Famous Conductors in Music History (Part 6)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 750

  • 1927-04-17 Christopher Whelen, British composer and conductor, born in London, England (d. 1993)
  • 1927-05-13 Karl-Heinz Köper, German conductor, and composer (Tuba-Tabu; Pop Corn Concerto), born in Hanover, Germany (d. 2011)
  • 1927-06-02 Andre Vandernoot, Flemish conductor (Royal Flemish Opera)
  • 1927-06-17 Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor, born in Berlin (d. 2019)
  • 1927-07-11 Herbert Blomstedt, American conductor (Dresdner Staatskapelle, 1975-85; San Francisco Symphony 1985-95), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • 1927-07-18 Carlo Franci, Italian composer and conductor, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2019)
  • 1927-07-18 Kurt Masur, German conductor (New York Philharmonic), born in Breig (d. 2015)
  • 1927-07-20 Michael Gielen, Austrian conductor/composer
  • 1927-08-11 Raymond Leppard, conductor (St Louis Symphony Orchestra), born in London, England
  • 1927-09-25 Colin Davis, English conductor (NY Met 1967-71), born in Weybridge, Surrey (d. 2013)
  • 1927-09-30 Hossein Dehlavi, Persian composer, conductor and teacher (Sarbaz; Plectrum Orchestra), born in Tehran, Persia (d. 2019)
  • 1928-01-02 Alberto Zedda, Italian opera conductor and musicologist, born in Milan, Italy (d. 2017)
  • 1928-01-19 Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident), born in Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 2020) dies at 96
  • 1928-01-20 Robert Satanowski, Polish opera conductor and general, born in Łódź, Poland (d. 1997)
  • 1928-03-27 Antonín Tučapský, Czech composer, teacher, and choral conductor, born in Opatovice, Moravia, Czechoslovakia (d. 2014)
  • 1928-04-12 Jean-François Paillard, French conductor, born in Vitry-le-François, France (d. 2013)
  • 1928-05-30 Gustav Leonhardt, Dutch harpsichordist, organist and conductor, born in 's-Graveland, Netherlands (d. 2012)
  • 1928-06-16 Sergiu Comissiona, Buch Romania, conductor (Haifa Symph 1959-64)
  • 1928-07-01 Volker Wangenheim, German conductor and composer (Sinfonia Notturna), born in Berlin (d. 2014)
  • 1928-07-14 Ole Schmidt, Danish composer and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 2010)
  • 1928-07-23 Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symphony 1970-82), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2020) [1]
  • 1928-10-11 Saulius Sondeckis, Lithuanian violinist, conductor, orchestra leader (Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, 1960-2004), born in Šiauliai, Lithuania (d. 2016)
  • 1928-10-12 Jerzy Semkow, Polish-French conductor and educator, born in Radomsko (d. 2014)
  • 1929-03-04 Bernard Haitink, Dutch conductor (Concertgebouw, 1961-88; London Philharmonic, 1967-79; Royal Opera Covent Garden, 1987-2002), born in Amsterdam, Nethetlands
  • 1929-03-16 Edwin London, American horn player, conductor (Cleveland Chamber Orchestra; Ineluctable Modality Choir), and composer (Dream Thing on Biblical Episodes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)
  • 1929-04-14 Paavo Berglund, Finnish violinist and conductor (Helsinki Chamber Orchestra; Finnish RSO, 1956-72), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2012)
  • 1929-08-10 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • 1929-08-28 István Kertész, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1929-09-08 Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002), born in Berlin
  • 1929-09-17 Vincent La Selva, American conductor (New York Grand Opera Company, 1973-2012), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2017)
  • 1929-10-18 Hans Wallat, German opera conductor, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2014)
  • 1929-10-19 Dumitru Capoianu, Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man), born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2012)
  • 1929-11-02 Harold Farberman, American percussionist, conductor, and composer (Medea), born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)
  • 1929-11-18 Francisco Savín, Mexican conductor and composer (Quasar I) born in Mexico City (d. 2018)
  • 1929-11-20 Kenneth Schermerhorn, American conductor (American Ballet), born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2005)
  • 1929-12-06 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • 1930-01-26 Wim Statius Muller, Curaçaoa conductor, pianist, and composer, born in Curaçao (d. 2019)
  • 1930-02-05 Ulf Söderblom, Finnish conductor (Finnish National Opera, 1973-93), born in Turku, Finland (d. 2016)
