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December 1905 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss
  • 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 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 leader, born in London (d. 1995)
  • Dec 15 Ferenc Farkas, Hungarian composer, born in Nagykanizsa, Hungary (d. 2000)
  • Dec 18 Richard Sturzenegger, composer
  • Dec 23 Árni Björnsson, Icelandic composer, born in Lóni, Iceland (d. 1995)
  • Dec 31 Jule Styne, English songwriter & composer (1954 Acad Award, 1968 Tony), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1994)

Deaths in Music

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