Famous Pianists in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,072

  • 1841-01-18 (Alexis) Emmanuel Chabrier, French pianist and composer (España; Joyeuse marche; Le roi malgré lui), born in Ambert, Puy-de-Dôme (d. 1894)
  • 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, student and protégé of Liszt, and composer noted for his transcriptions, 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)
  • 1847-12-01 Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Norwegian pianist, composer, and teacher, born in Holmestrand, Norway (d. 1907)
  • 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) [1]
  • 1849-07-15 Moritz Heuzenroeder, German pianist and composer who settled in Australia, born in Ottersberg, Germany (d. 1897)
  • 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)
  • 1855-01-22 Ernst Kullak, German pianist, and composer of parlor music, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1914)
  • 1855-02-17 Aleksander Różycki, Polish pianist, composer, and music teacher, born in Zhitomir, Russian Empire (d. 1915)
  • 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)
  • 1858-05-10 Frederick Zech Jr, American composer and pianist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • 1858-11-12 Alexis Contant, Canadian pianist, organist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1918)
  • 1858-12-13 Jakab Gyula Major, Hungarian pianist and composer, born in Kosice, Czech Republic (d. 1925)
  • 1859-01-21 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, Polish composer and pianist, born in Warsaw (d. 1886)
  • 1859-10-16 Henryk Pachulski, Polish pianist, composer, and educator (Moscow Conservatory, 1886-1917) born in Łazy, Poland (d. 1921)
  • 1859-11-30 Sergei Lyapunov, Russian pianist and composer (Lezghinka), born in Yaroslavl, Russian Empire (d. 1924)
  • 1860-05-29 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (Suite española, Tango in D), born in Camprodon, Spain (d. 1909)
  • 1861-08-09 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • 1861-11-30 Ludwig Thuille, Austrian composer (sextet for piano and wind quintet), born in Bozen, Tyrol (now Bozano, Italy) (d. 1907)
  • 1862-11-23 Alberto Williams, Argentine pianist and composer (Etrerno Reposo), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1952)
  • 1862-11-25 Ethelbert Nevin, American pianist and composer (The Rosary; Narcissus), born in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania (d. 1901) [1]
  • 1863-02-19 Emánuel Moór, Hungarian composer, pianist, and inventor of musical instruments, born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1931)
  • 1863-04-19 Felix Blumenfeld, Russian composer, conductor and pianist, born in Kirovohrad, Ukraine (d. 1931)
  • 1863-10-09 Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1863-11-01 Alfred Reisenauer, German pianist and composer, born in Königsberg (d. 1907)
  • 1863-11-30 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, Italian pianist and composer, born in Vicenza, Italy (d. 1916)
  • 1864-03-23 Louis Glass, Danish pianist and composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1936)
  • 1864-04-10 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1932)
  • 1864-10-30 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, American pianist and philanthropist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1953)
  • 1864-11-10 Alexandre Levy, Brazilian composer and pianist, born in São Paulo, Brazil (d. 1892)
  • 1864-12-27 Joseph Lauber, Swiss concert pianist and composer, born in Ruswil, Switzerland (d. 1952)
  • 1865-03-02 Théophile "Théo" Ysaÿe, Belgian composer and pianist, born in Verviers, Belgium (d. 1918)
  • 1866-04-01 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist, composer, and conductor (Arlecchino), born in Empoli (d. 1924)
  • 1866-05-31 Vladimir Rebikov, Russian pianist and composer, born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia (d. 1920)
  • 1867-09-05 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American pianist and composer (Gaelic Symphony), born in Henniker, New Hampshire (d. 1944)
  • 1868-02-26 Leonard Borwick, English concert pianist, born in Walthamstow, England (d. 1925)
  • 1868-03-28 Wojciech Gawroński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Sejmany, Russian Empire [now Lithuania] (d. 1910)
  • 1868-05-13 Paolo Gallico, Italian-American pianist and composer (The Apocalypse), born in Trieste (d. 1955)
  • 1868-06-03 (Ivar) Henning Mankell, Swedish pianist and composer, born in Härnösand, Sweden (d. 1930)
  • 1868-08-05 Oskar Merikanto [Ala-Kanto], Finnish pianist, organist, and composer, born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland (d. 1924)
  • 1869-09-21 Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor, born in Marcelin, Poland (d. 1928)
  • 1870-02-13 Leopold Godowsky, Polish pianist and composer (Java Suite, 53 Studies on Chopin's Études), born in Žasliai, Russian Empire (now Lithuania), (d. 1938)
  • 1871-02-07 (Carl) Wilhelm Stenhammar, Swedish composer considered the finest Swedish pianist of his time, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1927)
  • 1871-03-06 Ben Harney, American composer and "Father of Ragtime Piano" (You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You Done Broke Down), born on the Mississippi River (d. 1938)
  • 1872-01-06 Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (Prometheus) and pianist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1915)
  • 1873-03-19 Max Reger, German concert pianist, organist, composer (Hebbel Requiem), and professor (Royal Conservatory - Leipzig, 1907-16), born in Brand, Bavarian Empire (d. 1916)
  • 1873-03-20 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian-American piano virtuoso, conductor, and composer (Aleko; Piano Concerto No. 3), born in Oneg or Semyonovo, Russian Empire (d. 1943) [NS=Apr 1]
  • 1873-04-01 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian-American piano virtuoso, conductor, and composer (Aleko; Piano Concerto No. 3), born in Oneg or Semyonovo, Russian Empire (d. 1943) [OS=Mar 20]
  • 1873-04-28 Harold Bauer, English-American pianist (Beethoven-Association), born in Kingston, England (d. 1951)
  • 1873-05-19 Federico Gerdes, Peruvian pianist, composer, and educator (founder and first director of the National Conservatory of Music,1909-26), born in Tacna, Peru (d. 1953)
  • 1873-06-07 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianist and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), born in Kensington, London (d. 1938)
  • 1873-07-22 Ettore Pozzoli, Italian composer and pianist, born in Seregno (d. 1957)
  • 1874-11-13 Marguerite Long, French concert pianist (Ravel) and teacher (Paris Conservatoire, 1906-40), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1966)
  • 1875-02-04 Raymond Moulaert, Belgian pianist and composer, born in Brussels, Belgian (d. 1962)

