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Events in Music

Events 1 - 5 of 5

1891-05-05 - Music Hall (Carnegie Hall) opens in NY, Tchaikovsky as guest conductor
1891-05-06 - Conductors on London General Omnibus Company go on strike
1938-01-10 - Eduard van Beinum becomes world's 1st conductor at Concert Hall
1989-07-28 - NASA's Lewis Research Center, Cleve, announce new high-temperature superconductors able to operate at 33 to 37 Gigahertz
1993-12-15 - John Williams final appearance as conductor of Boston Pops

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 383

1604-01-04 - Jacob Balde, German jesuit/barok conductor (Jephthe)
1694-10-26 - Johan Helmich Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist
1748-02-05 - Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer/conductor/tutor of Beethoven
1751-09-10 - Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist/composer/conductor
1764-04-18 - Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer
1766-03-28 - Joseph Weigl, Austria composer/conductor (Emmeline)
1786-11-18 - Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor
1797-04-17 - Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian composer/conductor
1811-03-30 - Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor
1811-10-24 - Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor
1812-04-23 - Louis-Antoine Julien, conductor
1817-02-22 - Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist/composer/conductor
1819-04-14 - Charles Halle, pianist/conductor/founder (Halle Orch)
1819-12-22 - Franz Wilhelm Abt, German composer/choir conductor
1822-05-16 - Eduard Hille, Dutch composer/conductor
1825-07-23 - Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor
1827-01-19 - Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)
1829-11-16 - Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
1830-09-25 - Karl Klindworth, pianist/conductor
1831-05-28 - Eliza Ann Gardner, underground railway conductor
1834-08-17 - Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata)
1838-08-12 - Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal
1840-03-08 - Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor
1845-10-26 - Hendrick Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Forest, Stella)
1847-02-07 - Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor
1848-07-16 - Henri[cus A] Viotta, Dutch conductor/composer (Lexicon of Music)
1848-08-01 - František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor
1853-12-22 - Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
1855-10-12 - Arthur Nikisch, Szent-Miklos Hungary, conductor (Berlin Philharmonic)
1856-02-16 - Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
1858-06-08 - Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor
1860-07-07 - Gustav Mahler, Kalischat Bohemia Austria, composer/conductor (Titan)
1861-12-17 - Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer
1862-11-01 - Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer/conductor/organist (Cyrano)
1863-04-17 - Johannes P Boskaljon, Curacao composer/conductor
1863-06-02 - Paul Felix Weingartner, Germany, conductor (Zara, Dalmatia)
1864-07-06 - Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazil, composer/conductor (Artemis)
1866-04-01 - Ferruccio D M B Busoni, Italy, pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino)
1866-11-07 - Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor/publisher (Frau Luna)
1867-03-25 - Arturo Toscanini, Parma Italy, temperamental conductor (NBC)
1868-04-19 - Max Von Schillings, German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag)
1868-08-07 - Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)
1869-03-03 - Henry J Wood, English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)
1869-06-06 - Siegfried Wagner, German opera composer/conductor
1870-01-13 - Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor (St Moniuszko)
1870-12-02 - Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
1871-03-28 - Willem Mengelberg, Utrecht Neth, conductor (NY Philharmonic 1922-30)
1873-01-06 - Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
1873-12-26 - Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)
1874-07-26 - Serge Koussevitzky, Vishny-Volotchok, Russia conductor (Boston Symp)
1875-04-04 - Pierre Monteux, Paris France, conductor (Boston Symph Orch 1919-24)
1875-08-09 - Reynaldo Hahn, French composer, conductor, music critic and diarist
1876-07-26 - Ernest Schelling, Belvidere NJ, composer/conductor (Victory Ball)
1876-09-15 - Bruno Walter, [B W Schlesinger], Berlin Germany, conductor (NY Phil)
1876-12-29 - Pablo Casals, Vendrell Catalonia Spain, cellist/conductor/composer
1877-07-27 - Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor (d. 1960)
1878-02-16 - Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl)
1878-07-05 - Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/conductor/composer
1879-02-26 - Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
1879-07-05 - Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Tonhalle Orchestra)
1879-10-13 - Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie)
1879-11-23 - Andre Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)
1880-08-25 - Robert E Stolz, Austrian composer/conductor (...smaller guard)
1880-12-05 - Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor
1881-04-20 - Sem Dresden, composer/conductor
1882-04-18 - Leopold Stokowski, London England, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony)
1882-04-23 - Albert Coates, St Petersburg Russia, conductor/composer (Eagle)
1882-07-08 - Percy Grainger, Melbourne, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs)
1882-07-09 - Richard Hageman, Dutch/US pianist/composer/conductor (Caponsacchi)
1883-01-19 - Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
1883-02-11 - Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)
1883-04-01 - Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor
1883-07-29 - Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
1883-11-11 - Ernest Ansermet, Vevey Switzerland, conductor (Ruilles de Printemps)
1884-06-09 - Johannes Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/conductor
1884-11-06 - Ludomir Rozycki, Polish composer/conductor (Meduza, Eros i Psyche)
1884-12-05 - Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist
1885-05-14 - Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
1885-09-14 - Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor/composer (Batture d'aspetto)
1886-01-25 - Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (d. 1954)
1886-05-24 - Paul Paray, French conductor and composer (d. 1979)
1886-05-28 - Nicolai Sokoloff, near Kiev Ukraine, conductor (Seattle Symph)
1886-10-06 - Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
1887-06-23 - John Finley Williamson, Canton Ohio, conductor (Westminster Choir)
1887-09-16 - Nadia Boulanger, conductor (1st woman to conduct Boston Symphony)
1887-11-14 - Bernhard Paumgartner, Austria, musicologist/conductor/composer
1888-12-19 - Fritz Reiner, Budapest Hungary, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch)
1889-01-01 - Alexander Smallens, St Petersburg, Russia, conductor
1889-04-08 - Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orch)
1890-03-13 - Fritz Busch, German conductor (d. 1951)
1890-05-21 - Albert van Raalte, conductor (AVRO-orchestra)
1890-08-05 - Erich Kleiber, Vienna Austria, conductor (NBC Symphony 1945-46)
1891-06-21 - Hermann Scherchen, Berlin Germany, conductor (Nature of Music)
1891-09-22 - Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor (Residence Orch)
1892-01-01 - Artur Rodzinski, Spalato, Dalmatia, Poland, conductor/composer
1892-04-10 - Victor de Sabata, Trieste Italy, conductor/composer (Il Macigno)
1892-05-01 - Howard Barlow, Plain City Ohio, conductor (Voice of Firestone)
1892-05-16 - Richard Tauber, [Ernst Seiffert], Austria/British, tenor/conductor
1893-03-31 - Clemens Krauss, Vienna Austria, conductor (Berlin State Orch-1937)
1893-05-26 - Eugene Goossens, London England, conductor/composer (Perseus)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 209

