Famous Pianists in Music History (Part 3)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 975

  • 1882-10-06 Karol Maciej Szymanowski, Polish pianist and composer (Symphony No. 3 - Song Of The Night), born in Tymoszówka, Russian Empire (now Tymoshivka, Ukraine) (d. 1937)
  • 1882-10-11 Robert Nathaniel Dett, Canadian pianist and composer (In The Bottoms), born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (d. 1943)
  • 1882-10-25 Tony Jackson, American ragtime pianist and singer-songwriter (Pretty Baby), born in New Orleans (d. 1921)
  • 1882-12-09 Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist and composer (Rima), born in Seville, Spain (d. 1949)
  • 1883-03-13 Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1926)
  • 1884-01-03 Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1948)
  • 1884-02-26 Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands (d. 1938)
  • 1884-03-26 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein Competition winner, 1905), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1884-07-23 Apolinary Szeluto, Polish pianist and composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1966)
  • 1884-12-05 Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor and pianist, born in Amsterdam (d. 1931)
  • 1886-04-13 Ethel Leginska, British pianist and composer, born in Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1970)
  • 1886-10-06 Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
  • 1887-01-28 Artur Rubinstein, Polish-American concert pianist, born in Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland), (d. 1982)
  • 1887-01-28 Lily (Theresa) Strickland, American composer of art songs, piano, and silent film music, and ethnomusicologist (The Music Courier), born in Anderson, South Carolina (d. 1958)
  • 1887-02-02 Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
  • 1887-02-07 (James Hubert) "Eubie" Blake, American ragtime composer and pianist ("Memories of You"; "I'm Just Wild About Harry"), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1983) [1]
  • 1887-05-11 Paul Wittgenstein, left handed pianist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1961)
  • 1887-05-30 Gino Tagliapietra, Italian pianist and composer (Antologia di musica antica e moderna per pianoforte), born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (d. 1954)
  • 1887-08-07 Charles Luckyth "Luckey" Roberts, stride pianist and composer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1968)
  • 1887-08-26 Luis Abraham Delgadillo, Nicaraguan pianist and composer (Inca Symphony), born in Managua (d. 1961)
  • 1887-09-19 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1972)
  • 1887-10-25 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1964)
  • 1887-11-28 Jacobo Palm, Curaçao-born composer (d. 1982)
  • 1888-04-12 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (The Art of Piano Playing), born in Elisavetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1888-10-11 Piero Coppola, Italian pianist and composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1971)
  • 1889-03-26 Václav Kaprál, Czech composer, pianist, and pedagogue, born in Určice (d. 1947)
  • 1889-05-23 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • 1889-05-25 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), born in San Fernando, Argentina (d. 1963)
  • 1889-05-25 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1972)
  • 1889-12-12 Václav Štěpán, Czech pianist and composer, born in Pečky, Austria-Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1890-02-25 Myra Hess, concert pianist, born in London, England
  • 1890-10-20 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton [LeMothe], American jazz pioneer pianist and composer (King Porter Stomp), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1941)
  • 1890-12-20 Yvonne Arnaud, French-born pianist, singer and actress (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre), born in Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France (d. 1958)
  • 1891-02-08 Edgar Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
  • 1892-01-30 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), born in Delta, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • 1892-02-14 Nikolaj A. Orloff, Russian-British pianist (Chopin), born in Yelets, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1892-03-27 Ferde Grofé, American pianist, composer (Grand Canyon Suite), and arranger (Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue), born in New York (d. 1972)
  • 1892-06-18 Edward Steuermann, Austrian-American pianist and composer, born in Sambor, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1892-06-23 Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish-American pianist, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1993)
  • 1892-08-14 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji [Leon Dudley Sorabji], Parsi-British pianist and composer (Opus clavicembalisticum), born in Chingford, Essex (d. 1988)
