October 1906 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 9 Janis Ivanovs, Latvian composer, born in Babri, Preiļi, Latvia (d. 1983)
  • Oct 10 Leo Mathisen, Danish jazz pianist, composer, arranger, singer and bandleader, known as "The Lion" (Take It Easy; To Be Or Not To Be), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1969)
  • Oct 10 Paul Creston [Giuseppe Guttoveggio], Italian-American composer (Zanoni), educator, and music theorist (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 15 Victoria Spivey, American vaudeville and blues singer, pianist, organist, and songwriter ("Dope Head Blues", Organ Grinder Blues"), born in Houston, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Oct 22 Kees van Baaren, Dutch composer (Willem Pijper), born in Enschede, Netherlands (d. 1970)
  • 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)