Composers in History (Part 67)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 6601 - 6,700 of 7,538

  • 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
  • 1938-05-22 Alain Gagnon, Canadian composer (Chansons d'Orient), and music educator (Université Laval, 1967-2008), born in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec (d. 2017)
  • 1938-05-26 William Bolcom, American composer (Oracles), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1938-06-07 Idris Sardi, Indonesian violinist and composer, noted for his film scores, born in Jakarta, Indonesia (d. 2014)
  • 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
  • 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 (The Flight into Egypt), born in Orange, New Jersey
  • 1938-12-21 Roland Coryn, Belgian violist, composer, and music educator, born in Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 1938-12-25 David Borden, composer
  • 1939-01-04 Jon Appleton, composer
  • 1939-01-15 Christopher Steel, British composer ("Changing Moods"; "The Morning Stars Sang Together"), born in London (d. 1992)
  • 1939-01-27 Tigran Yegiayi Mansuryan, composer
  • 1939-02-01 Joe Sample, American jazz and session keyboardist and composer (The Jazz Crusaders), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2014)
  • 1939-02-05 Derek Wadsworth, British jazz composer and arranger, born in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire (d. 2008)
  • 1939-02-05 Patric Standford, British composer (Taikayoku; Christus Requiem), born in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England (d. 2014)
  • 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, Greek 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)
  • 1939-05-20 María Luisa Ozaita, Spanish pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, conductor, and composer (Pelleas y Melisanda), born in Baracaldo, Spain (d. 2017)
  • 1939-05-21 Heinz Holliger, Swiss composer, oboist and conductor, born in Langenthal, Switzerland
  • 1939-05-22 Árni Egilsson, Icelandic classical and jazz bassist and composer, born in Reykjavík, Iceland
  • 1939-05-23 Michel Colombier, French composer and songwriter (d. 2004)
  • 1939-06-03 David Stock, American composer (Rosewood Reflections), and conductor (Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, 1976-99), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1939-06-06 Louis Andriessen, Dutch composer (Reconstruction), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 1939-06-08 Laurence Cook, American jazz drummer, percussionist, and avant garde composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1939-06-21 Charles Boone, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1939-06-27 R. D. Burman, Indian film score composer (1942: A Love Story), born in Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India (d. 1994)
  • 1939-06-30 Lindembergue Cardoso, Brazilian composer, born in Livramento de Nossa Senhora, State of Bahia, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • 1939-07-15 William David Hellerman, composer
  • 1939-07-17 Ma Shui-long, Taiwanese classical composer (The Peacock Flies Southeast), born in Keelung, Taiwan (d. 2015)
  • 1939-07-25 Richard Akre Trythall, American composer, born in Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 1939-07-29 Annea Lockwood, American composer (Piano Burning), born in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1939-08-08 William Alden Hibbard, composer
  • 1939-08-09 Max Neuhaus, American classical musician and experimental percussionist (sound sculptures), born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)
  • 1939-08-11 Attila Bozay, composer
  • 1939-08-22 Candido Lima, Portuguese composer, born in Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • 1939-08-31 Paul Winter, American new age music saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (The Paul Winter Consort), born in Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • 1939-09-12 Phillip Ramey, American composer, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1939-09-18 Naresh Sohal, Indian composer, born in Punjab, India
  • 1939-09-21 Trevor James Hold, British composer, writer, and musicologist (John Clare Songbook), born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)
  • 1939-10-08 Armando Gentilucci, Italian composer, born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1989)
  • 1939-10-08 Andrew William Thomas, American composer (Three Transformations), born in Ithaca, New York
  • 1939-10-24 Uri Sharvit, Israeli composer, born in Jerusalem
  • 1939-11-07 Daniel Manneke, Dutch composer and organist, born in Kruiningen, Netherlands
  • 1939-11-14 [Walter] Wendy Carlos, American musician and composer (Switched-On Bach), born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
  • 1939-11-16 Henrik Otto Donner, Finnish trumpeter, and avant garde and film score composer, born in Tampere, Finland (d. 2013)
  • 1939-11-18 Tom Johnson, American composer (Nine Bells), born in Greeley, Colorado

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