Composers in History (Part 58)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5701 - 5,800 of 7,523

  • 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, Dutch pianist and composer (Berkshire Symphonies; Les Cloches des Clochards), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 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)
  • 1926-01-13 Melba Liston, American jazz trombonist, arranger, and composer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1999) [1]
  • 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)
  • 1926-01-25 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), born in La Junta, Colorado (d. 2014)
  • 1926-01-26 Fritz Spiegl, Austrian-British classical flautist, broadcaster, composer, and wit, born in Zurndorf, Austria (d. 2003)
  • 1926-02-13 Barney Childs, composer
  • 1926-02-17 Friedrich Cerha, Austrian composer and conductor, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1926-02-17 Lee Hoiby, American concert pianist and composer (1957 Arts & Letters; Summer and Smoke), born in Madison, Wisconsin (d. 2011)
  • 1926-02-19 György Kurtág, Hungarian pianist, composer (Stele; Játékok), and teacher (Franz Liszt Academy, 1967-93), born in Lugoj, Romania
  • 1926-02-20 Bobby Jaspar, Belgian jazz saxophonist, flautist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1963)
  • 1926-02-26 Arsene Souffriau, Belgian pioneering electronic music composer, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • 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, American classical music composer, born in Duluth, Minnesota (d. 2018)
  • 1926-03-14 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • 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 (Pandora's Box), 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)
  • 1926-04-17 Ronald Senator, British composer (Holocaust Requiem), and educator (Musicolor), born In London (d. 2015)
  • 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)
  • 1926-05-12 Philip Springer, American composer (“Santa Baby”; "The Next Time";"The Bells Of Notre Dame"), born in New York City [1]
  • 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 classical music composer, and educator, born in Victoria, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • 1926-05-26 Joseph Horovitz, British composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 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 (Kinda Blue; Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet; Sketches of Spain), born in Alton, Illinois (d. 1991)

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • 1926-05-28 Russ Freeman, American classically trained bebop and cool jazz pianist and composer (Art Pepper; Charlie Parker; Chet Baker; Clifford Brown; Shelly Manne), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)
  • 1926-06-03 Carlos Veerhoff, composer
  • 1926-06-03 Janez Maticic, composer
  • 1926-06-08 Anatol Vieru, Romanian-Jewish composer, born in Iasi, Romania (d. 1998)
  • 1926-06-11 Carlisle Floyd, American opera composer (Slow Dusk), born in Latta, South Carolina
  • 1926-06-15 Jan Carlstedt, Swedish composer, born in Orsa, Sweden (d. 2004)
  • 1926-06-17 Manuel Enríquez, Mexican composer, born in Ocotlán, Jalisco, Mexico (d. 1994)
  • 1926-06-22 Ruth Zechlin, German organist and composer, born in Grosshartmannsdorf (d. 2007)
  • 1926-06-23 Lars Johan Werle, composer
  • 1926-07-01 Hans Werner Henze, German composer, born in Gütersloh, Westphalia, Germany) (d. 2012)
  • 1926-07-05 Kenneth Gaburo, American composer, born in Somerville, New Jersey (d. 1993)
  • 1926-07-11 Rodolfo Arizaga, Argentinian composer and musicologist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1985)
  • 1926-07-13 Meyer Kupferman, American composer (In Fimi Tres), born in NYC, New York
  • 1926-07-14 Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, born in Włocławku, Poland (d. 2020)
  • 1926-07-15 John Arthur Neill Lambert, composer
  • 1926-07-25 Teodor Grigoriu, Romanian composer, born in Galați, Romania (d. 2014)
  • 1926-08-01 Karl Kohn, American composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1926-08-05 Betsy Jolas, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1926-08-10 Edwin James Nairn Carr, composer
  • 1926-08-10 Marie-Claire Alain, French organist/composer
  • 1926-08-15 Lyutsian Abramovich Prigozhn, Russian composer, born in Tashkent (d. 1994)
  • 1926-08-21 Ben-Zion Orgad, Israeli composer, born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1926-08-30 Oļģerts Grāvītis, Latvian-Soviet composer, born in Alūksne, Latvia (d. 2015)
  • 1926-09-05 Carmen Petra-Basacopol, Romanian composer and educator Bucharest Conservatory (1962-2003), born in Sibiu, Transylvania, Romania
  • 1926-09-06 Arthur William Oldham, English composer, born in London (d. 2003)
  • 1926-09-14 Richard Elsasser, American composer and organist, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1926-09-19 Arthur Wills, English musician and composer, born in Coventry, England
  • 1926-09-22 William O Smith, composer

Person of interestJohn Coltrane

1926-09-23 John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist and composer (Blue Train), born in Hamlet, North Carolina (d. 1967)

Jazz Musician John Coltrane
Jazz Musician
John Coltrane
  • 1926-09-26 Giuseppe Chiari, Italian artist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1926-09-26 Imre Vincze, Hungarian composer, born in Kocs (d. 1969)
  • 1926-09-30 Peder Holm, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1926-10-05 Gottfried Michael Koenig, German-Dutch composer, born in Magdeburg, Germany
  • 1926-10-07 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, born in Prague (d. 1978)
  • 1926-10-07 Marcello Abbado, pianist, composer, conductor, and teacher, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2020)
  • 1926-10-15 Karl Richter, German composer and conductor, born in Plauen, Germany (d. 1981)
  • 1926-10-18 John Morris, American film and Broadway composer who commonly worked alongside Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1926-10-21 Marga Richter, American classical pianist and composer (Landscapes of the Mind; Out of Shadows and Solitude), born in Reedsburg, Wisconsin (d. 2020)
  • 1926-10-25 Jimmy Heath "Little Bird", American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2020)
  • 1926-11-07 Jimmie Haskell [Sheridan Pearlman], American arranger (Ricky Nelson, Chicago, Sheryl Crow), and film and television score composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1926-11-13 Max Vernon Mathews, American composer, born in Columbus, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • 1926-11-16 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • 1926-11-26 Mauro Bortolotti, Italian composer, born in Narni, Italy (d. 2007)
  • 1926-12-03 Hans Otte, German composer and pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours), born in Plauen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1926-12-07 Wolfgang Ludewig, German composer, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1926-12-10 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2013)
  • 1926-12-16 Josef Hadar, Israeli violinist and composer (Evening of Roses), born in Tel Aviv, Mandatory Palestine (now Israel) (d. 2006)
  • 1926-12-16 Alfred Koerppen, German organist, composer, and educator born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • 1926-12-21 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 5701 - 5,800 of 5,957