  • 1892-10-19 Ilmari Hannikainen, Finnish pianist and composer, born in Jyväskylä; (d. 1955)
  • 1892-12-27 Feliks Roderyk Labunski, Polish pianist, composer and educator (Triptych Champétre), born in Ksawerynow (d. 1979)
  • 1893-02-15 Walter Donaldson, American pianist and popular song composer ("Makin' Whoopee"; "My Blue Heaven"; My Buddy"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1947)
  • 1893-03-18 (John) Jean Goldkette, French jazz pianist and bandleader, born in Valenciennes, France (d. 1962)
  • 1893-07-31 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), born in Cheltenham (d. 1976)
  • 1893-10-01 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • 1893-10-02 Leroy Shield, American pianist and composer (Laurel & Hardy), born in Waseca, Minnesota (d. 1962)
  • 1894-02-01 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer ("The Charleston": "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)"), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • 1894-06-08 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala) who died in a German concentration camp, born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942) [1]
  • 1894-06-10 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Suite for Piano), born in Prague, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1894-07-31 Roy Bargy, American pianist and composer (Jimmy Durante Show), born in Newaygo, Michigan (d. 1974)
  • 1895-01-07 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist, born in Bucharest (d. 1960)
  • 1895-02-07 Irving Aaronson, American jazz pianist and big band leader, born in New York City (d. 1963)
  • 1895-02-28 Guiomar Novaes, Brazilian concert pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), born in São João da Boa Vista, Brazil (d. 1979)
  • 1895-11-05 Walter Gieseking, German pianist and composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1956)
  • 1895-11-25 Wilhelm Kempff, German pianist and composer (Unter dem Zimbelstern), born in Jüterbog, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1991)
  • 1895-11-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor, born in Valencia, Spain (d. 1980)
  • 1895-12-02 Harriet Cohen, British pianist, born in London (d. 1967)
  • 1895-12-05 Henriëtte Bosmans, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1952)
  • 1896-02-16 Alexander Brailowsky, Russian pianist (Chopin)
  • 1896-07-04 Adolph Hallis, South African pianist and composer, born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (d. 1987)
  • 1896-10-06 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist and composer, born in Itajubá, Brazil (d. 1976)
  • 1897-01-05 Theo Mackeben, German pianist & composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami), born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 1953)
  • 1897-01-09 Luis Gianneo, Argentine pianist, organist, conductor, composer, and teacher, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1968)
  • 1897-01-22 Josef Stanislav, Czech pianist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1971)
  • 1897-03-25 "Sweet" Emma Barrett, American Dixieland jazz pianist and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1983)
  • 1897-09-10 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1967) 
  • 1897-11-18 Jules Buffano, American composer and pianist (Jimmy Durante Show), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1960)
  • 1897-12-18 Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, arranger and composer (Benny Goodman Orchestra), born in Cuthbert, Georgia (d. 1952)
  • 1898-01-01 Viktor Ullmann, Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), born in Teschen, Silesia (now Poland) (d. 1944)
  • 1898-05-25 Mischa Levitzki, Russian-born American pianist and composer (The Enchanted Nymph), born in Kremenchuk, Russian Empire (d. 1941)
  • 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 Wagenaar, Dutch pianist, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1985)
  • 1898-12-29 Jeanne Leleu, French pianist & composer, Saint-Mihiel, France (d. 1979)
  • 1898-12-30 Vincent Lopez, American jazz pianist and big-band leader ("Nola"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1975) [1]
  • 1899-01-06 Sophie-Carmen "Sonia" Eckhardt-Gramatté, Russian-Canadian pianist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1974) [1]
  • 1899-01-07 Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (Concert champêtre; Les Biches), born in Paris, France (d. 1963)
  • 1899-01-21 Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian pianist and composer, born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1977)
  • 1899-03-02 Harald Søltoft Agersnap, Danish cellist, pianist, conductor, and composer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1931-66), born in Vinding, Denmark  (d. 1982)
  • 1899-04-07 Robert Casadesus, French concert pianist and composer (Symphony No. 7 - "Israel"), born in Paris (d. 1972)

Person of interestDuke Ellington

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, English pianist (Am I Too Loud), born in Watford, Hertfordshire (d. 1987)
  • 1899-08-14 Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer, born in Pisek, Bohemia Austria-Hungary (d. 1919)
  • 1899-09-24 Eduardo Hernández Moncada, Mexican composer and pianist, born in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico (d. 1995)
  • 1899-10-05 Bolesław Woytowicz, Polish pianist and composer, born in Dunaivtsi, Ukraine (d. 1980)
  • 1899-10-13 Marcelle de Manziarly, French pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Russian Empire (d. 1989)
  • 1899-12-08 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, American pianist, born in Cordele, Georgia (d. 1995)
  • 1900-02-25 Hartzell "Tiny" Parham, American jazz pianist, theater organist, and bandleader, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (d. 1943)
  • 1900-10-13 Marius-François Gaillard, French pianist (DeBussy), conductor and composer (La passion noire), born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • 1900-12-17 Lucijan Marija Škerjajanc, Slovene pianist/composer/conductor/teacher, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1973)
  • 1900-12-22 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • 1901-02-20 Jimmy Yancey, American boogie-woogie jazz and blues pianist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951) [birth year disputed - documentation ranges from 1894-1903]
  • 1901-08-26 Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)
  • 1901-10-29 Daniele Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian pianist, conductor and Hollywood film score composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • 1901-12-19 Dimitar Nenov, Bulgarian composer, pianist and architect, born in Razgrad, Bulgaria (d. 1953)
  • 1902-01-05 Pierre Palla, Dutch pianist & organist, born in Venlo, Netherlands (d. 1968)
  • 1902-01-13 Louis "Putney" Dandridge American jazz pianist and singer (Heatin' Up Harlem), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1946)
  • 1902-02-01 Carlo Borbolla, Cuban pianist, organist, and composer, born in Manzanillo, Cuba (d. 1990)
  • 1902-02-22 Hanns Neupert, German piano builder/author (Das Klavichord)

Weddings in Music


Divorces in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 201 - 300 of 646

  • 1961-03-03 Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born left-handed pianist, dies at 72
  • 1961-07-11 Erskine Butterfield American swing and boogie-woogie jazz pianist, singer, and composer, dies at 48
  • 1961-08-14 Guido Alberto Fano, Italian composer and pianist, dies at 86
  • 1962-01-09 Leroy Shield, American pianist and composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
  • 1962-01-18 Raymond Moulaert, Belgian pianist and composer, dies at 86
  • 1962-03-24 (John) Jean Goldkette, French jazz pianist and bandleader, dies of a heart attack at 69
  • 1962-05-27 Egon Petri, Dutch classical pianist, dies at 81
  • 1962-06-12 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
  • 1962-06-15 Alfred Cortot, French-Swiss pianist and teacher, dies at 84
  • 1963-01-16 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), dies at 73
  • 1963-01-30 Francis Poulenc, French pianist and composer (Concert champêtre; Les Biches), dies of a heart attack at 64
  • 1963-03-10 Irving Aaronson, American jazz pianist and big band leader, dies of a heart attack at 68
  • 1963-03-28 Alec Templeton, Welsh pianist and composer (Concertino Lirico), dies at 52
  • 1963-04-12 Herbie Nichols, American jazz pianist and composer ("Lady Sings the Blues"), dies of leukemia at 43
  • 1964-03-01 Sergius Kagen, American pianist & composer, dies at 54
  • 1964-03-29 Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
  • 1964-03-30 Willem Andriessen, Dutch composer and pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
  • 1964-05-06 Harold Morris, American pianist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1964-09-14 Mary Howe, American composer and pianist (Sand), dies at 82
  • 1964-10-10 Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (The Art of Piano Playing), dies at 76
  • 1964-11-05 (Edwin) "Buddy" Cole, American jazz and session pianist, Hammond organist, orchestra leader, and composer ("Truth Or Consequences"), dies at 47
  • 1965-02-13 Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
  • 1965-03-19 Lavere "Buster" Harding, Canadian-American jazz pianist, composer and arranger (Count Basie; Dizzy Gillespie; Billie Holiday), dies at 53
  • 1965-06-08 Erik Chisholm, Scottish conductor, composer (Hindustani Piano Concerto), and educator (South African College of Music, 1949-65),, dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1965-11-25 Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
  • 1965-12-10 Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
  • 1966-02-13 Marguerite Long, French concert pianist (Ravel) and teacher (Paris Conservatoire, 1906-40), dies at 91
  • 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
  • 1966-08-22 Apolinary Szeluto, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1966-11-26 Harold Burrage, American singer/pianist (Got to Find a Way), dies at 35
  • 1967-01-01 Aubrey "Moon" Mullican, American hillbilly pianist, songwriter, and singer ("Seven Nights To Rock"), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1967-02-25 Walter "Fats" Pichon American jazz pianist, singer, and big bandleader, dies at 60
  • 1967-03-27 David L. Snell, American pianist and composer for films (MGM Studio), dies at 69
  • 1967-05-31 Billy [William Thomas] Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (Take The 'A' Train), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1967-11-13 Harriet Cohen, British pianist, dies at 71
  • 1968-06-02 André Mathieu, Canadian pianist and composer (Concerto de Québec), dies at 39
  • 1968-08-16 Luis Gianneo, Argentine pianist, organist, conductor, composer, and teacher, dies at 71
  • 1968-08-18 Cy Walter, American jazz pianist (Three's Company), dies of cancer at 52
  • 1968-09-20 Frank Pelleg [Pollack], Czech-Israeli harpsichordist, pianist, conductor and educator, dies at 57
  • 1968-10-15 Franz Reizenstein, German-British pianist, composer, and educator (Concerto Popolare), dies at 57
  • 1968-11-09 Jan Johansson, Swedish jazz pianist, dies at 37
  • 1969-04-23 Krzysztof Komeda, Polish jazz and film composer and pianist (Rosemary's Baby), dies of head injuries as the result of a fall at 37
  • 1969-06-29 Shorty Long [Frederick Earl Long], American soul singer/pianist (Here Comes the Judge), dies at 29
  • 1969-07-05 Wilhelm Backhaus, German pianist (Rubinstein-1905), dies at 85
  • 1970-02-26 Ethel Leginska, British pianist and composer, dies at 83
  • 1970-08-06 Ingolf Dahl [Marcus], German-American pianist and composer (Allegro and Arioso), dies at 56
  • 1970-12-24 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz composer and pianist, dies at 41
  • 1971-02-20 Alexander Tsfasman, Soviet Russian jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, dies at 64
  • 1971-04-12 Wynton Kelly, American jazz pianist (Dizzy Gillespie; Miles Davis), dies of epileptic seizure at 39
  • 1971-04-24 Lennie Hayton, American pianist, composer, conductor and arranger (Paul Whiteman; Bing Crosby; MGM), dies at of heart attack at 63
  • 1971-10-02 Bola de Nieve [Ignacio Jacinto Villa Fernández], Cuban singer, pianist and songwriter, dies at 60
  • 1972-01-10 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), dies at 82
  • 1972-01-18 Rudolf Wittelsbach, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 69
  • 1972-03-18 Jimmy Carroll, American pianist (Most Important People), dies at 58
  • 1972-04-26 Margaret Bonds, American composer & pianist, dies at 59
  • 1972-04-26 Margaret Allison Bonds,  American composer (The Ballad of the Brown King), pianist, arranger, and teacher, dies at 59
  • 1972-06-08 Jimmy Rushing, American blues pianist and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", dies at 70
  • 1972-07-08 Lovie [Cora] Austin, American jazz pianist (Down Hearted Blues), dies at 84
  • 1972-07-22 Pavel Bořkovec, Czech composer (Suite for Piano), dies at 78
  • 1972-08-02 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-American pianist, conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1921-27), composer, and educator (Chicago Musical College, 1928-54), dies at 95
  • 1972-08-23 Balys Dvarionas, Lithuanian pianist, composer and educator, dies at 68
  • 1972-09-19 Robert Casadesus, French concert pianist and composer (Symphony No. 7 - "Israel"), dies at 73
  • 1972-11-24 Hall Overton, American jazz pianist, and jazz and classical composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies from cirrhosis of the liver at 52
  • 1973-01-15 Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
  • 1973-07-23 Marius-François Gaillard, French pianist (DeBussy), conductor and composer (La passion noire), dies at 72
  • 1974-01-05 Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)
  • 1974-01-16 Roy Bargy, American pianist and composer (Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 79
  • 1974-03-01 Bobby Timmons, American jazz pianist (Moanin'), dies of cirrhosis, at 38
  • 1974-03-28 Dino Ciani, Italian pianist, dies in a car accident at 32
  • 1974-06-27 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, dies at 80
  • 1974-12-04 Sophie-Carmen "Sonia" Eckhardt-Gramatté, Russian-Canadian pianist and composer, dies at 75
  • 1976-02-06 Vince Guaraldi, jazz pianist and composer (Peanuts TV specials), dies at 43
  • 1976-02-24 Charles Wilfred Orr, English pianist and composer (settings of A.E. Housman poems), dies at 82
  • 1976-04-22 Frutuoso de Lima Viana, Brazilian pianist & composer, dies at 79
  • 1976-06-14 Géza Anda, Hungarian-Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok), dies at 54
  • 1976-08-22 Gina Bachauer, Greek classical pianist of Austrian heritage, dies at 63

