Musicologists in History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 262 of 262

  • 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]
  • 1927-05-05 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)
  • 1928-01-02 Tiberiu Olah, Romanian-Hungarian composer, teacher, and musicologist, born in 1928, Batar, Romania (d. 2002)
  • 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)
  • 1930-06-26 Peter Feuchtwanger, German piano teacher, musicologist, and composer (Studies in Eastern Idiom; Introduction and Ragas for 8 Violas and cello), born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1931-02-09 Harry Halbreich, German-Belgian musicologist (Arthur Honegger, Bohuslav Martinů, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2016)
  • 1931-04-02 Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Budapest (d. 2014)
  • 1931-09-08 Marion Brown, American jazz alto saxophonist, (Marion Brown Quartet; John Coltrane -"Ascension"; Artie Schepp), avant garde composer, writer, and ethno-musicologist, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2010)
  • 1931-12-16 Kenneth Gilbert, Canadian harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, and educator, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • 1933-04-08 Jaroslav Smolka, Czech composer (Metamorfosi), music director, dramaturge, pedagogue, and musicologist, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • 1933-07-08 Maria Helena Rosas Fernandes, Brazilian composer, pianist, musicologist, conductor and music educator, born in Brasópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 1933-10-01 Olga Pozzi Escot, Peruvian-American composer and musicologist, born in Lima, Peru
  • 1934-08-23 Lojze Lebič, Slovenian composer (Myths and Apocrypha), peadagogue, and musicologist, born in Prevalje, Slovenia
  • 1934-10-03 Benjamin Boretz, American composer, and musicologist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 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)
  • 1935-11-15 Pete Welding, American music writer (Down Beat), musicologist (Testament Records), and jazz and blues record producer (Doug Quattlebaum), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • 1936-07-11 Joe Bussard, American musicologist, preservationist, and record label owner (Fonotone), born in Frederick, Maryland (d. 2022)
  • 1936-07-26 Rodney Milne [Blumer], British opera critic (Opera magazine, 1971-99), musicologist, and libretto translator, born in Stafford, England (d. 2015)
  • 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)
  • 1939-05-20 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
  • 1941-02-25 Ramon Pagayon Santos, Filipino contemporary classical composer, etno-musicologist, and pedagogue, born in Pasig, Philippines
  • 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)
  • 1942-08-08 Vardo Rumessen, Estonian classical pianist, musicologist, politician, and independence advocate, born in Pärnu, Estonian SSR, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 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)
  • 1942-10-22 Robin John Maconie, New Zealand pianist, electro-acoustic film and concert composer, and musicologist (Stockhausen), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • 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
  • 1945-03-28 Boudewijn Buckinx, Belgian contemporary classical composer and musicologist, born in Lommel, Belgium
  • 1945-04-02 Richard Taruskin, American musicologist (Oxford History of Western Music), and educator, born in New York City (d. 2022) [1]
  • 1945-06-19 Robert Franklin Palmer Jr., American writer, musicologist, and musician (Deep Blues), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • 1946-07-22 Steve Wolownik, American ethno-musicologist, balalaika player, arranger, and co-founder of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America, born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 2000)
  • 1946-09-09 Christopher Francis Palmer, British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)
  • 1947-06-18 Georgs Pelēcis, Latvian composer (Plaukstošais Jasmīns - Flowering Jasmine), musicologist, and pedagogue, born in Riga, Latvia
  • 1949-02-04 Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, born in Kalkar, Germany (d. 2017)
  • 1949-11-07 Steven Stucky, American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Silent Spring; August 4, 1964; Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1988-2009), conductor (Ensemble X, 1997-2006), educator, and musicologist, born in Hutchinson, Kansas (d. 2016)
  • 1950-07-16 Tom Terrell, American musicologist, deejay and NPR reviewer, born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1951-07-08 Ned Sublette, American country-world music fusion composer (Cowboy Rumba), musician, musicologist, and author, born in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1952-01-25 Peter Garland, American composer, and musicologist, born in Portland, Maine
  • 1953-03-08 Bob Brozman, American world music guitarist, ethno-musicologist, and educator, born in NYC (d. 2013)
  • 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

Deaths 201 - 223 of 223

  • 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
  • 2015-08-24 Vardo Rumessen, Estonian classical pianist, musicologist, politician, and independence advocate, dies at 73
  • 2015-12-04 Rodney Milne [Blumer], British opera critic (Opera magazine, 1971-99), musicologist, and libretto translator, dies at 79
  • 2016-02-14 Steven Stucky, American Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Silent Spring; August 4, 1964; Los Angeles Philharmonic, 1988-2009), conductor (Ensemble X, 1997-2006), educator, and musicologist, dies of brain cancer at 66
  • 2016-03-20 Peter Williams, British organist and musicologist, dies at 78
  • 2016-06-18 Peter Feuchtwanger, German piano teacher, musicologist, and composer (Studies in Eastern Idiom; Introduction and Ragas for 8 Violas and cello), dies at 85
  • 2016-06-27 Harry Halbreich, German-Belgian musicologist (Arthur Honegger, Bohuslav Martinů), dies at 85
  • 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
  • 2022-07-01 Richard Taruskin, American musicologist (Oxford History of Western Music), and educator, dies of esophageal cancer at 77 [1]
  • 2022-10-03 Joe Bussard, American musicologist, preservationist, and record label owner (Fonotone), dies of pancreatic cancer at 86