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 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, tap dancer/actor (Easter Parade, Swingtime), born in Omaha, Nebraska

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 (d. 1944)
  • Jun 23 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 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)