On This Day

Year 1906 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 12 George Cohan's musical "George Washington" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 10 1st performance of Maurice Ravel's "Sonatine"
  • May 27 1st outlining of Gustav Mahler's 6th symphony, in Essen
  • May 28 Shields/Cobbs musical "His honor, the Mayor" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 24 V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 24 Reginald A Fessenden became 1st to broadcast music over radio (Mass)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Giovanni D'Anzi, Italian songwriter (d. 1974)
  • Jan 8 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • Jan 11 Johannes Paul Thilman, composer
  • Jan 12 Tex Ritter, American country singer (5 Star Jubilee, Wayward Wind), born in Murvaul, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jan 13 Maxime Jacob, composer
  • Jan 14 Walter Knape, German conductor & composer, born in Bernburg, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Jan 15 Rezso Kokai, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1962)
  • Jan 19 Lanny Ross, radio singer (Show Boat, The Swift Show), born in Seattle, Washington
  • Jan 27 Radames Gnattali, composer
  • Jan 31 Benjamin Frankel, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • Feb 1 Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club vocalist (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • Feb 1 Pierre Cardevielle, French composer/conductor (Amants Captifs)
  • Feb 3 Ludvig Nielsen, composer
  • Feb 8 Artur Balsam, Polish/US pianist (Begeleidde Menuhin, Milstein)
  • Feb 9 Gwen Catley, British(?) soprano
  • Feb 17 Ramon Tapales, Filipino composer and conductor, born in Baybay, Philippines (d. 1995)
  • Feb 19 Grace Mary Williams, Welsh composer (Penillion), born in Barry (d. 1977)
  • Feb 19 Hendrik W C Spruit, Dutch conductor
  • Feb 22 Edmund von Borck, composer
  • Feb 25 Boris Papandopulo, Croatian composer, born in Bad Honnef, Germany (d. 1991)
  • Mar 3 Donald Novis, British singer and actor (Monte Carlo, The Singing Plumber), born in Hastings, East Sussex, England (d. 1966)
  • Mar 7 Alejandro Garcia Caturla, composer
  • Mar 7 Hans Lachman, composer
  • Mar 11 Aasan Ferit Alnar, composer
  • Mar 14 Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Turkish composer, one of "The Turkish Five" (Köçekçe - Dance Rhapsody for Orchestra), born in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire; (d. 1972)
  • Mar 16 Henny Youngman, American comedian and violinist (Take my wife ... please), born in London, England (d. 1998)
  • Mar 17 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • Mar 19 Normand Lockwood, composer
  • Mar 23 George Posford, composer
  • Mar 24 Klavdiya Shulzhenko, Soviet singer (d. 1984)
  • Mar 25 Jean Sablon, French singer-songwriter, born in Nogent-sur-Marne, near Paris (d. 1994)
  • Mar 27 Pee Wee Russell, American jazz musician, born in Maplewood, Missouri (d. 1969)
  • Mar 29 E. Power Biggs, English organist and composer (CBS), born in Westcliff-on-Sea, England (d. 1977)
  • Mar 31 Lauri Saikkola, composer
  • Apr 8 Raoul Jobin, French Canadian tenor (d. 1974)
  • Apr 9 Antal Dorati, Hungarian-American conductor (Minneapolis Symphony 1949-1960), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1988)
  • Apr 10 Fud Livingston, American jazz clarinetist and composer, born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1957)
  • Apr 13 Bud Freeman, American jazz musician and tenor saxophonist (Eel), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1991)
  • Apr 14 Hunter Johnson, American composer, born near Benson, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • Apr 22 Eric Fenby, English composer and president (Delius Society), born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire (d. 1997)
  • Apr 25 Zoltán Gárdonyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1986)
  • Apr 28 Paul Sacher, Swiss conductor and entrepreneur, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1999)
  • May 2 Maurice Thiriet, French composer, born in Meulan, Yvelines, France (d. 1972)
  • May 8 David Van Vactor, American classical composer (Chaconne), born in Plymouth, Indiana (1994)
  • May 17 Zinka Milanov, Croatian soprano (Ljublama Opera 1927, NY Metropolitan Opera), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1989)
  • May 23 Hellmuth Christian Wolff, composer
  • May 28 Phil Regan, American actor and singer (My Wild Irish Rose), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1996)
  • May 31 Hans Schaeuble, Swiss composer, born in Arosa, Switzerland (d. 1988)

Person of interestJosephine Baker

Jun 3 Josephine Baker, American dancer, Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)

Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist Josephine Baker
Dancer, Singer, Spy and Civil Rights Activist
Josephine Baker
  • Jun 10 Janos Viski, Hungarian composer, born in Kolozsvár (d. 1961)
  • Jun 18 Kay Kyser, American bandleader and radio personality (Kay Kyser's Kollege), born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina (d. 1985)
  • Jun 20 Bob Howard, American singer and pianist (Sing it Again), born in Newton, Massachusetts (d. 1986)
  • Jun 21 Helene Costello, American dancer and actress (Love Toy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1957)
  • Jun 21 Lluís Maria Millet, Catalan composer, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1990)
  • Jun 21 Harold Spina, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • Jun 24 Pierre Fournier, violon cellist (Paris Conservatoire), born in Paris, France
  • Jun 28 Safford Cape, American-Belgian conductor, composer and music historian, born in Denver, Colorado (d. 1973)
  • Jul 2 Robert Levine Sanders, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1974)
  • Jul 6 Elisabeth Lutyens, English composer, born in London (d. 1983)
  • Jul 7 Anton Karas, Viennese musician (d. 1985)
  • Jul 13 Harry Sosnik, American orchestra leader (Jack Carter Show, Your Hit Parade), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Jul 14 Arthur James Bramwell Hutchings, composer
  • Jul 18 Belle Stewart, Scottish traditional singer, born in Caputh, Blairgowrie, Scotland (d. 1997)
  • Jul 19 Klaus Egge, Norwegian composer (Noregsonger), born in Gransherad, Telemark, Norway (d. 1979)
  • Jul 21 Daniel Ayala Perez, composer
  • Jul 26 Armando José Fernandes, Portuguese neoclassical composer, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1983)
  • Jul 28 Gottlob Frick, German opera singer, born in Ölbronn-Dürrn (d. 1994)
  • Jul 30 Ľudovít Rajter, Slovak composer and conductor, born in Pezinok, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 2000)
  • Jul 30 Serafin Pro, Cuban composer, born in La Habana (d. 1977)
  • Aug 6 Vic Dickenson, American trombonist (d. 1984)
  • Aug 7 Gerhard Frommel, German composer and pedagogue, born in Karlsruhe, Germany (d. 1984)
  • Aug 15 Finn Videro, Danish organist and composer, born in Fuglebjerg, Næstved (d. 1987)
  • Aug 21 Joachim Homs, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 2003)
  • Sep 1 Franz Biebl, German composer (d. 2001)
  • Sep 4 Alexander Moyzes, Slovak composer, born in Kláštor pod Znievom, Slovensko (d. 1984)
  • Sep 4 Antanas Račiūnas, Lithuanian composer, born in Užliaušiai, Lithuania (d. 1984)
  • Sep 5 Peter Mieg, Swiss composer, born in Lenzburg (d. 1990)
  • Sep 7 Philip Herschkowitz, Romanian composer, born in Iași, Romania (d. 1989)
  • Sep 10 Lambertus "Bertus" van Lyre, composer/conductor (Hooglied)
  • Sep 12 Ruvim Pergament, composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1965)
  • Sep 15 Kathryn Murray, American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1999)
  • Sep 16 Johanna Sophia Hermes, Dutch singer, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1995)
  • Sep 19 Dalibor Cyril Vačkář, Czech composer, born in Korčula, Croatia (d. 1984)
  • Sep 19 Massimo Freccia, Italian-American composer, born in Valdibure, Pistoia, Italy (d. 2004)
  • Sep 20 David Sheinfeld, American violinist and composer, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2001)
  • Sep 23 Willard F McMurry, musician

Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

Sep 25 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (The Gadfly), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1975)

  • Sep 25 Jaroslav Ježek, Czechoslovakian composer, born in Prague (d. 1942)
  • Sep 30 Eamonn O Gallagher, composer
  • Oct 9 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • Oct 10 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Creative Harmony), born in NYC, New York (d. 1985)
  • Oct 12 Willy Hess, Swiss musicologist, composer and famous Beethoven scholar, born in Winterthur, Switzerland (d. 1997)
  • Oct 22 Cornelis L "Kees" van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper)
  • Oct 23 Miriam Gideon, American composer, born in Greeley, Colorado (d. 1996)
  • Oct 31 Louise Talma, American composer (Summer Sounds), born in Arcachon, France (d. 1996)
  • Nov 4 Arnold Cooke, British composer, born in Gomersal, West Yorkshire, England (d. 2005)
  • Nov 4 Siegfried Borris, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1987)
  • Nov 12 Bukka [Booker T. Washington] White, blues guitarist, born in Houston, Mississippi (d. 1977)
  • Nov 13 Conrad Thibault, American singer (Jacques Fray Music Room), born in Northbridge, Massachusetts (d. 1987)
  • Nov 19 Henri Temianka, Scottish-born Polish composer (California Chamber Symphony) born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1992)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 23 Composer Igor Stravinsky (23) weds Yekaterina Nosenko

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Composer
Igor Stravinsky

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Joseph Miroslav Weber, Czech composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 25 Anton Arensky, Russian composer and conductor, dies of tuberculosis at 44
  • Feb 26 Manuel Fernandez Caballero, Spanish composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 22 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 25 John Knowles Paine, American composer, dies at 67
  • May 30 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer, dies at 30
  • Jun 8 C. F. E. Horneman, Danish composer, dies at 65
  • Jun 26 Alexander Muir, Canadian composer (The Maple Leaf Forever), dies at 76
  • Jul 12 Henrique Alves de Mesquita, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 29 Alexandre Luigini, French composer (Ballet égyptien), dies at 56
  • Sep 2 Guiseppe Giacosa, Italian screenwriter (libretti opera Puccini), dies
  • Sep 13 Georg Jacobi, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 21 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 58