1739-09-12 - Reinhard Keiser, Germ conductor/composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65
1758-10-19 - Johan H Roman, Finnish/Swedish composer/conductor/violinist, dies
1788-12-25 - John Logan, Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40
1789-07-04 - Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian conductor, dies at 59
1821-03-23 - Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 56
1827-11-07 - Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Ital violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 76
1846-02-03 - Joseph Weigl, Austria composer/conductor (Waisenhaus), dies at 79
1855-04-30 - Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor, dies at 68
1857-02-14 - Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
1885-03-31 - Franz W Abbot, German composer/choir conductor, dies at 65
1885-05-11 - Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73
1885-07-08 - Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies
1889-08-17 - Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor, dies at 42
1891-07-21 - Franco Faccio, Italian composer/conductor, dies at 51
1897-04-03 - Johannes Brahms, German composer/conductor (Hung Dances), dies at 63
1901-03-08 - Peter Benoit, Flemish composer/conductor (High Mass), dies at 66
1904-05-14 - Richard Hol, Dutch composer/organist/conductor, dies at 78
1906-02-25 - Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44
1910-03-28 - Edouard [Judas] Colonne, French violinist/conductor, dies
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1913-03-10 - Harriet Tubman, abolitionist, conductor on Underground RR, dies in NY at about 93
1916-02-29 - Edward H J Keurvels, Flemish conductor/composer (Parisina), dies at 62
1920-10-06 - Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56
1920-10-16 - Alberto Nepomuceno, Brazilian composer/conductor (Artemis), dies at 56
1922-01-23 - Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (b. 1855)
1924-05-26 - Victor Herbert, Irish/US cellist/composer/conductor, dies at 65
1931-11-23 - Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
1933-02-26 - Antonio Nicolau, Spanish composer/conductor, dies at 74
1933-03-29 - Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Dutch violinist/conductor, dies at 52
1933-07-23 - Max Schillings, German composer/conductor (Mona Lisa), dies at 65
1934-02-22 - Willem Kes, violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 78
1939-01-09 - Johann Strauss, Austrian conductor/Royal ball director, dies at 72
1940-11-30 - Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer, dies at 78
1941-02-19 - Hamilton Hamilton Harty, composer/conductor, dies at 61
1942-01-21 - Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/musicologist/conductor, dies at 72
1942-05-07 - Felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79
1944-08-19 - Henry J Wood, English conductor (My Life of Music, Proms), dies at 75
1946-07-08 - Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor, dies at 63
1946-08-31 - Paul August von Klenau, Danish opera composer/conductor, dies at 63
1946-09-04 - Paul Lincke, German composer/conductor (Lysistrata), dies at 79
1946-10-16 - Granville Ransome Bantock, English composer/conductor, dies at 78
1947-03-05 - Alfredo Casella, Italian composer/conductor (La Giara), dies at 63
1948-08-26 - Oscar L Fernandez, Brazilian conductor/composer (Imbapara), dies at 50
1949-01-14 - Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66
1949-09-11 - Henri Rabaud, French composer/conductor (L'ete), dies at 75
1950-04-27 - Karl Straube, German organist/conductor, dies
1951-03-22 - J Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (Mattheus Passion), dies at 79
1951-06-04 - Serge Koussevitsky, conductor/composer, dies at 76
1951-09-14 - Fritz Busch, German conductor (b. 1890)
1952-11-23 - Albert van Raalte, conductor (Radio Philharmonic Orch), dies at 62
1954-05-16 - Clemens Krauss, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera), dies at 61
