Famous Bassoonists in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1740-02-15 Ernst Eichner, German composer and bassoonist, born in Arolsen (d. 1777)
  • 1754-12-09 Etienne Ozi, French composer and bassoonist, born in Nimes (d. 1813)
  • 1912-07-27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1918-08-26 Louis W "Louis" Stotijn, bassoonist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1925-08-06 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), born in Oakland, California (d. 2013)

Deaths in Music

  • 1970-01-17 Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
  • 1996-10-12 Vernon Elliott, British composer and bassoonist, dies at 84
  • 2013-12-17 Leland Smith, American composer, bassoonist and computer coder who led music publishing into the digital age (SCORE), dies at 88