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January 1909 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jan 25 Richard Strauss' premier of "Elektra" in Dresden

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Birthdays in Music

Victor Borge

Jan 3 Victor Borge [Borge Rosenbaum], Danish-American comedian and pianist, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 2000)

Comedian and Pianist Victor Borge
Comedian and Pianist
Victor Borge
  • Jan 9 Herva Nelli, Italian-born American soprano, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Jan 10 Rudolf Kubin, Czech cellist, born in Ostrava, Czech Republic (d. 1973)
  • Jan 11 Gunnar Johnsen Berg, composer
  • Jan 13 Danny Barker, jazz guitarist
  • Jan 15 Elie Siegmeister, American composer (Plough & the Stars), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jan 15 Gene Krupa, American jazz and big band drummer (Benny Goodman, "Sing, Sing, Sing"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1973)
  • Jan 19 Hans Hotter, German bass-baritone (d. 2003)
  • Jan 21 Todor Skalovski, Macedonian choral director and composer (Baltepe), born in Tetovo, Ottoman Empire (d. 2004)
  • Jan 22 Irving "Mouse" Randolph, American swing jazz trumpeter (Cab Calloway Orchestra), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1997)
  • Jan 24 Tiny Winters, English musician, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1996)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 15 Ernest Reyer, composer, dies at 85