Today in Music Critic History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1820-01-23 Alexander Serov, Russian composer & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1871)
  • 1824-01-14 Vladimir Stasov, Russian art & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1906)
  • 1825-09-11 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • 1846-05-09 Nicolai Soloviev, Russian music critic and composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1916)
  • 1846-06-04 Josef Sittard, German musicologist and music critic, born in Vital, Aachen, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1849-09-17 Vaclav Juda Novotny, Czech composer and music critic, born in Vesce (d. 1922)
  • 1867-02-27 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, born in Ullånger, Sweden (d. 1942)
  • 1868-12-14 Richard Batka, Austrian music critic and composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1922)
  • 1875-08-09 Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1947)
  • 1880-01-06 Yuliya Veysberg, Russian music critic & composer, born in Orenburg, Russia (d. 1942)
  • 1881-03-18 Paul Le Flem, French composer and music critic, born in Radon, France (d. 1984)
  • 1888-02-08 Matthijs Vermeulen, Dutch composer/music critic
  • 1894-09-08 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1947)
  • 1895-05-19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • 1896-11-25 Virgil Thomson, American composer and music critic (4 Saints in 3 Acts), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1989)
  • 1898-03-26 Renzo Massarani, Italian-Brazilian composer and music critic, born in Mantova, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1904-01-16 Max Vredenburg, Dutch composer and music critic, born in Brussels, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • 1917-07-06 Hugo Cole, composer and music critic, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1926-10-07 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, born in Prague (d. 1978)
  • 1929-05-31 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), born in Homorodszentmárton, Romania (d. 1978)
  • 1932-05-30 Seppo Nummi, Finnish composer and music critic, born in Oulu, Finland (d. 1981)
  • 1934-06-07 Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, born in Los Gatos, California (d. 1994)

Deaths in Music

  • 1904-08-06 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, dies at 78
  • 1916-12-27 Nicolai Soloviev, Russian music critic and composer, dies at 70
  • 1922-04-24 Richard Batka, Austrian music critic and composer, dies at 53
  • 1942-12-03 Wilhelm Peterson-Berger, Swedish composer and music critic, dies at 75
  • 1947-03-19 Willem Pijper, Dutch composer and music critic, dies at 52
  • 1951-09-09 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic, dies at 56
  • 1970-10-28 Eduardo López-Chávarri y Marco, Spanish composer, music critic and lawyer, dies at 99
  • 1976-08-09 Max Vredenburg, Dutch composer and music critic, dies at 72
  • 1978-07-09 Zoltán Aladár, Transylvanian composer, music critic and teacher (The Goat and the Three Goons), dies at 49
  • 1978-08-20 Ivan Jirko, Czech composer, music critic and psychiatrist, dies at 51
  • 1981-08-01 Seppo Nummi, Finnish composer and music critic, dies at 49
  • 1984-07-31 Paul Le Flem, French composer and music critic, dies at 103
  • 1994-12-16 Samuel Lipman, American pianist and music critic, dies of leukemia at 60
  • 1996-01-16 Marcia Davenport, American author and music critic (b. 1903)