Famous Pianists in Music History

Events in Music

  • 1769-09-18 John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1787-08-24 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his violin and piano sonata in A, K526

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1795-03-29 Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as a pianist in Vienna

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1822-12-01 Franz Liszt's, aged 11, debuts as pianist Isabella Colbran

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt

Music concertMusic Concert

1831-10-17 Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1849-06-22 Stephen C Massett opens concert at San Francisco courthouse using only piano in California

Historic InventionSteinway & Sons Piano

1853-03-05 Piano company Steinway & Sons founded by Heinrich Steinweg (later Henry Steinway) in New York City
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Steinway Piano Advertisement circa 1866
Steinway Piano Advertisement circa 1866
  • 1859-01-22 Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres in Hanover
  • 1870-10-13 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1875-10-25 The first performance of the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is given in Boston, Massachusetts with Hans von Bülow as soloist

  • 1881-06-14 Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
  • 1881-10-04 Edward Leveaux patents automatic player piano
  • 1884-03-08 1st performance of Edward MacDowell's 2nd Piano suite
  • 1900-05-22 Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1902-12-29 "The Entertainer" is one of several piano rag compositions copyrighted for Scott Joplin by the US Copyright Office

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • 1905-10-01 František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.
  • 1919-01-15 Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes first premier of Poland

Music concertMusic Concert

1926-12-12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Piano concert premieres in Leningrad

  • 1940-01-23 Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile
  • 1941-03-16 Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Shostakovich receives the Stalin Prize
  • 1944-12-01 Prokofjev's 8th Piano sonata, premieres
  • 1946-02-08 Béla Bartók's 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Philadelphia, PA, US
  • 1946-05-26 Darius Milhauds 3rd Concert for piano/orchestra premieres in Prague

Music concertMusic Concert

1950-03-27 Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleveland, Ohio)

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-11-21 Jack Benny (violin) & Richard Nixon (piano) play their famed duet

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
  • 1962-09-29 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric & His Piano peaks at #7

Music releaseMusic Recording

1964-07-02 Cilla Black records Beatle's "Its For You", Paul McCartney plays piano

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney
  • 1973-05-26 Tippett's 3rd Piano sonata premieres
  • 1980-02-28 "The Well-Tuned Piano" by La Monte Young premieres (takes 4 h 12 m)
  • 1994-02-12 20th century premiere of 6 restored Haydn-sonatas in Boston
  • 2017-10-04 Chinese pianist Lang Lang plays Carneige Hall one-handed due to injury with 14 year-old Maxim Lando playing his left hand for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue"

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 666

  • 1655-05-04 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, born in Padua (d. 1731)
  • 1715-01-29 Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist
  • 1725-07-16 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, born in Neustadt bei Coburg, Germany (d. 1781)
  • 1751-07-30 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1829)
  • 1756-05-13 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer, and Chopin's first piano teacher, born in Mšeno, Bohemia (d. 1842)
  • 1757-06-01 Ignaz J Pleyel, Austria composer/piano builder (Piano method)
  • 1757-06-18 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder, born in Ruppersthal, Austria (d. 1831)
  • 1760-02-12 Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemia, pianist/composer
  • 1764-04-18 Bernhard Anselm Weber, German pianist, conductor and composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1821)
  • 1765-10-22 Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1823)
  • 1766-08-01 Ignaz Anton Franz Xaver Ladurner, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Aldino, Italy (d. 1839)
  • 1768-03-12 Carolus Antonius Fodor [Carel Anton Fodor], Dutch pianist, conductor and prominent composer, born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 1846)
  • 1771-02-24 Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
  • 1773-12-24 Joseph Wölfl, Austrian pianist & composer, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1812)
  • 1775-04-11 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1820)
  • 1782-07-26 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1837)
  • 1783-06-29 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1852)
  • 1785-11-02 Frederich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1785-11-02 Johann Leopold Fuchs, German pianist and composer, born in Dessau (d. 1853)
  • 1788-08-26 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist
  • 1788-12-18 Camille Pleyel, Austrian piano builder/composer
  • 1789-12-14 Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1831)
  • 1790-05-06 Wilhelm Würfel, Bohemian pianist and composer, born in Plaňány, Kolín (d. 1832)
  • 1791-02-20 Carl Czerny, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen), born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1792-10-03 Cipriani Potter, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1871)
  • 1797-02-15 Heinrich [Henry] Engelhard Steinway, German American piano maker (Steinway & Sons), born in Wolfshagen im Harz, Duchy of Brunswick (d. 1871)
  • 1797-12-26 Hans Skramstad, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Toten (d. 1839)
  • 1798-10-28 Henri Bertini, French classical composer and pianist, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1800-09-16 Józef Nowakowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Koryciska, Przysucha County, Poland (d. 1865)
  • 1802-01-03 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraśnik, Russian Empire (d. 1860)
  • 1803-01-06 Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1888)
  • 1804-04-04 Joseph Fischhof, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer, born in Bučovice, Moravia (d. 1857)
  • 1804-05-31 Louise Farrenc, French pianist, composer and only female professor at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • 1806-07-23 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, born in Nienstädten, Hamburg, Germany (d. 1887)
  • 1806-09-24 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), born in Limerick, Ireland (d. 1893)
  • 1808-06-24 Anna Caroline Oury, German pianist and composer, born in Landshut, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1880)
  • 1808-10-12 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1886)

