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January 1885 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 25 Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie" premieres

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Vincent d'Indy

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist (d. 1954)
  • Jan 23 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1944)

Person of interestJerome Kern

Jan 27 Jerome Kern, American Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta), born in NYC, New York

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern
  • Jan 27 Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Iosif Kotek, Russian composer and violinist, dies at 29