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January 1897 in Music History

Events in Music

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Jan 10 Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Composer
Vincent d'Indy

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Theo Mackeben, German pianist & composer (Lady Fanny, Bel Ami), born in Starogard Gdański, Poland (d. 1953)
  • Jan 9 Luis Gianneo, Argentine pianist, organist, conductor, composer, and teacher, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1968)
  • Jan 10 Albert Moeschinger, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1985)
  • Jan 22 Josef Stanislav, Czech pianist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1971)
  • Jan 22 Rosa Ponselle [Ponzillo], American soprano opera diva ("Casta Diva"; La Forza del Destino - "Leonora"; Metropolitan Opera, 1918-37), born in Meriden, Connecticut (d. 1986)
  • Jan 22 "Blind" Willie Johnson, American gospel blues singer and guitarist ("Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"), born in Pendleton, Texas (d. 1945)