1905 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Jan 14 Hubbell, Shubert & Smith's musical "Fontana" premieres in NYC

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Jan 26 Arnold Schoenberg's "Pelleas und Melissande" premieres in Vienna

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
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Arnold Schoenberg
  • Oct 1 František Pavlík is killed in a demonstration in Prague, inspiring Leoš Janáček to the piano composition 1. X. 1905.

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Oct 15 Claude Debussy's "La Mer" premieres

Composer Claude Debussy
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Claude Debussy
  • Dec 9 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden
  • Dec 25 V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Michael Kemp Tippett, English composer/conductor (A Child of Our Time), born in London (d. 1998)
  • Jan 8 Giacinto Scelsi, Italian composer and surrealist poet, born in La Spezia, Italy (d. 1998)
  • Jan 13 Percy Humphrey, American jazz trumpet player and bandleader, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1995)
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Halffter, Spanish composer and conductor
  • Jan 25 Julia Smith, American composer, pianist, and author on musicology (Aaron Copland), born in Denton, Texas (d. 1989)
  • Jan 26 Maria Augusta von Trapp, Austrian singer, inspired "Sound of Music", (d. 2014)
  • Feb 10 Vilko Ukmar, Slovenian composer
  • Feb 15 Harold Arlen [Hyman Arluck], American composer (Over the Rainbow), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1986)
  • Feb 16 José Muñoz Molleda, a Spanish composer, journalist, jurist and politician
  • Feb 22 Luis Sandi, Mexican musician and composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1996)
  • Feb 23 Leonidas Zoras, French composer
  • Feb 24 Guillaume Landre, The Hague, Dutch composer
  • Mar 2 Marc Blitzstein, composer (Cradle Will Rock), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Mar 10 Rene Bernier, Belgian composer, born in Saint-Gilles (d.1984)
  • Mar 18 John Kirkpatrick, American pianist (Concord Sonata), born in NYC, New York
  • Mar 22 Carlo Alberto Pizzini, composer
  • Mar 23 Lale Andersen [Elisabeth Bunnenberg], German singer and actress (Der Pott), born in Bremerhaven, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Mar 26 Pablo Garrido, composer
  • Mar 27 Leroy Carr, blues singer-songwriter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1935)
  • Apr 1 Winfried P I Zillig, German opera composer/conductor (Fantasia Irica)
  • Apr 2 Serge Lifar, Russian-French dancer, choreographer (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1986)
  • Apr 4 Eugene Bozza, French composer, born in Nice, France (d. 1991)
  • Apr 5 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1996)
  • Apr 19 Tommy Benford, jazz drummer
  • Apr 27 Philip Radcliffe, English composer (d. 1986)
  • May 4 Mátyás Seiber, composer (Scherzando), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1960)
  • May 6 Norman De Tar, composer
  • May 8 Inglis Gundry, Wimbledon, British composer
  • May 8 Red Nichols, American musician (d. 1965)
  • May 10 Markos Vamvakaris, Greek rebetiko musician and songwriter (d. 1972)
  • May 18 Eric Zeisl, Austrian American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1959)
  • May 21 Edward Lockspeiser, composer
  • May 24 Zdeněk Blažek, Czech composer and music theorist (Verchovina), born in Žarošice, Moravia (d. 1988)
  • May 26 Hans Holewa, Austrian-born Swedish composer, born in Vienna (d. 1991)
  • May 29 Fela Sowande, composer
  • Jun 1 Dinora de Carvalho, composer
  • Jun 6 John Gart, Russian orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show), born in Russia (d. 1989)
  • Jun 9 Walter Kraft, composer
  • Jun 13 Aldophus "Doc" Cheatham, American jazz trumpeter, born in Nashville, Tennessee (d. 1997)
  • Jun 18 Eduard Tubin, Estonian composer, born in Torila, Governorate of Livonia (d. 1982)
  • Jun 19 Taneli Kuusisto, composer
  • Jun 22 Walter Leigh, British composer, born in Wimbledon, London, England (d. 1942)
