Musicologists in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 198 of 198

  • 1903-02-11 Hans Redlich, Austrian-English composer & musicologist (Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Vienna (d. 1968)
  • 1903-12-04 Siro Cisilino, Italian composer and musicologist, born in Mereto di Tomba, Italy (d. 1987)
  • 1904-08-17 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (International Bruckner Society; Mozart's Requiem), and educator (Vienna University, 1932-73), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1991)
  • 1904-09-14 Šrom, Karel, Czech composer, musicologist, and critic, born in Pilsen, Bohemia (d. 1981)
  • 1905-02-26 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), born in Canton, Missouri (d. 1992)
  • 1905-05-08 Inglis Gundry, British composer, musicologist and novelist, born in Wimbledon, London (d. 2000)
  • 1905-05-21 Edward Lockspeiser, British composer and musicologist (Debussy: His Life and Mind), born in London (d. 1973)
  • 1905-11-12 Solon Michaelides, Cypriot composer, teacher and musicologist, born in Nicosia, Cyprus (d. 1979)
  • 1906-06-28 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • 1906-10-12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • 1907-02-17 Alec Wilder, American classical, jazz, and pop music composer (The Churkendoose), and musicologist (American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1980)
  • 1907-04-01 Walter Kaufmann, German-American conductor (Winnipeg Symphony, 1948-57), composer (Navaratnam), and musicologist (The Ragas of South India), born in Karlsbad, Germany (d. 1984)
  • 1907-08-18 Otto Mortensen, Danish composer and musicologist, born in Copenhagen (d. 1986)
  • 1908-10-11 Armen Carapetyan, American musicologist and composer, born in Isfahan, Iran (d. 1992)
  • 1909-07-01 Vera Brodsky Lawrence, American concert pianist (CBS Symphony) and musicologist (Joplin; Gottschalk), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1996)
  • 1910-03-24 Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1999)
  • 1910-12-16 Stanojlo Rajičić, Serbian composer, educator, and musicologist, born in Belgrade, Kingdom of Serbia (d. 2000)
  • 1911-01-17 Hermann Pfrogner, Austrian musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
  • 1911-04-03 Watkins Shaw, British musicologist, born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1996)
  • 1911-06-10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • 1912-04-22 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, born in Ulldecona, Spain (d. 2002)
  • 1914-02-08 Jules van Ackere, Flemish musicologist (Eternal Music)
  • 1914-04-26 Wilfrid Howard Mellers, English musicologist and composer (François Couperin and the French Classical Tradition), born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire (d. 2008)
  • 1914-09-25 Frederick Wilhelm Sternfeld, Austrian musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • 1914-10-30 Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 harps; Negro Lament), musicologist and music critic, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2001)
  • 1914-11-03 Hallgrímur Helgason, Icelandic musicologist, composer, teacher and conductor, born in Eyrarbakki, Iceland (d. 1994)
  • 1915-01-31 Alan Lomax, American ethno-musicologist, and folklorist, born in Austin, Texas (d. 2002)
  • 1915-04-12 Ernest Borneman, German sexual researcher, psychotherapist, musician and writer (Bang, You're Dead), born in Berlin (d. 1995)
  • 1915-08-26 Humphrey Searle, British composer and musicologist (Twentieth Century Counterpoint; The Music of Franz Liszt), born in Oxford, England (d. 1982)
  • 1916-05-12 Ellis Kohs, American composer (Lohiau and Hiiaka), educator, and musicologist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1916-09-25 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster of Russian heritage, born in Feodosia, Crimea, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1916-09-29 Minao Shibata, Japanese composer and musicologist, born in Tokyo (d. 1996)
  • 1916-12-25 Daniel Devoto, Argentine folklorist, musicologist, and poet, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2001)
  • 1917-02-07 Milton "Milt" Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle, Bewitched's nose tinkle), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2005)
  • 1917-09-13 Jón Thórarinsson, Icelandic composer and musicologist, born in Gilsárteigur, Iceland (d. 2012)
  • 1917-10-31 Erik Routley, English Congregational minister, composer and musicologist, born in England (d. 1982)
  • 1918-05-06 Godfrey Ridout, Canadian composer, conductor, educator, and musicologist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1984)