Person of interestFelix Mendelssohn

1809-02-03 Felix Mendelssohn [Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy], German composer and pianist (Great Scherzos), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1847)

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

Person of interestFrederic Chopin

1810-03-01 Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concert in F Minor), born in Żelazowa Wola, Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1849) (baptismal records 22nd Feb)

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin
  • 1810-12-21 Ludwig Schuncke, German pianist & composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1834)

Person of interestFranz Liszt

1811-10-22 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), born in Raiding, Hungary (d. 1886)

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1811-10-24 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1885)
  • 1812-01-08 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, Swiss pianist, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1871)
  • 1812-12-24 Henry Russell, English pianist & composer, born in Sheerness, United Kingdom (d. 1900)
  • 1813-05-15 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, born in Pest (d.1888)
  • 1813-11-30 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1888)
  • 1814-07-02 Thérèse Wartel, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1865)
  • 1816-09-15 Edward Wolff, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1880)
  • 1817-07-17 Ignace Leybach, French pianist and composer, born in Gambsheim, Alsace, France (d. 1891)
  • 1817-10-27 Antoni de Kontski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899)
  • 1818-08-07 Henry Litolff, French composer and pianist, born in London, England (d. 1891)
  • 1818-10-26 Stefano Golinelli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1891)
  • 1818-11-26 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, born in Bourges, France (d. 1884)
  • 1819-04-14 Charles Hallé, Anglo-German pianist, conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra), born in Hagen, Westphalia (d. 1895)
  • 1819-05-17 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, Bohemian pianist and composer, born in Neustadt an der Mettau (d. 1886)
  • 1819-07-02 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), born in Renescure, France (d. 1900)
  • 1819-09-13 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, born in Leipzig (d. 1896)
  • 1820-05-22 Alexander Fesca, German pianist and composer, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1849)
  • 1820-08-20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1873)
  • 1821-05-25 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1821)
  • 1823-11-26 Thomas Tellefsen, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1874)
  • 1824-06-23 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), born in Altona, Holstein (d. 1910)
  • 1825-08-21 Kate Fanny Loder, English composer and pianist, born in Bathwick Street, Bathwick, England (d. 1904)
  • 1826-06-01 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • 1826-08-28 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1826-12-21 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, born in Vienna (d. 1905)
  • 1829-01-24 William Mason, American pianist, pedagogue and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1908)
  • 1829-05-08 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer, born in New Orleans (d. 1869)
  • 1829-05-09 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, born in Sinalunga, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1888)
  • 1830-01-08 Hans von Bülow, German pianist & composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1894)
  • 1830-05-28 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer and pianist child prodigy, born in Mühlbach (Sebeș), Romania (d. 1845)
  • 1830-06-22 Theodor Leschetizky, Polish pianist and composer, born in Łańcut, Poland (d. 1915)
  • 1830-09-25 Karl Klindworth, German pianist and conductor, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1916)
  • 1831-08-13 Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1902)
  • 1835-06-14 Nikolay Rubinstein, Russian composer and pianist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1881) (O.S. 2 June)
  • 1837-01-02 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej, Tamara), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1910)
  • 1839-04-05 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1905)
  • 1840-06-24 Louis Brassin, Belgian composer and pianist, born in Aix-la-Chapelle (d. 1884)
  • 1841-05-24 Tito Mattei, Italian pianist and composer, born in Campobasso, Italy (d. 1914)
  • 1841-05-28 Giovanni Sgambati, Italian pianist and composer, born in Rome (d. 1914)
  • 1841-10-04 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer and pianist, born in Paris, Maine (d. 1891)
  • 1841-11-04 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw (d. 1871)
  • 1842-08-30 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • 1844-11-12 Octave Fouqué, French pianist and composer born in Pau (d. 1883)
  • 1846-09-20 Agnes Tyrrell, Czech pianist and composer, born in Brno, Moravia (d. 1883)
  • 1847-02-02 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer
  • 1847-07-31 Ignatio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (Danzas Cubanas), born in Havana (d. 1905)
  • 1847-12-16 Augusta Holmes, Irish-French pianist and composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1903)
  • 1848-07-27 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1933)
  • 1849-05-27 "Blind" Tom Wiggins, African-American pianist and composer, born in Harris County, Georgia (d. 1908)
  • 1849-07-23 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, born at Sztára Castle (d. 1924)
  • 1850-01-06 Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist & composer (Mataswintha), born in Szamotuły, Poland (d. 1924)
  • 1851-05-23 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, born in Pulawy, Poland (d. 1872)
  • 1852-05-29 Heinrich Kàan-Albest, Bohemian pianist and composer, born in Ternopil, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)
  • 1853-12-22 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1917)
  • 1854-05-13 Paul Klengel, German pianist, violinist, composer and educator, born in Leipzig (d. 1935)
  • 1854-08-24 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, Russian pianist and composer, born in St. Petersburg; (d. 1922)
  • 1855-07-14 Richard Samuel Hughes, Welsh composer and pianist, born in Aberystwyth, Wales (d. 1893)
  • 1856-06-08 Natalia Janotha, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1932)
  • 1856-11-25 Sergei Taneyev, Russian pianist and composer (Oresteia), born in Vladimir, Russia (d. 1915)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1880-01-07 Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (19) weds Antonina Korsak

