Birthdays in Music in 1899

  • Jan 1 Juozas Tallat-Kelpsa, composer
  • Jan 1 Raymond Loucheur, composer
  • Jan 2 Alexander Tcherepnin, composer, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 7 Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, composer/pianist (Les Biches), born in Paris, France
  • Jan 12 Pierre Bernac, French baritone (d. 1979)
  • Jan 19 [John] Herbert Whitton Sumsion, organist/composer
  • Jan 20 Alexander Tcherepnin, composer
  • Jan 25 "Sleepy" John Estes, blues musician, born in Ripley, Tennessee (d. 1977)
  • Jan 27 Granville English, composer
  • Jan 28 Zilner T Randolph, jazz trumpeter/arranger
  • Feb 12 Albert Huybrechts, composer
  • Feb 14 Lovro von Matačić, Croatian conductor and composer (Bruckner Medal), born in Sušak, Croatia (d. 1985)
  • Feb 15 Georges Auric, Lodve France, Composer
  • Feb 20 Leon Woizikowski, Polish dancer/ballet master (Ballets Russes)
  • Feb 27 Sulo Nikolai Salonen, composer
  • Mar 5 Patrick Hadley, composer
  • Mar 10 Finn Hoffding, composer
  • Mar 13 Pancho Vladigerov, composer
  • Mar 23 Dora Gerson, German actress and singer (d. 1943)
  • Mar 26 William Baines, composer
  • Apr 7 Robert Casadesus, French pianist (d. 1972)
  • Apr 13 Alexander Alexandrovich Davidenko, composer
  • Apr 21 Clement D'Hooghe, Belgian composer
  • Apr 21 Randall Thompson, American composer (Trip to Nahant), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 29 Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1974)

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Apr 29 Karl Yngve Skold, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 10 Fred Astaire, American tap dancer, presenter and actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1987)

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
  • May 25 Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (d. 1976)
  • Jun 1 Werner Janssen, American conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 4 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • Jun 11 George Frederick McKay, composer
  • Jun 13 Carlos Chavez, Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfonia India)
  • Jun 16 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Jun 20 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer
  • Jun 21 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer killed during the Holocaust, born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • Jun 23 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, born in Balta, Ukraine (d. 1958)
  • Jun 25 Arthur Tracy, Kamenets-Podolsky Russia, street singer (Vincent Lopez Show, Limelight)
  • Jul 1 Cavan O'Connor, singer
  • Jul 3 Klimenty Arkad'yevich Korchmaryov, composer
  • Jul 3 Otto Reinhold, composer
  • Jul 5 Domingo Santa Cruz Wilson, composer
  • Jul 30 Gerald Moore, England, pianist (Am I Too Loud)
  • Jul 30 John Woods Duke, composer
  • Aug 1 William Steinberg, German-American conductor (Boston Symphony 1969-71), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1978)
  • Aug 14 Jaroslav Jeremias, composer
  • Aug 31 Walter Muller von Kulm, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1967)
  • Sep 9 Louis Cheslock, composer
  • Sep 11 Nelly A "Nell" Knoop, Dutch actress (Driestuivers Opera)
  • Sep 11 Jimmie Davis, Quitman, Louisiana, American singer and songwriter (You Are My Sunshine)
  • Sep 16 Hans Swarowsky, conductor (Graz Opera 1947-50), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Sep 23 William Levi Dawson, composer
  • Sep 24 Eduardo Hernandez Moncada, composer
  • Oct 1 Lajos Bardos, composer
  • Oct 5 Boleslaw Woytowicz, composer
  • Oct 13 Marcelle de Manziarly, composer
  • Nov 18 Eugene Ormandy, [Blau], conductor (Philadelphia Orch), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Nov 20 Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer
  • Nov 22 Hoagy Carmichael, Bloomington Ind, actor/songwriter (Stardust)
  • Nov 24 Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer
  • Nov 29 Gustave Reese, composer
  • Dec 2 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Dec 5 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (d. 1965) (year of birth disputed)
  • Dec 8 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist
  • Dec 9 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor
  • Dec 13 Yusef Greiss, composer
  • Dec 31 Silvestre Revueltas, Santiago Papasquiaro Mexico, composer (Sensemaya)