Composers in History (Part 69)

Classical: Orchestras

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

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  • 1951-08-28 Keiichi Suzuki, Japanese composer
  • 1951-09-07 Mark Isham, American composer
  • 1951-09-08 Nikos Karvelas, Greek composer
  • 1951-09-27 Michel Rivard, Québécois singer and composer (Beau Dommage)
  • 1952-01-17 Ryuichi Sakamoto, Japanese musician (Yellow Magic Orchestra) and film composer (Academy Award 1988 for score to The Last Emperor), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1952-01-27 Peter Garland, composer
  • 1952-02-28 William Finn, American composer
  • 1952-03-13 Wolfgang Hihm, composer
  • 1952-03-17 Nikos Xydakis, Greek musician and composer
  • 1952-04-09 Magnar Åm, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim
  • 1952-05-11 Renaud Séchan, French composer
  • 1952-06-12 Oliver Knussen, composer (Chicara), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1952-07-01 Timothy J. Tobias, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • 1952-07-05 Michael Don McNabb, composer
  • 1952-07-14 George Louis Francis Lewis, composer
  • 1952-07-19 Dominic Muldowney, composer
  • 1952-09-19 Rhys Chatham, composer
  • 1952-10-14 Daisy Eshuijs, singer/pianist/composer (Eye to Eye)
  • 1952-12-23 Hans Abrahamsen, composer
  • 1952-12-30 Somtow Sucharitkul [S. P. Somtow], Thai composer and sci-fi author (Utopia Hunters), born in Bangkok, Thailand
  • 1953-01-01 Kevin Hangon, composer
  • 1953-02-04 Kitaro, Japanese composer
  • 1953-02-10 Carl Joseph Stone, composer
  • 1953-02-14 Wayne Siegel, composer
  • 1953-04-06 Christopher Franke, German musician and composer
  • 1953-04-22 Juhani Komulainen, Finnish composer
  • 1953-05-15 Mike Oldfield, England, composer (Tubular Bells)

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1953-05-29 Danny Elfman, American composer (The Simspons Theme), born in Los Angeles, California

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  • 1953-08-14 James Horner, American film composer (Titanic, Apollo 13, Casper), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2015)
  • 1953-09-07 Michael Byron, composer
  • 1953-09-14 Tom Cora, American cellist and composer (d. 1998)
  • 1953-09-25 Richard Harvey, British musician and composer (Gryphon)
  • 1953-11-24 Tod Machover, composer
  • 1953-12-14 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer
  • 1953-12-17 Ikue Mori, Japanese experimental drummer and composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1953-12-22 David Leisner, composer
  • 1954-01-04 Eugene Chadbourne, American composer and musician
  • 1954-02-07 Dieter Bohlen German composer
  • 1954-02-11 Noriyuki Asakura, Japanese composer
  • 1954-04-03 Elisabetta Brusa, Italian composer
  • 1954-05-11 Judith Weir, English composer, Master of the Queen's Music, born in Cambridge
  • 1954-05-18 Reinhold Heil, German composer
  • 1954-07-18 Tobias Picker, composer
  • 1954-08-06 Elma Miller, Canadian composer, born in Toronto
  • 1954-08-11 David Ian "Joe" Jackson, English singer, pianist, composer (Steppin' Out), born in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England
  • 1954-08-11 Juan Maria Solare, Argentine composer
  • 1954-09-17 Joël-François Durand, French composer
  • 1954-10-07 Kenneth Atchley, American composer
  • 1955-02-16 Jeff Clayton, US jazz saxophonist/composer (Groove Shop)
  • 1955-05-20 Zbigniew Preisner, Polish film composer
  • 1955-08-29 Diamanda Galas, composer
  • 1955-09-19 Richard Burmer, American composer and musician (d. 2006)
  • 1955-10-20 Thomas Newman, American composer
  • 1955-11-02 Chris Burnett, American musician and composer, born in Olathe, Kansas
  • 1955-11-18 Carter Burwell, American composer
  • 1955-11-23 Ludovico Einaudi, Italian composer and pianist
  • 1955-12-09 Chamras Saewataporn, Thai composer and musician
  • 1956-01-04 Nels Cline, American guitarist and composer
  • 1956-05-07 Anne Dudley, British classical and film composer (The Full Monty), born in Beckenham, Kent
  • 1956-05-25 David P. Sartor, American music composer
  • 1956-08-15 Lorraine Desmarais, French-Canadian jazz pianist and composer
  • 1956-08-18 John Debney, American composer
  • 1956-09-15 Ned Rothenberg, composer
  • 1957-02-04 Don Davis, American composer
  • 1957-03-08 Billy Childs, composer/pianist
  • 1957-03-09 Mark Mancina, American composer
  • 1957-04-14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer
  • 1957-04-23 Kenji Kawai, Japanese composer
  • 1957-05-01 Ko Otani, Japanese composer
  • 1957-07-27 Gezina E "Liesbeth" van Apeldoorn, Dutch actress (Composer)
  • 1957-09-12 Hans Zimmer, German composer
  • 1957-09-29 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer
  • 1957-11-14 Frank Affolter, pianist/writer/composer (If Nobody Does)
  • 1957-12-10 Paul Hardcastle, British composer and musician (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money), born in London, United Kingdom
  • 1957-12-25 Jan Rot, Dutch composer/writer (Wrong Nights)
  • 1958-04-04 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
  • 1958-04-23 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, Icelandic music composer
  • 1958-06-27 Magnus Lindberg, Finnish composer
  • 1958-09-06 Nigel Westlake, Australian musician and composer
  • 1958-09-07 Nadieh, Dutch singer/guitarist/composer (Haifa Blue)
  • 1958-10-13 Jair-Rohm Parker Wells, American musician and composer
  • 1959-01-16 Sade [Helen Folasade Adu], Nigerian-born British singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer (Soldier of Love, Smooth Operator), born in Ibadan, Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria
  • 1959-01-28 Burkhard Dallwitz, German-born composer
  • 1959-03-21 Nobuo Uematsu, Japanese composer
  • 1959-08-29 Ernesto Rodrigues, Portuguese composer
  • 1959-09-08 Daler Nazarov, Tajik composer and actor
  • 1959-09-09 Eric Serra, French composer
  • 1959-10-16 Erkki-Sven Tüür, Estonian composer
  • 1959-10-22 Marc Shaiman, American composer
  • 1960-01-15 Aaron Jay Kernis, American composer
  • 1960-02-04 Jonathan Larson, American composer (Rent), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1996)
  • 1960-07-11 David Baerwald American songwriter/composer
  • 1960-08-13 Koji Kondo, Japanese composer
  • 1960-11-14 Tom Judson, American actor and composer
  • 1960-11-24 Edgar Meyer, American bassist and composer
  • 1960-12-11 Rachel Portman, English film composer
  • 1960-12-15 Walter Werzowa, Austrian composer
  • 1961-07-26 Andy Connell, English musician and composer (Swing Out Sister), born in Manchester, England
  • 1961-07-26 Keiko Matsui, Japanese musician and composer, born in Tokyo
  • 1961-08-23 Alexandre Desplat, French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel), born in Paris, France

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