Composers in History (Part 61)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 6001 - 6,100 of 7,415

  • 1929-09-22 Serge Garant, composer
  • 1929-09-24 Erik Lotichius, Dutch composer (Anaitalrax), born in Helden, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1929-10-02 Kenneth Leighton, British pianist and composer, born in Wakefield, Yorkshire (d. 1958)
  • 1929-10-17 Ram Da-Oz [Abraham Daus], Israeli composer, born in Berlin
  • 1929-10-19 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2012)
  • 1929-10-22 Giorgio Gaslini, composer
  • 1929-10-24 George H. Crumb, American composer (Pulitzer 1968-Echoes of Time and the River), born in Charleston, West Virginia
  • 1929-10-26 Hans Peter Haller, German composer, born in Radolfzell, Germany (d. 2006)
  • 1929-10-28 John Mayer, Indian violinist and composer (Indo-Jazz Fusions), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004) [1]
  • 1929-11-02 Harold Farberman, American percussionist, conductor, and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1929-11-02 Milan Stibilj, Slovenian composer (Zoom; Apokatastasis - Slovene Requiem), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 2014)
  • 1929-11-07 Mervyn Burtch, Welsh composer (The Raven King) and educator, born in Ystrad Mynach, Wales (d. 2015)
  • 1929-11-09 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian classical and popular music composer (Trumpet Concerto), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • 1929-11-10 Marilyn Bergman, American composer and songwriter, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1929-11-18 Francisco Savín, Mexican conductor and composer (Quasar I) born in Mexico City (d. 2018)
  • 1929-11-25 Theo Bruins, Dutch concert pianist and composer (Sei Studi; Syncope), born in Arnhem, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1929-12-01 Leon Biriotti, composer
  • 1929-12-03 Paul Harris Turok, American composer, educator and music critic (Ragtime Caprice), born in New York (d. 2012)
  • 1929-12-06 Mark Kopytman, composer, born in Kamianets-Podilskyi, Soviet Union (d. 2011)
  • 1929-12-09 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • 1929-12-12 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese jazz pianist and composer, born in Liaoyang, Manchuria, Republic of China
  • 1929-12-14 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1929-12-21 Jack Philip Cannon, British composer & teacher, born in Paris, France (d. 2017)
  • 1929-12-24 Noel DaCosta, Nigerian-Jamaican composer, born in Lagos, Nigeria (d. 2002)
  • 1930-01-01 Werner Heiden, composer
  • 1930-01-05 Frederick Charles Tillis, American composer, born in Galveston, Texas
  • 1930-01-14 Edgar Hovhannisyan, Armenian composer, born in Yerevan, Armenia (d. 1998)
  • 1930-01-17 Robert Ceely, composer
  • 1930-01-26 Wim Statius Muller, Curaçaoa conductor, pianist, and composer, born in Curaçao (d. 2019)
  • 1930-01-28 Luis de Pablo, Spanish composer, and musicologist, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1930-02-08 Manuel Castillo, composer
  • 1930-02-09 Emil Petrovics, Hungarian composer, born in Zrenjanin, Serbia (d. 2011)
  • 1930-02-10 Peter Phillips, American composer, born in San Francisco, California [or Jun 18]
  • 1930-02-17 Usko Merilainen, Finnish composer, born in Tampere, Finland (d. 2004)
  • 1930-02-28 Marty Grosz, American swing and dixieland jazz guitarist, banjoist, vocalist, and composer born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1930-03-01 Pierre Max Dubois, composer

Person of interestOrnette Coleman

1930-03-09 Ornette Coleman, American jazz saxophonist and composer (Downbeat Musician of Year 1966), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2015)