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski

LoveWedding of Interest

1911-01-11 Actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman (30)

LoveWedding of Interest

1913-11-07 Comedian Oliver Hardy (21) marries pianist Madelyn Saloshin in Macon, Georgia

Comic Actor Oliver Hardy
Comic Actor
Oliver Hardy

LoveWedding of Interest

1924-02-04 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) weds pianist Lil Armstrong (26)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

LoveWedding of Interest

1940-12-03 Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus (27) weds pianist and mathematician Francine Faure (25) in Lyon, France

Author Albert Camus
Author
Albert Camus
  • 2005-06-01 "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil

Divorces in Music


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

1938-09-30 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (37) divorces pianist Lil Armstrong (40) after more than 14 years of marriage

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 452

  • 1731-01-27 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75
  • 1777-03-01 Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court) composer/pianist, dies at 62
  • 1781-12-16 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, dies at 56
  • 1812-03-20 Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemian pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1820-12-21 Charles-Francois Dumonchau, French pianist and composer, dies at 45
  • 1821-03-23 Bernhard Anselm Weber, German pianist, conductor and composer, dies at 56
  • 1823-09-20 Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1829-10-29 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, dies at 78
  • 1831-11-14 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian-French composer and piano builder, dies at 74
  • 1832-03-23 Wilhelm Würfel, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1837-01-23 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54
  • 1839-03-04 Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72
  • 1842-02-21 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer and Chopin's first piano teacher, dies at 85
  • 1845-05-11 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer & pianist child prodigy, dies of tuberculosis at 14
  • 1846-02-22 Carolus Antonius Fodor [Carel Anton Fodor], Dutch pianist, conductor and prominent composer, dies at 77

Person of interestFelix Mendelssohn

1847-11-04 Felix Mendelssohn [Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy], German composer and pianist (Great Scherzos), dies at 38

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 1849-02-22 Alexander Fesca, German pianist and composer, dies at 28
  • 1849-06-10 Friedrich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, dies at 63

Person of interestFrederic Chopin

1849-10-17 Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concert in F Minor), dies of at 39

Composer Frederic Chopin
Composer
Frederic Chopin
  • 1852-11-22 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1855-05-04 Camille Pleyel, Austria piano builder/composer, dies at 66
  • 1857-06-28 Joseph Fischhof, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer, dies at 53
  • 1857-07-15 Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist/composer, dies at 66
  • 1858-04-16 Johann Baptist Cramer, German British pianist, composer and publisher, dies at 87
  • 1860-11-14 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1865-08-27 Józef Nowakowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1865-11-06 Thérèse Wartel, French pianist and composer, dies at 51
  • 1866-07-25 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
  • 1869-12-18 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer, dies at 40
  • 1871-02-07 Heinrich [Henry] Engelhard Steinway, German American piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons), dies at 73
  • 1871-07-17 Carl Tausig, Polish pianist and composer, dies of typhoid at 29
  • 1871-09-26 Cipriani Potter, English pianist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1872-09-07 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 21
  • 1873-03-20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • 1874-10-06 Thomas Tellefsen, Norwegian pianist and composer, dies at 50
  • 1875-09-15 Louise Farrenc, French pianist, composer and only female professor at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century, dies at 71
  • 1876-10-01 Henri Bertini, French classical composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • 1880-04-07 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), dies at 58
  • 1880-07-22 Anna Caroline Oury, German pianist and composer, dies at 72
  • 1880-10-16 Edward Wolff, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1883-04-18 Agnes Tyrrell, Czech pianist & composer, dies at 36
  • 1883-04-22 Octave Fouque, French pianist and composer, dies at 38
  • 1884-09-30 Louis Lacombe, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1885-05-10 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, dies at 73

