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November 1901 in Music History

Events in Music

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Nov 11 Maurice Ravel composition "Jeux d'eau" premieres

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

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Nov 20 Opera "Grisélidis" by Jules Massenet, Armand Silvestre and Eugène Morand premieres in Paris

Composer Jules Massenet
Jules Massenet

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Nov 21 Richard Strauss' opera "Feuersnot" premieres in Dresden

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss
  • Nov 28 Gustav Mahler's 4th Symphony in G premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 8 Szymon Laks, Polish composer (head of prisoners orchestra at Auschwitz), born in Warsaw (d. 1983)
  • Nov 14 (John) Morton Downey, American pop tenor, known as "The Irish Nightengale", songwriter, radio and television host, born in Wallingford, Connecticut
  • Nov 17 Max Zehnder, Swiss composer, born in Turgi (d. 1972)
  • Nov 22 Joaquín Rodrigo, Spanish composer, born in Sagunto, Spain (d. 1999)
  • Nov 25 Tibor Serly, Hungarian violinist and composer (American Elegy), born in Losonc, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1978)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 6 Bohdan Borkowski, Polish composer, dies at 48
  • Nov 11 Antonio Zamara, Austrian harpist, teacher, and composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 25 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62