Today in Music Theorist History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1591-06-16 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (d. 1655)
  • 1655-09-12 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, born in Dompierre, Orne, France (d. 1730)
  • 1679-01-19 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena (d. 1759)
  • 1708-05-03 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1776)
  • 1721-04-24 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, baptised in Saalfeld, Germany (d. 1783)
  • 1788-10-11 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, born in Frymburk, Bohemia (d. 1867)
  • 1795-05-15 Adolf B Marx, German music theorist
  • 1799-04-13 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, born in Berlin (d. 1860)
  • 1893-12-26 Yury Nikolayevich Tyulin, Russian composer and music theorist, born in Reval, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1905-05-24 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), born in Žarošice, Moravia (d. 1988)
  • 1922-05-29 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), born in Brăila, Romania (d. 2001)

Deaths in Music

  • 1050-05-17 Guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies
  • 1563-03-28 Heinrich Glarean, Swiss music theorist (b. 1488)
  • 1655-10-16 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)
  • 1730-08-10 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, dies at 74
  • 1741-02-13 Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer/music theorist, dies at about 80
  • 1759-09-04 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, dies at 80
  • 1776-04-22 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist & composer, dies at 67
  • 1783-07-27 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62
  • 1860-11-28 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, dies at 61
  • 1867-09-10 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, dies at 78
  • 1901-11-25 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
  • 1988-06-19 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), dies at 83
  • 2001-02-04 Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), dies after several years of serious illness at 78
  • 2008-01-18 Frank Lewin, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)