Today in Pianist History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 469

  • 1892-06-23 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1993)
  • 1893-02-15 Walter Donaldson, US pianist/composer (Girl Crazy, Whoopee)
  • 1893-10-02 Leroy B Shield, US pianist/producer/composer (Laurel & Hardy)
  • 1894-02-01 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • 1894-04-23 Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (d. 1955)
  • 1894-06-08 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist (Ogelala)
  • 1895-01-07 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
  • 1895-02-28 Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
  • 1895-11-05 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer
  • 1895-11-25 Wilhelm Kempff, Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern)
  • 1895-11-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist (d. 1980)
  • 1895-12-02 Harriet Cohen, British pianist (d. 1967)
  • 1895-12-05 Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cellist/pianist/composer
  • 1896-02-16 Alexander Brailowsky, Russian pianist (Chopin)
  • 1897-01-05 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)
  • 1897-11-18 Jules Buffano, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), born in St Louis, Missouri
  • 1898-05-31 Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
  • 1898-10-26 Beryl Rubinstein, American pianist and composer, born in Athens, Georgia (d. 1952)
  • 1898-11-27 Nelly Steuer-Wagenaar, Dutch pianist
  • 1899-01-07 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • 1899-04-07 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)

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1899-04-29 Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1974)

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1899-07-30 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • 1899-12-08 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist
  • 1900-12-22 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1901-12-19 Dimitar Nenov, Bulgarian composer, pianist and architect, born in Razgrad, Bulgaria (d. 1953)
  • 1902-01-05 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist/organist
  • 1902-06-26 Antonia Brico, Rotterdam Holland, conductor/pianist (Antonia)
  • 1903-03-28 Rudolf Serkin, Eger Bohemia, pianist (Marlboro Sch of Music)
  • 1903-12-28 Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist and bandleader (Deep Forest), born in Duquesne, Pennsylvania (d. 1983)
  • 1904-02-06 Claudio Arrau, Chile, composer/pianist (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
  • 1904-05-26 Vlado Perlemuter, Polish pianist (d. 2002)
  • 1904-06-11 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, jazz pianist/singer (Boogie Woogie Piano)
  • 1904-07-04 Seger Pillot Ellis, pianist/vocalist
  • 1904-07-08 Bill Challis, arranger/pianist
  • 1904-07-17 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor
  • 1904-08-11 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • 1904-10-01 Vladimir Horowitz, pianist (Carmen), born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1904-11-29 Piet Ketting, pianist/conductor/composer (Glorify Kokila)
  • 1904-12-06 Eve Denise Curie, French pianist/author/daughter of Madame Curie
  • 1905-03-18 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • 1906-02-08 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • 1906-06-20 Bob Howard, singer/pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts
  • 1907-05-18 Clifford Curzon, pianist (MacFarren Gold Medal), born in London, England
  • 1907-06-11 Jose Bernabe Marino Barreto y Casanova, pianist vocalist bandleader
  • 1907-06-18 Benny Payne, pianist (Billy Daniels Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1907-09-05 Sunnyland Slim [Albert Luandrew], American blues pianist, born in Vance, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1907-11-03 Joe Turner, US jazz pianist
  • 1909-01-03 Victor Borge [Borge Rosenbaum], Danish-American comedian and pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)
  • 1909-02-21 George G F van Renesse, Dutch pianist/music director
  • 1909-03-29 Moon Mullican, hillbilly pianist (7 Nights of Rock)
  • 1909-04-01 Eddie Duchin, Mass, society pianist/bandleader (Eddie Duchin Orchestra)
  • 1909-07-04 Alec Templeton, Cardiff Wales, pianist/composer (Concertino Lirico)
  • 1909-10-07 Shura Cherkassky, pianist
  • 1909-10-20 Monique Hare, French pianist
  • 1909-12-08 Cleo Brown, jazz pianist, born in Meridian, Mississippi (d. 1995)
  • 1910-05-08 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
  • 1910-07-04 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
  • 1910-07-14 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic
  • 1910-09-23 Soulima Stravinsky, Swiss-American pianist and composer (Igor Stravinsky's son), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • 1910-10-13 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • 1911-06-22 Guus Jansen, jazz pianist (Net als Toen)
  • 1911-09-11 Bola de Nieve, Cuban pianist (d. 1971)
  • 1911-10-07 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • 1911-10-13 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1911-12-05 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (d. 2000)
  • 1912-02-11 Rudolf Firkusny, Napajedla Czechoslovakia, pianist (Julliard)
  • 1912-02-21 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • 1912-07-16 Ray Barr, American pianist (Vincent Lopez Show), born in NYC, New York
  • 1912-09-21 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1912-10-03 Gabriel Julian, original pianist of Bobby Byrne Orchestra, arranger for Glenn Miller and founder Alabama Cavaliers Jazz Ens
  • 1912-11-24 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1912-12-01 Terence Beckles, pianist/teacher
  • 1913-02-05 Rozelle Claxton, pianist/arranger
  • 1913-03-03 Margaret AR Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger
  • 1913-05-06 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • 1913-05-21 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (d. 1976)
  • 1913-09-15 Roger "Ram" Ramirez, jazz pianist/composer
  • 1913-12-13 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), born in NYC, New York
  • 1913-12-18 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer
  • 1914-01-03 Jean Louvel, Flemish pianist/conductor/composer
  • 1914-07-07 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • 1914-08-12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again) (d. 1981)
  • 1914-09-02 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • 1914-09-07 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer
  • 1914-11-01 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz pianist/arranger
  • 1914-11-15 Jorge Bolet, pianist (C'eurties Instituka), born in Havana, Cuba
  • 1914-11-25 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist (Mississippi)
  • 1914-12-14 Rosalyn Tureck, pianist (Bach & Rock), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1914-12-29 Billy [Dorothy] Tipton, American jazz pianist/saxophonist/bandleader, born in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma (d. 1989)
  • 1915-03-20 Sviatosiav Richter, Zhitomir Ukraine, pianist (Stalin Prize-1945)
  • 1915-07-06 Marcel Quinet, Belgian pianist/composer (Vague et Sillon)
  • 1915-08-04 Irving Fields, Composer and pianist (Ilona Massey Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)
  • 1915-09-11 Jack Fascinato, Bevier Mo, pianist/orchestra leader (Kukla Fran & Ollie)
  • 1915-09-16 Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1915-11-26 Earl Wild, composer/pianist (Caesar's Hour, NBC Symph 1942), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1915-12-26 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/vocalist (Walkin' at the River)
  • 1916-05-14 Lance Dossor, British-born concert pianist (d. 2005)
  • 1916-08-18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • 1916-10-19 Emil Gilels, Odessa Russia, pianist (Brussels Competition-1938)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 291

