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Events in Music

Events 1 - 5 of 5

1795-03-29 - Beethoven (24) debuts as pianist in Vienna
1822-12-01 - Franz Liszt's (11) debut as pianist Isabella Colbran
1919-01-15 - Pianist & statesman Ignace Paderewski becomes 1st premier of Poland
1940-01-23 - Pianist Ignaz Paderewski becomes premier of Polish government in exile
1950-03-27 - Jazz pianist, Erroll Garner's solo concert (Cleve OH)

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 429

1715-01-29 - Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Austrian (court) composer/pianist
1751-07-30 - Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist/Wolfgang's sister
1760-02-12 - Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemia, pianist/composer
1764-04-18 - Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer
1766-08-01 - Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
1771-02-24 - Johann Baptist Cramer, German/British pianist/composer/publisher
1774-04-17 - Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer
1782-07-26 - John Field, Dublin Ireland, pianist/composer (Nocturnes)
1788-08-26 - Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist
1791-02-20 - Carl Czerny, Vienna Austria, pianist/composer (Schule der Virtuosen)
1792-10-02 - Philip Cipriani Hambley Potter, pianist/composer
Composer Frederic ChopinComposer Frederic Chopin (1810-03-01)
1810-03-01 - Frederic Chopin, Zelazowa Wola, (baptismal records 22nd Feb) Polish/French pianist/composer (Concert in F Minor)
1811-10-22 - Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), (d. 1886)
1811-10-24 - Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor
1818-08-07 - Henry Charles Litolff, French composer/pianist
1819-04-14 - Charles Halle, pianist/conductor/founder (Halle Orch)
1819-09-13 - Clara Schumann, German pianist and composer (d. 1896)
1829-05-08 - Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1st internationally recognized US pianist
1829-05-09 - Ciro Pinsuti, pianist/composer
1829-11-16 - Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]
1830-01-08 - Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (d. 1894)
1830-05-28 - Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian Saxon composer and pianist
1830-09-25 - Karl Klindworth, pianist/conductor
1841-05-24 - Tito Mattei, pianist/composer
1847-02-02 - Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer
1849-05-27 - "Blind" Tom Bethune, pianist/composer
Composer/Pianist Franz LisztComposer/Pianist Franz Liszt (1811-10-22)
1850-01-06 - Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha)
1853-12-22 - Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
1863-10-09 - Alexander Siloti, Kharkov Russia, pianist/prof (Moscow Cons 1888-91)
1864-04-10 - Eugene Francis Charles D'Albert, German pianist/composer (Golem)
1866-04-01 - Ferruccio D M B Busoni, Italy, pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino)
1867-09-05 - Amy Marcy Cheney Beach, American composer and pianist (d. 1944)
1868-02-26 - Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
1868-04-02 - Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)
1870-02-13 - Leopold Godowsky, Lithuania, virtuoso pianist/composer
1871-03-01 - Ben Harney, American composer and ragtime pianist (d. 1938)
1873-03-19 - Max Reger, Brand Bavaria, composer/pianist/prof (Leipzig Univ)
1873-03-20 - Sergei V Rachmaninov, Russian/US pianist/composer (Aleko) [NS=Apr 1]
1873-04-28 - Harold Bauer, English/US pianist (Beethoven-Association)
1876-01-20 - Józef Hofmann, Polish pianist (d. 1967)
1877-09-26 - Alfred Cortot, French pianist
1878-02-16 - Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer/conductor (Peter Schlemihl)
1878-03-04 - Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
1878-07-05 - Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/conductor/composer
1879-08-13 - John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
1879-09-27 - Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)
1879-10-05 - John Erskine, US, poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
1880-01-11 - Rudolf T Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
1881-03-25 - Béla Bartok, Hungary, composer/pianist (Concerto for Orchestra)
1881-04-18 - Hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart)
1882-04-17 - Artur Schnabel, Lipnik Austria, pianist (Beethoven Piano Sonatas)
1882-07-08 - Percy Grainger, Melbourne, composer/pianist/conductor (Hill Songs)
1882-07-09 - Richard Hageman, Dutch/US pianist/composer/conductor (Caponsacchi)
1884-02-26 - Christina A A [Dina] Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer
1884-03-26 - Wilhelm Backhaus, Leipzig Germany, pianist (Rubinstein 1905)
1884-12-05 - Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist
1886-10-06 - Edwin Fischer, Swiss pianist and conductor (d. 1960)
1887-01-28 - Artur Rubinstein, Lodz Poland, pianist
1887-02-02 - Ernst Hanfstängl, German pianist and politician (d. 1975)
1887-02-07 - Eubie Blake, Baltimore Maryland, US ragtime composer/pianist (Memories of You) (d. 1983)
1887-09-19 - Lovie Austin, American jazz pianist (d. 1972)
1887-10-25 - Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven)
1887-11-05 - Paul Wittgenstein, Vienna Austria, left hand specialist pianist
1887-11-28 - Jacobo Palm, Curacaos pianist/organist
1889-05-23 - José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
1890-02-25 - Myra Hess, London England, concert pianist
1890-10-20 - Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, New Orleans, jazz pianist/composer
1891-02-08 - Edgar Palm, Curacao, pianist/composer
1892-02-14 - Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)
1892-06-23 - Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Polish/US pianist
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, If I Could be With You One Hour Tonight)
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, Russia, pianist (Chopin)
1897-01-05 - Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami)
1897-11-18 - Jules Buffano, St Louis Mo, pianist (Jimmy Durante Show)
1898-05-31 - Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
1898-11-27 - Nelly Steuer-Wagenaar, Dutch pianist
1899-01-07 - Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, Paris, composer/pianist (Les Biches)
1899-04-07 - Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
Jazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke EllingtonJazz-orchestra leader, Composer, Pianist Duke Ellington (1899-04-29)
1899-04-29 - Duke Ellington, Washington, District of Columbia, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train)
1899-07-30 - Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
1899-12-08 - James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist
1900-12-22 - Alan Dudley Bush, composer pianist/teacher
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)
1903-12-08 - Cleo Brown, pianist
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)

