Composers in History (Part 64)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 6301 - 6,400 of 7,000

  • 1937-03-23 Heinz Martin Lonquich, German composer
  • 1937-04-21 David Lucas, American rock and roll composer, music producer and singer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1937-04-22 Jack Nitzsche, American composer and songwriter (An Officer & a Gentleman), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1937-05-01 Bo Nilsson, Swedish composer (Doppelspiel), born in Skellefteå (d. 2018)
  • 1937-05-04 Hans Ulrich Lehmann, Swiss composer, born in Biel, Switzerland
  • 1937-05-05 Delia Derbyshire, English musician and composer (Doctor Who theme, White Noise), born in Coventry, England (d. 2001)
  • 1937-05-14 Peter Williams, British organist and musicologist, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2016)
  • 1937-05-26 Yehuda Yannay, Romanian composer, born in Timișoara, Romania
  • 1937-05-29 Peter Kolman, Austrian composer, born in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 1937-06-15 Rolf Riehm, German composer, born in Saarbrücken
  • 1937-07-24 Barry Lloyd Vercoe, New Zealand composer and computer scientist (MIT Media Lab), born in Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1937-08-04 David Vickerman Bedford, composer
  • 1937-08-14 Brian Fenelly, American composer (A Thoreau Symphony), born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1937-08-16 David Behrman, American composer (On The Other Ocean), born in Salzburg, Austria
  • 1937-09-07 Olly Wilson, American composer and founder of TIMARA, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2018)
  • 1937-09-10 Paul Martin Palombo, composer
  • 1937-09-18 Norman Dinerstein, American composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • 1937-09-25 Michael Gibbs, jazz composer (Mike Gibbs + 12 play Gil Evans), born in Harare, Zimbabwe
  • 1937-09-25 Thomas Kessler, Swiss composer, born in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1937-09-28 Edward Applebaum, composer
  • 1937-09-30 Valentin Vasil'yevich Sil'vestrov, composer
  • 1937-10-03 Boldizsár Csiky, Romanian composer, born in Târgu Mureș, Romania
  • 1937-10-03 Ton de Kruyf, Dutch composer, born in Leerdam, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1937-10-22 Tadeas Salva, composer
  • 1937-10-22 Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • 1937-10-24 Miguel Ángel Coria, Spanish composer of classical music, born in Madrid (d. 2016)
  • 1937-11-06 Edwin Roxburgh, English composer and conductor, born in Liverpool
  • 1937-12-01 Gordon Crosse, Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd)
  • 1938-01-13 Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
  • 1938-01-19 Eskil Hemberg, composer
  • 1938-02-06 Ellsworth Milburn, American composer & educator (Menil Antiphons), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1938-02-07 Robert Frank Baksa, composer
  • 1938-02-11 Willy Correa de Oliveira, composer
  • 1938-02-16 John Corigliano, American composer (Fern Hill, Ghosts of Versailles), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-03-03 Douglas Leedy, American composer, born in Portland, Oregon (d. 2015)
  • 1938-03-12 Lew De Witt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers-Flowers on the Wall)
  • 1938-03-12 Dimitri Terzakis, Greek composer (Die Farben des Ozeans), born in Athens
  • 1938-03-12 Tona Scherchen-Hsiao, composer
  • 1938-03-13 Hans-Joachim Hespos, German composer, born in Emden, Germany
  • 1938-03-13 Jean-Claude Risset, French composer, born in Le Puy-en-Velay, France (d. 2016)
  • 1938-03-15 Dick Higgins, American composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1998)
  • 1938-03-31 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • 1938-04-08 Barton Keith McLean, composer
  • 1938-04-13 Frederic Rzewski, American composer (Spacecraft), born in Westfield, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-19 Jonathan Tunick, American composer (one of 15 people to have won all four major American show business awards: the Tony Awards, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards and Grammy Awards), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-05-10 Philip Gordon Winsor, American composer, Born in Morris, Illinois (d. 2012)
  • 1938-05-11 Harvey Sollberger, flutist/composer (2 Oboes Troping), born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • 1938-05-26 William Bolcom, American composer (Oracles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1938-06-09 Charles Wuorinen, American composer (Pulitzer 1980), born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-06-20 Nikolay Avksentevich Martinov, composer
