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November 1896 in Music History

Events in Music


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Nov 27 "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (Thus Spake Zarathustra) by Richard Strauss, inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's philosophical novel, debuts in Frankfurt

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche
Philosopher
Friedrich Nietzsche
Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 9 Mykhaylo Verikivsky, Ukrainian composer, born in Kremenets, Ukraine (d. 1962)
  • Nov 16 Lawrence Tibbett, American baritone (Metropolitan 1923-50), born in Bakersfield, California (d. 1960)
  • Nov 22 Mario Labroca, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1973)
  • Nov 23 Joris Vriamont, Flemish author/music publisher
  • Nov 23 Ruth Etting, American dancer, singer and actress (Roman scandals), born in David City, Nebraska (d. 1978)
  • Nov 25 Rex Maupin, American orchestra leader (Tin Pan Alley TV), born in St Joseph, Missouri (d. 1966)
  • Nov 25 Virgil Thomson, American composer and music critic (4 Saints in 3 Acts), born in Kansas City, Missouri (d. 1989)
  • Nov 28 Lilia Skala, Austrian actress (House of Games, Flashdance, Charly), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1994)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 12 Spyridon Xyndas, Greek composer, dies at 84
  • Nov 13 Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 22 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, Polish composer, dies at 65