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Events in Music

  • Mar 16 Jules Massenet's opera "Thaïs" premieres in Paris
  • Apr 9 1st performance of Anton Bruckner's 5th Symphony in B in Graz
  • Apr 19 Jules Massenet's opera "Werther" premieres in NYC
  • May 12 Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC

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Dec 22 Claude Debussy's "Prélude à l'apres-midi d'un faune" premieres in Paris

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Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Wesley La Violette, composer
  • Jan 7 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 11 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • Jan 16 Irving Mills, American jazz music publisher (d. 1985)
  • Jan 20 Walter Hamor Piston, Rockland Maine, composer (Incredible Flutis)
  • Jan 31 Isham Jones, American musician, bandleader and songwriter (Star Dust, I'll See You in My Dreams), born in Coalton, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • Feb 1 James P. Johnson, American pianist and composer (Charleston), born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 1955)
  • Feb 11 Alfonso Leng, composer
  • Feb 22 Alexander Spitzmuller-Harmersbach, composer
  • Feb 27 Robert-Lucien Siohan, composer
  • Mar 2 Renaat Veremans, Flemish composer/conductor
  • Mar 14 Josef Schelb, German composer, born in Bad Krozingen, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Mar 15 Slava Vorlova, composer
  • Mar 25 Erik William Gustav Leidzen, composer
  • Mar 26 Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (d. 1985)
  • Apr 9 Ernest Kanitz, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1978)
  • Apr 13 Ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer
  • Apr 15 Bessie Smith, American blues singer nicknamed the "Empress of Blues" (over 200 songs), born in Chattanooga, Tennessee (d. 1937)
  • Apr 23 Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport, American boogie-woogie and blues musician, born in Anniston, Alabama (d. 1955)
  • Apr 27 Nicolas Slonimsky, Russian-American composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1995)
  • May 6 Filip Lazar, Romanian composer, born in Craiova (d. 1936)
  • May 10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • Jun 6 Sabin Drăgoi, Romanian composer, born in Seliște, Romania (d. 1968)
  • Jun 8 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • Jun 10 Pavel Borkovec, Czech composer (Stmivani, [Twilight])
  • Jun 15 Robert Russell Bennett, composer/arranger (Oklahoma!), born in Kansas City, Kansas
  • Jun 16 Norman Kerry, American actor (Phantom of the Opera), born in Rochester, New York (d. 1956)
  • Jun 26 Bill Wirges, American orchestra leader (Growing Paynes), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1971)
  • Jul 10 Jimmy McHugh, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1969)
  • Jul 18 Bernard Wagenaar, Dutch-American composer (3 Songs for Chinese), born in Arnherm, Netherlands (d. 1971)
  • Jul 24 Walter Schulthess, composer
  • Jul 31 Roy Bargy, Mich, orchestra leader (Jimmy Durante Show)
  • Aug 11 Wilhelm Grosz, composer
  • Aug 13 Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin, composer
  • Aug 28 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1981)
  • Sep 8 Willem FJ Pijper, Dutch composer/critic
  • Sep 9 Arthur Freed, American songwriter and film producer (d. 1973)
  • Sep 22 Hieronim Feicht, composer
  • Sep 29 Franco Capuana, composer
  • Oct 1 Ricardo Castillo, composer
  • Oct 11 Albert Stoessel, American composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1943)
  • Oct 22 Méi Lánfāng, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • Oct 30 Peter Warlock [Philip Heseltine], British composer, born in London (d. 1930)
  • Nov 11 Aaron Avshalomov, composer
  • Nov 29 Lucille Hegamin, American singer and entertainer (d. 1970)
  • Dec 14 Joaquin Zamacois Soler, composer
  • Dec 17 Arthur Fiedler, conductor (Boston Pops), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Dec 19 Paul Dessau, German composer and conductor (Adventures of Casanova, Never Trust a Woman), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Dec 26 Antonio Molina, Filipino composer, conductor and music administrator (Ana Maria, Hatinggabi), born in Quiapo, Manila, Captaincy General of the Philippines (d. 1980)
  • Dec 31 Ernest John Moeran, British composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 21 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer, dies at 24
  • Feb 4 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician and inventor (saxophone), dies at 79
  • Feb 11 Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 12 Hans von Bülow, German pianist and composer (b. 1830)
  • Feb 19 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 21 Jacob Rosenhaim, composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 24 Robert Prescott Stewart, composer, dies at 68
  • May 24 William Joseph Westbrook, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 5 Immanuel Faisst, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 8 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, composer, dies
  • Jul 13 Juventino Rosas, composer, dies at 26
  • Aug 18 William Charles Levey, Irish conductor and composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 13 Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (b. 1841)
  • Sep 13 Alexis Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer (España, Joyeuse marche, Le Roi Malgré Lui), dies from general paresis at 53
  • Nov 20 Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64