  • Jul 4 Dante Fiorillo, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1970)
  • Jul 7 Marcel Rubin, composer
  • Jul 17 Norman Waterhouse Lees, jazz fan
  • Jul 19 Boyd Neel, English conductor (Story of an Orchestra), born in Blackheath, London (d. 1981)
  • Jul 19 Louis Kentner, Hungarian-British composer, born in Karviná, Austrian Silesia (d. 1987)
  • Jul 22 Boris Alexandrov, conductor (Red Army Song/Dance Ensemble)
  • Jul 23 Erich Itor Kahn, German composer of Jewish descent, born in Rimbach, Odenwald (d. 1956)
  • Aug 2 Karl Amadeus Hartmann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1963)
  • Aug 8 Andre Jolivet, composer (L'Eunuque), born in Paris, France
  • Aug 18 Peter Paul Kreuder, composer
  • Aug 19 Jacques de Menasce, composer
  • Aug 20 Jack Teagarden [Weldon Leo Teagarden], American trombonist and actor (Meet Band Leaders), born in Vernon, Texas (d. 1964)
  • Aug 23 Leonard Constant Lambert, composer (King Pest), born in London, England
  • Aug 24 Arthur Crudup, American blues singer and guitarist, born in Forest, Mississippi (d. 1974)
  • Aug 25 Undine Smith Moore, African-American composer, born in Jarratt, Virginia (d. 1989)
  • Aug 29 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • Sep 1 Gervase Hughes, composer
  • Sep 1 Elvera Sanchez, Puerto Rican dancer (d. 2000)
  • Sep 3 Robert Ruthenfranz, composer
  • Sep 12 Boris Arapov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1992)
  • Sep 17 Jorge Urrutia Blondel, composer
  • Sep 23 Jeno Kenessey, composer
  • Oct 4 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, born in Roosendaal (d. 1985)
  • Oct 4 Rene Defossez, composer
  • Oct 9 May Moxon, dance producer
  • Oct 15 Alexey Kozlovsky, composer
  • Oct 15 Dag Ivar Wiren, composer
  • Oct 15 Edna Deanne Fuelling, dancer choreographer/drama teacher
  • Oct 22 Joseph Kosma, composer
  • Oct 23 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer
  • Oct 24 Elizabeth Poston, composer
  • Oct 30 Christian Darnton, composer
  • Nov 7 William Alwyn, composer
  • Nov 8 Richard Nicholson, musician
  • Nov 12 Evgeny Grigor'yevich Bruslovsky, composer
  • Nov 12 Solon Michaelides, composer
  • Nov 14 John Henry Barbee, American guitarist and singer (d. 1964)
  • Nov 15 Annunzio Mantovani, orchestra leader (Mantovani), born in Venice, Italy
  • Nov 19 Tommy Dorsey, Mahanoy Plane Pa, orchestra leader (Stage Show, Mahogany)
  • Nov 21 David Moule-Evans, composer
  • Nov 24 Ireene Wicker, American singer and actress (Singing Lady), born in Quincy, Illinois (d. 1987)
  • Nov 27 Daniel Sternefeld, Belgian conductor/composer (Mater Dolorosa)
  • Dec 1 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • Dec 2 Osvaldo Pugliese, musician/composer
  • Dec 8 Charles Cushing, composer
  • Dec 8 Ernst Hermann Meyer, composer
  • Dec 11 Koos van de Griend, composer
  • Dec 14 Sydney Lipton, bandleader/violin
  • Dec 15 Ferenc Farkas, composer
  • Dec 18 Richard Sturzenegger, composer
  • Dec 19 Charles Robert Owen Medley, dancer/choreographer
  • Dec 23 Arn Bjornsson, composer
  • Dec 31 Jule Styne, England, songwriter/composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 10 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
  • Jan 20 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, dies at 65
  • Feb 10 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer, dies at 78
  • Mar 19 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer, dies at 49
  • Apr 23 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 29 Ignatio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (Danzas Cubanas), dies at 57
  • May 9 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, dies at 78
  • May 29 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 4 Carl Albert Löschhorn, German composer, dies at 85
  • Jul 8 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, dies at 70
  • Sep 2 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 21 Jose Teodor Vilar, composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 9 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, dies at 66