December 1897 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 6 John Fernström, Swedish violinist, conductor (Nordic Youth Orchestra), and composer (Concertino for Flute, Women's Choir and Chamber Orchestra), born in Yichang, China (d. 1961)
  • Dec 8 Leslie Heward, English composer, born in Liversedge, Yorkshire (d. 1943)

Fletcher HendersonFletcher Henderson (1897-1952)

Dec 18 American pianist, bandleader, composer, and arranger (Benny Goodman Orchestra), born in Cuthbert, Georgia [1]

  • Dec 29 Hermann Heiss, German composer, born in Darmstadt (d. 1966)