  • 1919-09-14 Deryck Cooke, British composer and musicologist, born in Leicester (d. 1976)
  • 1920-02-15 Ingmar Milveden, Swedish organist, composer, and musicologist, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 2007)
  • 1920-12-13 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Signifier & the Signified), born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)
  • 1922-04-07 Kenneth Peacock, Canadian pianist, ethnomusicologist and composer (Rituals of Earth, Fire and Darkness), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1922-06-14 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), born in Manchester (d. 1996)
  • 1922-07-26 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish choral and orchestral composer, and musicologist, born in Poznań, Poland (d. 2015)
  • 1923-01-03 Dragutin Gostuški, Serbian composer, and musicologist (d. 1988)
  • 1923-01-04 Flavio Testi, Italian composer and musicologist, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1923-11-12 Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan guitarist, composer, and musicologist, born in Caserio La Candelaria, Venezuela (d. 2016)
  • 1924-03-21 Karl Heinz Fussl, Austrian composer, musicologist, publisher, and music critic, born in Jablonec, Czechoslovakia (d. 1992)
  • 1924-04-03 Joseph Kerman, American educator and musicologist ( Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology), born in London, England (d. 2014)
  • 1924-09-14 Jitka Snížková, Czech composer, music educator and musicologist, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 1989)
  • 1925-02-02 Michel Philippot, French composer and musicologist, born in Verzy, France (d. 1996)
  • 1925-02-09 Salah El Mahdi, Tunisian composer, conductor, musicologist, and artistic director, born in Tunis (d. 2014)
  • 1925-07-14 Luis Antonio Escobar, Colombian composer and musicologist, born in Villapinzón, Cundinamarca (d. 1993)
  • 1925-12-31 Jaap Schröder, Dutch violinist, conductor, musicologist, and pedagogue ( Academy of Ancient Music), born in Amsterdam (d. 2020)
  • 1926-01-01 Claire Polin [Schaff], composer flautist/musicologist
  • 1926-01-25 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), born in La Junta, Colorado (d. 2014)
  • 1926-03-06 H.C. Robbins Landon, American musicologist (Haydn: Chronicle and Works), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2009)
  • 1926-04-14 Jan Maegaard, Danish composer and musicologist (Triptykon), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2012)
  • 1926-07-11 Rodolfo Arizaga, Argentinian composer and musicologist, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1985)
  • 1926-12-10 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2013)
  • 1927-03-02 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer (Satire), educator, and musicologist, born in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland (d. 2001) [1]
  • 1927-03-17 Kenneth S Goldstein, folklorist/enthomusicologist
  • 1927-05-05 Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (Sonata Forms), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1927-07-12 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Trieste (d. 2014)
  • 1928-01-02 Alberto Zedda, Italian opera conductor and musicologist, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1928-12-19 Michael Hurd, British composer and musicologist known for his choral music (Jonah-Man Jazz), born in Gloucester, England (d. 2006)
  • 1929-03-12 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, born in Huánuco, Peru (d. 2012)
  • 1929-12-03 Werner Rackwitz, German opera director and musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), born in Breslau, Weimar Republic (d. 2014)
  • 1930-01-28 Luis de Pablo, Spanish composer, and musicologist, born in Bilbao, Spain
  • 1930-04-28 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1931-04-02 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Budapest (d. 2014)
  • 1931-12-16 Kenneth Gilbert, Canadian harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, and educator, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • 1933-10-01 Olga Pozzi Escot, Peruvian-American composer and musicologist, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1934-11-17 Alan Curtis, American harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor, born in Mason, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1935-03-30 Karl Berger, German jazz pianist, vibraphone player, and musicologist, born in Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1935-08-09 George S. Leotsakos, Greek composer and musicologist, born in Athens, Greece
