January 1904 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 13 Bela Bartok's symphonic poem "Kossuth" premieres in Budapest
  • Jan 21 Leos Janacek's opera "Jenufa" premieres in Brno

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 James Melton, Moultrie Ga, opera tenor (Ford Festival)
  • Jan 3 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • Jan 5 Erica Morini, concert violinist (d. 1995), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jan 10 Jesus Garcia Leoz, composer
  • Jan 10 Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (Wizard of Oz), born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • Jan 12 Mississippi Fred McDowell, American jazz artist
  • Jan 13 Richard Addinsell, composer (Taming of Shrew), born in London, England
  • Jan 16 Max Vredenburg, composer
  • Jan 20 Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)

Person of interestGeorge Balanchine

Jan 22 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • Jan 23 Theodor Schaefer, Czech composer, born in TelĨ (d. 1969)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 15 Eduard Lassen, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 24 Franz Coenen, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 27 Adam Minchejmer, composer, dies at 73