Famous Conductors in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 538

  • 1874-07-26 Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American conductor (Boston Symphony), born in Vyshny Volochyok, Russia (d. 1951)
  • 1875-04-04 Pierre Monteux, French-American conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24), born in Paris, France (d. 1964)
  • 1875-08-06 Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, born in Vésinet, France (d. 1968)
  • 1876-05-29 Jan Ingenhoven, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Breda (d. 1951)
  • 1876-07-26 Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)
  • 1876-09-15 Bruno Walter, German symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)
  • 1876-12-29 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, born in Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1973)
  • 1877-02-28 Sergei Bortkiewicz, Russian Austrian composer, pianist and conductor born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1877-07-27 Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor, born in Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • 1878-02-06 Waclaw Gieburowski, Polish conductor & composer, born in Bydgoszcz, Poland (d. 1943)
  • 1878-07-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1878-08-18 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Lucerne (d. 1959)
  • 1878-11-23 André Caplet, French composer and conductor (Conte Fantastic, Le miroir de Jesus), born on a boat sailing between Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) and Honfleur (Calvados) in France (d. 1925)
  • 1879-02-26 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
  • 1879-07-05 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Tonhalle Orchestra), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 1879-10-13 Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor and composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), born in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1879-10-18 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish violinist/conductor/composer, born in Daugavpils, Russian Empire (now Latvia); (d. 1953)
  • 1879-12-04 Hamilton Harty, Irish composer and conductor called "the prince of accompanists", born in Hillsborough, Ireland (d. 1941)
  • 1879-12-26 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, Armenian music composer and conductor, born in Alexandropol, Armenia (d. 1950)
  • 1879-12-26 Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (Schwanenweiß), born in Freiburg im Breisgau (d. 1950)
  • 1880-02-01 Antonio Guarnieri, Italian opera conductor (La Scala), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1952)
  • 1880-02-18 Eric De Lamarter, American organist, composer and conductor (Chicago Symphony), born in Lansing, Michigan (d. 1953)
  • 1880-07-03 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, born in Gdańsk, Poland (d. 1967)
  • 1880-08-25 Robert E. Stolz, Austrian composer and conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1975)
  • 1880-12-05 Alexander Schmuller, Russian-Dutch violinist and conductor, born in Mazyr, Belarus (d. 1933)
  • 1881-04-20 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • 1881-07-09 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • 1882-04-18 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, Disney's Fantasia), born in London, England (d. 1977)
  • 1882-04-23 Albert Coates, English conductor and composer (Eagle), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1882-07-08 Percy Grainger, Australian composer, pianist and conductor (Hill Songs), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • 1883-01-19 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
  • 1883-02-11 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer & conductor (Sulamith), born in Copenhagen (d. 1946)
  • 1883-07-25 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)
  • 1883-07-29 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
  • 1883-11-11 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • 1884-03-24 Gino Marinuzzi, Italian conductor and composer, born in Palermo, Sicily, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1945)
  • 1884-06-09 Johannes Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/conductor
  • 1884-09-18 Ludomir Rozycki, Polish composer and conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1884-12-05 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor and pianist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1931)
  • 1885-01-23 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1944)
  • 1885-03-26 Julius Harrison, British composer and conductor (Bredon Hill), born in Stourport, Worcestershire (d. 1963)
  • 1885-05-14 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • 1885-09-14 Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (Batture d'aspetto), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1975)
