Musicologists in History

Events in Music

  • 1963-03-03 American country blues musician "Mississippi" John Hurt 're-discovered' by musicologist Tom Hoskins in Avalon, Mississippi [1]

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 199

  • 1684-09-18 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer and musicologist, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1748)
  • 1720-08-11 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, born in Horb am Neckar (d. 1793)
  • 1726-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian, born in Shrewsbury, England (d. 1814)
  • 1746-09-29 Ernst Ludwig Gerber, German organist, composer and musicologist, born in Sondershausen, Germany (d. 1819)
  • 1749-02-22 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
  • 1750-02-10 Stanislao Mattei, Italian composer, teacher, musicologist, and monk (born in Bologna, Papal States (d. 1825)
  • 1766-10-09 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, born in Velichov, Czech Republic (d. 1842)
  • 1773-08-29 Raphael G. Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music), born in Holleschau, Moravia, Czech Republic (d. 1850)
  • 1777-01-08 Filippo Traetta, Italian-born American composer & music teacher, born in Venice, Italy (d. 1854)
  • 1797-11-23 Gábor Mátray, Hungarian composer and musicologist, born in Nagykata, Hungary (d. 1875)
  • 1800-01-14 Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (Köchel catalogue of Mozart's works), born in Krems an der Donau, Austria (d. 1877)
  • 1809-01-02 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, German composer, voice teacher and musicologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1888)
  • 1813-01-23 Franz Commer, German composer & musicologist, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1813-03-02 George Alexander Macfarren, British composer and musicologist, born in London, England (d. 1887)
  • 1816-11-17 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
  • 1819-09-06 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian and composer, born in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1819-10-23 Isac Baker Woodbury, American composer, and musicologist (The Dulcimer: Or the New York Collection of Sacred Music), born in Beverly, Massachusetts, (d. 1858)
  • 1822-08-15 Wilhelm Rust, German musicologist and composer, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1892)
  • 1823-01-05 William Rockstro, English musicologist & composer, born in Cheam, Sutton (d. 1895)
  • 1826-12-03 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer and musicologist, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1895)
  • 1831-02-17 Francisco Salvador Daniel, French composer, and ethno-musicologist, born in Bourges, France (d. 1871)
  • 1835-12-07 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk and musicologist, born in Bouzemont, France (d. 1923)
  • 1840-04-12 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest and musicologist (Magister choralis), born in Mallersdorf-Pfaffenberg, Bavaria (d. 1910)
  • 1840-06-06 John Stainer, English organist, composer (The Crucifixion), musicologist, and educator, born in Southwark, London (d. 1901)
  • 1842-03-22 Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (Taras Bulba), conductor and ethno-musicologist, born in Hrynky, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1912)
  • 1843-08-04 Florimond Van Duyse, Belgian composer and musicologist, born in Ghent (d. 1910)
  • 1846-06-04 Josef Sittard, German musicologist and music critic, born in Vital, Aachen, Germany (d. 1903)
  • 1846-11-10 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1906)
  • 1847-05-25 Alphonse Goovaerts, Belgian composer and musicologist (Histoire et Bibliographie de la Typographie Musicale dans les Pays-Bas), born in Antwerp, Belgian (d. 1922)
  • 1848-02-27 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1918)
  • 1853-01-07 Nikolai Arkas, Ukrainian composer (Katerina), and musicologist, born in Nikolayev (d. 1909)
  • 1854-09-17 Hans Müller, German music historian and writer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 1855-01-26 Arthur Hervey, Irish orchestral and operatic composer, and musicologist, born in Paris, France (d. 1922)
  • 1855-11-01 Guido Adler, Bohemian-Austrian musicologist (Still in the Music), born in Eibenschütz, Moravia, Austrian Empire (d. 1942)
  • 1855-11-13 Daniel François Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist and banker, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1927)
  • 1858-01-25 Giuseppi Radiciotti, Italian musicologist & composer, born in Iesi, Italy (d. 1931)
  • 1858-09-13 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian organist, composer, educator, and ethno-musicologist, born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway (d. 1942)
  • 1859-11-17 Gerhard Schjelderup, Norwegian opera composer and musicologist, born in Kristiansand, Norway (d. 1933)
  • 1859-12-27 William Henry Hadow, British educational reformer and musicologist (Oxford History of Music, Studies in Modern Music), born in Ebrington, Gloucestshire (d. 1937)
  • 1861-12-17 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer
  • 1862-05-02 Maurice Emmanuel, French composer and musicologist (Salamine), born in Bar-sur-Aube, France (d. 1938)
  • 1864-12-19 Adolf Sandberger, German composer and musicologist, born in Würzburg (d. 1943)
  • 1864-12-30 Alessandro Longo, Italian composer and musicologist, born in Amantea, Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1868-02-03 Dámaso Ledesma, Spanish organist, composer, musicologist, and priest, born in Ciudad Rodrigo, Spain (d. 1928)
