Composers in History (Part 60)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 5901 - 6,000 of 7,415

  • 1928-06-25 William Joseph Russo, American trombonist, jazz, classical and theater composer (Titans Symphony) and educator, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1928-06-25 Jacob Druckman, American composer (Animus; Windows), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • 1928-07-01 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor and composer (Sinfonia Notturna), born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • 1928-07-04 Cathy Berberian, American mezzo-soprano and composer (Stripsody), born in Attleboro, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • 1928-07-11 Robert Washburn, American composer and teacher, born in Bouckville, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1928-07-13 Donal Michalsky, composer
  • 1928-07-14 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • 1928-07-17 Vince Guaraldi, American jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), born in San Francisco (d. 1976)
  • 1928-07-22 Georg Dreyfus, German-born Australian composer, born in Elberfeld
  • 1928-07-26 Hans Haselböck, Austrian organist and composer, born in Nesselstauden, Lower Austria
  • 1928-07-26 Tadeusz Baird, Polish composer (Giocosa), born in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1928-07-27 Sakari Mononen, Finnish composer, born in Korpiselkä, Finland (d. 1997)
  • 1928-07-28 Adrian Ratiu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2005)
  • 1928-07-29 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, Georgian composer, born in Sighnaghi, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1928-08-17 T.J. [Thomas Jefferson] Anderson, American composer, born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania
  • 1928-08-21 Zdeněk Lukáš, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 2007)
  • 1928-08-22 Karlheinz Stockhausen, German classical and electronic music composer, born in Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • 1928-08-23 Gerd Natschinski, German composer, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1928-08-25 Karl Korte, American composer and educator, born in Ossining, New York
  • 1928-08-27 Peter Richard Tahourdin, English-Australian composer, born in Bramdean, Hampshire (d. 2009)
  • 1928-09-02 Miloslav Istvan, composer
  • 1928-09-18 Adam Walacinski, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1928-09-23 Robert Helps, composer
  • 1928-10-09 Einojuhani Rautavaara, Finnish composer (Kaivos), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2016)
  • 1928-10-17 Ivan Marinov, composer
  • 1928-10-22 Clare Fischer, American musician, composer and arranger, born in Durand, Michigan (d. 2012)
  • 1928-10-23 Alexander Tanev, Bulgarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1928-10-23 Patrick Peter Sacco, American composer, born in Albion, New York (d. 2000)
  • 1928-11-10 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1928-11-11 Arthur Cunningham, American composer, born in Piermont, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1928-11-18 Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • 1928-11-23 Jakob Jez, Slovenian composer, born in Boštanj, Slovenia
  • 1928-11-23 Jerry Bock, American Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 2010)
  • 1928-12-02 Jörg Wolfgang Demus, Austrian classical pianist and composer, born in St. Pölte, Austria (d. 2019)
  • 1928-12-07 Raymond Warren, British composer and educator
  • 1928-12-19 Galt MacDermot, Canadian composer (Hair), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • 1928-12-19 Michael Hurd, British composer and musicologist known for his choral music (Jonah-Man Jazz), born in Gloucester, England (d. 2006)
  • 1928-12-21 Thomas Rajna, Hungarian-born composer, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1928-12-28 Kamilló Lendvay, Hungarian composer (Pezzo Concertanto), born in Budapest (d. 2016)
  • 1929-01-03 Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • 1929-01-13 Joe Pass [Passalaqua], American jazz guitarist ("The Trio" with Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald) and composer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1994)
  • 1929-01-15 Eva Badura-Skoda, German-Austrian composer, born in Munich, Germany
  • 1929-01-15 Teizo Matsumura, Japanese composer ("Chinmoku / Silence"; "Hymn to Aurora") and haiku poet, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 2007)
  • 1929-01-16 Tage Nielsen, Danish composer, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2003)
  • 1929-01-25 Benny Golson, American jazz tenor saxophonist, arranger, and composer ("I Remember Clifford"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1929-02-02 Reiner Bredemeyer, German composer, born in Vélez, Colombia (d. 1995)