  • 1935-10-18 Jorge "Jordi" Cervelló, Catalan composer and musicologist, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1935-10-21 (George) Derek Bell, Northern Irish harpist, pianist, oboist, musicologist, and composer (The Chieftans; "Three Images of Ireland in Druid Times"), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland (d. 2002)
  • 1936-08-02 Anthony Payne, British composer (Phoenix Mass; Visions and Journeys), critic, and musicologist, born in London (d. 2021)
  • 1937-05-14 Peter Williams, British organist and musicologist, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2016)
  • 1939-01-07 David Buchan, ethno-musicologist
  • 1939-05-20 María Luisa Ozaita, Spanish pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, conductor, and composer (Pelleas y Melisanda), born in Baracaldo, Spain (d. 2017)
  • 1939-09-21 Trevor James Hold, British composer, writer, and musicologist (John Clare Songbook), born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)
  • 1940-01-11 Mark DeVoto, American composer (Hodayot; Pavane and Zortzico), and musicologist (Schubert), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • 1941-05-31 Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist, pianist, musicologist, and professor (Barnard College, Brooklyn, NYC ), born in New York City (d.2021)
  • 1942-04-19 David Fanshawe, British composer and ethno-musicologist (African Sanctus,; Pacific Odessey), born in Paignton, England (d. 2010)
  • 1942-08-17 John Tyrrell, British musicologist (Leoš Janáček; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), born in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia (now Harare, Zimbabwe) (d. 2018)
  • 1943-12-17 William Brooks, composer, educator, and musicologist
  • 1944-04-18 Rudy Shackelford, American organist, composer, and musicologist, born in Newport News, Virginia
  • 1944-04-22 Joshua Rifkin, American conductor and musicologist who played a key role in the ragtime revival of the 1970s, born in NYC, New York
  • 1945-06-19 Robert Franklin Palmer Jr., American writer, musicologist, and musician (Deep Blues), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1946-09-09 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)
  • 1949-02-04 Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, born in Kalkar, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1950-07-16 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1952-01-25 Peter Garland, American composer, and musicologist, born in Portland, Maine
  • 1961-06-06 Bob Gilmore, Irish keyboard player (Trio Scordatura), educator, and musicologist (Harry Partch: A Biography), born in Larne, Northern Ireland (d. 2015)
  • 1962-10-15 Philip Blackburn, British-American composer (Ghostly Psalms), sound artist, musicologist (Harry Partch), and record executive (Innova), born in Cambridge, England
  • 1964-06-07 Andris Vecumnieks, Latvian contemporary classical composer (Concertino Art-I-Shock), conductor, teacher, and musicologist, born in Riga, Latvian SSR
  • 1964-10-28 Costantino Mastroprimiano, Italian classical pianist, educator, and musicologist, born in Foggia, Italy

Deaths in Music

  • 1992-09-05 Armen Carapetyan, Americn musicologist and composer, dies at 83
  • 1993-09-15 Frits Noske, Dutch musicologist (Tie Musikwerk), dies at 72
  • 1994-01-13 Frederick William Sternfield, musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1994-10-22 David Buchan, ethno-Musicologist, dies at 55
  • 1994-11-27 Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
  • 1995-01-22 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, dies of AIDS complications 48
  • 1995-11-11 Kenneth S, Goldstein, American folklorist, enthomusicologist, dies at 68
  • 1995-12-25 Nikolai [Nicolas Leonidovich] Slonimsky, musicologist, dies at 101
  • 1995-12-25 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American pianist, conductor, musicologist (Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns; Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians), and composer, dies at 101
  • 1996-02-02 Minao Shibata, Japanese composer and musicologist, dies at 79
  • 1996-03-19 Christopher Headington, English composer, musicologist and pianist, dies at 65
  • 1996-09-18 Vera Brodsky Lawrence, American concert pianist (CBS Symphony) and musicologist (Joplin; Gottschalk), dies at 87
  • 1996-10-08 Watkins Shaw, British musicologist, dies at 85
  • 1996-12-18 Arthur Jacobs, English musicologist (Penguin Dictionary of Music), dies at 74
  • 1997-05-05 Tolia Nikiprowetzky, French composer, ethno-musicologist and broadcaster of Russian heritage, dies at 80
