Famous Conductors in Music History (Part 5)

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Birthdays 401 - 500 of 538

  • 1930-03-18 Maurice Peress, American conductor (KC Philharmonic 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-06-19 Jul Levi, Bulgarian composer and conductor, born in Salonica, Greece
  • 1930-07-03 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (Bavarian State Orchestra 1968-97), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2004)
  • 1930-07-18 Siegfried Kurz, German conductor and composer, born in Dresden
  • 1930-08-20 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2013)
  • 1930-09-29 Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1930-11-11 Vernon Handley, English conductor, born in Enfield, England (d. 2008)
  • 1931-04-11 Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese composer and conductor, born in Tokyo
  • 1931-05-04 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor (USSR State Radio), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1931-06-20 Arne Nordheim, Larvik Norway, conductor/composer (Aftonland)
  • 1931-06-30 James Loughran, British conductor, born in Glasgow
  • 1931-08-21 Gregg Smith, choral conductor and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2016)
  • 1931-10-22 Hikaru Hayashi, Japanese pianist, conductor and composer (Onibaba), born in Tokyo (d. 2012)
  • 1931-11-30 Gunther Herbig, Usti-nad-Labem Czech, conductor (East Berlin Orchestra)
  • 1932-03-21 Joseph Silverstein, American violinist, concertmaster and conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932-04-09 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor, born in Luzern, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1932-10-16 Henry Jay Lewis, conductor/bass (LA Philharmonic 1955-59), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1933-01-30 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1933-04-29 Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, born in Slavonski Brod, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
  • 1933-05-29 Helmuth Rilling, German conductor (founder of the Gächinger Kantorei), born in Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1933-06-17 Christian Ferras, French violinist and conductor, born in Le Touquet, France (d. 1982)
  • 1933-06-22 Libor Pešek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1933-06-26 Claudio Abbado, Italian composer and conductor (London Symph-1982), born in Milan, Italy (d. 2014)
  • 1933-08-11 Tamas Vasary, pianist/conductor
  • 1933-09-15 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor
  • 1934-02-14 Michel Corboz, Swiss conductor
  • 1934-02-18 Aldo Ceccato, Italian conductor (Detroit Symph Orch 1973-77), born in Milan, Italy
  • 1934-03-18 Pavle Despalj, Croatian composer & conductor (Zagreb; Miami; Tokyo), born in Blato, Korčula
  • 1934-05-22 Peter Nero [Bernard Nierow], American conductor and pianist (A Sunday in NY, Philadelphia POPS), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-06-07 Philippe Entremont, French pianist and conductor (Vienna Chamber Orchestra), born in Reims, France
  • 1934-10-30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch conductor and musician, born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1935-01-01 Harold Martina, Netherland Antilles, pianist/conductor
  • 1935-01-26 Peter Ronnefeld, German composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1965)
  • 1935-02-10 Theodore Antoniou, Greek conductor and composer (Paean, Celebration), born in Athens (d. 2018)
  • 1935-04-10 Jorge Mester, Mexican conductor (Louisville Orch 1967-79), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1935-09-01 Seiji Ozawa, Hoten Manchuria, conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • 1935-11-04 Elgar Howarth, English conductor and composer, born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England
  • 1935-12-07 Jean-Claude Casadesus, French conductor, born in Paris, France
  • 1936-01-01 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-01-08 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor, born in Bmo, Czech Republic
  • 1936-01-09 Peter Fletcher, British orchestral conductor & music teacher
  • 1936-01-13 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • 1936-04-09 Jerzy Maksymiuk, Polish pianist, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra 1983-93), born in Grodno, Poland
  • 1936-04-22 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1936-04-29 Zubin Mehta, conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India
  • 1936-05-15 Jean Balissat, Swiss composer pedagogue and conductor (Kaleidoscope for trumpet and percussion), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 2007)
  • 1936-07-09 David Joel Zinman, American composer and conductor (Baltimore Symphony, 1985-98), born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-10-07 Charles Dutoit, Swiss conductor, born in Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1936-10-28 Carl Davis, American conductor and composer for silent films, born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-11-21 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1936-11-22 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor, born in Wiesbaden