  • 1868-04-16 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist and composer (d. 1917)
  • 1868-06-19 Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Urlinie) know for his Schenkerian analysis of music, born in Wisniowczyki, Austrian Galicia (d. 1935)
  • 1868-10-27 Annie Patterson, Irish organist, composer, and musicologist born in Lurgan, Ireland (d. 1934)
  • 1870-01-13 Henryk Opieński, Polish violinist, conductor, choral director, composer (Zygmunt August and Barbara), and musicologist (Moniuszko), born in Kraków (d. 1942)
  • 1870-09-23 John Lomax, Miss, folk song collector/ethnomusicologist
  • 1872-03-10 Felix Borowski, British-American composer, educator (Chicago Musical College, 1896-1925), and musicologist (Chicago Symphony, 1908-56), born in Burton-in-Kendal, England (d. 1956)
  • 1872-04-01 Tadeusz Joteyko, Polish conductor, composer, and musicologist (Zygmunt August), born in Poczujki, Russian Empire (d. 1932)
  • 1873-08-22 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 1935)
  • 1874-02-15 Emilis Melngailis, Latvian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Vidriži, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • 1875-07-17 Donald Francis Tovey, Eton England, musicologist/composer
  • 1876-04-25 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), born in Ciudad Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1945)
  • 1876-12-07 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv), born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1957)
  • 1876-12-19 Carlo Gatti, Italian musicologist (Verdi), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1965)
  • 1877-02-25 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
  • 1877-04-02 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1941)
  • 1878-07-17 Henri Zagwijn, Dutch composer and musicologist, born in Nieuwer-Amstel, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1878-08-31 Albert Riemenschneider, American pianist, educator, musicologist, and founder of America'a oldest Bach Festival, born in Berea, Ohio (d. 1950)
  • 1879-05-06 Tobias Norlind, Swedish musicologist, born in Vellinge, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • 1880-11-02 John Foulds, British cellist, musicologist, and composer (World Requiem; Three Mantras), born in Hulme, Manchester, England (d. 1939)
  • 1880-11-03 Raffaele Casimiri, Italian musicologist and composer, born in Gualdo Tadino, Italy (d. 1943)
  • 1880-12-30 Alfred Einstein, German-American musicologist and nephew of Albert Einstein, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1952)
  • 1881-06-29 Curt Sachs, German musicologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1882-09-19 Paul-Marie Masson, French musicologist (L’Opéra de Rameau), and composer, born in Sète, France (d. 1954)
  • 1882-10-12 Hermann Wolfgang Sartorius Waltershausen, German musicologist and composer, born in Göttingen, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1882-12-16 Zoltán Kodály, Hungarian composer and ethno-musicologist, (Psalmus Hungaricus; Hary Janos), born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1967)
  • 1883-09-05 Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • 1883-10-11 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • 1883-11-16 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist and composer (In Tempore Belli) (d. 1958)
  • 1884-02-29 Alfred Sendrey, American composer and musicologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1976)
  • 1884-12-19 Ferdinando Liuzzi, Italian composer and musicologist, born in Senigallia, Italy (d. 1940)
  • 1885-10-21 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian-English composer, teacher, and musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1974)
  • 1886-01-10 Jose Antonio de Donostia, Basque musicologist & composer, born in Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1956)
  • 1886-04-05 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1886-06-01 Ernst Kurth, Austrian/Swiss musicologist
  • 1887-03-23 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn-catalog)
  • 1887-11-14 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian musicologist/conductor/composer
  • 1890-01-22 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist, born in Vratišinec, Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia (d. 1976)
  • 1890-11-30 John Tasker Howard, American composer and music historian, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1964)
  • 1891-02-07 Joachim Stutschewsky, Austrian-Israeli cellist, composer, and musicologist, born in Romni, Ukraine (d. 1982)
  • 1892-02-01 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall), born in Krefeld, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1892-06-30 László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, ethno-musicologist and conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1963)
  • 1893-01-05 Friedrich Blume, German musicologist (Das Rassenproblem in der Musik), born in Schlüchtern, Germany (d. 1975)
  • 1893-10-10 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music), born in Konitz, West Prussia (d. 1988)
  • 1894-04-27 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American, pianist, conductor, musicologist (Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns; Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians), and composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1896-01-20 Elmer Diktonius, Finnish poet, composer, and musicologist (Janne Kubrik; Stenkol), born in Helsinki (d. 1961)
