Famous Violinists in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 374

  • 1808-05-15 Michael William Balfe, Irish violinist and composer (The Bohemian Girl), born in Dublin (d. 1870)
  • 1808-09-15 Louis Clapisson, French composer and violinist, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1866)
  • 1808-10-01 Eduard Sobolewski, Polish-American violinist and composer, born in Königsberg (d. 1872)
  • 1810-02-05 Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
  • 1810-06-19 Ferdinand David, German violinist and composer (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels), born in Hamburg (d. 1873)
  • 1812-03-11 William Vincent Wallace, Irish-American violinist (known as the 'Australian Paganini'), and composer (Maritana), born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1865)
  • 1812-06-08 Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, Moravian violinist and composer, born in Brno (d. 1865)
  • 1815-03-30 Wincenty Studzinski, Polish violinist and composer, born in Kraków (d. 1854)
  • 1815-05-08 Jean-Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1888)
  • 1815-06-06 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, Portuguese violinist, hornist and composer (Adoração ao Sol), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1860)
  • 1815-10-25 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1894)
  • 1817-02-22 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist, organist, composer, and conductor, born in Copenhagen (d. 1890)
  • 1817-05-31 Édouard Deldevez, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1897)
  • 1818-07-15 Heinrich Esser, German violinist and composer, born in Mannheim (d. 1872)
  • 1822-02-15 Theodor Uhlig, German composer and violinist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1853)
  • 1822-07-16 Luigi Arditi, Italian violinist and composer, born in Crescentino, Italy (d. 1903)
  • 1824-09-30 Peter Milne, Scottish composer and violinist, born in Kincardine O'Neil (d. 1908)
  • 1826-03-09 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1895)
  • 1826-03-23 [Aloysius] Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist, and ballet composer (La Bayadère), born in Vienna, Austrian Empire (d. 1917)
  • 1828-01-17 Eduard Remenyi, Hungarian violinist (d. 1898)
  • 1828-01-24 Karol Studzinski, Polish violinist & composer, born in Krakow; (d. 1883)
  • 1831-06-28 Joseph Joachim, German violinist (Hungarian Concerto), born in Köpcsény, Moson County, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1907)
  • 1832-07-24 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, German violinist and concert master, born in Kulmbach, Germany (d. 1918)
  • 1834-11-25 Jean-Baptist Colyns, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1902)
  • 1835-07-10 Henryk Wieniawski, Polish violinist and composer (Souv de Moscou), born in Lubin, Poland (d. 1880)
  • 1837-08-27 Heinrich Urban, German violinist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1901)
  • 1837-09-19 Adolf Sonnenfeld, Polish violinist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1914)
  • 1837-11-09 Alfred Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1838-07-23 Édouard Colonne, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1910)
  • 1839-04-18 Frantz Jehin-Prume, Canadian violinist and composer, born in Spa, Liège, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • 1839-11-07 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1840-02-03 Georges Jacobi, German violinist, composer (The Black Crook), and conductor (Alhambra Theatre, London, 1872-98), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1906))
  • 1842-03-22 Carl Rosa, German violinist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1889)
  • 1843-05-20 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, Spanish violinist and composer, born in Palma, Majorca (d. 1918)
  • 1844-03-10 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (Spanish Dancer), born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 1908)
  • 1844-12-22 Izydor Lotto, Polish violinist & composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1927)
  • 1845-06-07 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian-American violinist, born in Veszprém, Hungary (d. 1930)
  • 1846-06-07 Władysław Górski, Polish violinist, composer and teacher, born in Warsaw, Poland(d. 1915)
  • 1847-08-01 Guido Papini, Italian violinist and composer, born in Camaiore, Italy (d. 1912)
  • 1849-08-18 Benjamin Godard, French composer and violinist, born in Paris, France (d. 1895)
  • 1852-05-22 Émile Sauret, French violinist and composer, born in Dun-le-Roi, France (d. 1920)
  • 1853-04-21 Charles Malherbe, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1911)
  • 1854-05-13 Paul Klengel, German pianist, violinist, composer and educator, born in Leipzig (d. 1935)
  • 1855-02-15 Gustav Hollaender, German violinist, conductor, and composer, born in Leobschütz, Germany (d. 1915)
  • 1855-11-06 Iosif Kotek, Russian composer and violinist, born in Kamenets-Podolsk, Ukraine (d. 1885)
  • 1856-02-16 Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
  • 1857-04-29 František Ondříček, Czech violinist and composer, born in Prague (d. 1922)
  • 1857-06-12 Achille Simonetti, Italian violinist and composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1928)
  • 1858-07-16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège (d. 1931)
  • 1858-09-15 Jenő Hubay [Huber], Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (Budapest Conservatory, 1886-1934) born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)
  • 1859-07-14 Willy Hess, German violinist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1939)
  • 1861-01-05 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, Austrian violinist and composer (Kaleidoscope), born in Graz (d. 1928)
  • 1861-01-30 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler [Martin Karl Löffler], German-born US violinist and composer, born in Schöneberg, Germany (d. 1935)
  • 1861-11-16 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (1933)
  • 1862-09-02 Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • 1864-03-15 Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, conductor (Nationaltheatret Orchestra, 1899-1929), and composer (Bergensiana), born in Drammen, Norway (d. 1934)
  • 1864-08-31 Max Wilhelm Zach, Polish-American violinist and conductor (Boston Symphony 1896-1907; St. Louis Symphony, 1907-21), born in Lemberg, Galicia (now L’vov, Ukraine) (d. 1921)
  • 1865-06-09 Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist and composer (Det Uudslukkelige), born in Sortelung, Denmark (d. 1931)
  • 1867-10-20 Fini Henriques, Danish composer & violinist (Vølund Smed), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1940)
  • 1868-01-23 Juventino Rosas, Mexican composer & violinist, born in Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas, Mexico (d. 1894)
  • 1870-01-13 Henryk Opieński, Polish violinist, conductor, choral director, composer (Zygmunt August and Barbara), and musicologist (Moniuszko), born in Kraków (d. 1942)
  • 1870-07-18 Emil Młynarski, Polish violinist, conductor and composer, born in Kybartai, Russian Empire (now Lithuania) (d. 1935)
  • 1870-12-02 Francis Casadesus, French violinist, composer and conductor, born in Paris (d. 1954)
  • 1872-03-08 Paul Juon, Russian-Swiss violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1940)
  • 1873-01-08 Lucien Capet, French composer and violinist, born in Paris, France (d. 1928)
  • 1873-07-19 Louis Zimmermann, Dutch violinist and 1st concert master of Concert building, born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • 1873-10-09 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, born in Mosonmagyaróvár, Hungary (d. 1944)
  • 1874-01-04 Josef Suk, Czech violinist (Bohemian String Quartet, 1891-1933), composer (Asrael), and educator, born in Křečovice, Bohema (d. 1935)
  • 1875-02-02 Friedrich-Max "Fritz" Kreisler, Austrian-American violinist and composer (Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1962)
  • 1876-02-22 Zitkála-Šá, [aka Gertrude Bonnin] Native American (Yankton Dakota) writer, violinist, librettist (The Sun Dance Opera), educator, and political activist, born in Yankton Indian Reservation, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota) (d. 1938)
  • 1878-03-12 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, German violinist, conductor, composer (Max und Moritz) and pedagogue, born in Brno, Bohemia (d. 1944)
  • 1879-02-26 Frank Bridge, English violinist, composer, conductor and tutor of Benjamin Britten, born in Brighton, England (d. 1941)
  • 1879-10-18 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish violinist/conductor/composer, born in Daugavpils, Russian Empire (now Latvia); (d. 1953)
  • 1879-11-29 Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (Jalousie ; Cinema Music), born in Vejle, Denmark (d. 1963)
  • 1880-07-05 Jan Kubelik, Czech composer and violinist, born in Michle (d. 1940)
  • 1880-12-05 Alexander Schmuller, Russian-Dutch violinist and conductor, born in Mazyr, Belarus (d. 1933)
  • 1881-08-19 Georges Enesco, Romanian violinist and composer (Romanian Dances), born in Liveni, Dorohoi, Romania (d. 1955)
  • 1883-03-14 Juan Manén, Spanish composer and violinist, born in Barcelona (d. 1971)
  • 1886-05-13 Joseph Achron, Latvia/US violinist/composer (Golem suite)
  • 1888-08-15 Albert Spalding, American violinist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1953)
  • 1888-08-16 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1943)
  • 1889-04-03 Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1949)
  • 1889-04-09 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian composer and violinist, born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1891-01-20 Mischa Elman, Russian-American concert violinist, born in Talnoye, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (now Talne, Ukraine (d. 1967)
  • 1891-08-08 Adolf Busch, German violinist (d. 1952)
  • 1891-08-09 Max [Marcus] Tak, Dutch violinist and radio commentator, born in Amsterdam (d. 1967)
  • 1892-09-05 Joseph Szigeti, Hungarian violinist (Violinist Notebook 1933), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1973)
  • 1893-01-16 Daisy Kennedy, Australian concert violinist, born in Burra-Burra (now Burra), Australia (d. 1981)
  • 1895-03-21 Zlatko Baloković, Croatian violinist (d. 1955)
