Famous Conductors in Music History (Part 5)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 787

  • 1912-08-10 Herman Strategier, Dutch organist/composer/conductor
  • 1912-09-19 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (East Berlin Symphony 1960-77), born in Arys, German Empire (d. 2011)
  • 1912-10-21 Sir Georg Solti [György Stern], Hungarian-British conductor, winner of 31 Grammy awards (Chicago Symphony, 1969-91), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1997)
  • 1913-01-25 Witold Lutosławski, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor (Musique funèbre; Trois poèmes d'Henri Michaux), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1994)
  • 1913-02-17 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav conductor (Belgrade Opera, 1944-65), born in Sarajevo, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Bosnia and Herzegovina) (d. 2009)
  • 1913-04-03 George Barati, American cellist, composer, and conductor (Honolulu Symphony, 1950-67), born in Győr, Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1913-04-14 Jean Fournet, French conductor, born in Rouen, France (d. 2008)
  • 1913-05-01 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor and pianist, born in Prague (d. 1980)
  • 1913-06-10 Thor Johnson, American conductor (Cincinnati Symphony, 1947-58; Nashville Symphony, 1967-75), born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin (d. 1975)
  • 1914-01-03 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1914-02-26 Witold Rowicki, Polish conductor and composer, born in Taganrog, (d. 1989)
  • 1914-03-06 Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre, 1943-56; Moscow Philharmonic, 1960-75; Concertgebouw, 1978-81), born in Moscow, Russia (d.1981)
  • 1914-05-09 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor, born in Barletta, Italy (d. 2005)
  • 1914-06-29 Rafael Kubelik, Czech conductor (Cornelia Farooli), born in Býchory, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1996)
  • 1914-07-02 Frederick Fennell, American conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • 1914-07-07 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • 1914-07-28 Carmen Dragon, American composer and conductor (Hollywood Bowl Symphony), born in Antioch, California (d. 1984)
  • 1914-08-09 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • 1914-09-24 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British composer and conductor (Symphony No. 3 - Sinfonia Sacra), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1991)
  • 1914-09-24 Hein Jordans, Dutch conductor, born in Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • 1914-11-03 Hallgrímur Helgason, Icelandic musicologist, composer, teacher and conductor, born in Eyrarbakki, Iceland (d. 1994)
  • 1914-11-18 Leif Solberg, Norwegian organist, choral conductor and composer, born in Lena, Norway (d. 2016)
  • 1915-01-10 Dean Dixon, American conductor, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1975)
  • 1915-03-10 Sir Charles Groves, English conductor (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, 1963-77), born in London (d. 1992)
  • 1915-03-14 Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2005)
  • 1915-05-29 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 1915-05-29 Karl Münchinger, German conductor (Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra, 1945-87), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1990)
  • 1915-08-30 Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor and educator (Leaves of Grass: A Choral Symphony), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2003)
  • 1915-09-03 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist, choral composer, and conductor, born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 2014)
  • 1915-10-26 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor and composer, born in Calgary, Alberta; (d. 1995)
  • 1915-11-27 Victor Alessandro, American orchestral conductor (Oklahoma City; San Antonio), born in Waco, Texas (d. 1976)
  • 1916-01-03 Antonio Estévez, Venezuelan composer and conductor (Cantata Criolla), born in Calabozo, Guárico, Venezuela (d. 1988)
  • 1916-02-23 Martindale Sidwell, organist/conductor
  • 1916-02-26 (John Herbert) "Jackie" Gleason, American comedian, (The Jackie Gleason Show; The Honeymooners), actor (Requiem For A Heavyweight; The Hustler), composer, and conductor (Music for Lovers Only), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)
  • 1916-04-22 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1916-04-25 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 2014)
  • 1916-04-30 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), born in Red Bluff, California (d. 1999)