  • 1897-04-08 Herbert Eimert, German composer and musicologist (Glockenspiel)
  • 1898-07-15 Norman Demuth, British composer and musicologist specializing in French works, born in Croyden, Surrey, England (d. 1968)
  • 1899-10-01 Lajos Bárdos, Hungarian conductor, composer, musicologist and professor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
  • 1900-04-02 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist, born in Hörde, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1900-07-31 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1973)
  • 1901-07-15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • 1901-08-28 Paul Henry Lang, Hungarian-American critic and musicologist (NY Herald Tribune), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • 1901-09-05 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, Polish-Canadian composer (Encounterpoint), educator, and ethno-musicologist, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1981)
  • 1901-10-08 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Eidsborg, Norway (d. 1977)
  • 1902-10-23 Otto J. Gombosi, Hungarian-American musicologist, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1955)
  • 1902-11-16 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, born in Stalhille, Jabbeke, Belgium (d. 1985)

Deaths in Music

  • 1103-01-17 Frutolf, German monk/musicologist/historian, dies
  • 1748-03-23 Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer and musicologist, dies at 63
  • 1764-04-17 Johann Mattheson, German composer, dies at 82
  • 1793-05-13 Martin Gerbert, German composer, music historian and abbot, dies at 72
  • 1814-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian, dies at 88
  • 1819-06-30 Ernst Ludwig Gerber, German organist, composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • 1825-05-12 Stanislao Mattei, Italian composer, teacher, musicologist, and monk dies at 75
  • 1842-12-25 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, dies at 76
  • 1850-01-01 Raphael G. Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music), dies at 76
  • 1858-10-26 Isac Baker Woodbury, American composer, and musicologist (The Dulcimer: Or the New York Collection of Sacred Music), dies at 39
  • 1871-05-24 Francisco Salvador Daniel, French composer, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 40
  • 1875-07-17 Gábor Mátray, Hungarian composer and musicologist, dies at 77
  • 1876-01-10 Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70
  • 1876-06-28 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist, dies at 59
  • 1877-06-03 Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Austrian musicologist (Köchel catalogue of Mozart's works), dies of cancer at 77
  • 1883-04-22 Octave Fouque, French pianist and composer, dies at 38
  • 1887-04-28 Carl Ferdinand Pohl, German-Austrian music historian & composer, dies at 67
  • 1887-10-31 George Alexander Macfarren, British composer and musicologist, dies at 74
  • 1888-08-08 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, German composer, voice teacher and musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1892-05-02 Wilhelm Rust, German musicologist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1895-11-25 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer and musicologist, dies at 68
  • 1906-03-22 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1910-09-05 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest and musicologist (Magister choralis), dies at 70
  • 1912-11-06 Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (Taras Bulba), conductor and ethno-musicologist, dies at 70
  • 1917-02-13 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist and composer, dies at 48
  • 1918-10-07 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), dies at 70
  • 1922-03-10 Arthur Hervey, Irish orchestral and operatic composer, and musicologist, dies at 67
  • 1922-12-25 Alphonse Goovaerts, Belgian composer and musicologist (Histoire et Bibliographie de la Typographie Musicale dans les Pays-Bas), dies at 75
  • 1923-12-08 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk and musicologist, dies at 88
  • 1927-02-06 Daniel François Scheurleer, Dutch musicologist and banker, dies at 71
  • 1928-06-13 Dámaso Ledesma, Spanish organist, composer, musicologist, and priest, dies at 60
  • 1928-10-30 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, American musicologist, dies at 55
  • 1933-07-29 Gerhard Schjelderup, Norwegian opera composer and musicologist, dies at 73
  • 1934-01-16 Annie Patterson, Irish organist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 65
  • 1935-01-14 Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Urlinie) know for his Schenkerian analysis of music, dies at 66
  • 1935-02-09 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist, dies at 61
  • 1935-11-28 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (b. 1877)
  • 1937-04-08 William Henry Hadow, British educational reformer and musicologist (Oxford History of Music, Studies in Modern Music), dies at 77
  • 1938-04-18 Richard Terry, English organist & musicologist, dies at 73
  • 1938-12-14 Maurice Emmanuel, French composer & musicologist (Salamine), dies at 76
  • 1939-04-25 John Foulds, British cellist, musicologist, and composer (World Requiem; Three Mantras), dies in Calcutta of cholera at 58
  • 1940-07-10 Donald Francis Tovey, English musicologist/composer, dies at 64
  • 1940-10-06 Ferdinando Liuzzi, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 55
  • 1940-11-30 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
