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July 1900 in Music History

Events in Music

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Jul 2 Jean Sibelius' "Finlandia" premieres in Helsinki

Composer Jean Sibelius
Composer
Jean Sibelius

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 8 George Antheil, American pianist, avant garde composer (Airplane Sonata; Ballet Mécanique), and inventor, born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 1959)
  • Jul 9 Robert Oboussier, Swiss composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1957)
  • Jul 10 [Elsie] Evelyn Laye, English singer & actress (Bitter Sweet, Merry Widow), born in London, England (d. 1996)
  • Jul 10 Mitchell Parish [Michael Pashelinsky], American lyricist (Stardust; It's Wonderful), born in Lithuania, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • Jul 13 George Lewis, American musician (d. 1969)
  • Jul 27 Hans Haug, Swiss composer, born in Luasanne (d. 1967)
  • Jul 28 Maurice Johnstone, English brass band composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1976)
  • Jul 29 Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer [OS]
  • Jul 29 Don Redman, American jazz musician and orchestra leader (Sugar Hill Times), born in Piedmont, West Virginia (d. 1964)
  • Jul 31 Erich Katz, German-born American composer and musicologist, born in Posen, Prussia (d. 1973)