Person of interestMaurice Ravel

1875-03-07 Maurice Ravel, French composer, pianist and conductor (Daphnis et Chloé; Boléro), born in Ciboure, France (d. 1937)

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • 1875-03-10 Alexander Borisovich Goldenweiser, Russian pianist, and composer (Contrapuntal Sketches), born in Kishinev, Russia (d. 1961)
  • 1875-05-18 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, born in Padua (d. 1961)
  • 1875-08-09 Albert William Ketèlbey, British pianist and composer (In A Monastery Garden), born in Aston, Birmingham (d. 1959)
  • 1876-01-20 Józef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist, composer, educator (Curtis Institute, 1924-38), and inventor, born in Podgórze, Austro-Hungarian Galicia (now Poland) (d. 1957)
  • 1876-11-23 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), born in Cádiz, Spain (d. 1946)
  • 1877-01-17 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Zurich (d. 1936)
  • 1877-02-24 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-American pianist, conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1921-27), composer, and educator (Chicago Musical College, 1928-54), born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1972)
  • 1877-02-28 Sergei Bortkiewicz, Russian-Austrian composer, pianist, and conductor, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1952)
  • 1877-09-26 Alfred Cortot, French-Swiss pianist and teacher, born in Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • 1878-02-07 Ossip Gabrilovich, Russian-American pianist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1918-36), and composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1936)
  • 1878-02-16 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist and composer (Daniel Hjort), born in Pori, Finland (d. 1951)
  • 1878-03-04 Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
  • 1878-07-05 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist, conductor and composer (3 Blind Mice), born in Croydon, Surrey (d. 1958)
  • 1878-08-31 Albert Riemenschneider, American pianist, educator, musicologist, and founder of America'a oldest Bach Festival, born in Berea, Ohio (d. 1950)
  • 1879-04-04 Gabriel Grovlez, French pianist, conductor (Opéra de Paris, 1914-34), and composer (L'Almanach aux images), born in Lille, France (d. 1944)
  • 1879-07-22 Gustaf Heintze, Swedish pianist, organist, pedagogue and composer, born in Jönköping (d. 1946)
  • 1879-08-13 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Mai-Dun), born in Bowdon, Cheshire, England (d. 1962)
  • 1879-08-24 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • 1879-10-05 Halfdan Cleve [née Klewe], Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Kongsberg, Norway (d. 1951)
  • 1879-11-13 Maurice Delage, French pianist, and composer (Ragamalika; Seven Haikais), born in Paris, France (d. 1961)
  • 1879-12-26 Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (Schwanenweiß), born in Freiburg im Breisgau (d. 1950)
  • 1880-01-05 Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1951)
  • 1880-01-11 Rudolf T Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
  • 1880-09-07 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Rome (d. 1937)
  • 1881-02-06 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American pianist, composer, and educator, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1949)
  • 1881-03-23 Egon Petri, Dutch classical pianist, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1962)