  • 1941-03-07 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik), dies at 63
  • 1942-01-21 Henryk Opieński, Polish violinist, conductor, choral director, composer (Zygmunt August and Barbara), and musicologist (Moniuszko), dies at 72
  • 1942-02-15 Guido Adler, Bohemian-Austrian musicologist (Still in the Music), dies at 91
  • 1942-07-08 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian organist, composer, educator, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1943-01-14 Adolf Sandberger, German composer and musicologist, dies at 78
  • 1943-04-15 Raffaele Casimiri, Italian composer, and musicologist dies at 62
  • 1945-06-07 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), dies at 69
  • 1945-11-03 Alessandro Longo, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 80
  • 1947-08-13 Tobias Norlind, Swedish musicologist, dies at 68
  • 1950-07-21 Albert Riemenschneider, American pianist, educator, musicologist, and founder of America'a oldest Bach Festiva, dies at 71
  • 1952-02-13 Alfred Einstein, German/US musicologist, dies at 71
  • 1954-01-27 Paul-Marie Masson, French musicologist (L’Opéra de Rameau), and composer, dies at 71
  • 1954-08-13 Hermann W S Waltershausen, German musicologist/composer, dies at 71
  • 1954-10-23 Henri Zagwijn, Dutch composer and musicologist, dies at 76 [1]
  • 1955-02-17 Otto J. Gombosi, Hungarian-American musicologist, dies of a heart attack at 52
  • 1955-12-08 Jacques Handschin, Swiss musicologist (Der Toncharakter), dies at 69
  • 1956-08-30 Anita Donostia [Jose Antonio de Donostia], Spanish composer, musicologist and priest, dies at 70
  • 1956-09-06 Felix Borowski, British-American composer, educator (Chicago Musical College, 1896-1925), and musicologist (Chicago Symphony, 1908-56), dies at 84
  • 1957-04-30 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven), dies at 80
  • 1958-03-14 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist and composer (In Tempore Belli), dies at 64
  • 1959-02-05 Curt Sachs, German musicologist, dies at 77
  • 1959-10-13 Rudolf Mengelberg, Dutch composer and musicologist (Concert Amsterdam), dies at 67
  • 1961-02-06 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, dies at 77
  • 1961-09-23 Elmer Diktonius, Finnish poet, composer, and musicologist (Janne Kubrik; Stenkol), dies at 65
  • 1963-02-16 László Lajtha, Hungarian composer, ethno-musicologist and conductor, dies at 70
  • 1964-11-20 John Tasker Howard, American composer and music historian, dies at 73
  • 1965-03-03 Carlo Gatti, Italian musicologist (Verdi), dies at 88
  • 1967-01-14 Renato Lunelli, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 71
  • 1967-05-17 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, dies at 65
  • 1968-04-21 Norman Demuth, British composer and musicologist specializing in French works, dies at 69
  • 1973-02-03 Edward Lockspeiser, British composer and musicologist (Debussy: His Life and Mind), dies at 67
  • 1973-03-26 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, dies at 67
  • 1973-06-08 Eino Linnala, Finnish composer, pedagogue, and musicologist dies at 76
  • 1973-07-30 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • 1974-11-09 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian-English composer, teacher and musicologist, dies at 89
  • 1976-01-03 Mateusz Glinski, Polish conductor, musicologist, and composer, dies at 83
  • 1976-12-12 Vinko Zganec, Croatian ethnomusicologist (b. 1890)
  • 1977-02-08 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 75
  • 1980-12-24 Alec Wilder, American classical, jazz, and pop music composer (The Churkendoose), and musicologist (American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950), dies at 73 [1]
  • 1981-05-07 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, Polish-Canadian composer (Encounterpoint), educator, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1981-10-21 Šrom, Karel, Czech composer, musicologist, and critic, dies at 77
  • 1982-05-12 Humphrey Searle, British composer and musicologist (Twentieth Century Counterpoint; The Music of Franz Liszt), dies at 66
  • 1982-11-14 Joachim Stutschewsky, Austrian-Israeli cellist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 91
  • 1983-11-01 Anthony van Hoboken, Dutch musicologist (Haydn Catalog), dies at 96
  • 1984-04-13 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), dies at 72
  • 1984-09-09 Walter Kaufmann, German-American conductor (Winnipeg Symphony, 1948-57), composer (Navaratnam), and musicologist (The Ragas of South India), dies at 77
  • 1985-12-04 Marcel Boereboom, Belgian musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1986-08-30 Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1986-11-18 Lajos Bárdos, Hungarian conductor, composer, musicologist and professor, dies at 87
  • 1987-03-04 Siro Cisilino, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1988-03-14 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard dictionary of music), dies at 94
  • 1989-05-11 Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, dies at 64
  • 1990-05-02 William Levi Dawson, American composer, choirmaster, and musicologist dies at 90
  • 1990-05-09 Patrick Piggott, British pianist, composer, and musicologist (The Life & Music of John Field; The Innocent Diversion - Music in the Life and Writings of Jane Austen), dies at 74
  • 1991-05-27 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (International Bruckner Society; Mozart's Requiem), and educator (Vienna University, 1932-73), dies at 86
  • 1991-11-08 John Kirckpatrick, US musicologist (Charles Ives Archives), dies