  • 1917-01-12 Walter Hendl, American conductor & composer, born in West New York, New Jersey (d. 2007)
  • 1917-02-01 Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony, 1962-2017), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • 1917-02-12 Thomas Scherman, American conductor (Little Orchestra Society, 1947-75), born in NYC, New York (d. 1979)
  • 1917-02-28 George Malcolm, British keyboard player and conductor (Westminster Cathedral Master of the Music, 1947-59), born in London (d. 1997)
  • 1917-05-12 Andries Antonie Rieu, Dutch conductor (Maastricht Symphony Orchestra, 1949-80), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • 1917-05-16 Geraint Jones, Welsh conductor and organist, born in Porth, Wales (d. 1998)
  • 1917-05-22 Georg Tintner, Austrian conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1999)
  • 1917-06-23 Peter Knight, English musical arranger, conductor, and composer, born in Exmouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)
  • 1917-07-24 Robert Farnon, Canadian classical and light music composer and conductor, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • 1917-09-28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor
  • 1917-10-04 Albert de Klerk, Dutch organist, composer, and conductor, born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1998)
  • 1918-03-31 Helen Kemp (nee Hubbert), American choral conductor, composer, and voice teacher, born in Perkasie, Pennsylvania (d. 2015)
  • 1918-04-03 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor & composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2000)
  • 1918-04-03 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish pianist, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm, 1953-60; Detroit Symphony, 1963-73), and educator (Juilliard, 1973-87), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2005)
  • 1918-05-06 Godfrey Ridout, Canadian composer, conductor, educator, and musicologist, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1984)
  • 1918-05-16 Aubrey Bowman, British pianist, composer, and conductor (Workman's Music Association), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 2009)
  • 1918-08-25 Leonard Bernstein, American conductor and composer (West Side Story), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1990)
  • 1918-08-26 Louis Stotijn, Dutch bassoonist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra)
  • 1918-11-09 Howard Shanet, American conductor (Night of the Tropics), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1919-01-20 Royalton Kisch, British conductor, born in Marylebone, London (d. 1995)
  • 1919-06-05 Akeo Watanabe, Japanese conductor (Japan Philharmonic, 1956-68 & 1978-83), born in Tokyo, Japan (d. 1990)
  • 1919-07-31 Norman Del Mar, British conductor and writer (Conducting Brahms), born in London (d. 1994)
  • 1919-11-20 John McCarthy, English conductor, born in London (d. 2009)
  • 1919-11-23 Cláudio Santoro, Brazilian violinist, conductor, and composer, born in Manaus, Brazil (d. 1989)
  • 1919-11-27 Siegfried Naumann, Swedish conductor (Musica Nova ensemble, 1962-77), teacher, and composer (Risposte), born in Malmö, Sweden (d. 2001)
  • 1919-12-30 David Willcocks, conductor and composer (Kings College Choir), born in Newquay, Cornwall, (d. 2015)
  • 1920-04-21 Bruno Maderna, Italian conductor, and avant garde composer (Quadrivium; Satyricon), born in Venice, Italy
  • 1920-04-27 Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor, born in Novara, Italy (d. 1956)
  • 1920-05-02 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor, born in Chavornay, Switzerland (d. 2004)
  • 1920-09-29 Vaclav Neummann, conductor
  • 1920-12-15 Howard Cable, Canadian conductor, arranger, and composer, born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)
  • 1921-02-05 John M Pritchard, conductor, born in London, England
  • 1921-02-20 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, born in Bexhill-on-Sea, England (d. 1999)
  • 1921-03-06 Julius Rudel, Austrian-American conductor (NYC Opera, 1944-79), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2014)
  • 1921-06-01 Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award-winning bandleader, conductor and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), born in Oradell, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • 1921-07-07 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, born in Rzeszów, Poland (d. 1998)
  • 1921-08-16 Gido Kokars, Latvian choral conductor, born in Gulbene, Latvia (d. 2017)
  • 1921-09-03 Thurston Dart, English harpsichordist and conductor, born in Surbiton, London (d. 1971)
