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January 1900 in Music History

Events in Music

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Jan 6 Maurice Ravel's "Albaradode Gracioso" premieres in Paris

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 14 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" premieres in Rome

Opera Composer Giacomo Puccini
Opera Composer
Giacomo Puccini

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Xavier Cugat, Spanish American bandleader (married Abbe Lane, Charo), born in Girona, Catalonia (d. 1990)
  • Jan 3 Maurice Jaubert, French composer, born in Nice (d. 1940)
  • Jan 6 Pierre-Octave Ferroud, French composer (Sarabande, Jeunesse), born in Chasselay, Rhône, France (d. 1936)
  • Jan 7 John Brownlee, Australian operatic baritone (Metropolitan Opera, 1937-57), born in Geelong, Victoria (d. 1969)
  • Jan 9 Joseph Frederick Wagner, American conductor & composer, born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1974)
  • Jan 11 Wilbur De Paris, American swing and Dixieland jazz trombone player, born in Crawfordsville, Indiana (d. 1973)
  • Jan 12 Vaino Hannikainen, Finnish composer, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1960)
  • Jan 13 Yasuji Kiyose, Japanese composer, born in Yokkaichi, Oita Prefecture (d. 1981)
  • Jan 20 Boris Semyonovich Shekhter, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1961)
  • Jan 22 Franz Salmhofer, Austrian conductor (Vienna State Opera, 1945-54), and composer (mostly of ballet and opera), born in Vienna (d. 1975)
  • Jan 22 Juan Tizol, Puerto Rican jazz trombonist (Duke Ellington), and composer ("Caravan"; "Perdido"), born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico (d. 1984)
  • Jan 23 William Ifor Jones, Welsh conductor & organist, born in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (d. 1988)
  • Jan 26 Karl Ristenpart, German conductor, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1967)
  • Jan 28 Michael Dewar Head, composer
  • Jan 29 Marco Tajcevic, composer
  • Jan 30 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta & film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Edwin George Monk, English church organist and composer, dies at 80