October 1901 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

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


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

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 [Reichenthal], American song and film composer (Thanks for the Memory; Love In Bloom), born in New York City (d. 1942)
  • 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 score composer under the Third Reich, born in Linden, Germany (d. 1977)
  • Oct 24 Gilda Gray [Marianna Michalska], Polish-American stage and screen actress (Piccadilly), and dancer (The Shimmy), born in Krakau, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • Oct 29 Daniele Amfitheatrof [Amfiteatrov], Russian-Italian pianist, conductor, and composer of concert and Hollywood film score music (American Panorama; The Naked Jungle), born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1983)

Deaths in Music

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