  • 1966-03-06 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), dies at 84
  • 1966-08-01 Earl Rudolph "Bud" Powell, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • 1966-11-26 Harold Burrage, US singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
  • 1967-05-31 Billy Strayhorn, American composer, pianist and arranger (b. 1915)
  • 1967-11-13 Harriet Cohen, English pianist (b. 1895)
  • 1968-06-02 André Mathieu, Quebec pianist and composer (b. 1929)
  • 1968-08-18 Cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52
  • 1969-06-29 Shorty Long, soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge), dies at 29
  • 1969-07-05 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • 1971-04-12 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (b. 1931)
  • 1971-10-02 Bola de Nieve, Cuban singer, pianist, and songwriter (b. 1911)
  • 1972-01-10 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), dies at 82
  • 1972-04-26 Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59
  • 1972-07-08 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), dies at 84
  • 1972-09-19 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (b. 1899)
  • 1973-01-15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
  • 1974-01-05 Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
  • 1974-03-01 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (b. 1935)
  • 1976-01-10 Chester Arthur Burnett, US blues pianist/harmonica player, dies at 65
  • 1976-02-06 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • 1976-08-22 Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)

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1977-01-02 Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1978-03-28 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)
  • 1978-08-26 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), dies at 86
  • 1979-03-07 Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • 1979-07-23 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
  • 1980-01-03 Amos Milburn, American R&B singer and pianist, dies at 52
  • 1980-01-30 Professor Longhair [Henry Roeland Byrd], American blues singer and pianist, dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 1980-06-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
  • 1980-07-30 Norman Lloyd, American pianist, author and composer, dies at 70
  • 1980-09-15 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • 1981-01-01 Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Jewish concert pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1981-05-16 Ernie Freeman, American pianist and arranger (b. 1922)
  • 1981-10-02 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer/pianist, dies at 63
  • 1982-02-17 Thelonious Monk, American jazz pianist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1982-06-26 Andre Tchaikowsy, pianist/composer, dies
  • 1982-08-08 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist, dies at 62
  • 1982-09-01 Clifford M Curzon, England, pianist, dies at 75
  • 1982-10-04 Glenn H Gould, Canadian pianist, dies at 50
  • 1982-10-23 Jacques Klein, Brazilian pianist, dies at 52
  • 1982-12-20 Artur Rubinstein, pianist (My Young Years), dies in Geneva at 95
  • 1983-02-12 Eubie Blake, US ragtime-composer/pianist (Memories of You), dies at 96
  • 1983-04-22 Earl "Fatha" Hines, American jazz pianist and bandleader (Deep Forest), dies at 79
  • 1984-04-23 Red [William] Garland, American jazz pianist (Miles Davis Quintet), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1984-05-25 Piet Ketting, Dutch pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 79
  • 1985-01-07 Johnny Guarnieri, jazz pianist (Morey Amsterdam Show), dies at 67
  • 1985-03-01 Eugene List, American concert pianist and teacher (Eastman School of Music), dies at 66
  • 1985-04-14 Reginald Beane, American pianist (Starlit Time, Once Upon a Tune), dies at 63
  • 1985-10-14 Emil Gilels, Ukrainian pianist (b. 1916)
  • 1986-01-30 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), dies at 74
  • 1986-03-04 Richard Manuel, Canadian rock vocalist and pianist (The Band), commits suicide at 42
  • 1986-07-31 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger, dies at 73
  • 1987-01-07 Larry Carr, pianist (Flight to Rhythm), dies at 72
  • 1987-01-11 Albert Ferber, Swiss-English pianist (b. 1911)

