On This Day

December 1899 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 John Barbirolli, English conductor (NY Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Dec 5 Sonny Boy Williamson II [Aleck Miller], American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, born in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi (d. 1965) (year of birth disputed)
  • Dec 8 James "Pigmeat" Jarrett, pianist
  • Dec 9 Frans van Amelsvoort, Dutch choir conductor, born in 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Dec 13 Yusef Greiss, Egyptian composer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1961)
  • Dec 31 Silvestre Revueltas, Mexican composer (Sensemaya), born in Santiago Papasquiaro, Mexico (d. 1940)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 7 Antoni de Kontski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 18 John William Glover, Irish composer, dies at 84