Birthdays in Music in 1894

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  • Jan 4 Wesley La Violette, composer
  • Jan 7 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 11 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • Jan 16 Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
  • Jan 20 Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
  • Jan 31 Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
  • Feb 1 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • Feb 11 Alfonso Leng, composer
  • Feb 22 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer
  • Feb 27 Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
  • Mar 2 Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • Mar 14 Josef Schelb, composer
  • Mar 15 Slava Vorlova, composer
  • Mar 25 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer
  • Mar 26 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • Apr 9 Ernest Kanitz, composer
  • Apr 13 Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
  • Apr 15 Elizabeth Mae "Bessie" Smith, Empress of Blues (over 200 songs)
  • Apr 23 Cow Cow Davenport, American pianist (d. 1955)
  • Apr 27 Nicolas Slonimsky, composer
  • May 6 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, born in Craiova (d. 1936)
  • May 10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • Jun 6 Sabin V Dragoi, composer
  • Jun 8 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist (Ogelala)
  • Jun 10 Pavel Borkovec, Czech composer (Stmivani, [Twilight])
  • Jun 15 Robert Russell Bennett, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jun 16 Norman Kerry, actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York
  • Jun 26 Bill Wirges, orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jul 10 Jimmy Francis McHugh, composer
  • Jul 18 Bernard Wagenaar, Arnhem Holland, composer (3 Songs for Chinese)
  • Jul 24 Walter Schulthess, composer
  • Jul 31 Roy Bargy, Mich, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show)
  • Aug 11 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • Aug 13 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
  • Aug 28 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1981)
  • Sep 8 Willem FJ Pijper, Dutch composer/critic
  • Sep 9 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • Sep 22 Hieronim Feicht, composer
  • Sep 29 Franco Capuana, composer
  • Oct 1 Ricardo Castillo, composer
  • Oct 11 Albert Stoessel, composer
  • Oct 22 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • Oct 27 Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor (Residence-orch)
  • Oct 30 Peter Warlock [Philip Heseltine], British composer, born in London (d. 1930)
  • Nov 11 Aaron Avshalomov, composer
  • Nov 29 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • Dec 10 Paul Dessau, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1979)
  • Dec 14 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer
  • Dec 17 Arthur Fiedler, conductor (Boston Pops), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 19 Paul Dessau, composer/conducter (Berlin, 1925-33), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec 26 Antonio Molina, composer
  • Dec 31 Ernest John Moeran, British composer