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1987-02-04 Liberace, pianist (Liberace Show, Evil Chandell-Batman), dies at 67

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Pianist
Liberace
  • 1987-03-13 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud), dies at 87
  • 1987-05-12 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist/drummer, dies at 53 of a heart attack
  • 1988-04-15 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (b. 1954)
  • 1989-01-21 Billy [Dorothy] Tipton, American jazz pianist/saxophonist/bandleader, dies at 74
  • 1989-05-22 Steven DeGroote, South African classical pianist (b. 1953)
  • 1989-08-01 John Ogdon, English pianist/composer, dies at 52
  • 1989-10-12 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), dies from prostate cancer at 76
  • 1989-11-05 Vladimir Horovitz, Ukrainian/US pianist, dies at 85
  • 1990-01-03 Arthur Gold, American pianist, half of Gold and Fizdale duo (b. 1917)
  • 1990-07-23 Joe Turner, jazz pianist, dies of cardiac arrest at 82
  • 1990-10-16 Jorge Bolet, Cuban-American classical pianist (b. 1914)
  • 1991-02-10 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, dies of cancer at 62
  • 1991-03-25 Eileen Joyce, pianist, dies at 78
  • 1991-03-25 Lee Donn, pianist, dies of stroke at 96
  • 1991-05-09 Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian/US pianist, dies
  • 1991-05-23 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (b. 1895)
  • 1991-06-09 Claudio Arrau, Chilian/US pianist/composer, dies at 88
  • 1992-01-03 Lewis Michael Friedman, pianist, dies at 47 of AIDS
  • 1992-01-21 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/pianist, dies at 81
  • 1992-04-14 Sammy Price, US boogie-woogie pianist, dies
  • 1992-11-13 Maurice Ohana, pianist/composer, dies
  • 1992-12-13 Bernard Drukker, Dutch pianist/orchestra leader (duivelswiel), dies
  • 1992-12-26 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
  • 1993-01-08 Theo Bruins, Dutch pianist/composer (Syncope), dies at 63
  • 1993-01-23 Thomas A Dorsey, American jazz pianist (Take My Hand, Precious Lord), dies at 93
  • 1993-02-15 George Wallington, [Giacinto Figlia], Italian bebop-pianist/, dies
  • 1993-03-04 Art Hodes, Russ/US jazz/blues pianist/editor (Jazz Record), dies
  • 1993-05-22 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, dies at 100 (b. 1892)
  • 1993-05-26 Cor de Great, pianist/conductor/composer (Vernissage), dies at 78
  • 1993-05-30 Sun Ra [Herman Blount,], US jazz pianist (Solar Arkestra), dies at 79
  • 1993-08-04 Kenny Drew, US/Danish jazz pianist (Moonlight Desert), dies at 64
  • 1993-08-07 Roy Budd, English jazz pianist/composer (Paper Tiger), dies at 46
  • 1993-09-12 Herman Nieland, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 82
  • 1993-10-10 Catherine Collard, French pianist (Debussy, Haydn), dies at 46
  • 1993-11-23 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • 1994-01-15 Gyorgy Cziffra, Hungarian/French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), dies at 72
  • 1994-02-06 Ignace Strasfogel, Polish/US pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 84
  • 1994-02-24 Donald Phillips, pianist/composer, dies at 80
  • 1994-03-01 Sandro Fuga, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 87
  • 1994-07-09 William "Sabby" Lewis, jazz Pianist/Arranger, dies at 79
  • 1994-07-13 Eddie Boyd, blues vocal/pianist, dies at 79
  • 1994-07-14 Patrick Crommelynck, Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1994-07-14 Taeko Kuwata, Japanese/Belgian pianist, commits suicide
  • 1994-08-31 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist, dies at 88
  • 1994-09-06 Nicky Hopkins, rock pianist (Rolling Stones), dies at 50