Deaths in Music

Deaths 1 - 100 of 244

1777-03-01 - Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court) composer/pianist, dies at 62
1812-03-20 - Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemian pianist/composer, dies at 52
1821-03-23 - Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer, dies at 56
1829-10-29 - Maria A [Nannerl] Mozart, Austrian pianist, dies
1837-01-11 - John Field, Irish pianist/composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54
1839-03-04 - Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72
1847-11-04 - Jacob L Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, German pianist/composer, dies at 38
1849-10-17 - Frederic Chopin, Polish/French pianist/composer, dies at 39
1850-04-03 - Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 75
1856-07-29 - Robert A Schumann, German pianist/composer (Humoresque), dies at 46
1857-07-15 - Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist/composer, dies at 66
Composer Frederic ChopinComposer Frederic Chopin (1849-10-17)
1858-04-16 - Johann Baptist Cramer, Ger/Brit pianist/composer/publisher, dies at 87
1866-07-25 - Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist, dies
1885-05-11 - Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist/composer/conductor, dies at 73
1886-07-31 - Franz Liszt [Ferencz], Hungarian pianist/composer, dies at 74
1887-12-26 - Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40
1888-03-10 - Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist/composer, dies at 57
1891-08-05 - Henry Charles Litolff, French pianist/componist, dies at 73
1894-02-12 - Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
1895-10-25 - Charles Halle, British pianist, dies
1896-05-20 - Clara Josephine Wieck Schumann, composer/pianist, dies at 76
1915-04-27 - Alexander N Skriabin, Russ pianist/composer (Prometheus), dies at 43
1916-05-11 - Max Reger, German composer/pianist/organist, dies at 43
1924-01-04 - Alfred Grünfeld, Austrian pianist, composer (b. 1852)
1924-07-27 - Ferruccio Benvenuto busoni, pianist/composer, dies
1924-12-08 - Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
Composer/Pianist Franz LisztComposer/Pianist Franz Liszt (1886-07-31)
1929-03-15 - Pine-Top Smith, jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24
1931-11-23 - Evert Cornelis, Dutch conductor/pianist, dies
1933-01-06 - Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist (b. 1848)
1938-03-02 - Ben Harney, American composer and pianist (b. 1871)
1938-08-14 - Landon Ronald, composer/pianist, dies at 65
1938-11-21 - Leopold Godowsky, pianist/composer, dies at 68
1938-12-04 - Dina Appeldoorn, Dutch pianist/composer, dies at 54
1938-12-05 - Christina "Dina" Koudijs-van Appeldoorn, pianist/composer, dies at 54
1941-06-29 - Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80
1941-07-10 - Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton, pioneer jazz pianist, dies in LA at 56
1942-08-18 - Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48
1943-03-28 - Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69
1943-12-15 - Thomas W "Fats" Waller, jazz pianist (Hot Chocolate), dies at 39 in KC Missouri
1945-09-26 - Béla V J Bartok, Hungarian pianist/composer dies at 64
1948-01-01 - Hermann K J Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Liebesmesse), dies at 66
Jazz Musician and Songwriter Fats WallerJazz Musician and Songwriter Fats Waller (1943-12-15)
