Composers in History (Part 68)

Events in Music


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Birthdays 6701 - 6,800 of 7,538

  • 1939-12-05 Frédéric van Rossum, Belgian composer, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • 1939-12-05 Frederik Van Rossum, Belgian pianist, composer (Waves; In memoriam Glenn Gould) , and pedagogue, born in Ixelles, Belgium
  • 1939-12-06 Tomés Svoboda, Czech composer (Etude), born in Paris, France
  • 1939-12-15 Nicolaus A. Huber, German composer, born in Passau, Germany
  • 1939-12-20 Klaus Schweizer, German composer, born in Albstadt, Germany
  • 1940-01-01 Laszlo Sary, Hungarian composer, born in Győrasszonyfa
  • 1940-01-01 Richard Henry Orton, composer
  • 1940-01-09 Barbara Buczek, Polish composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1993)
  • 1940-01-11 Mark DeVoto, American composer (Hodayot; Pavane and Zortzico), and musicologist (Schubert), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1940-01-12 Ronald Shannon Jackson, American avant-garde jazz and funk drummer, and composer (Cecil Taylor; Last Exit; Decoding Society), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2013)
  • 1940-01-20 Jorge Peixinho, Portuguese pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Montijo, Portugal (d. 1995)
  • 1940-01-22 Tilo Medek, German composer, born in Jena, Germany
  • 1940-01-30 David Johnson, American composer, born in Batavia, New York
  • 1940-02-08 Talib Rasul Hakim, composer
  • 1940-02-15 Trygve Madsen, Norwegian pianist and composer (The Dream of the Rhinoceros; Aurora), born in Fredrikstad, Norway
  • 1940-03-02 Tony Croatto, Italian-born composer (d. 2005)
  • 1940-03-10 Francis Schwartz, composer
  • 1940-03-11 Jon Gibson, American flute and saxophone player (Philip Glass Ensemble, 1968-2019), and composer (The Voyage of The Beagle), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2020)
  • 1940-04-07 Jan Wilhelm Morthenson, Swedish composer, born in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden

Person of interestHerbie Hancock

1940-04-12 Herbie Hancock, American jazz and funk pianist, and composer ("I Thought it Was You"; "Rockit"; "Watermelon Man"), born in Chicago, Illinois

