84
  • 2008-11-27 Pekka Pohjola, Finnish rock and jazz-fusion bassist, and composer, dies of a seizure at 56
  • 2008-12-02 Renato de Grandis, Italian composer, dies at 81
  • 2008-12-05 Anca Parghel, Romanian jazz singer and composer (b. 1957)
  • 2008-12-10 Henning Christiansen, Danish experimental composer, dies at 76
  • 2008-12-14 Ramon Barce, Spanish composer, dies at 80
  • 2008-12-17 Freddy Breck, German schlager singer, composer, record producer and news anchor (b. 1942)
  • 2008-12-30 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, dies at 69
  • 2009-01-03 Charles Camilleri, Maltese composer (Missa Mundi), dies at 77
  • 2009-01-13 Mansour Rahbani, Lebanese composer and lyricist (b. 1925)
  • 2009-01-23 George Perle, American composer (12 Tone Tonality), dies at 93
  • 2009-01-28 Arthur Jenkins, Jr., American jazz and pop session and touring keyboardist, composer, and arranger (Johnny Nash; Harry Belafonte; John Lennon; Roberta Flack), dies at 72
  • 2009-01-31 Erland von Koch, Swedish composer, dies at 98
  • 2009-02-01 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), dies at 86
  • 2009-02-03 Max Neuhaus, American classical musician and experimental percussionist (sound sculptures), dies of cancer at 69
  • 2009-02-22 Günter Kochan, German composer, dies at 78
  • 2009-03-06 Henri Pousseur, Belgian composer (Votre Faust), dies of bronchial pneumonia at 79
  • 2009-03-29 Maurice Jarre, French Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), dies at 84
  • 2009-05-19 Nicholas Maw, British composer, dies at 73
  • 2009-06-22 Steve Race, British composer, jazz pianist and radio and television presenter (BBC's "My Music", 1967-94), dies at 88
  • 2009-07-28 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, dies at 80
  • 2009-08-25 Robert Heppener, Dutch composer (Hymns & Conversations for 28 Harps; Memento), dies at 84
  • 2009-08-31 Maria de Lourdes Martins, Portuguese pianist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2009-09-17 Leon Kirchner, American contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), dies of congestive heart failure at 90
  • 2009-09-19 Arthur Ferrante, American pianist and composer (Ferrante & Teicher - Exodus), dies at 88
  • 2009-10-13 Roger Nixon, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2009-10-17 Vic Mizzy, American composer and band leader (themes to Green Acres and The Addams Family), dies at 93
  • 2009-11-23 Richard Graham Meale, Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss), dies at 77
  • 2009-11-24 Kan Ishii, Japanese composer (Marimo), dies at 88
  • 2009-11-24 Hale Smith, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2009-12-08 Luis Días, Dominican Composer (b. 1952).
  • 2009-12-13 Aubrey Bowman, British pianist, composer, and conductor (Workman's Music Association), dies from injuries after being struck by a car at 91
  • 2009-12-18 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav conductor (Belgrade Opera, 1944-65), dies at 96
  • 2009-12-26 Felix Wurman, American cellist and composer, dies of Cancer at 51
  • 2010-01-31 Jürg Baur, German composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-02-06 John Dankworth, English jazz musician and composer, dies at 82
  • 2010-02-09 Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, dies of lung cancer at 71
  • 2010-02-10 Max Schubel, American composer (Opus One Records), dies at 77
  • 2010-02-15 Adam Kaczyński, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 76
  • 2010-03-04 Johnny Alf, Brazilian singer and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2010-03-06 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 2010-03-10 Édgar Valcárcel, Peruvian pianist and composer, dies at 77
  • 2010-04-03 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • 2010-04-29 Johannes Fritsch, German composer, dies at 68
  • 2010-05-01 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer/arranger and valve trombonist (b. 1935)
  • 2010-05-01 Antonio Mastrogiovanni, Uruguayan composer, dies at 73
  • 2010-05-15 Diether de la Motte, German composer and music theorist, dies at 82
  • 2010-05-16 Hank Jones, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, dies at 91
  • 2010-05-17 Yvonne Loriod, French pianist, composer (Mélopées africaines), and teacher, dies at 86
  • 2010-05-24 Petr Muk, Czech new-wave and pop musician, and singer-songwriter (Oceán; Shalom), dies from mixing alcohol and prescription medications at 45
  • 2010-05-31 Benjamin Lees [Lisniansky], American composer (Kalmar Nyckel; Memorial Candles), dies at 86