  • 1929-02-09 James Mulcro Drew, American avant-garde composer, born in St. Paul, Minnesota (d. 2010)
  • 1929-02-09 Willem Kersters, Flemish composer (Parwati, Gospel Song), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1998)
  • 1929-02-10 Jerry Goldsmith, American pianist, television and film composer ("The Twilight Zone"; "Planet Of The Apes"), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2004)
  • 1929-02-11 Leonard Gregory Kastle, composer
  • 1929-02-18 Agustín González García, Spanish composer (Prince of Viana Prize), born in Alsasua, Navarra
  • 1929-02-18 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist & composer (Concerto de Québec), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1968)
  • 1929-02-20 Toshiro Mayuzumi, Japanese composer (Sphenogramme), born in Yokohama, Japan (d. 1997)
  • 1929-02-23 Richard Moryl, American composer, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1929-03-03 Nicos Mamangakis, composer
  • 1929-03-03 Nikos Mamangakis, Greek classical and electronic music composer, born in Rethymno, Crete (d. 2013)
  • 1929-03-04 Josep Mestres-Quadreny, composer
  • 1929-03-12 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, born in Huánuco, Peru (d. 2012)
  • 1929-03-13 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • 1929-03-16 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1929-03-18 Ctirad Kohoutek, Czech composer, born in Zábřeh, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • 1929-03-19 Herman van San, composer
  • 1929-03-19 Robert Muczynski, composer
  • 1929-04-06 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1929-04-06 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, Russian avant-garde composer (Sun of the Incas), born in Tomsk, Siberia (d. 1996)
  • 1929-04-08 Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, songwriter, actor, director and composer (Le Far West, Pain in the A--), born in Schaerbeek, Brussels (d. 1978)
  • 1929-04-10 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, born in Sombor (d. 2010)
  • 1929-04-17 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2015)
  • 1929-04-24 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul (d. 1977)
  • 1929-04-29 Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer (Kakadu), born in Launceston, Tasmania (d. 2014)
  • 1929-04-29 Vaclav Kucera, Czech composer (Concierto imaginativo Homenaje a Salvador Dalí), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2017)
  • 1929-05-02 Edward Levy, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • 1929-05-02 Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
  • 1929-05-16 Osmo Lindeman, Finnish composer (d. 1987)
  • 1929-05-18 Roger Matton, Canadian composer, born in Granby, Quebec (d. 2004)
  • 1929-05-19 Michael Adamis, composer
  • 1929-05-22 Asher Ben-Yohanan, Israeli composer, born in Kávala, Greece (d. 2015)
  • 1929-05-31 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), born in Homorodszentmárton, Romania (d. 1978)
  • 1929-06-01 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • 1929-06-02 Alcides Lanza, composer
  • 1929-06-02 Frederic Devreese, composer
  • 1929-06-06 Bogusław Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2019) [1]
  • 1929-06-10 Vasile Herman, composer
  • 1929-06-11 Lennie Niehaus, American jazz saxophonist and film composer (Clint Eastwood films), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)
  • 1929-06-15 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, born in Kimberley, South Africa (d. 1970)
  • 1929-06-16 James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • 1929-06-21 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist and composer, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • 1929-06-23 Henri Pousseur, Henri Pousseur, Belgian composer (Votre Faust), born in Malmedy, Liège, Belgium (d. 2009)
  • 1929-06-29 Mamiya Michio, Japanese composer, born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
  • 1929-06-30 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • 1929-07-06 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • 1929-07-27 Marc Wilkinson, Australian composer, born in Paris
  • 1929-08-08 Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • 1929-08-10 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • 1929-08-11 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • 1929-08-12 Joji Yuasa, Japanese composer, born in Kōriyama, Fukushima
  • 1929-08-13 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • 1929-09-06 Tsang-Houei Hsu, Taiwanese composer, born in Changhau, Taiwan
  • 1929-09-10 Akio Yashiro, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1976)
  • 1929-09-12 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)

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