January 1905 in Music

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
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

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)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 10 Kārlis Baumanis, Latvian composer (b. 1835)
  • Jan 20 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, dies at 65