Composers in History (Part 57)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5601 - 5,700 of 7,422

  • 1924-07-20 Mort Garson, Canadian-American composer ("Our Day Will Come") and Moog synthesizer pioneer, born in St. John, New Brunswick (d. 2008)
  • 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 [Lord 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 (Out To Sea); Anne Pedersdotter), 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 Academy and Grammy Award-winning film composer (Lawrence Of Arabia; Doctor Zhivago; Witness; Fatal Attraction), born in Lyon, France (d. 2009)
  • 1924-09-14 Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1989)
  • 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
  • 1924-12-07 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2020)
  • 1924-12-12 Francis Miroglio, French composer (Extensions), born in Marseille, France (d. 2005)
  • 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)
  • 1925-02-09 Salah El Mahdi, Tunisian composer, conductor, musicologist, and artistic director, born in Tunis (d. 2014)
  • 1925-02-14 Elliot Lawrence [Broza], American jazz pianist, film score composer (Network), arranger, and orchestra leader (Tony and Emmy Award broadcasts; As The World Turns, 1981-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1925-02-17 Ron Goodwin, English composer and conductor, Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 2003)
  • 1925-02-19 Jindřich Feld, Czech composer (Concerto for Flute and Orchestra), born in Prague (d. 2007)
  • 1925-03-04 Paul Mauriat, French easy listening orchestra leader, composer, and arranger ("Love Is Blue"), born in Marseille (d. 2006)
  • 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, Chilean American composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2020)
  • 1925-03-26 Pierre Boulez, French composer and conductor (Visage Nuptial), born in Montbrison, France (d. 2016)
  • 1925-03-30 Ivo Malec, Croat-French composer (Miniatures pour Lewis Carroll; Lumina), born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) (d. 2019)
  • 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, Croatian composer, born in Šibenik, Croatia (d. 2004)
  • 1925-07-28 Larry Pruden, New Zealand composer, born in New Plymouth, New Zealand (d. 1982)
  • 1925-07-29 Mikis Theodorakis, Greek classical and film music composer (Raven; Zorba the Greek; Serpico), born on the island of Chios, Greece
  • 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 for 28 Harps; Memento), born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)
  • 1925-08-11 Robert Linn, American composer, born in San Francisco (d. 1999)
  • 1925-08-12 Sybil Michelow, South-African contralto and composer, born in Johannesburg (d. 2013)

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 pianist and avant-garde composer, born in Skálar, Iceland (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 and conductor (Never on Sunday), born in Xanthi, Greece (d. 1994)
  • 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, American violinist, horn player, composer, and proponent of jazz-classical "third stream" (Visitation), born in Queens, 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, Cuban-American composer, born in Havana, Cuba
  • 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, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (now North 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)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5601 - 5,700 of 5,902

  • 2012-11-18 Philip Ledger, British organist, composer, conductor, and academic (King's College Cambridge), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2012-11-27 Jan Maegaard, Danish composer and musicologist (Triptykon), dies at 86
  • 2012-12-04 Jonathan Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen), dies at 73
  • 2012-12-05 Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist ("Take Five") and composer (Gates of Justice), dies from heart failure at 91

Person of interestRavi Shankar

2012-12-11 Ravi Shankar [Chowdhury], Bengali Brahmin sitar master and Indian classical music composer (West Meets East; Concert for Bangladesh), dies at 92