  • 2014-05-28 James K. Randall, American composer, dies at 84
  • 2014-05-29 Stefans Grové, South African composer (Nonyana, The Ceremonial Dancer; Cyclops; Glimpses), dies at 91
  • 2014-06-03 Elodie Lauten [Genevieve Schecroun], French-American composer (The Death of Don Juan), dies of cancer at 63
  • 2014-06-06 Lee Hyla, American contemporary classical composer (Mythic Birds of Saugerties; Pre-Pulse Suspended), and music professor (New England Conservatory; Northwestern University), dies of pneumonia at 61
  • 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
  • 2014-08-27 (Alexander) "Sandy" Wilson, British theatrical composer and lyricist (The Boy Friend; Divorce Me, Darling!), dies at 90
  • 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
  • 2015-02-02 Joseph Alfidi, American classical prodigy pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 65
  • 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
  • 2015-04-06 Milton Delugg, American pianist, accordion player, composer ("Hoop-Dee-Do"), and orchestra leader (The Tonight Show, 1966; The Gong Show), dies at 96
  • 2015-04-06 David Leon Kaplan, American-Canadian music professor (University of Saskatchewan, 1960-82), conductor (Saskatoon Symphony, 1962-72), and composer, dies at 91
  • 2015-04-30 Ronald Senator, British composer (Holocaust Requiem), and educator (Musicolor), dies in a house fire at 89
  • 2015-05-02 Ma Shui-long, Taiwanese classical composer (The Peacock Flies Southeast), dies at 75
  • 2015-05-08 Jaime León, Colombian pianist, composer, and conductor Filarmónica de Bogota, 1971-78), dies at 93
  • 2015-05-08 (Antoni) "Ton" Hartsuiker, Dutch pianist, composer, broadcaster, and educator, dies at 81
  • 2015-05-12 Mervyn Burtch, Welsh composer (The Raven King) and educator, dies at 85
  • 2015-05-28 Steven Gerber, American classical composer (Music in Dark Times), dies at 66
  • 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: A Collective Improvisation), dies of a heart attack at 85

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
Jazz Composer
Ornette Coleman
  • 2015-06-11 Ron Moody [Moodnick], British stage and screen actor, singer (Oliver!; The Twelve Chairs), and composer 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; Avatar), 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
  • 2015-07-21 Paul Freeman, American conductor and composer (Chicago Sinfonietta, 1987 -2011; Czech National Symphony, 1996-2007), dies at 79
  • 2015-08-01 Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), dies at 82
  • 2015-08-03 Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, dies at 86
  • 2015-08-04 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, dies at 86
  • 2015-08-12 Per Hjort Albertsen, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, dies at 96
  • 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 (Steely Dan's "Doctor Wu"; Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are"), dies of emphysema at 83
  • 2015-10-12 Armin Kircher, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor, dies of heart failure at 48
  • 2015-11-02 David Stock, American composer (Rosewood Reflections), and conductor (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, 1976-99), dies at 76 [1]
  • 2015-11-05 Guido Masanetz, German composer (In Frisco ist der Teufel Los), dies at 101
  • 2015-11-18 Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), dies at 86
  • 2015-11-24 Oļģerts Grāvītis, Latvian-Soviet composer, dies at 89
  • 2015-11-26 Alexander Kholminov, Russian composer, dies at 90
  • 2015-12-18 Luc Brewaeys, Belgian pianist, conductor, and composer, dies of cancer at 56
  • 2015-12-27 Andy M. Stewart, Scottish musician and composer (Silly Wizard), dies at 63
  • 2016-01-05 Elizabeth Swados, American composer and playwright (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
  • 2016-01-25 Leif Solberg, Norwegian organist, choral conductor and composer, dies at 101
  • 2016-02-04 Leslie Bassett, American classical composer (Variations for Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize 1966), and educator (University of Michigan, 1952-92), dies at 93
  • 2016-02-04 Jimmie Haskell [Sheridan Pearlman], American arranger (Ricky Nelson, Chicago, Sheryl Crow), and film and television score composer, dies at 89
  • 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
  • 2016-02-26 Howard Quilling, American classical composer (From Quiet Beginnings), and educator, dies at 80
  • 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
  • 2016-03-30 Bram Beekman, Dutch organist, composer and teacher (Brabants Conservatory, 1980-2012), dies at 66
  • 2016-03-30 Howard Cable, Canadian conductor, arranger, and composer, dies at 95
  • 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, and teacher, dies at 93
  • 2016-06-13 Oleg Karavaichuk, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • 2016-06-28 Sergei Cortez, Chilean-Belarusian composer (Jubilee and The Bear; Giordano Bruno), dies at 81
  • 2016-06-29 Rob Wasserman, American jazz and rock double bassist, and composer (RatDog; Duets), dies at 64
  • 2016-07-05 Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan guitarist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 92
  • 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 [Yitzhak Schwartz], American lounge pianist and composer (Ilona Massey Show; Bagels & Bongos), 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

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