  • 2010-07-05 David Fanshawe, British composer and ethno-musicologist (African Sanctus,; Pacific Odessey), dies of a stroke at 68
  • 2010-07-14 Bengt Emil Johnson, Swedish author and composer, dies at 73
  • 2010-07-17 Fred F. Carter Jr., American country session guitarist, singer, producer and composer (Nashville's "A-Team"), dies of a stroke at 76
  • 2010-07-30 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, dies at 83
  • 2010-07-30 Otto Joachim, German-Canadian composer, dies at 99
  • 2010-08-29 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, dies at 69
  • 2010-09-15 Guido Turchi, Italian composer (Invettiva), dies at 93
  • 2010-11-03 Jerry Bock, American Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), dies of heart failure at 81
  • 2010-11-03 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, dies of an asthma attack at 69
  • 2010-11-12 Henryk Górecki, Polish composer (Symphony No. 3 - Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), dies from complications arising from a lung infection at 76
  • 2010-11-12 John MacIvor Perkins, American composer, dies at 75
  • 2010-12-01 Alojz Srebotnjak, Slovenian composer, dies at 79
  • 2010-12-20 Jean-Louis Martinet, French composer, dies at 98
  • 2010-12-24 Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (Joanna tentata), dies at 80
  • 2010-12-26 Teena Marie, American singer and composer (b. 1956)
  • 2011-01-01 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer & conductor, dies at 85
  • 2011-01-05 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, dies at 77
  • 2011-01-08 Hans Ulrich Engelmann, German composer (Ophelia), dies at 79
  • 2011-01-10 Liana Alexandra, Romanian pianist and composer, dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 63
  • 2011-01-29 Milton Babbitt, American mathematician, composer of serial and electronic music (Correspondences), and teacher (Princeton; Juilliard), dies at 94
  • 2011-01-30 John Barry [Prendergast], English film score composer (James Bond films; Born Free), dies at 77
  • 2011-02-23 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, dies at 80
  • 2011-03-02 Čestmír Gregor, Czech composer, dies at 84
  • 2011-03-20 Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)
  • 2011-03-28 Lee Hoiby, American concert pianist composer (1957 Arts & Letters; Summer and Smoke), dies at 85
  • 2011-04-09 Daniel Catán, Mexican composer (Rappaccini's Daughter; Florencia en el Amazonas), dies at 62
  • 2011-04-16 Paul Des Marais, American composer, dies at 90 [1]
  • 2011-04-17 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
  • 2011-04-23 Peter Lieberson, American composer, dies of cancer at 64
  • 2011-05-07 "Big" George Webley, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • 2011-05-22 Ze'ev Wolfgang Steinberg, Israeli violist and composer, dies at 92
  • 2011-06-02 Erapheael “Ray” Bryant, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger ("Madison Time"), dies at 79
  • 2011-06-04 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer, dies at 58
  • 2011-06-07 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer, choreographer, and musicologist, dies at 88
  • 2011-06-07 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 2011-06-20 Jerome Rosen, American composer, dies at 89
  • 2011-06-25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • 2011-07-05 Malcolm Forsyth, South African-Canadian trombonist and composer (Atayoskewin), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • 2011-07-19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • 2011-09-06 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", dies at 81
  • 2011-09-19 Ctirad Kohoutek, Czech composer, dies at 82
  • 2011-10-01 David Vickerman Bedford, British composer and educator, dies at 74
  • 2011-10-06 Brad Felt, American jazz tuba and euphonium player, composer, and bandleader, dies of pancreatic cancer at 55
  • 2011-10-08 Antonio Iglesias Álvares, Spanish pianist, composer, educator and critic, dies at 93
  • 2011-10-22 Karl-Heinz Köper, German conductor, and composer (Tuba-Tabu; Pop Corn Concerto), dies at 84
  • 2011-11-01 André Hodeir, French classical and jazz violinist, and composer, dies at 90
  • 2011-11-05 Bhupen Hazarika, Indian singer, composer, lyricist, music director, and filmmaker from Assam (b. 1926)
  • 2011-11-22 Paul Motian, American jazz drummer, percussionist and composer, dies at 80

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