January 1894 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Wesley LaViolette, American composer and teacher, born in St. James, Minnesota (d. 1978)
  • Jan 7 Jose Rozo Contreras, Colombian composer (d. 1976)
  • Jan 11 Jaroslav Vogel, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1970)
  • Jan 16 Irving Mills [Isadore Minsky], American jazz music publisher, manager (Duke Ellington, 1926-48), singer and lyricist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1985)

Walter PistonWalter Piston (1894-1976)

Jan 20 Jr., American two-time Pulitzer Prize winning composer (Incredible Flutist), music theorist, and educator (Harvard, 1926-60), born in Rockland, Maine

  • Jan 31 Isham Jones, American musician, bandleader ("Star Dust") and songwriter ("It Had To Be You"; "I'll See You in My Dreams"), born in Coalton, Ohio (d. 1956) [1]

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 21 Guillaume Lekeu, Belgian composer (Épithalame), dies of typhoid fever at 24