Person of interestFranz Liszt

1886-07-31 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), dies of heart disease at 74

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • 1886-09-20 John Liptrot Hatton, English composer and pianist, dies at 77
  • 1886-10-23 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1887-11-18 Eduard Marxsen, German pianist and composer, dies at 81
  • 1887-12-26 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40
  • 1888-01-14 Stephen Heller, Hungarian composer and pianist, dies at 74
  • 1888-03-10 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • 1888-03-29 Charles-Valentin Alkan, French pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1891-04-15 Stephen Albert Emery, American composer & pianist, dies at 49
  • 1891-05-23 Ignace Leybach, French pianist and composer, dies at 73
  • 1891-08-05 Henry Litolff, French composer and pianist, dies at 73
  • 1892-01-17 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, dies at 27
  • 1893-11-16 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87
  • 1894-02-12 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • 1895-09-15 Jan Kleczyński Sr., Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1895-10-25 Charles Hallé, Anglo-German pianist, conductor and founder (Halle Orchestra), dies at 76
  • 1896-05-20 Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer of the Romantic era, dies of a stroke at 76
  • 1899-12-07 Antoni de Kontski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1900-03-19 Charles-Louis Hanon, French composer and piano pedagogue (The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises), dies at 80
  • 1901-02-17 Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer, dies at 38
  • 1902-02-01 Salomon Jadassohn, German pianist and composer, dies at 70
  • 1903-06-29 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, dies at 23
  • 1904-08-30 Kate Fanny Loder, English composer and pianist, dies at 79
  • 1905-01-20 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1905-04-29 Ignatio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (Danzas Cubanas), dies at 57
  • 1905-05-09 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer & pianist, dies at 78
  • 1905-09-02 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • 1907-02-05 Ludwig Thuille, Austrian composer (sextet for piano and wind quintet), dies of a heart attack at 45
  • 1907-03-07 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1907-10-03 Alfred Reisenauer, German pianist and composer, dies at 43
  • 1908-06-14 "Blind" Tom Wiggins, African-American pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1909-05-18 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist & composer (Suite española, Tango in D), dies from nephritis at 48
  • 1910-03-10 Carl Reinecke, German pianist, composer and teacher (Undine Sonata), dies at 85
  • 1910-05-29 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej, Tamara), dies at 73
  • 1911-01-15 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, dies at 49
  • 1914-12-14 Giovanni Sgambati, Italian pianist & composer, dies at 73
  • 1915-04-27 Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (Prometheus) & pianist, dies at 43
  • 1915-06-19 Sergei Taneyev, Russian pianist and composer (Oresteia), dies at 58
  • 1916-05-11 Max Reger, German composer, pianist and professor (Leipzig Univ), dies at 43
  • 1916-07-26 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 52
  • 1918-03-24 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, dies at 53
  • 1918-11-28 Alexis Contant, Canadian pianist, organist and composer, dies at 60
  • 1919-01-16 Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 19
  • 1920-08-04 Vladimir Rebikov, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1921-04-20 Tony Jackson, American ragtime pianist and singer-songwriter (Pretty Baby), dies of cirrhosis of the liver at 38
  • 1922-10-01 Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1924-01-04 Alfred Grünfeld, Austrian pianist, composer (b. 1852)
  • 1924-01-15 Geza Zichy, Hungarian composer and one-armed pianist, dies at 74
  • 1924-07-27 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 58
  • 1924-11-08 Sergei Lyapunov, Russian composer and pianist, dies at 64
  • 1924-12-08 Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
  • 1925-01-30 Jakab Gyula Major, Hungarian pianist and composer, dies at 66
  • 1925-09-15 Leonard Borwick, English concert pianist, dies at 57
  • 1926-01-15 Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 42
  • 1926-03-07 Heinrich Kàan-Albest, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 73
  • 1927-11-20 Wilhelm Stenhammar [Carl Wilhelm Eugen Stenhammar], Swedish composer considered the finest Swedish pianist of his time, dies of a stroke at 56