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Composers born today

Panayiotis Kokoras (1974) 44 years ago
Stathis Giftakis (1967) 51 years ago
Andersen Viana (1962) 56 years ago Image for Andersen Viana
Tatyana Divina (1955) 63 years ago
Jorge Antunes (1942) 76 years ago Image for Jorge Antunes
Elizabeth Vercoe (1941) 77 years ago Image for Elizabeth Vercoe
Arthur Frackenpohl (1924) 94 years ago Image for Arthur Frackenpohl
Louis Barron (1920) 98 years ago
Bülent Arel (1919) 99 years ago
Talivaldis Kenins (1919) 99 years ago
Jan Meyerowitz (1913) 105 years ago
Bernard Brindel (1912) 106 years ago Image for Bernard Brindel
Henry Barraud (1900) 118 years ago Image for Henry Barraud
Ary Verhaar (1900) 118 years ago
Sergey Prokofiev (1891) 127 years ago Image for Sergey Prokofiev
Arthur Farwell (1872) 146 years ago
Dame Ethel Mary Smyth (1858) 160 years ago Image for Dame Ethel Mary Smyth
Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857) 161 years ago Image for Ruggero Leoncavallo
Louis (Lazarus) Lewandowski (1821) 197 years ago
Alessandro Rolla (1757) 261 years ago Image for Alessandro Rolla
Martin Rinckart (1586) 432 years ago Martin Rinckart
Georgius Macropedius (1487) 531 years ago
Robert Fayrfax (1464) 554 years ago
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Composers died today

Patric Standford (2014) 4 years ago
Peter Lieberson (2011) 7 years ago
Juan Tizol (1984) 34 years ago Juan Tizol
Heinrich Konietzny (1983) 35 years ago Image for Heinrich Konietzny
Krzysztof Komeda (1969) 49 years ago
Jesús Castillo (1946) 72 years ago Image for Jesús Castillo
Karl Komzak (1905) 113 years ago
Franz Sebastian Haindl (1812) 206 years ago
Maria Antonia Walpurga (1780) 238 years ago
Jean Henry D’Anglebert (1691) 327 years ago
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Premieres today

Heinrich Schütz (1627) 391 years ago
Premiere of Dafne, in Torgau, Germany.
Milii Balakirev (1909) 109 years ago
Premiere of Symphony no. 2 in d minor, in St. Petersburg, Russia.
André Jolivet (1948) 70 years ago
Premiere of the Concerto for Ondes Martenot and Orchestra, in Vienna, Austria.
Olivier Messiaen (1953) 65 years ago
Premiere of Livre d'Orgue, Stuttgart, Germany, with Messiaen at the organ.
Iannis Xenakis (1963) 55 years ago
Premiere of Stratégie, in Venice, Italy.
Wolfgang Rihm (1988) 30 years ago
Premiere of the Chiffre-Zyklus, in Witten, Germany.
Laurent Mettraux (2007) 11 years ago
First performance of the Suite for three flutes in Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
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