Musician Ravi Shankar
Musician
Ravi Shankar
  • 2012-12-13 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), dies at 77
  • 2012-12-24 Richard Rodney Bennett, English pianist, classical and film score composer (Four Weddings And A Funeral), dies at 76
  • 2012-12-24 Hugh Atkin, American composer, dies at 88
  • 2013-01-05 Sybil Michelow, South-African contralto and composer, dies at 87
  • 2013-01-26 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), dies at 83
  • 2013-01-30 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 74
  • 2013-02-01 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, dies at 86
  • 2013-02-05 Egil Hovland, Norwegian composer, dies at 88
  • 2013-02-19 Manfred Niehaus, German composer, dies at 79
  • 2013-03-22 Derek Watkins, British trumpet player and composer (The Spy Who Loved Me, Skyfall), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2013-03-22 Gerardo Gandini, Argentinian pianist and composer (Laberynthus Johannes), dies at 76
  • 2013-04-03 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), dies at 95
  • 2013-04-13 Bernhard Krol, German hornist and composer (Figaro Metamorphoses), dies at 92 [1]
  • 2013-04-13 Stephen Dodgson, British composer, dies at 89
  • 2013-04-21 Jean-Michel Damase, French pianist and composer, dies at 85
  • 2013-04-22 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist & composer, dies at 82
  • 2013-04-29 John La Montaine, American composer, dies at 93
  • 2013-05-17 Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), dies at 93
  • 2013-05-20 Robert DiDomenica, American flautist, composer and educator, dies at 86
  • 2013-05-21 Frank Comstock, American arranger (Les Brown), and theme composer (Rocky and His Friends), dies at 90
  • 2013-05-22 Henri Dutilleux, French composer (Tout un monde lointain, L'arbre des songes), dies at 97
  • 2013-05-30 Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), dies at 74
  • 2013-06-19 Bojidar Dimov, Bulgarian pianist and composer (Die Hochzeit von Susa), dies at 61
  • 2013-06-27 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, dies at 73
  • 2013-07-02 Bengt Hallberg, Swedish jazz pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 2013-07-24 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, dies at 84
  • 2013-08-05 George Duke, American Grammy Award winning jazz and funk keyboard player, and composer, dies from chronic lymphocytic leukemia at 67
  • 2013-08-19 Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"),, dies at 79
  • 2013-08-28 Rob du Bois, Dutch composer, dies at 79
  • 2013-09-07 Ilja Hurnik, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • 2013-09-07 Fred Katz, American classical and jazz cellist (Chico Hamilton Quintet), and composer (Roger Corman films), dies at 84
  • 2013-09-21 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, dies at 93
  • 2013-10-06 Will Ogdon, American composer, dies at 92
  • 2013-10-19 Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), dies of leukemia at 73
  • 2013-10-24 Héctor Quintanar, Mexican composer, dies at 77
  • 2013-10-30 Pete Haycock, British blues-rock guitarist, vocalist, and composer (Climax Blues Band - "Couldn't Get It Right"), dies of a heart attack at 62
  • 2013-11-12 John Tavener, British composer (The Protecting Veil), dies from complications from Marfan syndrome at 69
  • 2013-11-12 Allan Blank, American composer, dies at 87
  • 2013-11-21 Bernard Parmegiani, French composer (L'Oeil écoute - The Eye Listens), dies at 86
  • 2013-11-25 Toshiaki Tsushima, Japanese film score composer, dies of pneumonia at 77
  • 2013-12-08 Sándor Szokolay, Hungarian composer and pedagogue, dies at 82
  • 2013-12-10 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, dies at 83
  • 2013-12-12 Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), dies of pancreatic cancer at 55
  • 2013-12-17 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), dies at 88
  • 2013-12-21 Lars Edlund, Swedish composer, dies at 91
  • 2013-12-29 Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film score composer (Bram Stoker's Dracula; The Piano), dies from cancer at 81
  • 2014-01-06 H. Owen Reed, American composer, dies at 103
  • 2014-01-14 Flavio Testi, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 91
  • 2014-01-19 Udo Kasemets, Etonian-born Canadian composer, dies at 94
  • 2014-01-20 Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (La Scala, 1969-86; London Symphony, 1979-87; Berlin Philharmonic, 1989-2002), dies of stomach cancer at 80
  • 2014-02-19 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 82
  • 2014-02-25 Paco de Lucía, Spanish flamenco guitarist and composer, dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 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 (Pandora's Box), 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
  • 2014-06-03 Elodie Lauten [Genevieve Schecroun], French-American composer (The Death of Don Juan), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2014-06-09 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 2014-06-28 Seymour Barab, American cellist (Philip Glass Ensemble), and composer of fairy tale operas (Little Red Riding Hood), dies at 93
  • 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
  • 2014-09-09 Antonín Tučapský, Czech composer, teacher, and choral conductor, dies at 86
  • 2014-09-10 Oldřich František Korte, Czech composer, dies at 88
  • 2014-09-11 Antoine Duhamel, French composer, dies at 89
  • 2014-09-12 Joe Sample, American jazz and session keyboardist and composer (The Jazz Crusaders), dies of mesothelioma at 75
  • 2014-09-12 Salah El Mahdi, Tunisian composer, conductor, musicologist, and artistic director, dies at 89
  • 2014-09-19 Francisco Feliciano, Filipino conductor and composer (Pokpok Alimpako), dies at 73
  • 2014-10-04 Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer, dies at 73
  • 2014-10-10 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, dies at 73
  • 2014-10-19 Stephen Paulus, American composer (To Be Certain of the Dawn) and co-founder of the American Composers Forum, dies of stroke complications at 65
  • 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
  • 2014-11-11 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), dies at 88
  • 2014-11-20 Arthur Butterworth, British classical trumpet player and composer dies at 91
  • 2014-11-22 Alvin Brehm, American musician and composer, dies at 89
  • 2014-12-05 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, dies at 90
  • 2014-12-05 Manuel De Sica, Italian composer, chiefly of film scores, dies of a heart attack at 65
  • 2014-12-08 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist, choral composer, and conductor, dies at 99
  • 2014-12-15 Ray Steadman-Allen, British choral and brass band composer, dies at 92
  • 2014-12-30 Patrick Gowers, British choral and film score composer (Viri Galilaei; Hamlet; Smiley's People), dies at 78
  • 2015-01-13 Frank Glazer, American pianist (Satie), composer and teacher (Eastman School of Music, 1965-80), dies at 99
  • 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 choral and orchestral composer, and musicologist, dies at 92
  • 2015-02-28 Ezra Laderman, American composer (Jacob & the Indians), dies at 90 [1]
  • 2015-03-22 Norman Scribner, American organist, conductor, choral director (St. Alban's, 1960-2007; Choral Arts Society of Washington, 1965-2012), and composer (Song for St. Cecilia), dies at 79
  • 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
  • 2015-04-05 Claudio Prieto, Spanish composer (Solo a Solo; Cantata manriqueña), dies at 80

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