Birthdays in Music in 1901

  • Jan 2 Torsten Ralf, Swedish tenor (Daphne)
  • Jan 10 Pauline Starke, American actress (Dante's Inferno, Dance Magic), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1977)
  • Jan 17 Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, composer
  • Jan 22 Hans-Erich Apostel, Austrian composer (Sonata Ritmica)
  • Jan 26 Ervin Major, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1967
  • Jan 31 Blaž Arnič, Slovenian composer, born near Mount Raduha, Austria-Hungary (d. 1970)
  • Feb 16 Wayne King, Savannah Ill, saxophonist/bandleader (Waltz King)
  • Feb 25 Federico Ghisi, composer
  • Mar 15 Colin McPhee, composer (H2O, Mechanical Princibles), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Mar 15 Theo Uden Marsman, Dutch orchestra leader
  • Mar 18 Piotr Perkowski, composer
  • Mar 23 Edmund Rubbra, composer [or May 23]
  • Mar 27 Albert Henneberg, composer
  • Apr 1 Boris Koutzen, composer
  • Apr 2 Anis Fuleihan, composer
  • Apr 6 Willem Pelemans, Flemish composer/music reviewer
  • Apr 11 Theodor Rogalski, composer
  • Apr 16 Karel Albert, Flemish composer (Marieken van Nymeghen)
  • Apr 18 Al Lewis, American lyricist (d. 1967)
  • Apr 21 Julian Bautista, composer
  • Apr 25 Ernst Gernot Klussmann, composer
  • May 1 Heinz Eric Roemheld, American film composer (d. 1985)
  • May 5 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (d. 1959)
  • May 7 Marcel Poot, Belgian baron/composer
  • May 12 Hyam Greenbaum, composer
  • May 17 Werner Egk, Auchsesheim Germany, composer (Die Zaubergeige)
  • May 18 Harry Robert Wilson, composer
  • May 18 Henri-Pierre Sauguet, composer (La Chotte), born in Bordeaux, France
  • May 19 Manuel Ivo Cruz, Portuguese composer and founder of Philharmonic Orchestra of Lisbon, born in Corumbá, Brazil (d. 1985)
  • May 21 Horace Heidt, Alameda California, orchestra leader (Swift Show Wagon)
  • May 23 Edmund Rubbra, Northampton England, composer (Morning Watch) [or 3/23]
  • May 25 Milenko Zivkovic, composer
  • May 31 Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (d. 1983)
  • Jun 10 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Jun 16 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, born in Lohn, Schaffhausen (d. 1989)
  • Jun 22 Jack Whiting, American actor and singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1961)
  • Jun 24 Harry Partch, composer (Oedipus), born in Oakland, California
  • Jun 25 Adolf Brunner, composer
  • Jun 26 William Busch, composer
  • Jun 29 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor
  • Jun 29 Nelson Eddy, baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Jul 14 Gerald Finzi, British composer (Dies natalis), born in London, England
  • Jul 15 John Wesley Work III, African-American composer, musicologist and scholar of African-American folklore and music, born in Tullahoma, Tennessee (d. 1967)
  • Jul 16 Fritz Mahler, composer
  • Jul 22 Charles Weidman, Nebraska, modern dancer/choreographer (Candide)
  • Jul 28 Rudy Vallee, Vt, singer (Vagabond Dreams, My Time Is Your Time)
  • Jul 28 Sandor Vandor, composer
  • Aug 3 Bernard Reichel, composer

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Aug 4 Louis Armstrong, American jazz trumpeter and singer (Hello Dolly), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1971)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong
  • Aug 5 Juan Carlos Paz, composer
  • Aug 13 Ian Whyte, composer and conductor (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), born in Dunfermline, Scotland (d. 1960)

  • Aug 15 Byron Arnold, composer
  • Aug 15 Sulho Ranta, Finnish composer, born in Peräseinäjoki, Finland (d. 1960)
  • Aug 28 Paul Henry Lang, Hungarian-American critic and musicologist (NY Herald Tribune), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Sep 3 Eduard A van Beinum, Dutch musician/conductor
  • Sep 5 Mieczyslaw Kolinski, composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1981)
  • Sep 12 Ernst Pepping, German composer, born in Duisburg, Germany (d. 1981)
  • Sep 20 Leo Justinus Kauffmann, composer
  • Oct 3 Masao Oki, Japanese composer (Symphony No.5 Atomic Bomb), born in Iwata, Shizuoka (d. 1971)
  • Oct 7 Ralph Rainger, composer
  • Oct 8 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Eidsborg, Norway (d. 1977)
  • Oct 11 Emil Hlobil, Czech composer, born in Veselí nad Lužnicí (d. 1987)
  • Oct 18 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, composer
  • Oct 20 Hans-Otto Borgmann, composer
  • Oct 24 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • Oct 29 Daniele Amfiteatrov, composer
  • Nov 8 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • Nov 14 Morton Downey, Wallingford Ct, singer (Star of the Family)
  • Nov 17 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • Nov 17 Raymond Chevreuille, Belgian composer
  • Nov 22 Joaquin Rodrigo, Sagunto Spain, composer
  • Nov 25 Tibor Serly, Losonc Hungary, violinist/composer (American Elegy)
  • Dec 1 Dorothy James, composer
  • Dec 1 Ilona Feher, Hungarian-Jewish violinist (d. 1988)
  • Dec 2 Staf Gustaf Frans Nees, Belgian composer
  • Dec 5 Hanns Jelinek, composer
  • Dec 22 Andre Kostelanetz, conductor (Lincoln Portrari), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Dec 26 Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer

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Dec 27 Marlene Dietrich, German American actress and singer (The Blue Angel, Shanghai Express), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1992)

Actress and Singer Marlene Dietrich
Actress and Singer
Marlene Dietrich