  • 1895-04-13 Olga Rudge, American concert violinist, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • 1898-05-21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, born in Vizovice, Moravia (d. 1972)
  • 1898-08-01 Morris Stoloff, American violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1980)
  • 1899-09-09 Louis Cheslock, British-born American violinist, composer and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), born in London (d. 1981)
  • 1900-03-12 Zoltán Vásárhelyi, Hungarian violinist, teacher, and choral conductor, born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • 1900-03-21 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • 1900-06-12 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, born in Paris (d. 1939)
  • 1901-02-02 Jascha Heifetz, US violin virtuoso (Carnegie Hall), born in Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 1901-04-01 Boris Koutzen, Russian violinist, composer, and educator, born in Uman, Russia (now Ukraine) (d. 1966)
  • 1901-11-25 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), born in Losonc, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1978)
  • 1901-12-01 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music

Deaths 101 - 200 of 270

  • 1888-08-09 Isaac Strauss, French violinist, conductor and composer, dies at 82
  • 1890-12-21 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist, organist, composer, and conductor, dies at 73
  • 1894-02-19 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 78
  • 1897-11-06 Édouard Deldevez, French violinist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1899-05-29 Frantz Jehin-Prume, Canadian violinist and composer, dies at 60
  • 1902-10-31 Jean-Baptist Colyns, Belgian violinist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1903-05-01 Luigi Arditi, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 80
  • 1905-12-09 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, dies at 66
  • 1906-09-13 Georges Jacobi, German violinist, composer (The Black Crook), and conductor (Alhambra Theatre, London, 1872-98), dies at 66
  • 1907-08-15 Joseph Joachim, German violinist (Hungarian Concerto), dies at 76
  • 1908-09-20 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (Spanish Dancer), dies at 64
  • 1910-03-28 Édouard Colonne, French violinist and conductor, dies at 71
  • 1911-10-05 Charles Malherbe, French violinist and composer, dies at 58
  • 1912-10-03 Guido Papini, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 65
  • 1914-05-28 Adolf Sonnenfeld, Polish violinist and composer, dies at 76
  • 1915-02-07 Władysław Górski, Polish violinist, composer and teacher, dies at 68
  • 1915-12-04 Gustav Hollaender, German violinist, conductor, and composer, dies at 60
  • 1917-12-07 [Aloysius] Ludwig Minkus, Austrian violinist, and ballet composer (La Bayadère), dies at 91
  • 1918-02-26 Pedro Miguel Marques y Garcia, Spanish violinist and composer, dies at 74
  • 1918-03-28 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, German violinist and concert master, dies at 87
  • 1920-02-12 Émile Sauret, French violinist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1921-02-03 Max Wilhelm Zach, Polish-American violinist and conductor (Boston Symphony 1896-1907; St. Louis Symphony, 1907-21), dies at 56
  • 1922-04-12 František Ondříček, Czech violinist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1928-06-06 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1928-11-19 Achille Simonetti, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 71
  • 1928-12-18 Lucien Capet, French composer and violinist, dies at 55
  • 1930-07-15 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian-American violinist, dies at 85
  • 1931-05-12 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • 1931-10-03 Carl Nielsen, Danish violinist and composer (Det Uudslukkelige), dies of a heart attack at 66
  • 1933-01-12 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, dies at 71
  • 1933-03-29 Alexander Schmuller, Russian-Dutch violinist and conductor, dies at 52
  • 1934-01-12 Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
  • 1934-02-22 Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
  • 1934-09-02 Russ Columbo [Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo Colombo], American baritone, violinist and actor (You Call It Madness, But I Call It Love), is shot at 26
  • 1935-04-24 Paul Klengel, German pianist, violinist, composer and educator, dies at 80
  • 1935-05-29 Josef Suk, Czech violinist/composer, dies at 61
  • 1935-12-04 Johan Halvorsen, Norwegian violinist, conductor (Nationaltheatret Orchestra, 1899-1929), and composer (Bergensiana), dies at 71
  • 1937-03-12 Jenő Hubay [Huber], Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (Budapest Conservatory, 1886-1934), dies at 78
  • 1938-01-26 Zitkála-Šá, [aka Gertrude Bonnin] Native American (Yankton Dakota) writer, violinist, librettist (The Sun Dance Opera), educator, and political activist, dies at 61
  • 1939-02-17 Willy Hess, German violinist, dies at 79
  • 1939-03-07 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, dies at 38
  • 1940-08-21 Paul Juon, Russian-Swiss violinist and composer, dies at 68
  • 1941-01-10 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer (Sea), dies at 61