  • 1921-12-06 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer, born in Turin, Piedmont, Italy (d. 2004)
  • 1921-12-18 Jaime León, Colombian pianist, composer, and conductor Filarmónica de Bogota, 1971-78), born in Cartagena de Indias, Columbia (d. 2015)
  • 1922-01-07 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1922-08-15 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2009)
  • 1922-11-30 Weston Noble, American music educator and conductor (Luther College, 1948-2005), born in Riceville, Iowa (d. 2016)
  • 1923-01-14 Zlatan Vauda, Slovene composer and conductor (RTB Children's Choir, 1953-86), born in Pernica, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes (now Slovenia) (d. 2010)
  • 1923-05-03 George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist and conductor, born in Volos, Greece (d. 2015)
  • 1923-06-06 Allan Wicks, British cathedral organist and choral conductor (Canterbury, 1961-88), born in Harden, England (d. 2010)
  • 1923-06-14 Theodore Bloomfield, American conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • 1923-08-17 Anton Kersjes, Dutch violinist and conductor (Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) (d. 2004)
  • 1923-08-26 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2013)
  • 1923-10-03 Stanisław Skrowaczewski, Polish-American conductor (Minnesota Orchestra, 1960-79) and composer (Passacaglia Immaginaria), born in Lwów, Second Polish Republic (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 2017)
  • 1923-10-20 Robert Craft, American conductor, writer and friend of Stravinsky, born in Kingston, New York (d. 2015)
  • 1923-12-12 David Leon Kaplan, American-Canadian music professor (University of Saskatchewan, 1960-82), conductor (Saskatoon Symphony, 1962-72), and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2015)
  • 1923-12-16 Werner Haentjes, German conductor and composer of operas and film scores, born in Bocholt, Germany (d. 2001)
  • 1923-12-23 Milt Okun, American music producer, conductor, and arranger (John Denver; Peter, Paul and Mary), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1923-12-25 Louis Lane, American conductor (Akron, 1959-83; Lake Erie Opera, 1964-72), and educator (Cleveland Institute, 1982-2004) born in Eagle Pass, Texas (d. 2016)
  • 1924-03-06 Sarah Caldwell, American conductor/opera director (Flagstaff), born in Maryville, Missouri (2006)
  • 1924-04-15 Neville Marriner, English violinist (London Symphony, 1954-69), and conductor (Academy of St Martin in the Fields, 1958-2011; Minnesota Orchestra, 1979-86), born in Lincoln (d. 2016)

Person of interestHenry Mancini

1924-04-16 Henry Mancini, American composer and conductor (Pink Panther), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1994)

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini
Composer and Conductor
Henry Mancini
  • 1924-04-20 Gerhard Samuel, American conductor and composer, born in Bonn, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1924-05-14 Joly Braga Santos, Portuguese composer and conductor, born in Lisbon (d. 1988)
  • 1924-08-14 Georges Prêtre, French classical and opera conductor known for interpretation of Poulenc, born in Waziers, France (d. 2017)
  • 1924-11-26 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor, born in New York City (d. 2018)
  • 1924-12-29 Tuomas Haapanen, Finnish violinist, conductor, and teacher, born in Helsinki, Finland

Deaths in Music

Deaths 401 - 500 of 575

  • 1998-05-31 Stanislaw Wislocki, Polish conductor of classical music, dies at 76
  • 1998-12-01 Albert de Klerk, Dutch organist, composer, and conductor, dies at 81
  • 1998-12-03 Pierre Hétu, French Canadian conductor and pianist, dies at 62
  • 1999-01-25 Robert Shaw, American chorale conductor (Robert Shaw Chorale), dies of a stroke at 82
  • 1999-02-23 Ruth Gipps, British prolific conductor and composer, dies of cancer at 78
  • 1999-03-12 Yehudi Menuhin, American-British violinist, conductor and teacher (Bartok's Sonata), dies at 82
  • 1999-04-29 Léon Barzin, Belgian-American conductor (NY City Ballet, 1948-58), dies at 98
  • 1999-05-26 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and entrepreneur, dies at 93
  • 1999-08-21 Juan Carlos Zorzi, Argentinian composer, and conductor, dies of esophageal cancer at 63
  • 2000-04-19 Louis Applebaum, Canadian conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • 2000-05-16 William Ferris, American composer and conductor (William Ferris Chorale, 1971-2000), dies while conducting a rehearsal of Verdi's Requiem at 63
  • 2000-06-16 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, dies at 67
  • 2000-07-06 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, dies at 93