  • 1930-03-06 Lorin Maazel, American conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1972-82; Orchestre National de France, 1977-91; NY Philharmonic 2001-09), born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France (d. 2014)
  • 1930-03-09 Thomas Schippers, American conductor (Amahl & Night Visitors), born in Kalamazoo, Michigan (d. 1977)
  • 1930-03-18 Maurice Peress, American conductor (Kansa City Philharmonic, 1974-80), born in NYC, New York
  • 1930-03-25 David Burge, American pianist, composer and conductor, born in Evanston, Illinois (d. 2013)
  • 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)
  • 1930-09-27 Igor Kipnis, American harpsichordist, pianist, conductor, and educator, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2002)
  • 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)
  • 1930-11-22 Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), born in Minehead, England (d. 2019)
  • 1931-02-11 Bobby Lamb, Irish jazz trombonist, composer, and conductor, born in Cork, Irish Free State
  • 1931-04-11 Koichi Sugiyama, Japanese video game composer (Dragon Quest), 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)
  • 1931-11-23 Oscar C. Yatco, Filipino violinist and conductor, born in Tanuan, Batangas, Philippines (d. 2014)
  • 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, 1955-84), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1932-04-09 Armin Jordan, Swiss conductor, born in Luzern, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • 1932-10-16 Henry Jay Lewis, American double-bassist and conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic 1948-65), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1996)
  • 1933-01-30 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • 1933-03-09 W. Francis McBeth, American composer (Of Sailors and Whales), conductor, and pedagogue (Ouachita Baptist University, 1957-96), born in Ropesville, Texas (d. 2012)
  • 1933-03-09 Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2015)
  • 1933-04-29 Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, born in Slavonski Brod, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (d. 2018)
  • 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)
  • 1933-06-18 Colin Brumby, Australian composer, conductor, and educator (Fibonacci Variations), born in Melbourne (d. 2018)
  • 1933-06-22 Libor Pešek, Czech conductor (Czech Philharmonic; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • 1933-06-26 Claudio Abbado, Italian conductor (La Scala, 1969-86; London Symphony, 1979-87; Berlin Philharmonic, 1989-2002), 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 Symphony, 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 flautist, recorder player, and conductor (Orchestra of the 18th Century), born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • 1934-11-17 Alan Curtis, American harpsichordist, musicologist and conductor, born in Mason, Michigan (d. 2015)
  • 1934-12-23 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor (I Solisti Veneti), born in Padua (d. 2018)
  • 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 Orchestra, 1967-79), born in Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1935-07-29 Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (Dresden State Opera, 1962-2000), born in Meissen, Saxony, Germany (d. 2019)
  • 1935-09-01 Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1973-2002), born in Mukden, Manchuria
  • 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
  • 1935-12-26 Noel Kelehan, Irish pianist, conductor (RTÉ Concert Orchestra), and arranger (Eurovision; U2), born in Dublin (d. 2012)
  • 1936-01-01 Eve Queler, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • 1936-01-02 Paul Freeman, American conductor and composer (Chicago Sinfonietta, 1987 -2011; Czech National Symphony, 1996-2007), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 2015)
  • 1936-01-08 Zdeněk Mácal, Czech conductor, born in Bmo, Czech Republic
  • 1936-01-09 Peter Fletcher, British orchestral and choral conductor, and music teacher (d. 1999)
  • 1936-01-13 Ami Maayani, Israeli composer and conductor, born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • 1936-01-28 Robert Suderburg, American pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Spencer, Iowa (d. 2013)
  • 1936-02-25 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), born in Washington DC (d. 2015)
  • 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, Indian conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Mumbai, India

Deaths in Music

Deaths 501 - 541 of 541

  • 2017-01-04 Georges Prêtre, French classical and opera conductor known for interpretation of Poulenc, dies at 92
  • 2017-02-21 Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Polish-American conductor (Minnesota Orchestra, 1960-79) and composer (Passacaglia Immaginaria), dies at 93
  • 2017-03-06 Alberto Zedda, Italian opera conductor and musicologist, dies at79
  • 2017-03-10 Gido Kokars, Latvian choral conductor, dies at 95
  • 2017-04-05 María Luisa Ozaita, Spanish pianist, harpsichordist, musicologist, conductor, and composer (Pelleas y Melisanda), dies at 77
  • 2017-06-06 Paul Zukofsky, American violinist and conductor (Cappricio), dies from non-Hodgkin lymphoma at 73
  • 2017-06-21 Ludger Rémy, German harpsichordist, conductor (Les Amis de Philippe), and musicologist, dies at 68
  • 2017-09-06 Derek David Bourgeois, British composer, conductor and educator (National Youth Chamber Orchestra), dies of cancer at 75
  • 2017-11-07 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), dies at 95
  • 2017-11-07 Paul Buckmaster, British Grammy Award-winning artist, arranger, conductor and composer, dies at 71
  • 2018-01-03 Colin Brumby, Australian composer, conductor, and educator (Fibonacci Variations) dies at 84
  • 2018-01-14 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), dies at 91
  • 2018-01-26 Francisco Savín, Mexican conductor and composer (Quasar I), dies at 88
  • 2018-01-26 Igor Zhukov, Russian pianist, conductor (Moscow Chamber Orchestra), and sound engineer, dies at 80
  • 2018-03-19 Irwin Hoffman, American conductor, dies at 93
  • 2018-06-26 Edward Simons, American classical violinist and conductor (Rockland Symphony, 1962-2017), dies at 101
  • 2018-09-06 Claudio Scimone, Italian conductor (I Solisti Veneti), dies at 83
  • 2018-09-21 Katherine Hoover, American flautist, composer (Eleni: A Greek Tragedy), teacher and conductor, dies at 80
  • 2018-09-21 José Luis de Delás, Spanish composer and conductor, dies at 90
  • 2018-10-24 Darijan Božič, Slovenian composer and conductor, dies at 86
  • 2018-10-28 Richard James Gill, Australian conductor and music educator, dies from cancer at 76
  • 2018-11-20 Levine Andrade, Indian-British violinist (Arditti Quartet, 1974-90), film score composer and conductor, dies at 64
  • 2018-11-24 Harold Farberman, American percussionist, conductor, and composer (Medea), dies at 89
  • 2018-12-26 Theodore Antoniou, Greek conductor and composer (Paean, Celebration), dies at 83
  • 2019-02-28 André Previn, German-American conductor (London Symphony), film score composer (My Fair Lady), and jazz pianist, dies at 89
  • 2019-03-03 Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), dies at 88
  • 2019-03-22 Carlo Franci, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 91 [1]
  • 2019-03-26 Heinz Winbeck, German composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 73
  • 2019-04-19 Martin Böttcher, German composer and conductor, dies at 91
  • 2019-08-31 Wim Statius Muller, Curaçaoa conductor, pianist, and composer, dies at 89
  • 2019-10-15 Hossein Dehlavi, Persian composer, conductor and teacher (Sarbaz; Plectrum Orchestra), dies of Alzheimer complications at 92
  • 2019-10-22 Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax; Chief Joseph), dies at 82
  • 2019-10-22 Raymond Leppard, British-American harpsichordist and conductor (Indianapolis Symphony, 1987-2001), dies at 93
  • 2019-12-25 Peter Schreier, German tenor and conductor (Dresden State Opera, 1962-2000), dies at 84 [1]
  • 2020-01-01 Jaap Schröder, Dutch violinist, conductor, musicologist, and pedagogue ( Academy of Ancient Music), dies at 94
  • 2020-03-24 Gerard Schurmann, Dutch-British conductor, and composer of classical music (The Double Heart), and film scores, (The Bedford Incident) dies at 96
  • 2020-03-31 Zoltán Peskó, Hungarian opera conductor and composer, dies at 83
  • 2020-08-02 Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor (Annapolis Symphony 1970-82), dies of cancer at 92 [1]
  • 2020-09-15 Jan Krenz, Polish conductor and composer, dies at 94 [1]
  • 2020-12-06 Petras Bingelis, Lithuania conductor, founder and artistic director (Kaunas State Choir, 1969-2020), dies of Covid-19 at 77
  • 2021-03-09 James Levine, American conductor (director of the Metropolitan Opera, 1976-2017), dies at 77

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