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October 1905 in Music History

Events in Music

  • 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 symphonic sketch "La Mer" premieres in Paris

Composer Claude Debussy
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Claude Debussy

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 4 Leon Orthel, Dutch composer, born in Roosendaal (d. 1985)
  • Oct 4 René Defossez, Belgian composer, born in Spa, Belgium (d. 1988)
  • Oct 9 May Moxon, Scottish dance producer, born in Townhead, Glasgow (d. 1996)
  • Oct 15 Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1977)
  • Oct 15 Dag Wirén, Swedish composer, born in Striberg, Sweden (d. 1986)
  • Oct 15 Edna Deane, dancer, choreographer and drama teacher, born in Orange Free State (d. 1995)
  • Oct 22 Joseph Kosma, composer
  • Oct 23 Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev, composer
  • Oct 24 Elizabeth Poston, English composer, born in Stevenage, Hertfordshire (d. 1987)
  • Oct 30 Christian Darnton, British composer, born in Leeds, England (d. 1981)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 21 Jose Teodor Vilar, composer, dies at 69