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  • 1940-04-13 Vladimir Cosma, Romanian-French violinist, conductor, and classical and film score composer, born in Bucharest, Romania
  • 1940-05-07 Armando Krieger, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1940-05-11 Ron Pellegrino, American electronic music composer, born in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • 1940-05-27 Rene Koering, composer
  • 1940-06-04 Dorothy Rudd Moore, African-American composer (Songs from the Dark Tower; Dirge and Deliverance), born in New Castle, Delaware
  • 1940-06-06 Phillip Rhodes, American composer, born in Forest City, North Carolina
  • 1940-06-14 Dary John Mizelle, American composer, born in Stillwater, Oklahoma
  • 1940-06-15 Willem Frederik Bon, Dutch composer and pedagogue (Les Prédictions), born in Amersfoort, Utrecht, the Netherlands (d. 1983)
  • 1940-06-29 Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer, born in Moscow
  • 1940-08-03 Joseph Dorfman, Israeli composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2006)
  • 1940-08-12 Alexander Yossifov, Bulgarian conductor and composer (Back To The Beginning ), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2016)
  • 1940-09-05 Lewis Spratlan, American classical composer and Pulitzer Prize winner (Life Is A Dream), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1940-09-13 Gene Page, American arranger and composer (Righteous Brothers, Marvin Gaye), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1998)
  • 1940-09-19 Paul Williams, American singer, actor and composer (Rainy Days and Mondays, Evergreen), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • 1940-09-22 Edward Boguslawski, composer
  • 1940-10-09 Hans Ulrich Humpert, German composer, born in Paderborn, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1940-11-03 Dieter Acker, German composer and pedagogue, born in Sibiu, Romania (d. 2006)
  • 1940-11-09 Sergio Cervetti, composer, born in Dolores, Uruguay
  • 1940-11-19 Alberto Villalpando, Bolivian composer (Phantastischen Liturgie), born in La Paz, Bolivia
  • 1940-11-24 Wendell Morris Logan, composer
  • 1940-11-27 Maciej Małecki, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1940-12-16 Dimitri van Toren, Dutch singer-songwriter, born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 2015)
  • 1940-12-20 Larry Willis, American jazz pianist & composer, born in NYC, New York
  • 1940-12-21 Frank Zappa, American rocker, composer, activist and filmmaker (Mothers of Invention, Hot Rats), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1993)
  • 1940-12-28 Alvin Singleton, American composer ("After Fallen Crumbs"; "Shadows", born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1941-02-02 Serge Tcherepnin, French American composer (Serge Modular synthesizer.), born in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
  • 1941-02-06 Stephen Albert, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1941-02-11 Sérgio Mendes, Brazilian jazz, bossa nova, and pop pianist, composer, and band leader (Brazil '66/'77/'88), born in Niterói, Brazil
  • 1941-02-19 Carlos Roqué Alsina, French-Argentinian pianist & composer, born in Buenos Aries
  • 1941-02-19 Francisco Feliciano, Filipino conductor and composer (Pokpok Alimpako), born in Morong, Rizal, Philippines (d. 2014)
  • 1941-02-25 Ramon Pagayon Santos, composer
  • 1941-03-08 Ivana Loudova, Czech composer (Vocal Symphony), born in Chlumec nad Cidlinou (d. 2017)
  • 1941-03-08 Yvar Emilian Mikhashoff, American pianist & composer
  • 1941-03-10 Daniel Kirkland Lentz, American composer, born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-03-10 Piotr Warzecha, composer
  • 1941-03-17 Edward Harper, composer
  • 1941-03-28 Alf Clausen, American orchestra leader and film and television score composer (Donny & Marie; The Simpsons; ALF), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1941-04-17 Adolphus Hailstork, American composer (EarthRise (A Song of Healing); Ghosts in Grey and Blue), and educator, born in Rochester, New York
  • 1941-04-26 John Mitchell, American classical composer, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1941-04-27 Friedrich Goldmann, German composer and conductor, born in Siegmar-Schönau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1941-04-30 Wilfried Jentzsh, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany
  • 1941-05-01 Juraj Hatrick, composer
  • 1941-05-15 Richard Edward Wilson, composer
  • 1941-05-16 Maurice Henry Weddington, composer
  • 1941-05-17 David Cope, American composer, born in San Francisco, California
  • 1941-05-19 Marc-Antonio Consoli, composer
  • 1941-05-22 Sebastian Forbes, British conductor, composer and music professor (The Aeolian Singers), born in Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1941-05-23 Jackson Hill, American composer and educator (Voices of Autumn), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • 1941-05-24 Konrad Boehmer, German-Dutch composer, born in Berlin (2014)
  • 1941-05-26 Imants Kalniņš, Latvian classical, choral and rock composer (Hey, You There!), born in Riga, Latvian SSR
  • 1941-06-07 (Cecil) Hotep Idris Galeta, South African jazz pianist, composer, and educator, born in Crawford, Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2010)
  • 1941-06-09 Jon Lord, British keyboardist and composer (Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"; Whitesnake), born in Leicester, England (d. 2012)
  • 1941-06-12 Armando "Chick" Corea, American jazz-fusion pianist and composer; 23 time Grammy winner (Return To Forever, Delhpi I, Toy Dance), born in Chelsea, Massachusetts (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • 1941-06-30 Micki Grant, American singer, composer and actress, 1st African American woman to direct on Broadway, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1941-07-01 John Gould, British composer and musical comic
  • 1941-07-15 Geoffrey Burgon, composer
  • 1941-07-27 Johannes Fritsch, German composer, born in Bensheim, Germany (d. 2010)
  • 1941-08-06 Sorrel [Doris Ernestine] Hays, American pianist and composer (The Glass Woman), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2020)
  • 1941-08-31 Emanuel Nunes, composer
  • 1941-09-09 Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, American pianist, composer, and educator, born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2014)
  • 1941-09-12 Hans-Karsten Raecke, German composer, born in Rostock, Germany
  • 1941-09-14 Alberto Naranjo, Venezuelan jazz drummer, composer and arranger, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 2020)
  • 1941-09-18 Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Icelandic composer, born in Akureyri, Iceland
  • 1941-10-16 Derek David Bourgeois, British composer, conductor and educator (National Youth Chamber Orchestra) born in Kingston upon Thames, England (d. 2017)
  • 1941-10-16 Erkki Jokinen, Finnish classical composer, noted for his embrace of the accordion, born in Tervakoski, Finland
  • 1941-10-28 Glen Moore, American jazz bassist and composer, born in Portland, Oregon
  • 1941-11-12 Jennifer Helen McLeod, composer
  • 1941-12-11 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Bilthoven, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1941-12-18 Wadada Leo Smith, American trumpeter and composer (Divine Love), born in Leland, Mississippi
  • 1941-12-25 Don Pullen, pianist/composer
  • 1941-12-25 Ronald Perera, composer
  • 1942-01-01 George Couroupos, composer
  • 1942-01-27 Petr Kotik, Czech composer, born in Prague
  • 1942-02-09 Charlie Morrow, American avant-garde composer, and sound artist, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1942-02-09 Miloš Štědroň, Czech composer born in Brno, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia
  • 1942-02-16 Gabriel Brnčić, Chilean composer, and pedagogue, born in Santiago, Chile
  • 1942-02-26 Yōsuke Yamashita, Japanese jazz pianist, and composer of jazz, film scores, and classical works, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1942-03-09 John Cale, Welsh musician, composer and singer-songwriter (Velvet Underground), born in Garnant, Wales
  • 1942-03-17 Dimitris Poulikakos, Greek composer, singer and actor
  • 1942-03-22 Jorge Ben, Brazilian musician and composer, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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