  • 2001-02-15 Boris Goldovsky, Russian-American conductor, educator (Tangle wood, 1942-62), and opera broadcast commentator (Metropolitan Opera, 1946-85), dies at 92
  • 2001-04-12 Alberto Erede, Italian conductor, dies at 91
  • 2001-04-20 Giuseppe Sinopoli, Italian conductor and composer (Sunnyata; Lou Salomé), dies while conducting Verdi's "Aida" of a heart attack at 54
  • 2001-04-22 Ludvig Nielsen, Norwegian organist, composer, choir director, and conductor (Nidaros Cathedral, 1935-76), dies at 95
  • 2001-06-13 Siegfried Naumann, Swedish conductor (Musica Nova Ensemble, 1962-77), teacher, and composer (Risposte), dies at 81
  • 2001-07-20 Werner Haentjes, German conductor and composer of operas and film scores, dies at 77
  • 2001-09-07 Igor Buketoff, American conductor (Iceland Symphony Orchestra 1964-65), dies at 86
  • 2001-09-27 Herman Berlinski, Polish-American organist, composer and choral conductor (The Tetragrammaton), dies at 91 [1]
  • 2001-12-29 Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
  • 2002-01-20 Ivan Karabits, Ukrainian composer, conductor, and educator, dies at 57
  • 2002-01-23 Igor Kipnis, American harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, and educatordies of renal cancer at 71
  • 2002-05-03 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor (USSR State Symphony, 1965-2000; Residentie Orchestra 1992-2000), pianist, and composer (Siberian Fantasy), dies at 73
  • 2002-05-06 Murray Adaskin, Canadian violinist, composer, conductor (Saskatoon Symphony), and teacher (University of Saskatchewan), dies at 96
  • 2003-01-08 Ron Goodwin, British composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2003-06-05 Manuel Rosenthal, French composer and conductor, dies at 98
  • 2003-07-07 Izhak Graziani, Bulgarian-born conductor (b. 1924)
  • 2003-10-25 Robert Strassburg, American composer, conductor and educator (Leaves of Grass: A Choral Symphony), dies at 88
  • 2004-03-16 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (b. 1910)
  • 2004-06-05 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor, dies of cancer at 63
  • 2004-06-26 Eskil Hemberg, Swedish composer, conductor (Stockholm University Chorus, 1959-84), and artistic director (Royal Swedish Opera, 1987-96), dies at 66
  • 2004-07-04 Jean-Marie Auberson, Swiss conductor, dies at 84
  • 2004-07-13 Carlos Kleiber, Austrian conductor (b. 1930)
  • 2004-07-23 Piero Piccioni, Italian musician, conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • 2004-08-29 Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (The Hague Philharmonic, 1980-1991; St. Louis Symphony, 1996-2002), dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease) at 62
  • 2004-11-16 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American conductor (New Orleans Symphony, 1944-52: Baltimore Symphony), 1952-59, dies at 98
  • 2004-12-07 Frederick Fennell, American conductor (Time & Winds), dies at 90
  • 2005-02-13 Sixten Ehrling, Swedish pianist, conductor (Royal Opera of Stockholm, 1953-60; Detroit Symphony, 1963-73), and educator (Juilliard, 1973-87), dies at 86
  • 2005-04-01 Alexander Brott, Alexander Brott, Canadian violinist, conductor, educator, and composer (McGill Chamber Orchestra), dies at 90
  • 2005-04-18 Kenneth Schermerhorn, American conductor (Amer Ballet), dies at 75
  • 2005-04-23 Robert Farnon, Canadian classical and light music composer and conductor dies at 87
  • 2005-06-14 Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor, dies at 91
  • 2006-03-02 Milton Katims, American violist and conductor (b. 1909)
  • 2006-03-23 Sarah Caldwell, American conductor/opera director (Flagstaff), dies at 82
  • 2006-09-20 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor, dies at 74
  • 2007-01-01 Julius Hegyi, American conductor, dies at 83
  • 2007-01-03 Janos Furst, Hungarian orchestral conductor (b. 1935)
  • 2007-04-27 Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor, dies at 80
  • 2007-08-15 Richard Bradshaw, British opera conductor, (b. 1944)
  • 2007-09-15 Aldemaro Romero, Venezuelan pianist, composer, arranger, and orchestral conductor, dies at 79
  • 2007-09-16 Jean Balissat, Swiss composer pedagogue and conductor (Kaleidoscope for trumpet and percussion), dies at 71
  • 2007-10-01 Ronnie Hazlehurst, English conductor and TV theme song composer (Are You Being Served?), dies at 79
  • 2008-07-27 Horst Stein, German conductor (b. 1928)
  • 2008-11-03 Jean Fournet, French conductor, dies at 95
  • 2008-11-23 Richard Hickox, English conductor and music director, dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 2009-02-01 Lukas Foss [Fuchs], German-American pianist, conductor and composer (Prairie), dies at 86