  • 1937-05-13 Judith Somogi, American conductor (Frankfurt Opera-1982), born in NYC, New York
  • 1937-06-07 Neeme Järvi, Estonian-American conductor (Gothenburg Symphony 1982-2004, Detroit Symphony 1990-2005), born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 1937-07-06 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist and conductor (Tchaikovsky-1962), born in Gorky, Russia
  • 1937-11-06 Edwin Roxburgh, English composer and conductor, born in Liverpool
  • 1938-05-10 Maxim Shostakovich, Russian conductor (Atlanta Symphony), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Soviet Union
  • 1938-12-03 Jose Serebrier, Uruguayan conductor and composer (Star Wagon), born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • 1938-12-10 Yuri Temirkanov, Russian conductor (Kirov), born in Nalchik, Russia
  • 1939-02-18 Marek Janowski, Polish-born conductor
  • 1939-03-01 Leo Brouwer, Cuban composer, conductor and musician, born in Havana
  • 1939-04-23 Patrick Williams, American composer, arranger, and conductor, born in Bonne Terre, Missouri
  • 1939-05-21 Heinz Holliger, Swiss composer, oboist and conductor, born in Langenthal, Switzerland
  • 1940-01-20 Jorge Peixinho, Portuguese composer & conductor, born in Montijo, Portugal
  • 1940-02-20 Christoph Eschenbach, German-born pianist and conductor, born in Breslau, Germany
  • 1940-05-06 Murray Sidlin, American conductor (National Symphony 1973-77), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1941-01-07 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (d. 2004)
  • 1941-04-27 Friedrich Goldmann, German composer and conductor, born in Siegmar-Schönau, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1941-05-22 Sebastian Forbes, British conductor, composer and music professor (The Aeolian Singers), born in Buckinghamshire, England
  • 1941-06-01 Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)
  • 1941-07-28 Riccardo Muti, Italian conductor (Philadelphia Orchestra), born in Naples, Italy
  • 1941-09-26 Salvatore Accardo, Italian violinist and conductor, born in Turin, Italy
  • 1941-12-06 John Nelson, American conductor (Les Troyens of Berlioz), born in San José, Costa Rica
  • 1941-12-11 Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Bilthoven, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • 1942-06-18 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor
  • 1942-09-05 Eduardo Mata, Mexican conductor (Improvisaciones), born in Mexico City, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1942-11-10 Michel Tabachnik, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 1942-11-15 Daniel Barenboim, pianist/conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 1943-01-07 Richard Armstrong, British conductor, born in Leicester, England
  • 1943-01-14 Mariss Jansons, Latvian conductor (Bavarian RSO (2003-2019); Royal Concertgebouw (2004-2015), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2019)
  • 1943-03-21 Hartmut Haenchen, German conductor
  • 1943-04-20 John Eliot Gardiner, English conductor, born in Fontmell Magna, Dorset
  • 1943-06-23 James Levine, American conductor, (director of the Metropolitan Opera), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1944-01-03 David Atherton, English conductor
  • 1944-02-02 Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
  • 1944-04-16 Dennis Russell Davies, American conductor and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • 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
  • 1944-06-02 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (The Sting, A Chorus Line), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • 1944-09-01 Leonard Slatkin, American conductor (Detroit Symphony), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1944-10-02 Ton Koopman, Dutch conductor (Royal Conservatory of the Hague), born in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • 1944-11-04 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist and conductor (WB Collective), born in Amsterdam (d. 2010)
  • 1944-12-21 Michael Tilson Thomas, American conductor (NY Phil Young People), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-05-06 Victoria Bond, American conductor and composer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1945-09-12 John Mauceri, American conductor (Washington, D.C. Opera), born in NYC, New York
  • 1946-03-16 Hubert Soudant, Dutch conductor
  • 1946-06-13 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • 1946-08-19 Beat Raaflaub, Swiss conductor
  • 1946-11-02 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata), born in Venice, Italy (d. 2001)
  • 1946-12-16 Trevor Pinnock, English conductor and harpsichordist (The English Concert), born in Canterbury, England
  • 1946-12-21 Christopher Keene, American conductor (La Traviata), born in Berkeley, California (d. 1995)
  • 1947-01-07 David Porcelijn, Dutch composer & conductor, born in Achtkarspelen, Netherlands

Deaths in Music