1949-01-14 - Joaquín Turina, Spanish pianist/conductor/composer (Rima), dies at 66
1951-04-02 - Simon Barere, pianist, dies while perfoming at Carnegie Hall
1951-06-02 - John Erskine, US writer/poet/pianist (Venus Love Goddess), dies at 71
1951-08-15 - Artur Schnabel, Austria/US pianist (Reflections on Music), dies at 69
1951-09-17 - Jimmy Yancey, American pianist (b. 1898)
1951-12-13 - Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist/composer (Daniel Hjort), dies at 73
1952-07-02 - Henriette H Bosmans, Dutch cello player/pianist/composer, dies at 56
1953-01-10 - Theo Mackeben, German pianist/composer (Golden Cage), dies at 56
1953-10-29 - William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)
1955-12-03 - Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (b. 1894)
1956-10-26 - Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer, dies at 60
1956-11-04 - Art[hur] Tatum, US jazz pianist/composer, dies at 46
1956-11-05 - Art Tatum, African American pianist, dies at 46 in Los Angeles
1956-11-07 - Una Mae Carlisle, US pianist/singer, dies at 40
1958-08-02 - Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
1958-08-05 - Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/composer (3 Blind Mice), dies at 80
1959-05-08 - Renato Caccioppoli, Italian mathematician/pianist, suicide at 55
1959-11-17 - Heitor Villa-Lobos, Brazilian composer/pianist/conductor, dies at 72
1960-04-10 - Arthur Benjamin, Austral composer/pianist (Devil Take Her), dies at 66
1960-10-25 - José Padilla, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge), dies at 71
1960-12-07 - Clara Haskil, Swiss pianist (b. 1895)
1961-02-20 - Percy Aldridge Grainger, Australian/US composer/pianist, dies at 78
1961-03-03 - Paul Wittgenstein, Austrian-born pianist (b. 1887)
1962-01-09 - LeRoy B Shield, US pianist/composer (Union Pacific Suite), dies at 68
1962-06-12 - John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Epic March), dies at 82
1962-06-15 - Alfred Cortot, French pianist, dies at 84
1963-03-28 - Alec A Templeton, composer/pianist (Alec Templeton Time), dies at 52
1964-03-29 - Ted Collins, pianist (Kate Smith Evening Hour), dies at 63
1964-03-30 - Willem CN Andriessen, Dutch composer/pianist (Beethoven), dies at 76
1964-10-10 - Heinrich Neuhaus, Soviet pianist (b. 1888)
1965-02-13 - Jerry Burke, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), dies
1965-11-25 - Dame Myra Hess, British pianist (b. 1890)
1965-12-10 - Henry (Dixon) Cowell, US pianist/composer (Aeolian Harp), dies at 68
1966-08-01 - Bud Powell, US jazz pianist/composer, dies
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)
1972-04-26 - Margaret A R Bonds, US pianist/composer/arranger, dies at 59
1972-07-10 - Lovie Austin, American jazz pianist (b. 1887)
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 (Charlie Brown TV specials), dies at 43
1976-08-22 - Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist (b. 1913)
Jazz Pianist Erroll GarnerJazz Pianist Erroll Garner (1977-01-02)
1977-01-02 - Erroll Garner, jazz pianist (Misty), dies at 53
1978-03-28 - Dino Ciani, Italian pianist (d. 1941)
1979-03-07 - Guiomar Novaes, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit), dies at 84
1980-01-30 - 'Professor Longhair' Henry Roeland Byrd, New Orleans blues singer and pianist
1980-06-28 - José Iturbi, Spanish pianist and conductor (b. 1895)
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)


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