1954-06-27 - Francis L Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 83
1954-11-30 - Wilhelm Furtwängler, German conductor (b. 1886)
1954-12-31 - Peter Van Anrooy, conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), dies at 75
1956-01-27 - Erich Kleiber, Austrian conductor, dies
1956-02-27 - Gunther Ramin, German organist/composer/choir conductor, dies at 57
1956-05-29 - Hermann Abendroth, German conductor (Gewandhausorkest), dies at 73
1956-11-24 - Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)
1957-01-16 - Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89
1957-07-30 - Sem Dresden, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 76
1958-03-28 - William Christopher Handy, US conductor/composer (St Louis Blues), dies at 84 in New York
1958-08-19 - Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63
1958-11-27 - Artur Rodzinski, Polish conductor/composer, dies at 66
1959-04-13 - Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor, dies at 57
1959-11-17 - Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
1960-02-22 - Hubert Cuypers, composer/choir conductor (Missa Populi), dies at 86
1960-11-02 - Dimitri Mitropoulos, Greek/US conductor/composer, dies at 64
1961-03-08 - Thomas Beecham, English conductor (Last Night of the Prom), dies at 81
1962-02-17 - Bruno Walter, symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), dies at 85
1962-06-18 - Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Bruckner), dies at 82
1963-02-20 - Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian conductor (b. 1914)
1963-11-15 - Fritz Reiner, Hung/US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orch), dies at 74
1963-12-18 - Winifried P I Zillig, German composer/conductor (Opfer), dies at 58
1964-05-28 - John Finley Williamson, conductor (Westminster Choir), dies at 76
1964-07-01 - Pierre Monteux, French/US conductor (Concert Bldg Orch), dies at 89
1965-02-14 - Desire-Emile Inghelbrecht, French composer/conductor, dies at 84
1965-06-07 - Pierre Cardevielle, Fren composer/conductor (L'ile Rouge), dies at 59
1965-09-16 - Ahn Eak-tai, Korean musician, composer, and conductor (b. 1906)
1966-06-12 - Hermann Scherchen, German conductor/music publisher, dies at 74
1967-03-25 - Renato Cellini, Italian conductor (b.c.1913)
1967-10-03 - Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Last Night of Proms), dies at 72
1968-07-20 - Joseph Keilberth, German conductor (Bayreuther Festival), dies
1968-11-06 - Charles Munch, French conductor and violinist (b. 1891)
1969-02-20 - Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor/composer, dies at 85
1970-04-05 - Jacob H "Jaap" Stotijn, oboist/conductor, dies at 78
1970-07-29 - John G B Barbirolli, English conductor/composer, dies at 70
1970-07-30 - George Szell, Hungarian/US conductor (Cleveland Orch), dies at 73
1971-07-27 - Bernhard Paumgartner, Austrian conductor/composer, dies at 83
1971-10-24 - Fernand Quinet, Belgian composer/conductor (Guerre), dies at 73
1972-01-31 - Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79
1972-02-14 - Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Dike), dies at 65
1973-01-15 - Jef Alpaerts, Flemish pianist/conductor, dies at 68
1973-02-27 - Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslav composer/conductor, dies at 72
1973-03-06 - Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 72
1973-03-26 - Safford Cape, US/Belgian conductor/composer/musicologist, dies at 67
1973-05-28 - Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, Germ composer/conductor (Hassan), dies at 73
1973-07-03 - Charles Ancerl, Czech conductor (Prague/Toronto), dies at 63
1973-07-06 - Otto Klemperer, German/US conductor, dies at 88
1973-09-12 - Eduard Flipse, Dutch conductor/composer, dies at 77
1973-10-22 - Pablo Casals, Spanish violin cellist/conductor/composer, dies at 96
1973-11-13 - Bruno Maderna, Italian composer/conductor (Satyricon), dies at 53


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