Composers in History (Part 66)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 6501 - 6,600 of 7,422

  • 1937-01-08 Robert Moran, American composer, born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1937-01-21 George Flynn, American pianist, composer (Trinity), and teacher (Columbia; DePaul), born in Miles City, Montana
  • 1937-01-27 John Ogdon, British pianist and composer, born in Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1989)
  • 1937-01-29 Bobby Scott, American composer, arranger and jazz singer ("He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother"), born in Mt Pleasant, New York (d. 1990)
  • 1937-01-31 Philip Glass, American minimalist composer (Einstein On The Beach; Koyaanisqatsi), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1937-02-08 Joe Raposa, American composer and songwriter (Sesame Street), born in Fall River Massachusetts (d. 1989)
  • 1937-02-15 Zoltán Peskó, Hungarian opera conductor and composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2020)
  • 1937-02-22 Dubravko Detoni, Croatian composer, born in Križevci, Croatia
  • 1937-02-26 Hagood Hardy, Canadian musician and composer (d. 1997)
  • 1937-03-06 Paul Mefano, French composer, born in Basra, Iraq
  • 1937-03-10 Alfred Janson, Norwegian jazz and classical pianist and composer (Passacaglia Vendetta; Variations over Variations on a Norwegian Folk Tune), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2019)
  • 1937-03-16 Constança Capdeville, Porteguese pianist and composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1992)
  • 1937-03-16 David Del Tredici, American pianist, Neo-Romantic composer, and 1980 Pulitzer winner (In Memory of a Summer Day), born in Cloverdale, California
  • 1937-03-22 Jon Hassell, American composer and trumpet player (Dream Theory In Malaya), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1937-03-22 Angelo Badalamenti, American film composer (Twin Peaks; The Straight Story; Blue Velvet; Mulholland Drive), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1937-03-23 Heinz Martin Lonquich, German composer
  • 1937-04-03 David Maves, American composer and educator, born in Salem, Oregon 
  • 1937-04-21 David Lucas, American rock and roll composer, music producer and singer, born in Buffalo, New York
  • 1937-04-22 (Bernard) "Jack" Nitzsche, American composer, arranger, music producer and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), 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)
  • 1937-05-10 Mike Melvoin, American jazz and studio pianist, composer, and arranger, born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (d. 2012)
  • 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
  • 1937-07-02 Dee [David] Palmer, English keyboard player and composer (Jethro Tull, 1972-80), born in Hendon, London
  • 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, British composer and educator, born in Hendon, Middlesex (d. 2011)
  • 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, American composer, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1987)
  • 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, American classical music composer (The Princess In The Garden), born In Los Angeles, California
  • 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, England
  • 1937-11-22 Nikolai Kapustin, Russian jazz pianist and composer, born in Horlivka, Soviet Ukraine (d. 2020)
  • 1937-12-01 Gordon Crosse, Bury Lancashire England, composer (Grace of Todd)
  • 1937-12-02 Katherine Hoover, American flautist, composer (Eleni: A Greek Tragedy), teacher and conductor, born in Elkins, West Virginia (d. 2018)
  • 1937-12-12 Philip Ledger, British organist, composer, conductor, and academic (King's College Cambridge), born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 2012)
  • 1938-01-13 Paavo Johannes Heininen, composer
  • 1938-01-19 Eskil Hemberg, Swedish composer, conductor (Stockholm University Chorus, 1959-84), and artistic director (Royal Swedish Opera, 1987-96), born in Stockholm (d. 2004)
  • 1938-02-06 Ellsworth Milburn, American composer & educator (Menil Antiphons), born in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • 1938-02-07 Robert Frank Baksa, American contemporary classical composer, born in New York City
  • 1938-02-09 Dianne Goolkasian Rahbee, American classical pianist, composer and pedagogue, born in Waltham, Massachusetts
  • 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 DeWitt, American country singer and composer (Statler Brothers - "Flowers on the Wall"), born in Roanoke, Virginia (d. 1990)
  • 1938-03-12 Dimitri Terzakis, Greek composer (Die Farben des Ozeans), born in Athens
  • 1938-03-12 Tona Scherchen-Hsiao, composer, born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • 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)
  • 1938-03-13 Julian Bahula, South African British based jazz and world music drummer, composer and bandleader, born in Eersterust, Pretoria
  • 1938-03-14 Takehisa Kosugi, Japanese violinist and experimental music composer (Group Ongaku; Taj Mahal Travellers), born in Tokyo (d. 2018)
  • 1938-03-15 Dick Higgins, American composer, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1998)
  • 1938-03-31 Arthur B. Rubinstein, American composer
  • 1938-04-07 Alexander von Schlippenbach, German jazz pianist and composer (Globe Unity Orchestra), born in Berlin, Germany
  • 1938-04-08 Barton Keith McLean, American composer, born in Poughkeepsie, New York
  • 1938-04-13 Frederic Rzewski, American composer (Spacecraft), born in Westfield, Massachusetts
  • 1938-04-19 Jonathan Tunick, American composer (one of 16 'EGOT' winners - having won all four major American show business awards: Emmy; Grammy, Oscar; and Tony), 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 Kuerti, Canadian composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1938-08-01 Paddy Moloney, Irish musician, composer and producer (The Chieftains), born in Donnycarney, Dublin
  • 1938-08-06 Igor Mikhailovich Luchenok, Belarusian composer and teacher, born in Minsk, Belarus (d. 2018)
  • 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, conductor, arranger (The Four Seasons; Sinatra; Streisand; Springsteen), 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)
  • 1938-10-27 Elliot del Borgo, American music educator (SUNY/Crane School of Music, 1966-95) and composer (1980 Winter Olympics), born in Port Chester, New York (d. 2013)
  • 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 José Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon; Passacaglia and Perpetuum Mobile), born in Montevideo, Uruguay

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