  • 1938-06-24 Lowell Cross, American electronic music composer, instrument maker and laser light show inventor, born in Kingsville, Texas
  • 1938-07-05 Stanley Silverman, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-07-06 Franco Luambo, Congolese composer, guitarist and bandleader (Masumbuku), born in Sona Bata, Belgian Congo (d. 1989)
  • 1938-07-09 Paul Seiko Chihara, American-Japanese composer, born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1938-07-16 Thorkell Sigurbjörnsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik (d. 2013)
  • 1938-07-18 Dudu Pukwana [Mtutuzel], South African saxophonist and composer, born in Walmer Township, Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1990)
  • 1938-07-21 Anton Emil Kuerti, composer
  • 1938-08-01 Paddy Moloney, Irish musician, composer and producer (The Chieftains), born in Donnycarney, Dublin
  • 1938-08-08 Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1938-08-11 Rainer Boesch, composer
  • 1938-08-23 Roger Greenaway, English composer and record producer (I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing), born in Fishponds, England
  • 1938-08-24 Charles Calello, American composer (The Four Lovers, Sing, Sing, Sing), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1938-09-06 Joan Tower, American composer (Breakfast Rhythms), born in New Rochelle, New York
  • 1938-09-19 Zygmunt Krauze, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1938-09-21 Atli Heimir Sveinsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • 1938-09-21 Yūji Takahashi, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Japan
  • 1938-10-10 Gloria Coates, American post-minimalist composer, born in Wausau, Wisconsin
  • 1938-10-15 Rafael Aponte-Ledeé, Puerto Rican composer, born in Guayama, Puerto Rico
  • 1938-10-15 Fela Kuti, Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer, born in Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria (d. 1997)
  • 1938-11-08 Richard Stoker, British composer, born in Castleford, Yorkshire
  • 1938-11-16 Richard Landry, American composer, born in Cecilia, Louisiana
  • 1938-11-17 Alvaro Leon Cassuto, composer
  • 1938-12-03 Jose Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1938-12-09 William Thomas McKinley, American composer and jazz pianist, born in New Kensington, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1938-12-12 Joel Chadabe, American composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1938-12-13 Alvin Curran, American composer, born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • 1938-12-20 John Harris Harbison, American composer, born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1938-12-25 David Borden, composer
  • 1939-01-04 Jon Appleton, composer
  • 1939-01-15 Christopher Steel, British composer, born in London
  • 1939-01-27 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
  • 1939-02-05 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • 1939-02-10 Barbara Kolb, composer (Trobar Jus), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1939-02-18 Marlos Nobre, composer
  • 1939-03-01 Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer, conductor and musician, born in Havana
  • 1939-03-08 Yannis Vlachopoulos, composer
  • 1939-03-14 Stavros Xarhakos, Greek composer
  • 1939-03-18 Giannis Markopoulos, Greek composer
  • 1939-03-23 Boris Ivanovich Tischenko, composer
  • 1939-04-03 François de Roubaix, French film score composer, born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 1975)
  • 1939-04-14 Jennifer Fowler, British composer, born in Bunbury, Austrtalia
  • 1939-04-21 John McCabe, British composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 2015)
  • 1939-04-23 Patrick Williams, American composer, arranger, and conductor, born in Bonne Terre, Missouri
  • 1939-04-30 Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, American composer (1st woman composer to win Pulitzer Prize - 1982), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1939-05-03 Jonathan Harvey, English composer (Bhakti, Music of Stockhausen), born in Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham (d. 2012)
  • 1939-05-09 Bruce Mather, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1939-05-19 Richard Lowe Teitelbaum, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1939-05-19 Tomasz Sikorski, Polish minimalist composer (Solitude of Sounds), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1988)
  • 1939-05-21 Heinz Holliger, Swiss composer, oboist and conductor, born in Langenthal, Switzerland
  • 1939-05-23 Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)

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