On This Day

January 1907 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Erich Schmid, composer
  • Jan 2 Salvador Ley, Guatemalan pianist, composer, and educator (National Conservatory; Westchester Conservatory), born in Guatemala City, Guatemala (d. 1985)
  • Jan 7 Nicanor Zabaleta, Spanish harpist, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1993)
  • Jan 17 Henk Badings, Dutch opera composer (Orestes), born in Bandung, Java, Dutch East Indies (d. 1987)
  • Jan 18 Janos Ferencsik, Hungarian conductor (Budapest Opera), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1984)
  • Jan 26 Eddie Ballantine, American orchestra leader (Don McNeill TV Club), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Jan 28 Constantin Regamey, Ukranian pianist, composer and music critic, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Kyiv, Ukraine) (d. 1987)
  • Jan 31 Benny Morton, American jazz trombonist (Teddy Wilson Sextet), born in New York City (d. 1985)
  • Jan 31 Emanuel Sayles, American jazz banjo player (Preservation Hall Jazz Band), born in Donaldsonville, Louisiana (d. 1986)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Cyrill Kistler, German composer, educator, and music theorist, dies at 58
  • Jan 3 Josef Foerster, Czech composer, and music teacher, dies at 73
  • Jan 7 Anton Urspruch, German composer, dies at 56
  • Jan 14 Karl von Perfall, German composer, dies at 82