Person of interestBéla Bartok

1881-03-25 Béla Bartok, Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra), born in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok
  • 1881-07-09 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1966)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 711

  • 1911-01-15 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, dies at 49
  • 1912-11-11 Józef Wieniawski, Polish pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, dies at 75
  • 1914-10-15 Aleksander Różycki, Polish pianist, composer, and music teacher dies at 59
  • 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
  • 1915-11-14 Theodor Leschetizky, Polish pianist, composer, and teacher (Contes de Jeunesse), dies at 85
  • 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
  • 1921-03-02 Henryk Pachulski, Polish pianist, composer, and educator (Moscow Conservatory, 1886-1917), dies at 61
  • 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
  • 1924-02-17 Oskar Merikanto [Ala-Kanto], Finnish pianist, organist, and composer, dies at 55
  • 1924-07-27 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 58
  • 1924-11-08 Sergei Lyapunov, Russian pianist and composer (Lezghinka), 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
  • 1926-02-26 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, Danish composer and pianist, dies at 75
  • 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
  • 1928-04-18 Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński, Polish pianist, composer, and conductor, dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1929-03-15 Clarence "Pinetop" Smith, American jazz pianist and singer (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies of a gunshot wound in a dance-hall fight at 24
  • 1930-05-08 (Ivar) Henning Mankell, Swedish pianist and composer, dies at 61
  • 1931-01-21 Felix Blumenfeld, Russian composer, conductor and pianist, dies at 67
  • 1931-10-20 Emánuel Moór, Hungarian composer, pianist, and inventor of musical instruments, dies at 68
  • 1931-11-23 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor and pianist, dies at 46
  • 1932-03-03 Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist and composer (Golem), dies at 67
  • 1932-06-09 Natalia Janotha, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1933-01-06 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, dies at 84
  • 1935-04-24 Paul Klengel, German pianist, violinist, composer and educator, dies at 80
  • 1935-04-29 Leroy Carr, American blues piano player and singer-songwriter ("How Long, How Long Blues"), dies of nephritis of the kidneys at 30
  • 1936-01-22 Louis Glass, Danish pianist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1936-05-06 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 59
  • 1936-09-14 Ossip Gabrilovich Russian-American pianist, conductor (Detroit Symphony, 1918-36), and composer, dies of stomach cancer at 58
  • 1937-03-29 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (Symphony No. 3 - Song Of The Night), dies of tuberculosis at 54
  • 1937-07-10 Attilio Brugnoli, Italian pianist and composer, dies at 56

Person of interestMaurice Ravel

1937-12-28 Maurice Ravel, French composer, pianist and conductor (Daphnis et Chloé; Boléro), dies at 62

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel
  • 1938-03-02 Ben Harney, American composer and "Father of Ragtime Piano" (You've Been a Good Old Wagon, But You Done Broke Down), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1938-08-14 Landon Ronald, British composer, pianist and teacher (Guildhall School of Music), dies at 65
  • 1938-11-21 Leopold Godowsky, Polish pianist and composer (Java Suite, 53 Studies on Chopin's Études) dies of stomach cancer at 68
  • 1938-12-04 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1941-01-02 Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist & composer (The Enchanted Nymph), dies of a heart attack at 42