  • 1997-05-09 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, dies at 90
  • 1999-01-21 Jacques Chailley, French musicologist and composer, dies at 88
  • 2000-04-13 Inglis Gundry, British composer, musicologist and novelist, dies at 94
  • 2000-07-21 Stanojlo Rajičić, Serbian composer, educator, and musicologist, dies at 79
  • 2001-10-12 Witold Szalonek, Polish composer (Satire), educator, and musicologist, dies at 74
  • 2001-11-13 Marius Flothuis, Dutch composer, (Kleine Suite for 12 harps; Negro Lament), musicologist and music critic, dies at 87
  • 2002-08-26 Miguel Querol Gavalda, Spanish musicologist and composer, dies at 90
  • 2002-10-17 (George) Derek Bell, Northern Irish harpist, pianist, oboist, musicologist, and composer (The Chieftans; "Three Images of Ireland in Druid Times"), dies of a heart attack at 66 [1]
  • 2004-01-28 Trevor James Hold, British composer, writer, and musicologist (John Clare Songbook), dies at 64 [1]
  • 2005-11-04 Milton "Milt" Holland, American drummer, percussionist, ethnomusicologist (film Tinkerbell's tinkle, Bewitched's nose tinkle), dies at 88
  • 2006-08-08 Michael Hurd, British composer and musicologist known for his choral music (Jonah-Man Jazz), dies at 77
  • 2007-01-01 Tad Jones, American jazz music historian, dies at 54
  • 2007-11-29 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, NPR reviewer and deejay, dies at 57
  • 2008-05-16 Wilfrid Howard Mellers, English musicologist and composer (François Couperin and the French Classical Tradition), dies at 94
  • 2009-11-20 H.C. Robbins Landon, American musicologist (Haydn: Chronicle and Works), dies at 83
  • 2010-03-17 Charlie Gillett, British musicologist and radio presenter (b. 1942)
  • 2010-07-05 David Fanshawe, British composer and ethno-musicologist (African Sanctus,; Pacific Odessey), dies of a stroke at 68
  • 2010-11-23 James Tyler, American musicologist and author (b. 1940)
  • 2011-06-07 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer, choreographer, and musicologist, dies at 88
  • 2012-01-17 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, dies at 82
  • 2012-11-27 Jan Maegaard, Danish composer and musicologist (Triptykon), dies at 86
  • 2012-12-09 Charles Rosen, American pianist and musicologist (Sonata Forms), dies at 85
  • 2013-02-01 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, dies at 86
  • 2014-01-14 Flavio Testi, Italian composer and musicologist, dies at 91
  • 2014-02-19 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 82
  • 2014-03-14 Werner Rackwitz, German opera director and musicologist (Handel-Renaissance), dies at 84
  • 2014-03-17 Joseph Kerman, American educator and musicologist ( Contemplating Music: Challenges to Musicology), dies at 89
  • 2014-09-12 Salah El Mahdi, Tunisian composer, conductor, musicologist, and artistic director, dies at 89
  • 2014-10-20 Pavle Merku, Italian-Slovene composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 87
  • 2014-11-11 James Erb, American composer, arranger, and musicologist (Shenendoah), dies at 88
  • 2015-01-02 Bob Gilmore, Irish keyboard player (Trio Scordatura), educator, and musicologist (Harry Partch: A Biography), dies of cancer at 53
  • 2015-02-17 Andrzej Koszewski, Polish choral and orchestral composer, and musicologist, dies at 92
  • 2015-07-15 Alan Curtis, American harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor, dies at 80
  • 2016-03-20 Peter Williams, British organist and musicologist, dies at 78
  • 2016-07-05 Alirio Díaz, Venezuelan guitarist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 92
  • 2017-03-06 Alberto Zedda, Italian opera conductor and musicologist, dies at79
  • 2017-04-05 María Luisa Ozaita, Spanish pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, conductor, and composer (Pelleas y Melisanda), dies at 77
  • 2017-06-21 Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, dies at 68
  • 2018-10-04 John Tyrrell, British musicologist (Leoš Janáček; The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians), dies at 76
  • 2020-01-01 Jaap Schröder, Dutch violinist, conductor, musicologist, and pedagogue ( Academy of Ancient Music), dies at 94
  • 2020-04-16 Kenneth Gilbert, Canadian harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, and educator, dies at 88
  • 2021-03-13 Kenneth Cooper, American harpsichordist, pianist, musicologist, and professor (Barnard College, Brooklyn, NYC ), dies shortly after a stroke at 79
  • 2021-04-30 Anthony Payne, British composer (Phoenix Mass; Visions and Journeys), critic, and musicologist, dies at 84