  • 2009-12-13 Aubrey Bowman, British pianist, composer, and conductor (Workman's Music Association), dies from injuries after being struck by a car at 91
  • 2009-12-18 Oskar Danon, Yugoslav conductor (Belgrade Opera, 1944-65), dies at 96
  • 2010-02-04 Allan Wicks, British cathedral organist and choral conductor (Canterbury, 1961-88), dies at 86
  • 2010-03-06 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, dies at 81
  • 2010-07-14 Sir Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, dies of cancer at 84
  • 2010-07-23 Willem Breuker, Dutch saxophonist and conductor (WB Collective), dies at 65
  • 2011-01-01 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer & conductor, dies at 85
  • 2011-09-18 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (East Berlin Symphony 1960-77), dies at 98
  • 2011-10-22 Karl-Heinz Köper, German conductor, and composer (Tuba-Tabu; Pop Corn Concerto), dies at 84
  • 2012-01-05 Hikaru Hayashi, Japanese pianist, conductor and composer (Onibaba), dies at 80
  • 2012-01-06 W. Francis McBeth, American composer (Of Sailors and Whales), conductor, and pedagogue (Ouachita Baptist University, 1957-96), dies at 78
  • 2012-01-16 Gustav Leonhardt, Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, dies at 87
  • 2012-01-25 Paavo Berglund, Finnish violinist and conductor (Helsinki Chamber Orchestra; Finnish RSO, 1956-72) dies aged 82
  • 2012-02-06 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), dies at 77
  • 2012-06-14 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), dies at 82
  • 2012-08-06 Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (The Sting, A Chorus Line), dies at 68
  • 2012-11-18 Philip Ledger, British organist, composer, conductor, and academic (King's College Cambridge), dies of cancer at 74
  • 2013-01-15 Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist (Borodin Trio, 1976-91), conductor (I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, 1983-2011), and teacher, dies at 73 [1]
  • 2013-01-26 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), dies at 83
  • 2013-02-08 James DePreist, American conductor (Mitropoulos Prize, 1964, Oregon Symphony, 1980-2003), dies of a heart attack at 76
  • 2013-02-22 Wolfgang Sawallisch, German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, dies aged 89
  • 2013-04-14 Colin Davis, English conductor (Metropolitan Opera, 1967-71), dies at 85
  • 2013-04-15 Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, dies at 85
  • 2013-06-02 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, dies at 82
  • 2014-01-20 Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (La Scala, 1969-86; London Symphony, 1979-87; Berlin Philharmonic, 1989-2002), dies of stomach cancer at 80
  • 2014-01-31 Alexander Ivashkin, Russian cellist, conductor, and sitar player, dies at 65
  • 2014-04-18 Brian Priestman, British conductor and teacher, dies at 87
  • 2014-04-23 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor & composer (Sinfonia Notturna), dies at 85
  • 2014-07-01 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, dies at 82
  • 2014-07-13 Lorin Maazel, American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1972-82; Orchestre National de France, 1977-91; NY Philharmonic 2001-09), dies at 84
  • 2014-08-13 Frans Brüggen, Dutch flautist, recorder player, and conductor (Orchestra of the 18th Century), dies at 79
  • 2014-09-09 Antonín Tučapský, Czech composer, teacher, and choral conductor, dies at 86
  • 2014-09-12 Salah El Mahdi, Tunisian composer, conductor, musicologist, and artistic director, dies at 89
  • 2014-09-19 Francisco Feliciano, Filipino conductor and composer (Pokpok Alimpako), dies at 73
  • 2014-10-11 Mats Rondin, Swedish cellist, conductor, and educator, dies at 54
  • 2014-12-05 Luis Herrera de la Fuente, Mexican pianist, conductor (Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, 1954-72), and composer, dies at 90
  • 2014-12-08 Knut Nystedt, Norwegian organist, choral composer, and conductor, dies at 99
  • 2014-12-11 Hans Wallat, German opera conductor, dies at 85
  • 2014-12-23 Jerzy Semkow, Polish-French conductor and educator, dies at 86
  • 2015-02-02 Joseph Alfidi, American classical prodigy pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 65
  • 2015-03-22 Norman Scribner, American organist, conductor, choral director (St. Alban's, 1960-2007; Choral Arts Society of Washington, 1965-2012), and composer (Song for St. Cecilia), dies at 79
  • 2015-04-06 David Leon Kaplan, American-Canadian music professor (University of Saskatchewan, 1960-82), conductor (Saskatoon Symphony, 1962-72), and composer, dies at 91

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