  • 1886-01-25 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1954)
  • 1886-05-24 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer, born in Le Tréport, France (d. 1979)
  • 1886-05-28 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American conductor (Seattle Symphony), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1965)
  • 1886-06-09 Kusaku Yamada, Japanese composer and conductor, born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1965)
  • 1886-10-06 Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1887-06-23 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), born in Canton, Ohio
  • 1887-09-12 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, born in Sulina, Romania (d. 1964)
  • 1887-09-16 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), born in Paris, France (d. 1979)
  • 1887-11-14 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian musicologist/conductor/composer
  • 1888-12-19 Fritz Reiner, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1963)
  • 1889-01-01 Alexander Smallens, conductor, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1889-04-08 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orchestra)
  • 1889-05-25 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), born in San Fernando, Argentina (d. 1963)
  • 1889-05-25 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1972)
  • 1890-03-13 Fritz Busch, German conductor, born in Siegen, Province of Westphalia (d. 1951)
  • 1890-05-21 Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
  • 1890-08-05 Erich Kleiber, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1891-05-22 Lucien Cailliet, French-American composer, conductor and teacher (Philadelphia Orchestra, 1919-1937), born in Châlons-sur-Marne, France (d. 1985)
  • 1891-06-04 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)
  • 1891-06-21 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1966)
  • 1891-09-22 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1891-09-29 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • 1892-01-01 Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Polish conductor/composer
  • 1892-04-10 Victor de Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (Il Macigno), born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1967)
  • 1892-05-01 Howard Barlow, American conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Plain City, Ohio (d. 1972)
  • 1892-05-16 Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
  • 1893-03-09 Hans Münch, Swiss conductor and composer, born in Mulhouse, France (d. 1983)
  • 1893-03-31 Clemens Krauss, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1893-05-26 Eugene Goossens, British conductor and composer (Perseus), born in London, England (d. 1962)
  • 1893-06-10 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1975)
  • 1893-12-16 Vladimir Golschmann, conductor with Immortal Downbeat, born in Paris, France
  • 1894-01-11 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1894-03-02 Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • 1894-05-10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1894-08-28 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1981)
  • 1894-12-17 Arthur Fiedler, American conductor (Boston Pops), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1979)
  • 1894-12-19 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova, Never Trust a Woman), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • 1894-12-26 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), born in Quiapo, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines (d. 1980)
  • 1895-01-01 Nathaniel Shilkret, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1895-01-20 Eva Jessye, American singer, actress, songwriter (Hallelujah) and 1st black woman to receive international distinction as a choral conductor, born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • 1895-01-27 Joseph Rosenstock, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41), born in Kraków, Poland
  • 1895-04-29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts), born in Bath Villas, Ashford, Kent (d. 1967)
  • 1895-11-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor, born in Valencia, Spain (d. 1980)
  • 1896-01-09 Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-born British conductor (d. 1971)
  • 1896-02-26 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer
  • 1896-03-01 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Athens Greece, conductor/composer
  • 1896-06-20 Wilfred Pelletier, Canadian conductor (Voice of Firestone), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1982)
  • 1896-08-13 Leo Pappenheim, Dutch conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)

