October 1909 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 4 Noel Chiboust, French jazz trumpeter and saxophonist, born in Thorigny-sur-Marne, France (d. 1994)
  • Oct 7 Shura Cherkassky, Ukrainian classical pianist, born in Odesa, Ukraine (d. 1995)
  • Oct 13 Scoville "Toby" Browne, American jazz saxophone and clarinet player, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • Oct 14 Kalervo Tuukkanen, Finnish composer (Karhunpyynti (The Bear Hunt)), born in Mikkeli, Finland (d. 1979)
  • Oct 17 (William Randolph) "Cozy" Cole, American jazz drummer ("Topsy I"; "Topsy II"), and educator, born in East Orange, New Jersey (d. 1981)
  • Oct 27 Henry "Mule" Townsend, American blues singer, guitarist, and piano player, born in Shelby, Mississippi (d. 2006)
  • Oct 28 Ādolfs Skulte, Latvian composer, born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 2000)
  • Oct 28 Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (Primrose Quartet; Cleveland Orchestra, 1947-60) and pedagogue (Indiana University, 1960-95), born in Brest-Litovsk, Russian Empire (now Brest, Belarus) (d. 1995)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 6 Dudley Buck, American organist, composer, and music writer, dies at 70
  • Oct 14 Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 17 Nicola Spinelli, Italian composer, dies at 44