Composers in History (Part 67)

Classical: Orchestras

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 6601 - 6,700 of 7,000

  • 1943-03-05 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, born in Poggio Bustone, Italy (d. 1998)
  • 1943-03-10 Alfred Whitford Lerdahl, composer
  • 1943-03-10 Stephen Montague, composer
  • 1943-03-22 Joseph Schwantner, composer
  • 1943-03-25 Ronald Jeffers, composer
  • 1943-03-29 Vangelis, [Papathanasiou], composer/keyboardist (Chariots of Fire)
  • 1943-04-03 Mario Lavista, Mexican composer
  • 1943-04-23 Hugh Davies, English composer, born in Exmouth, Devon (d. 2005)
  • 1943-05-11 George Edwards, composer
  • 1943-05-20 Tison Street, composer
  • 1943-05-28 Dennis Riley, composer
  • 1943-06-02 Ilaiyaraaja, Indian composer
  • 1943-06-05 Bill Hopkins, composer
  • 1943-06-14 Harold Wheeler, American composer
  • 1943-06-17 Christopher Brown, composer
  • 1943-06-26 John Allen Strang, composer
  • 1943-07-25 Tom Dawes, American rock musician and composer who wrote music for commercial jingles ("Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz” for Alka-Seltzer and “7Up, the Uncola”), born in Albany, New York (d. 2007)
  • 1943-07-26 Roger Smalley, British-Australian composer, born in Swinton, Lancashire (d. 2015)
  • 1943-08-10 Michael Mantler, American trumpeter and composer
  • 1943-08-11 Krzysztof Meyer, composer
  • 1943-08-17 Edward Cowie, composer
  • 1943-08-30 David Henry Maslanka, composer
  • 1943-09-10 Garrett List, composer
  • 1943-09-18 Michael Vetter, composer
  • 1943-10-06 Udo Zimmermann, composer
  • 1943-10-08 James Edward Sellars, composer
  • 1943-10-11 Per-Gunnar Alldahl, composer
  • 1943-10-14 Anthony Iannaccone, composer
  • 1943-10-19 Robert Morris, composer
  • 1943-10-19 Robin Greville Holloway, composer
  • 1943-11-30 Jerry Hunt, American composer, born in Waco, Texas (d. 1993)
  • 1943-12-17 William Brooks, composer
  • 1943-12-17 Ron Geesin, Scottish musician and composer
  • 1943-12-23 Ross Edwards, composer
  • 1943-12-30 Rolf Gehlhaar, composer
  • 1944-01-02 Peter Eotvos, composer
  • 1944-01-11 York Georg Holler, composer
  • 1944-01-19 Pehr Henrik Nordgren, composer
  • 1944-01-21 Neely Bruce, American composer
  • 1944-01-28 John Tavener, composer (The Whale), (d. 2013)
  • 1944-02-17 Karl Jenkins, Welsh composer
  • 1944-03-02 Leif Segerstam, composer
  • 1944-03-05 Lucio Battisti, Italian pop singer and composer, dies of cancer at 55
  • 1944-03-08 Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1944-03-19 Joseph Celli, composer
  • 1944-03-21 Henrik Colding-Jorgensen, composer
  • 1944-03-21 Jamary Oliveira, composer
  • 1944-03-23 Michael Nyman, composer (Mesmer, Carrington)
  • 1944-04-16 Dennis Russell Davies, composer
  • 1944-04-18 Rudy Shackelford, composer
  • 1944-05-07 Alison Margaret Bauld, composer
  • 1944-06-02 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer/pianist (Sting, Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1944-06-18 Paul Lansky, American electronic composer, born in New York City
  • 1944-07-24 Barbara Thompson, jazz musician/composer/bandleader
  • 1944-08-13 David Mahler, composer
  • 1944-08-27 Barry Conyngham, composer
  • 1944-09-29 Mike Post, composer (Rockford Files, Hill St Blues, Magnum PI)
  • 1944-10-10 Stephen Scott, composer
  • 1944-10-20 William Hugh Albright, composer
  • 1944-11-07 James Dashow, American/Italian composer, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1944-12-11 David Ashley White, composer
  • 1945-01-19 Charles Amirkhanian, composer
  • 1945-01-30 Robert Wittinger, composer
  • 1945-01-31 Noah Creshevsky, composer
  • 1945-02-01 Ole Buck, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen
  • 1945-02-20 Alan Hull, singer/composer
  • 1945-03-08 Bruce Broughton, American composer
  • 1945-03-14 Herman[us J] van Veen, Neth, cabaretier/singer/composer/writer
  • 1945-04-24 Eugene O'Brien, American composer, born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1945-05-05 Jiri Svoboda, composer (Accumulator 1)
  • 1945-05-06 Victoria Bond, composer
  • 1945-05-08 Keith Jarrett, jazz musician/film composer (Nachtfahrer)

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1945-05-19 Peter Townshend, English rock guitarist, vocalist and composer (The Who-Tommy), born in London, England

  • 1945-06-10 Martin Wesley-Smith, composer
  • 1945-06-26 Barry Schrader, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania
  • 1945-07-02 James Orville Fulkerson, composer
  • 1945-07-14 Peter James Leonard Klatzow, composer
  • 1945-07-31 Tomas Vackar, composer
  • 1945-08-07 Patrice Mestral, composer
  • 1945-08-12 Ron Mael, American songwriter, composer and record producer (Sparks), born in Culver City, California
  • 1945-08-15 Charlemagne Palestine, composer
  • 1945-08-21 Basil Poledouris, American film score composer, born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 2006)
  • 1945-08-30 David Schiff, American composer, born in New York City
  • 1945-09-13 Alain Louvier, composer
  • 1945-09-20 Laurie Spiegel, composer
  • 1945-09-25 Reynold Henry Weidenaar, composer
  • 1945-09-29 Kyriacos Sfetsas, composer
  • 1945-10-20 Thomas Pasatieri, composer
  • 1945-11-08 Arnold Rosner, composer
  • 1945-11-08 Judith Lang Zaimont, composer
  • 1945-12-03 Laura Dean, Staten Island composer/choreographer (Drumming), born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-12-23 Georges Aperghis, composer
  • 1945-12-30 Preston Andrew Trombly, composer
  • 1946-03-17 Michael Peter Finnissey, composer
  • 1946-03-28 Richard Sussman, American jazz musician and composer
  • 1946-04-05 Larry Frederick Wendt, composer
  • 1946-04-07 Barbara Benary, composer
  • 1946-04-10 Anne Boyd, Australian composer, born in Sydney
  • 1946-04-24 Bruce Stuart Saylor, composer
  • 1946-05-14 Alan David Marks, pianist/composer

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


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