December 1905 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Dec 9 Richard Strauss' opera "Salome" premieres in Dresden

  • Dec 25 V Herbert/H Blossoms musical "Mlle Modiste" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Ida Carroll, English musician and administrator, (d. 1995)
  • Dec 2 Moses Asch, Polish-American recording engineer (founder of Folkways Records), born in Warsaw, Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1986) [1]
  • Dec 2 Osvaldo Pugliese, Argentine musician and composer, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1995)
  • Dec 8 Charles Cushing, American composer, born in Oakland, California (d. 1982)
  • Dec 8 Ernst Hermann Meyer, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1988)
  • Dec 11 Koos van de Griend, Dutch composer, born in Kampen, Netherlands (d. 1950)
  • Dec 14 Sydney Lipton, British dance band bandleader, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 15 Ferenc Farkas, Hungarian composer, born in Nagykanizsa, Hungary (d. 2000)
  • Dec 18 Richard Sturzenegger, Swiss composer and cello player, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1976)
  • Dec 23 Árni Björnsson, Icelandic composer, born in Lóni, Iceland (d. 1995)
  • Dec 29 Lawrence "Snub" Mosley, American jazz trombonist (Alphonso Trent Orchestra; Louis Armstrong), bandleader, and promoter of the slide saxophone ("The Man With The Funny Little Horn"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1981) [1]
  • Dec 31 Jule Styne [Julius Stein], British-American Academy and Tony Award-winning songwriter ("Three Coins In The Fountain"; "Time After Time"), and Broadway composer (Funny Girl; Hallelujah, Baby!; Gypsy), born in London, England (d. 1994)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 9 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, dies at 66