Person of interestErroll Garner

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

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • 1977-07-26 Gena Branscombe, Canadian pianist and composer, dies at 95
  • 1977-09-29 Alexander Tcherepnin, Russian pianist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1978-08-26 Charles Trowbridge Haubiel, American composer, pianist and lecturer (Tre Ritratti Characteristici), dies at 86
  • 1978-11-18 Lennie Tristano, American jazz pianist (The New Tristano), dies of a heart attack at 59
  • 1979-03-07 Guiomar Novaes, Barzilain concert pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
  • 1979-07-23 Keith Godchaux, American pianist (Grateful Dead), dies in a car accident at 31
  • 1979-08-25 Stan Kenton, American musician, jazz pianist, arranger and bandleader (Artistry In Rhythm), dies at 67
  • 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
  • 1980-03-25 Walter Susskind, Czech conductor and pianist, dies at 66
  • 1980-06-28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor, dies at 84
  • 1980-07-11 Bolesław Woytowicz, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1980-07-30 Norman Lloyd, American pianist, author and composer, dies at 70
  • 1980-09-15 Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (Peace Piece; Waltz For Debbie), dies of a bleeding ulcer at 51
  • 1981-01-01 Hephzibah Menuhin, American-Australian concert pianist, dies at 60
  • 1981-01-04 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again), dies at 66
  • 1981-03-25 Felix de Nobel, Dutch orchestra leader and pianist, dies at 73
  • 1981-05-16 Ernie Freeman, American musician (Raunchy), pianist and arranger, dies at 58
  • 1981-05-28 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist and composer (Zodiac Suite), dies at 71
  • 1981-06-28 Peter Paul Kreuder, German-Austrian pianist and film score composer, dies at 75
  • 1981-10-02 Hazel Scott, Trinidadian singer and pianist, dies at 63
  • 1982-01-16 Harald Søltoft Agersnap, Danish cellist, pianist, conductor, and composer (Royal Danish Theatre, 1931-66), dies at 82

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