Person of interestHoward Hanson

1896-10-28 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), born in Wahoo, Nebraska (d. 1981)

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • 1897-06-07 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1970)
  • 1897-11-04 Oscar Lorenzo Fernández, Brazilian conductor and composer (Imbapara), born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (d. 1948)
  • 1897-11-12 Karl Marx, German composer/conductor
  • 1898-01-29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • 1898-03-26 Charles Shadwell, British conductor, bandleader, and founder of the Cambridge Concert Orchestra, born in Pershore, Worcestershire (d. 1979)
  • 1898-05-06 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1973)
  • 1898-10-01 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Gaaden (d. 1968)
  • 1898-10-07 Alfred Wallenstein, conductor (Chic Symph 1922-29), born in Chicago, Illinois

Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 354

  • 1952-11-23 Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 62
  • 1953-05-17 Eric De Lamarter, American organist, composer and conductor (Chicago Symphony), dies at 73
  • 1954-05-16 Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
  • 1954-06-27 Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
  • 1954-11-30 Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
  • 1954-12-31 Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor and composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), dies at 75
  • 1956-01-27 Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies
  • 1956-05-29 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
  • 1956-11-24 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, dies at 36
  • 1957-01-16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
  • 1957-07-30 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer and conductor, dies at 76
  • 1958-08-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
  • 1958-08-24 Leo Blech, German composer and conductor, dies at 87
  • 1958-11-27 Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • 1959-04-13 Eduard van Beinum, Dutch musician & conductor, dies at 58
  • 1959-11-17 Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1959-11-29 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1960-02-09 Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor, dies at 82
  • 1960-02-22 Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
  • 1960-03-27 Ian Whyte, Scottish composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Orchestra), dies at 58
  • 1960-11-02 Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
  • 1961-03-08 Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
  • 1962-02-17 Bruno Walter, German symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
  • 1962-06-13 Eugene Goossens, British conductor and composer (Perseus), dies at 69
  • 1962-06-18 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
  • 1963-01-16 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), dies at 73
  • 1963-02-20 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, dies at 48
  • 1963-11-15 Fritz Reiner, Hungarian American conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), dies at 74
  • 1963-12-18 Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
  • 1964-05-28 John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
  • 1964-07-01 Pierre Monteux, French-American conductor (Concert Bldg Orchestra), dies at 89
  • 1964-09-01 George Georgescu, Romanian conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • 1965-02-14 Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1965-06-07 Pierre Cardevielle, Fren composer/conductor (L'ile Rouge), dies at 59
  • 1965-08-06 Peter Ronnefeld, German composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), dies at 30
  • 1965-09-16 Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
  • 1965-09-25 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American conductor (Seattle Symphony), dies at 79
  • 1965-12-29 Kusaku Yamada, Japanese composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • 1966-03-06 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • 1966-06-12 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), dies at 74
  • 1967-01-07 Carl Schuricht, German conductor and composer, dies at 86
  • 1967-03-25 Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
  • 1967-10-03 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
  • 1967-12-11 Victor De Sabata, Italian conductor and composer (II Macigno), dies at 75
  • 1968-07-20 Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies at 60
  • 1968-09-06 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), dies at 69
  • 1968-11-06 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1968-11-25 Marcel Labey, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • 1969-02-20 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
  • 1970-02-02 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor, dies at 76
  • 1970-04-05 Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1970-07-29 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra), dies at 70
  • 1970-07-30 George Szell, Hungarian-born American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1946-70), dies at 73
  • 1971-03-06 Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor, dies at 49
  • 1971-07-27 Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83
  • 1971-10-24 Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
  • 1972-01-10 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), dies at 82
  • 1972-01-31 Howard Barlow, American conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
  • 1972-02-14 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
  • 1973-01-15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
  • 1973-02-27 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1973-03-06 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1973-03-26 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, dies at 67
  • 1973-04-02 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor, dies at 74
  • 1973-04-16 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, dies at 43
  • 1973-05-06 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian composer and conductor, dies at 79
  • 1973-05-28 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer and conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
  • 1973-07-03 Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
  • 1973-07-06 Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
  • 1973-09-12 Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
  • 1973-10-22 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, dies at 96
  • 1973-11-13 Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53
  • 1974-10-12 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor, dies at 73
  • 1975-01-16 Thor Johnson, American conductor (Cin Symph 1958), dies at 61
  • 1975-01-20 Franz Andre, Belgian conductor, dies at 81
  • 1975-08-25 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor, dies at 75
  • 1975-09-10 Hans Swarowsky, Austrian conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50), dies at 75
  • 1975-09-14 Walter Herbert, German conductor and impresario (b. 1902)
  • 1975-10-17 Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (Batture d'aspetto), dies at 90
  • 1976-03-01 Jean Martinon, French conductor/composer, dies at 66
  • 1976-05-12 Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72), dies at 65
  • 1977-05-16 Edouard Van Remoortel, Belgian conductor (1958-62 St Louis Symphony), dies at 50
  • 1977-05-30 Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor and composer, dies at 76
  • 1977-09-13 Leopold Stokowski, British conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra, Disney's Fantasia), dies of a heart attack at 95
  • 1978-03-12 Tolchard Evans, composer/conductor, dies
  • 1978-05-16 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), dies at 78
  • 1978-07-27 Willem Van Otterloo, Dutch conductor, cellist and composer (Melbourne 1967-71), dies at 70
  • 1978-08-02 Carlos Chávez, Mexican conductor and composer (Sinfonía india), dies at 79
  • 1979-06-28 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova, Never Trust a Woman), dies at 84
  • 1979-07-28 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (b. 1898)
  • 1979-10-10 Paul Paray, French conductor and composer, dies at 93
  • 1979-10-22 Nadia Boulanger, French composer and conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony), dies at 92
  • 1979-11-11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1980-01-13 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian-American conductor (Lincoln Portrarit), dies of pneumonia at 78
  • 1980-01-29 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), dies at 85
  • 1980-03-21 Gideon Fagan, South African conductor and composer, dies at 75
  • 1980-03-25 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor and pianist, dies at 66
  • 1980-06-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor, dies at 84
  • 1981-02-15 Karl Richter, German composer and conductor, dies at 54

Person of interestHoward Hanson

1981-02-26 Howard Hanson, American classical music composer and conductor (Nordic), dies at 84

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson