Famous Organists in History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 441

  • 1750-01-25 Johann Gottfried Vierling, German organist & composer, born in Metzels, Germany (d. 1813)
  • 1750-08-10 Daniel Gottlob Türk, German organist and composer, born in Claußnitz, Saxony (d. 1813)
  • 1750-12-25 John Christmas Beckwith, British organist and composer (The First Verse of Every Psalm of David with an Ancient or Modern Chant), born in Norwich, England (d. 1809)
  • 1751-02-12 Joseph Waast Aubert Nonot, French organist and composer
  • 1752-02-20 Charles Broche, French organist and composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1803)
  • 1754-02-17 Jan Jachym Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, born in Cítoliby, Czech Republic (d. 1792)
  • 1755-03-14 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer (d. 1789)
  • 1756-01-30 Josef Preindl, Austrian organist & composer, born in Marbach on the Danube, Lower Austria (d. 1823)
  • 1756-02-09 Karel Blazej Kopriva, Czech organist and composer, born in Cítoliby, Czech Republic (d. 1785)
  • 1757-07-08 Richard Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d. 1825)
  • 1757-11-20 Giovanni Battista Gaiani, Italian organist and composer, born in Bologna (d. 1819)
  • 1757-12-11 Charles Wesley, English organist and composer, born in Bristol (d. 1834)
  • 1761-11-01 Antonín Volánek, Czech organist and composer, born in Jaroměř, Czech Republic (d. 1817)
  • 1763-10-12 John Ross, English composer and organist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1837)
  • 1763-11-28 Matthäus Fischer, German organist and composer, born in Ried, Swabia (d. 1840)
  • 1765-11-23 Thomas Attwood, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1838)
  • 1766-02-24 Samuel Wesley, British organist and composer referred to as "The English Mozart" (Exultate Deo), born in Bristol, England
  • 1768-09-12 Benjamin Carr, American organist, composer, choirmaster, teacher, music publisher, and co-founder of Philadelphia's Music Fund Society, born in London (d. 1831)
  • 1770-12-13 John Clarke-Whitfeld, English organist and composer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1836)
  • 1771-05-01 George Guest, English organist and composer, born in Broseley, England (d. 1831)
  • 1772-03-30 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, German-Dutch organist and composer (Wien Neêrlands Bloed - Dutch national anthem, 1815-1932), baptized in Witzhelden, Germany (d. 1847)
  • 1773-06-03 Michael Gottard Fischer, German composer and organist, born in Alach (d. 1829)
  • 1777-10-06 William Russell, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1778-02-12 Franz Joseph Volkert, Austrian composer, conductor and organist, born in Vienna (d.1845)
  • 1780-05-22 Jan Emmanuel Doležálek, Bohemian organist and composer, born in Chotěboř, Bohemia, Habsburg Monarchy (d. 1858)
  • 1780-06-18 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, born in Fulda, Germany (d. 1851)
  • 1782-07-19 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1853)
  • 1787-11-25 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (Silent Night), born in Hochberg, Austria (d. 1863)
  • 1788-01-05 Kaspar Ett, German organist & composer, born in Eresing, Germany (d. 1847)
  • 1788-02-25 Mateo Ferrer, Spanish composer and organist, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1864)
  • 1789-10-28 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist (d. 1864)
  • 1790-02-11 Ignaz Assmayer, Austrian organist, and composer of liturgical music, born in Salzberg, Austria (d. 1862)
  • 1791-07-09 Nicolás Ledesma, Spanish organist and composer, born in Grisel, Spain (d. 1883)
  • 1792-01-08 Lowell Mason, American organist & composer (Zebulo), born in Medfield, Massachusetts (d.1872)
  • 1792-04-30 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, German organist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1852)
  • 1795-09-20 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, born in Eisleben, Saxony (d. 1857)
  • 1796-07-20 Edward Hodges, English organist and composer, born in Bristol (d. 1867)
  • 1800-12-27 John Goss, English organist and composer (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), (d. 1880)
  • 1804-01-12 Hippolyte Monpou, French organist and opera composer, born in Paris (d. 1841)
  • 1805-07-09 Henry John Gauntlett, English organist and composer, born in Wellington, Shropshire (d. 1876)
  • 1810-07-18 Peter [Josef Anton] Singer, Austrian monk, organist and composer, born in Unterhäselgehr, Tyrol (d. 1882)
  • 1810-08-14 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1811-10-16 Gaetano Capocci, Italian organist and composer (Responsori), born in Rome (d. 1898)
  • 1812-11-28 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1887)
  • 1813-10-26 Henry Smart, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1879)
  • 1813-11-27 Michele Puccini, Italian organist and composer (father of Giacomo), born in Luca (d. 1864)
  • 1814-01-21 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, English organist, composer and educator (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1856)
  • 1815-01-09 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • 1815-01-16 Adolph Trube, German organist, teacher and composer, born in Waldenburg, Saxony (d. 1857)
  • 1816-08-16 Joseph Robinson, Irish singer, organist and composer, born in Dublin (d. 1898)
  • 1817-02-22 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist, organist, composer, and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1890)
  • 1818-06-30 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1901)
  • 1819-12-13 Edwin George Monk, English church organist and composer, born in Frome, Somerset (d. 1900)
  • 1820-06-18 Martin Andreas Udbye, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1889)
  • 1821-06-27 August Conradi, German organist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1873)
  • 1822-04-26 Jan Albert van Eijken, Dutch composer and organist, born in Amersfoort, Netherlands (d. 1868)
  • 1822-08-05 Johann Georg Herzog, German composer and organist, born in Hummendorf (d. 1909)
  • 1822-12-10 César Franck, Belgian composer and organist (Symphonic Variations), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1890)
  • 1822-12-16 Charles Edward Horsley, British organist, conductor and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1823-03-16 William Henry Monk, English composer and organist (Eventide), born in London, England (d. 1889)
  • 1823-12-15 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German organist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1896)
  • 1824-01-22 Josef Leopold Zvonař, Czech organist and composer, born in Kublov, Bohemia (d. 1865)
  • 1825-07-23 Richard Hol, Dutch composer, organist and conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)
  • 1825-12-16 Robert Prescott Stewart, Irish composer, organist, conductor, and teacher, born in Dublin (d. 1894)
  • 1825-12-27 Reinhold Finsterbusch, German singer, organist, composer, and choral director ( Jesu Tod und Begräbnis), born in Mittweida, Saxony, Germany (d. 1902)
  • 1826-08-13 William Thomas Best, English organist and composer, born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 1897)
  • 1827-11-12 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer (d. 1885)
  • 1828-08-17 George William Warren, American composer and organist, born in Albany, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1828-08-26 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, Danish organist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1892)
  • 1829-06-03 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, French organist and composer, born in Montpelier, France (d. 1884)
  • 1829-08-05 Heinrich Stiehl, German organist and composer, born in Lübeck (d. 1886)
  • 1833-05-09 Boleslaw Dembinski, Polish organist and composer, born in Poznań (d. 1914)
  • 1834-03-23 Julius Reubke, German organist, pianist, and composer (Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c), born in Hausneindorf, Germany (d. 1858)
  • 1836-02-01 Emil Hartmann, Danish organist and composer (Towards The Light), born in Copenhagen (d. 1898)
  • 1837-03-12 Alexandre Guilmant, French organist (La Trinitié, 1871-901), composer and pedagogue (Schola Cantorum, 1894-1911), born in Meudon, France (d. 1911)
  • 1837-07-06 Władysław Żeleński, Polish organist and composer, born in Grodkowice (d. 1921)
  • 1839-03-09 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1908)
  • 1839-03-10 Dudley Buck, American organist, composer, and music writer, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1909)
  • 1839-03-17 Josef Rheinberger, German organist, composer, and educator (Munich Conservatory, 1877-1901), born in Vaduz, Liechtenstein (d. 1901)
  • 1839-08-15 Hugh Archibald Clarke, Canadian organist, composer, and educator (The Music of The Spheres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1927)
  • 1840-06-06 John Stainer, English organist, composer (The Crucifixion), musicologist, and educator, born in Southwark, London (d. 1901)
  • 1840-11-16 Frederick Scotson Clark, English organist and composer, born in Southwark, London (d. 1883)
  • 1841-02-10 Walter Parratt, British organist and composer, born in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 1924)
  • 1841-02-18 Samuel Prowse Warren, Canadian organist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1915)
  • 1842-11-02 Otto Reubke, German organist, conductor, and composer, born in Hausneindorf, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1913)
  • 1844-02-21 Charles-Marie Widor, French organist (Saint-Sulpice, 1870-1933), composer (10 organ symphonies), and professor (American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, 1921-34), born in Lyon, France (d. 1937)
  • 1844-03-23 Eugène Gigout, French organist (St Augustin de Paris, 1863-1925), and composer (10 pièces pour orgue), born in Nancy, France (d. 1925)
  • 1844-09-11 George Martin, English composer and organist, born in Lambourn, Berkshire (d. 1916)
  • 1844-12-05 Frederick Bridge, English organist and composer, born in Oldbury, Worcestershire (d. 1924)
  • 1845-05-12 Gabriel Fauré, French organist, composer (Requiem; Ballade), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1905-20), born in Pamiers, France (d. 1924)
  • 1847-05-13 Johannes Haarklou, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, born in Haukedalen, Norway
  • 1848-06-01 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1915)
  • 1849-10-16 Charles Harford Lloyd, British organist and composer, born in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1919)
  • 1849-11-08 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1933)
  • 1850-05-16 Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer
  • 1850-07-04 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer, organist, and military bandleader, born in Hammerfest, Finnmark, Norway (d. 1927)
  • 1852-09-30 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist, conductor, composer, and music teacher (Royal College of Music, 1882-1924), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1924)
  • 1852-12-05 Thomas Laub, Danish organist and composer, born in Langå, Denmark (d. 1927)
  • 1853-02-12 Bertram Luard-Selby, British organist and composer, born in Ightham, Kent, England (d. 1918)
  • 1853-05-01 Charles Lee Williams, English composer and organist, born in Winchester (d. 1935)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 337

  • 1823-12-03 Joseph Pouteau, French composer and organist, dies at 84
  • 1825-08-20 Richard Wainwright, composer and church organist, dies at 68
  • 1831-05-24 Benjamin Carr, American organist, composer, choirmaster, teacher, music publisher, and co-founder of Philadelphia's Music Fund Society dies at 62
  • 1831-08-22 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1831-09-10 George Guest, English organist and composer, dies at 60
  • 1833-05-28 Johann Christian Friedrich Haeffner, German-Swedish organist, choirmaster, conductor, and composer, dies at 74
  • 1834-05-23 Charles Wesley, English organist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1835-10-22 Willem G F Bentinck, earl/politician/organist, dies at 73
  • 1836-02-22 John Clarke-Whitfeld, English organist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1837-07-28 John Ross, British composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1837-10-11 Samuel Wesley, British organist and composer referred to as "The English Mozart" ((Exultate Deo), dies at 71
  • 1838-03-24 Thomas Attwood, English organist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1840-05-05 Matthäus Fischer, German organist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1845-03-22 Franz Joseph Volkert, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 67
  • 1847-05-16 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer, dies at 59
  • 1847-07-19 Johann Wilhelm Wilms, German-Dutch organist and composer (Wien Neêrlands Bloed - Dutch national anthem, 1815-1932), dies at 75
  • 1851-03-04 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, dies at 70
  • 1852-09-28 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, German organist and composer, dies at 60
  • 1853-09-04 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1856-01-17 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, English organist, composer and educator (Cathedral Music), dies at 41
  • 1857-11-07 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, dies at 62
  • 1858-06-03 Julius Reubke, German organist, pianist, and composer (Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c), dies of tuberculosis at 24
  • 1858-07-06 Jan Emmanuel Doležálek, Bohemian organist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1863-06-07 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (Silent Night), dies at 75
  • 1864-01-23 Michele Puccini, Italian organist and composer (father of Giacomo), dies at 50
  • 1864-04-13 Johann Schneider, German composer & organist, dies at 74
  • 1865-11-23 Josef Leopold Zvonař, Czech organist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1866-04-15 William Jackson, British organist and composer, dies at 51
  • 1867-09-01 Edward Hodges, English organist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1868-09-24 Jan Albert van Eijken, Dutch composer and organist, dies at 45
  • 1872-08-11 Lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80
  • 1873-05-26 August Conradi, German organist and composer, dies at 51
  • 1876-02-21 Henry John Gauntlett, English organist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1876-04-19 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, English organist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1879-07-06 Henry Smart, English organist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1880-05-10 John Goss, English composer and organist (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), dies at 79
  • 1883-01-04 Nicolás Ledesma, Spanish organist and composer, dies at 91
  • 1883-07-05 Frederick Scotson Clark, English organist and composer, dies at 42
  • 1885-10-30 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1887-05-23 Ludwig Mathias Lindeman, Norwegian composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1890-11-08 Caesar Franck, Belgian organist and composer (Symphonic Variations), dies at 67
  • 1890-12-21 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist, organist, composer, and conductor, dies at 73
  • 1892-02-11 Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, Danish organist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1896-06-11 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German organist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1897-05-10 William Thomas Best, English organist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1897-10-11 Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • 1898-01-11 Gaetano Capocci, Italian organist and composer (Responsori), dies at 86
  • 1898-07-18 Emil Hartmann, organist and composer (Towards The Light), dies at 62
  • 1898-08-23 Joseph Robinson, Irish singer, organist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1900-01-03 Edwin George Monk, English church organist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1901-02-14 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1902-09-14 Reinhold Finsterbusch, German singer, organist, composer, and choral director (Jesu Tod und Begräbnis), dies at 76
  • 1904-05-14 Richard Hol, Dutch composer, organist and conductor, dies at 78
  • 1908-07-10 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, dies at 69
  • 1909-10-06 Dudley Buck, American organist, composer, and music writer, dies at 70
  • 1911-03-29 Alexandre Guilmant, French organist (La Trinitié, 1871-901), composer and pedagogue (Schola Cantorum, 1894-1911), dies at 74
  • 1913-05-18 Otto Reubke, German organist, conductor, and composer, dies at 70
  • 1915-10-05 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), dies at 67
  • 1915-10-07 Samuel Prowse Warren, Canadian composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1915-12-29 C. B. Hawley, American organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1916-02-23 George Martin, English composer and organist, dies at 71
  • 1918-03-13 Karel Stecker, Czech organist, pedagogue, and composer of organ and sacred music dies at 57
  • 1918-11-28 Alexis Contant, Canadian pianist, organist and composer, dies at 60
  • 1918-12-26 Bertram Luard-Selby, British organist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1919-10-16 Charles Harford Lloyd, British organist and composer, dies on his 70th birthday
  • 1919-12-18 Horatio Parker, American organist and composer, dies at 56
  • 1924-02-17 Oskar Merikanto [Ala-Kanto], Finnish pianist, organist, and composer, dies at 55
  • 1924-03-18 Frederick Bridge, English organist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1924-03-27 Walter Parratt, British organist and composer, dies at 83
  • 1924-03-29 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist, conductor, composer, and music teacher (Royal College of Music, 1882-1924), dies at 71
  • 1924-11-04 Gabriel Urbain Fauré, French organist, composer (Requiem; Ballade), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1905-20), dies at 79
  • 1925-11-26 Johannes Haarklou, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, dies at 78
  • 1925-12-09 Eugène Gigout, French organist (St Augustin de Paris, 1863-1925), and composer (10 pièces pour orgue), dies at 81
  • 1926-06-07 Henry Charles Tonking, British organist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1927-02-04 Thomas Laub, Danish organist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1927-11-09 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer, organist, and military bandleader, dies at 77
  • 1928-04-13 Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, Basque priest, organist and composer of religious music, dies at 36
  • 1928-06-13 Dámaso Ledesma, Spanish organist, composer, musicologist, and priest, dies at 60
  • 1928-08-13 Fernand de La Tombelle, French organist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1929-02-24 André Charles Prosper Messager, French organist, composer and conductor (Les Deux Pigeons, Véronique), dies at 75
  • 1930-01-27 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, dies at 52
  • 1933-01-25 William Faulkes, English organist, transcriber and composer, dies at 59
  • 1933-11-26 Edward Julius Biedermann, American organist and composer, dies at 84
  • 1933-12-02 Josef Gruber, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1933-12-03 Richard Henry Warren, American organist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1934-01-16 Annie Patterson, Irish organist, composer, and musicologist, dies at 65
  • 1934-09-24 Edwin H. Lemare, British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), dies at 69
  • 1937-03-12 Charles-Marie Widor, French organist (Saint-Sulpice, 1870-1933), composer (10 organ symphonies), and professor (American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, 1921-34), dies at 93
  • 1937-04-08 Arthur William Foote, American organist and composer, dies at 84
  • 1937-06-02 Louis Vierne, French organist (Notre-Dame, 1900-37), and composer (Messe solennelle), dies at the console at 66
  • 1938-04-18 Richard Terry, English organist & musicologist, dies at 73
  • 1938-08-02 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Icelandic organist, composer, musical folklorist, and priest, dies at 76
  • 1939-11-04 Charles Arnold Tournemire, French organist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1940-06-20 Jehan Alain, French organist/composer, dies in battle at 29
  • 1942-07-08 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian organist, composer, educator, and ethno-musicologist, dies at 83
  • 1942-11-01 Hugo Distler, German organist, choral conductor and composer, dies at 34
  • 1943-04-04 Hartzell "Tiny" Parham, American jazz pianist, theater organist, and bandleader, dies at 43
  • 1943-04-14 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, British organist, composer, and educator, dies at 63
  • 1943-11-22 Pietro Alessandro Yon, Italian organist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1944-09-26 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist ad critic, dies at 64

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