Jazz Composer Ornette Coleman
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  • 1930-03-12 Stanko Horvat, Croatian composer, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 2006)
  • 1930-03-12 Wardell Quezergue, American jazz, blues, and funk composer, arranger, record producer and bandleader, known as the "Creole Beethoven", born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2011)
  • 1930-03-14 Dieter Schnebel, German experimental composer (Harley-Davidson, for nine motorbikes and trumpet), born in Lahr, Germany (d. 2018)
  • 1930-03-16 Minoru Miky, Japanese composer for traditional Japanese instruments, born in Tokushima (d. 2011)
  • 1930-03-20 Michel Magne, composer
  • 1930-03-25 David Burge, American pianist, composer and conductor, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 1930-03-26 Cristobal Halffter, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1930-03-28 Robert Ashley, American composer, born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • 1930-04-01 Joan Franks-Williams, composer
  • 1930-04-02 Girolamo Arriego, Italian composer, born in Palermo, Italy
  • 1930-04-10 Claude Bolling, French jazz and classical cross-over pianist and composer (Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio), born in Cannes, France (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1930-04-11 Kazuo Fukushima, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1930-04-28 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1930-05-11 Gordon Langford [Colman], British composer and arranger of brass, choral, and orchestral music (Facets of Glass; Rhapsody for Trombone), born in Edgware, England (d. 2017)
  • 1930-05-16 Friedrich Gulda, Austrian classical and jazz pianist and composer (Ineffable; Concerto for Cello and Wind Orchestra), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2000)
  • 1930-05-19 Hans Kox, Dutch composer (Dorian Gray), born in Arnhem
  • 1930-05-24 Hans-Martin Linde, German composer, born in Iserlohn, Germany
  • 1930-05-27 Eino Tamberg, Estonian composer (Joanna tentata), born in Tallinn, Estonia (d. 2010)
  • 1930-05-28 Julian Slade, English popular composer (Salad Days), born in London (d. 2006)
  • 1930-05-30 David Evatt Tunley, Australian composer, born in Australia
  • 1930-06-04 Pentti Raitio, Finnish composer (‘Lemminkainen Gatecrashes at Pohjola’), born in Pieksämäki, Finland (d. 2014)
  • 1930-06-05 Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov, composer
  • 1930-06-08 Yannis Ioannidis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1930-06-17 Romuald Twardowski, Polish composer, born in Wilno/ Vilnius, Poland
  • 1930-06-19 Jul Levi, Bulgarian composer and conductor, born in Salonica, Greece
  • 1930-06-28 Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • 1930-07-05 Yutaka Makino, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 2005)
  • 1930-07-10 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Aracati, Ceará, Brazil (d. 1982)
  • 1930-07-14 Eric Norman Stokes, composer
  • 1930-07-16 John Everett Watts, American composer, born in Maryville, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • 1930-07-17 Ryohei Hirose, composer
  • 1930-07-18 Siegfried Kurz, German conductor and composer, born in Dresden
  • 1930-07-22 Leoncjusz Ciuciura, Polish classical composer (Spirals), born in Grodzisk Mazowieck, Poland (d. 2017) [1] [2]
  • 1930-08-01 Lionel Bart [Begleiter], British pop music composer and writer (Oliver!), born in London, England
  • 1930-08-07 Veljo Tormis, Estonian composer, specializing in choral music (Curse Upon Iron (Raua needmine)), born in Kuusalu, Estonia (d. 2017)
  • 1930-08-11 Heinz Werner Zimmermann, composer
  • 1930-08-13 Heino Jurisalu, Estonian composer (Kvintett puhkpillidele), born in Tartu, Estonia (d. 1991)
  • 1930-09-02 Andrey Pavlovich Petrov, composer
  • 1930-09-09 Paolo Castaldi, Italian composer, born in Milan, Italy
  • 1930-09-12 Larry Austin, American classical and electronic composer and educator, born in Duncan, Oklahoma (d. 2018)
  • 1930-09-17 Lalgudi Jayaraman, Indian Carnatic violinist and composer, born in Chennai, India (d. 2013)
  • 1930-09-19 Muhal Richard Abrams, American educator and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2017)
  • 1930-09-22 Roger Durham Hannay, composer
  • 1930-10-02 Günter Kochan, German composer, born in Luckau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1930-10-04 József Soproni, Hungarian composer and educator, born in Sopron
  • 1930-10-08 Tōru Takemitsu, Japanese classical music and film score composer (November Steps; Ran), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1996)
  • 1930-10-09 Fjölnir Stefánsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavíc, Iceland (d. 2011)
  • 1930-10-12 Jack Gottlieb, American composer, writer and editor, born in New Rochelle, New York (d. 2011)
  • 1930-10-17 Angelo Paccignini, composer
  • 1930-10-28 Harry Gilbert Trythall, American composer and pianist, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1930-10-28 John Mayer, Indian composer (Indo-Jazz Fusion), born in Calcutta, Bengal, British India (d. 2004)
  • 1930-10-29 Natalie Sleeth, American composer, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 1992)
  • 1930-10-30 Clifford Brown, American jazz trumpeter and composer (Joyspring, Jordu), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1956)
  • 1930-11-01 John Scott, British musician, film, television, and classical composer, born in Bishopston, Bristol, England
  • 1930-11-06 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • 1930-11-17 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1930-11-22 Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), born in Minehead, England (d. 2019)
  • 1930-12-04 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, German composer, born in Gornsdorf, Germany
  • 1930-12-04 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist and composer, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2013)
  • 1930-12-07 Richard Felciano, American composer, born in Santa Rosa, California
  • 1930-12-08 Alain Weber, French composer, born in Château-Thierry (d. 2019)
  • 1930-12-12 Friedrich Voss, German composer and pianist, born in Halberstadt, Germany
  • 1930-12-17 Makoto Moroi, composer

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