  • 1942-01-21 Henryk Opieński, Polish violinist, conductor, choral director, composer (Zygmunt August and Barbara), and musicologist (Moniuszko), dies at 72
  • 1943-02-17 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, dies at 54
  • 1943-04-29 Joseph Achron, Latvian violinist/composer (Golem suite), dies at 56
  • 1944-08-16 Roman Padlewski, Polish violinist and composer, dies at 28
  • 1944-11-14 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist, dies at 71
  • 1944-12-24 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, German violinist, conductor, composer (Max und Moritz) and pedagogue, dies at 66
  • 1949-03-28 Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, dies at 59
  • 1949-05-06 Kunihiko Hashimoto, Japanese composer, violinist, conductor, and musical educator, dies of gastric cancer at 44
  • 1949-10-27 Ginette Neveu, French violinist (b. 1919)
  • 1953-05-26 Albert Spalding, American violinist and composer, dies at 64
  • 1953-09-15 Jacques Thibaud, French violinist, dies
  • 1954-03-06 Louis Zimmermann, Dutch violinist and 1st concert master of Concert building, dies at 80
  • 1954-06-27 Francis L Casadesus, French violinist, composer and conductor, dies at 83
  • 1955-05-04 Georges Enesco, Romanian violinist and composer (Romanian Dances), dies at 73
  • 1962-01-29 Friedrich-Max "Fritz" Kreisler, Austrian-American violinist and composer (Alt-Wiener Tanzweisen), dies at 86
  • 1963-02-20 Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (Jalousie ; Cinema Music), dies at 83
  • 1963-08-19 Kathleen Parlow, Canadian violinist (b. 1890)
  • 1966-12-10 Boris Koutzen, Russian violinist, composer & educator, dies at 65
  • 1967-04-04 Mischa Elman, Ukraine/US violinist, dies at 76
  • 1967-08-07 Max [Marcus] Tak, Dutch violinist and radio commentator, dies at 75
  • 1967-09-25 Hezekiah "Stuff" Smith, American jazz violinist & composer (It's Wonderful), dies at 58
  • 1968-11-06 Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
  • 1969-01-17 Grazyna Bacewicz, Polish composer and violinist, dies at 59
  • 1971-05-22 Frank Ottersen, Norwegian jazz violinist and saxophonist (Ding, Dong, Dang), dies at 50
  • 1972-01-19 Michael Rabin, American violinist (In Memorium), dies at 35
  • 1972-11-21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 74
  • 1973-03-06 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
  • 1974-10-24 David Oistrakh, Soviet violinist considered one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century (Moscow Conservatory), dies at 66
  • 1976-09-27 Miloš Sokola, Czech violinist and composer, dies at 63
  • 1977-03-14 Gyula David, Hungarian composer (Viola Concerto) and violinist, dies at 63
  • 1978-07-10 Michel Gusikoff, American violinist and composer, dies at 85
  • 1978-10-08 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), dies at 76
  • 1980-04-16 Morris Stoloff, American violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey), dies at 81
  • 1981-04-14 Ivan Galamian, American violinist and violin teacher, dies at 78
  • 1981-07-19 Louis Cheslock, British-born American violinist, composer and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), dies at 82
  • 1981-07-30 Daisy Kennedy, Australian concert violinist, dies at 88
  • 1982-05-01 William Primrose, Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola), dies at 77
  • 1982-09-14 Christian Ferras, French violinist and conductor, dies at 49
  • 1982-12-09 Paul Godwin, Polish-Dutch violinist, dies at 80
  • 1983-10-16 George Liberace, American violinist (Liberace Show), dies at 72
  • 1983-11-06 Robert Gross, American composer and violinist, dies at 69
  • 1984-04-01 Chepín [Electo Rosell], Cuban violinist, bandleader, and composer (Orquesta Chepín-Chovén), dies at 76
  • 1985-02-22 Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/American composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • 1986-10-16 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1987-09-11 Ludovic Feldman, Romanian violinist and composer, dies at 94
  • 1987-12-10 Jascha Heifetz, Russian violinist, dies at 86
  • 1988-03-08 Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (b. 1918)
  • 1991-09-17 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (NY Phil-1939), dies at 89
  • 1992-07-02 Edith Valckaert, Belgian violinist and educator, dies of cancer at 42
  • 1992-07-13 Carla van Neste, Belgian violinist, dies at 78
  • 1992-08-09 William Russell [Russell William Wagner], American violinist, modern composer (Fugue for Eight Percussion Instruments), and musicologist (Oh, Mister Jelly), dies at 87
  • 1992-08-22 Paul Winter, American classical and session violinist (NBC Orchestra, 1937-58), dies at 78
  • 1993-07-19 Szymon Goldberg, Polish violinist/conductor, dies at 84
  • 1993-11-26 César Guerra-Peixe, Brazilian violinist and composer (Brasilia Symphony), dies at 79
  • 1994-02-09 Louis Kaufman, US violinist/conductor (Gone with the Wind), dies at 88
  • 1994-02-22 Papa John Creach, American blues violinist (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane), dies of heart failure at 76
  • 1994-03-15 Gundaris Poné, Latvian-American violinist, composer, and educator (NYU-New Paltz, 1964-94), dies of cancer at 61

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