Person of interestIgnacy Jan Paderewski

1941-06-29 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • 1941-07-10 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton [LeMothe], American jazz pioneer pianist and composer (King Porter Stomp), dies in LA at 56
  • 1941-12-21 Peetie Wheatstraw [William Bunch], American blues singer, songwriter, and piano player, dies on his 39th birthday when the car in which he was a passenger met a freight train
  • 1942-08-18 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), dies of tuberculosis at 48 in a German concentration camp in Wülzburg, Bavaria
  • 1943-03-28 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Russian-American piano virtuoso, conductor, and composer (Aleko; Piano Concerto No. 3), dies at 69
  • 1943-04-04 Hartzell "Tiny" Parham, American jazz pianist, theater organist, and bandleader, dies at 43
  • 1943-10-02 Robert Nathaniel Dett, Canadian pianist and composer (In The Bottoms), dies of a heart attack at 60
  • 1944-02-16 Bob Zurke [Boguslaw Zukowski], American jazz pianist, arranger, (Bob Crosby Orchestra), and composer (Old Tom-Cat On The Keys), dies of complications of pneumonia aggravated by acute alcohol poisoning at 32
  • 1944-04-13 Cécile Chamindale, French composer and pianist, dies at 86
  • 1944-10-18 Viktor Ullmann, Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), murdered in gas chamber at Auschwitz at 46
  • 1944-10-20 Gabriel Grovlez, French pianist, conductor (Opéra de Paris, 1914-34), and composer (L'Almanach aux images), dies at 65
  • 1944-11-24 Václav Štěpán, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1944-12-27 Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American pianist and composer (Gaelic Symphony), dies at 77
  • 1945-01-27 Gideon Klein, Moravian pianist and composer, dies in a Nazi labor camp at 26 (date approximate)
  • 1945-03-19 Clyde Hart, American swing and bebop jazz piano player and arranger (Stuff Smith; Lionel Hampton; Roy Eldridge), dies of tuberculosis at 35

Person of interestBéla Bartok

1945-09-26 Béla Bartok, Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra), dies at 64

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok
  • 1945-12-08 Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1945-12-08 Richard M. Jones, American jazz pianist, accompanist, songwriter ("Trouble In Mind"), record producer (Louis Armstrong), and label manager (Okeh; Decca; Mercury), dies at 53
  • 1946-02-15 Louis "Putney" Dandridge American jazz pianist and singer (Heatin' Up Harlem), dies at 44
  • 1946-11-14 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), dies of cardiac arrest at 69
  • 1947-04-06 Václav Kaprál, Czech composer, pianist, and pedagogue, dies at 58
  • 1947-07-15 Walter Donaldson, American pianist and popular song composer ("Makin' Whoopee"; "My Blue Heaven"; My Buddy"), dies at 54
  • 1948-01-01 Hermann Zilcher, German pianist and composer (Dr Eisenbart, Die Liebesmesse), dies at 66
  • 1948-01-26 Ignaz Friedman, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1949-01-14 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist and composer (Rima), dies at 66
  • 1949-08-11 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American pianist, composer, and educator, dies of bone marrow cancer at 68
  • 1950-07-21 Albert Riemenschneider, American pianist, educator, musicologist, and founder of America'a oldest Bach Festiva, dies at 71
  • 1950-12-02 Constantin "Dinu" Lipatti, Romanian classical pianist and composer, dies of Hodgkins disease complications at 33
  • 1950-12-22 Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (Schwanenweiß), dies at 70
  • 1951-02-09 Eddy Duchin, American pianist and bandleader (Eddy Duchin Orchestra), dies of acute myelogenous leukemia at 41
  • 1951-04-02 Simon Barere, Russian pianist, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at 54 while performing Grieg's Piano Concerto at Carnegie Hall
  • 1951-08-15 Artur Schnabel, Austrian pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
  • 1951-09-17 Jimmy Yancey, American boogie-woogie jazz and blues pianist, dies (somewhere between 50 and 57 - birth year documentation uncertain)
  • 1951-11-13 Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), dies at 71
  • 1951-12-13 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist and composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
  • 1952-05-28 Joseph Lauber, Swiss concert pianist and composer, dies at 87
  • 1952-06-17 Alberto Williams, Argentine pianist and composer (Etrerno Reposo), dies at 89
  • 1952-07-02 Henriëtte Bosmans, Dutch cellist, pianist and composer, dies at 56
  • 1952-12-29 Beryl Rubinstein, American pianist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1953-01-10 Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
  • 1953-08-30 Dimitar Nenov, Bulgarian composer, pianist and architect, dies at 51
  • 1953-10-29 William Kapell, American pianist and recording artist, dies in a plane crash at 31
  • 1953-11-04 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, American pianist and philanthropist, dies at 89
  • 1954-08-02 Rene Amengual, Chilean pianist, composer and educator, dies at 42
  • 1954-08-08 Gino Tagliapietra, Italian pianist and composer (Antologia di musica antica e moderna per pianoforte), dies at 67
  • 1955-07-06 Paolo Gallico, Italian-American pianist and composer (The Apocalypse), dies at 87
  • 1955-11-17 James P. Johnson, American jazz composer and pianist (Charleston), dies at 64
  • 1956-10-26 Walter Gieseking, French-German pianist, composer, and lepidopterist, dies at 60
  • 1956-11-05 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, dies from complications of uremia at 47
  • 1956-11-07 Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40

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