On This Day

January 1894 in Music History

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)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 21 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer, dies at 24