Birthdays in Music in 1911

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  • Jan 1 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Dec 27]
  • Jan 6 Yannis Andreou Papaioannou, composer
  • Jan 8 Andrej Ocenas, composer
  • Jan 14 George Amadee Tremblay, composer
  • Jan 14 Helmut Degen, composer
  • Jan 17 Hermann Pfrogner, Austria, musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus)
  • Jan 18 Gabor Darvas, composer
  • Jan 22 Bruno Kreisky, Austria, bandleader/chancellor (1970-83)
  • Jan 22 Roberto Garcia Morillo, composer
  • Jan 22 Suzanne Danco, Belgian opera singer
  • Jan 23 Dan Smith, harmonica/gospel singer
  • Jan 25 Julia Frances Smith, composer
  • Jan 26 Norbert Schultze, composer
  • Jan 30 Roy Eldridge, Pitts, Pennsylvania, American jazz trumpeter (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw)
  • Feb 2 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
  • Feb 2 Johan J "Jussi" Bjorling, Swedish tenor
  • Feb 3 Jehan [Ariste] Alain, French organist/composer
  • Feb 3 Jesse Thomas, blues singer
  • Feb 19 Nikola Hercigonja, composer
  • Feb 20 Robert Guyn McBride, composer (Mexican Rhapsody), born in Tucson, Arizona
  • Feb 24 Konrad Lechner, composer
  • Mar 3 Francesco Siciliani, opera composer
  • Mar 6 Roland Jacobi Leich, composer
  • Mar 7 Stefan Kisielewski, composer
  • Mar 8 Alan Hovhaness, Somerville Mass, composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo)
  • Mar 9 Ramon Campbell Batista, composer
  • Mar 13 Jose Ardevol, composer
  • Mar 17 Raffaele d' Alessandro, composer
  • Mar 30 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician (d. 1995)
  • Mar 31 Elisabeth Grümmer, German soprano (d. 1986)
  • Apr 1 Gunther Rennert, Essen Germany, opera director/producer
  • Apr 2 Charles "Honi" Coles, American actor and tap dancer (Tito Suarez-Dirty Dancing), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1992)
  • Apr 3 Harold Watkins Shaw, musicologist
  • Apr 6 Phyllis Margaret Duncan Tate, composer
  • Apr 10 Martin Denny, musician (Exotica), born in NYC, New York (d. 2005)
  • Apr 13 Nino Sanzogno, Italian composer, born in Venice (d. 1983)
  • Apr 19 Francesco Maria Saraceni, composer
  • Apr 21 Leonard Warren, American baritone (Met-1939-60) who died on stage, born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Apr 24 Sigursveinn David Kristinsson, composer
  • Apr 28 Frans Vroons, actor/tenor/director (Neth Opera)
  • Apr 30 Hans Studer, Swiss composer, born in Murii (d. 1984)
  • May 2 Lillian Rambach, teacher violinist
  • May 3 John Rhea "Yank" Lawson, trumpeter

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May 8 Robert Johnson, American blues singer (King of Delta Blues Singers), born in Hazlehurst, Mississippi (d. 1938)

Singer and guitarist Robert Johnson
Singer and guitarist
Robert Johnson
  • May 13 Maxine Sullivan, [Marietta Williams], US singer/actress (Going Places)
  • May 14 Hans Vogt, German composer, born in Danzig (d. 1992)
  • May 18 Joe Turner, KC, blues singer (Corrine Corrina, Shake Rattle & Roll)
  • May 23 Boris Kremenliev, composer
  • Jun 7 Franz Reizenstein, composer
  • Jun 7 Silas Roy Crain, singer/arranger/songwriter
  • Jun 10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • Jun 22 Guus Jansen, jazz pianist (Net als Toen)
  • Jun 27 V K Narayana Menon, composer
  • Jun 29 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York
  • Jul 1 Alvino Rey, orchestra leader (King Family), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Jul 6 Laverne Andrews, American singer (Andrews Sisters), born in Mound, Minnesota (d. 1967)
  • Jul 7 Gian-Carlo Menotti, Italy, composer (Amahl & Night Visitors)

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Jul 16 Ginger Rogers [Virginia McMath], American actress, dancer and singer (Top Hat, Kitty Foyle) born in Independence, Missouri (d. 1995)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers
  • Jul 20 William Dillard, trumpeter/singer
  • Jul 29 Jan Cikker, Slovak composer, born in Banská Bystrica, Austria-Hungary
  • Jul 31 George Liberace, American violinist (Liberace Show), born in Menasha, Wisconsin (d. 1983)
  • Aug 1 Kenneth Norman Joseph Loveless, priest folk musician
  • Aug 14 Jan Koetsier, composer
  • Aug 23 Carl Dolmetsch, French music director (Haslemere Festival), born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1997)
  • Aug 25 Jacopo Napoli, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Aug 26 Lester Lanin, orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits)
  • Sep 1 Komei Abe, Japanese composer, born in Hiroshima (d. 2006)
  • Sep 2 Rene Amengual, composer
  • Sep 11 Bola de Nieve, Cuban pianist (d. 1971)
  • Sep 13 Bill Monroe, Rosine Ky, country singer (Blue Moon of Kentucky)
  • Sep 15 Silas Hogan, blues singer/guitarist
  • Sep 19 Gustaf Allan Pettersson, composer
  • Sep 19 Weldon Hart, American composer (d. 1957)
  • Sep 20 Frank Devol, Moundsville WV, orchestra leader (I'm Dickens He's Fenster)
  • Sep 20 Jan Mul, Dutch composer, born in Haarlem (d. 1971)
  • Sep 25 Lionel Henry Nowak, composer
  • Oct 1 Irwin Kostal, orchestra leader (Garry Moore Show), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 7 Jo Jones, American jazz drummer, born in Chicago, Illinois (1985)
  • Oct 7 Vaughn Monroe, singer/orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Oct 7 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist (d. 1995)
  • Oct 13 Ticker Freeman, pianist (Dinah Shore Show), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • Oct 19 George Cates, American orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 21 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Manchurian/US composer (Creation) [NS=Nov 3]
  • Oct 24 Sonny Terry, blind Piedmont blues musician, born in Greensboro, Georgia (d. 1986)

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Oct 26 Mahalia Jackson, gospel singer (Whole World in his Hands), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

Gospel Singer Mahalia Jackson
Gospel Singer
Mahalia Jackson
  • Nov 3 Vladimir Ussachevsky, Hailar Manchuria, composer (Creation)
  • Nov 4 Ssamu Shimizu, composer
  • Nov 12 Buck Clayton, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1991)
  • Nov 30 Jorge Negrete, Mexican singer and actor (d. 1953)
  • Dec 3 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures)
  • Dec 3 Nino Rota, composer (Torquemada), born in Milan, Italy
  • Dec 5 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (d. 2000)
  • Dec 8 Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)
  • Dec 12 Anna Russell, composer
  • Dec 14 Spike Jones, composer (In a Secluded Rendesvous), born in Long Beach, California
  • Dec 15 Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
  • Dec 21 Paul Burkhard, composer
  • Dec 27 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Jan 1]