Birthdays in Music in 1900

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Xavier Cugat, Spanish American bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo), born in Girona, Catalonia (d. 1990)
  • Jan 3 Maurice Jaubert, French composer, born in Nice (d. 1940)
  • Jan 6 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse)
  • Jan 7 John Brownlee, Australian tenor, born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1969)
  • Jan 9 Joseph Frederick Wagner, composer
  • Jan 12 Vaino Hannikainen, composer
  • Jan 13 Yasuji Kiyose, composer
  • Jan 20 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, composer
  • Jan 22 Franz Salmhofer, composer
  • Jan 23 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor and organist (d. 1988)
  • Jan 26 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor (d. 1967)
  • Jan 28 Michael Dewar Head, composer
  • Jan 29 Marco Tajcevic, composer
  • Jan 30 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • Feb 3 Mabel Mercer, English cabaret vocalist (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • Feb 6 Roy Smeck, guitarist/banjoist

  • Feb 8 Guy Douglas Hamilton Warrack, composer
  • Feb 20 Antonio Veretti, composer
  • Feb 23 Elinor Remick Warren, American composer, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1991)
  • Mar 1 Donald Keith Falkner, singer
  • Mar 2 Kurt J Weill, Dessau Germany, composer/Brecht collaborator (Mahogany)
  • Mar 7 Evald Aav, Estonian composer (Vikerlased), born in Tallinn (d. 1939) [OS 22 Feb]
  • Mar 12 Zoltán Vásárhelyi, Hungarian violinist, teacher, and choral conductor, born in Kecskemét, Hungary (d. 1977)
  • Mar 15 Colin McPhee, Canadian composer (H2O, Mechanical Principles), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1964)
  • Mar 17 Alfred Newman, composer (Love is a Many Splendored Thing), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Mar 21 Paul Klecki/Kletzki, Polish violinist/composer/conductor
  • Mar 23 Jose Antonio Calcano, composer
  • Mar 24 June [Algeria Junius] Clark, musician trumpet
  • Mar 26 Isadore Freed, composer
  • Mar 28 Achille Longo, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1954)
  • Apr 2 Heinrich Besseler, German musicologist, born in Hörde, Germany (d. 1969)
  • Apr 6 Andres Sas, Belgian Peruvian composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • Apr 14 Salvatore Baccaloni,Italian opera singer and actor (Merry Andrew, Rock-a-Bye Baby), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1969)
  • Apr 20 Fred Raymond, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1954)
  • Apr 23 Ary Verhaar, Dutch composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1994)
  • Apr 23 Henry Barraud, French composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1997)
  • May 2 Helen Morgan, American singer and actress (Applause, Frankie & Johnny), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • May 5 Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt, German composer/conductor (Hassan gewinnt)
  • May 14 Leo Smit, Dutch composer who died in a Nazi extermination camp, born in Amsterdam (d. 1943)
  • May 17 Nicolai Berezowsky, composer
  • May 28 Tommy Ladnier, American musician (d. 1939)

  • Jun 2 David Wynne, Welsh composer (Owain ab Urien), born in Penderyn (d. 1983)
  • Jun 9 Fred Waring, American musician and conductor (name behind the Waring Blender), born in Tyronne, Pennsylvania (d. 1984)
  • Jun 12 Amadeo Roldán, Cuban composer and violinist, born in Paris (d. 1939)
  • Jun 15 Otto Clarence Luening, composer (Sonority Canon), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 15 Paul J Mares, American jazz trumpetist/composer (Farewell blues)
  • Jun 17 Hermann Reuter, German composer, born in Stuttgart (d. 1985)
  • Jun 20 Ernest White, composer
  • Jun 21 Gunnar Ek, Swedish composer and musician, born in Asarum Blekinge (d. 1981)
  • Jun 22 Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jul 8 George Antheil, composer (Airplane Sonata), born in Trenton, New Jersey
  • Jul 9 Robert Oboussier, Swiss composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1957)
  • Jul 10 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, English singer and actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 10 Mitchell Parish, American lyricist, born in Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • Jul 13 George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)
  • Jul 27 Hans Haug, Swiss composer, born in Luasanne (d. 1967)
  • Jul 28 Maurice Johnstone, composer
  • Jul 29 Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer [OS]
  • Jul 29 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • Jul 31 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, born in Posen (d. 1974)
  • Aug 2 Helen Morgan [Riggins], American singer and actress (Applause, Show Boat), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • Aug 2 Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor and composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Aug 5 Bodi Rapp, [Johanna PAC Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano/teacher
  • Aug 8 Victor Young, orchestra leader (Milton Berle Show, In Old California), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 11 Alexander Mosolov, composer (Zavod) [NS], born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • Aug 12 Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, composer
  • Aug 18 Walter O'Keefe, songwriter/TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut
  • Aug 23 Ernst Krenek, Austrian-American composer (Johnny Spielt Auf), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1991)
  • Aug 23 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer and songwriter (Morningtown Ride), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1978)
  • Aug 25 Mary Bruce, American tap dance teacher, born in Chicago (d. 1995)
  • Aug 27 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, born in Kvemo-Khviti, Georgia (d. 1965)
  • Sep 1 Kazimierz Wilkomirski, composer
  • Sep 12 Eric Harding Thiman, English composer, born in Ashford, Kent (d. 1975)
  • Sep 19 Solomon Pimsleur, French composer, born in Parigi, France (d. 1962)
  • Sep 20 Uuno Klami, Finnish composer, born in Virolahti, Finland (d. 1961)
  • Sep 20 Wilhelm Weismann, German composer, born in Alfdorf, Germany (d. 1980)
  • Oct 8 Zeno Vancea, Romanian composer, born in Bocsa, Romania (d. 1990)
  • Oct 13 Marius-Francois Gaillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • Oct 13 Gerald Marks, American songwriter (All of Me), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • Oct 19 Theodoro Valcarcel, composer
  • Oct 19 Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • Oct 20 Rodolfo Halffter, composer
  • Oct 24 Karl Otto Runolfsson, composer
  • Nov 4 Luigi Lucioni, Italian, landscape painter (opera stars)
  • Nov 7 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • Nov 8 Georges Lonque, composer
  • Nov 8 Mihailo Vukdragovic, composer

Person of interestAaron Copland

Nov 14 Aaron Copland, American composer (Billy the Kid, Appalachian Spring), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1990)

Composer Aaron Copland
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  • Nov 22 Hugo Godron, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1971)
  • Nov 24 Cornelius Kee, composer
  • Nov 25 Arthur Schwartz, composer (Girl from Paris, Excuse my Dust)
  • Nov 27 Leon Barzin, conductor (NY City Ballet 1948-58), born in Brussels, Belgium
  • Nov 27 Robert Blum, Swiss composer, born in Zurich (d. 1994)
  • Dec 12 Sammy Davis, Sr., American dancer (d. 1988)
  • Dec 13 Jonel Perlea, composer
  • Dec 14 Boyan Georgiev Ikonomov, composer
  • Dec 17 Lucijan Marija Skerjanc, Yugoslavia, composer/conductor
  • Dec 22 Alan Bush, English composer pianist and teacher, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 Gladys Swarthout, Deepwater Missouri, mezzo-soprano (La Gioconda)
  • Dec 29 Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist