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October 1901 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Oct 19 Edward Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March" premieres in Liverpool, England

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar

Music Premiere

Oct 27 1st complete performance of Claude Debussy's orchestral composition "Nocturnes"

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Masao Ohki, Japanese composer (Idea of the Night; Hiroshima Symphony), born in Iwata, Japan (d. 1971)
  • Oct 7 Ralph Rainger, composer
  • Oct 8 Eivind Groven, Norwegian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Eidsborg, Norway (d. 1977)
  • Oct 11 Emil Hlobil, Czech composer, born in Veselí nad Lužnicí (d. 1987)
  • Oct 18 Vladimir Grigor'yevich Zakharov, Soviet-Russian composer, born in Bogodukhov, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • Oct 20 Hans-Otto Borgmann, German film composer under the Third Reich, born in Linden, Germany
  • Oct 24 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-born American actress and dancer, born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • Oct 29 Daniele Amfiteatrov, Russian-Italian pianist, conductor and Hollywood film score composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1983)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 24 Paul Henrion, French composer, dies at 82