1910 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 22 Opera "Germania" premieres in NYC
  • Mar 18 1st opera by an US composer (Converse) performed at the Met, NYC
  • Mar 27 Fire during a barn-dance in Ököritófülpös, Hungary, killed 312
  • Sep 12 Gustav Mahler's 8th Symphony premieres in Munich with 1028 musicians
  • Dec 28 Opera "Konigskinder" is produced (NYC)

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 112

  • Jan 8 Galina Ulanova, ballerina (Bolshoi), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 9 Dick Henry Jurgen, bandleader
  • Jan 10 Jean Martinon, Lyons France, conductor/composer
  • Jan 11 Izler Solomon, conductor, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Jan 14 Renier van der Velden, composer
  • Jan 20 Ennio Porrino, composer
  • Jan 20 Nina Verchinina, dancer choreographer/teacher
  • Jan 21 Eua Sunthornsanan, Thai composer and bandleader (d. 1981)

Person of interestDjango Reinhardt

Jan 23 Django Reinhardt, Belgium born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer considered the most significant European Jazz musician, born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium (d. 1953)

Jazz Guitarist Django Reinhardt
Jazz Guitarist
Django Reinhardt
  • Jan 25 Hendrik Willem Hans Osieck, composer
  • Jan 26 Marijan Lipovsek, composer
  • Feb 3 Blas Galindo Dimas, San Gabriel Mexico, composer (A la Patria)
  • Feb 4 Alfred Mendelsohn, composer
  • Feb 16 Miguel Bernal Jiminez, composer
  • Feb 22 Al Sears, jazz performer
  • Feb 28 Roman Maciejewski, Polish composer (Requiem - Missa pro defunctis), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)

Person of interestSamuel Barber

Mar 9 Samuel Barber, American composer (School for Scandal), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1981)

Composer Samuel Barber
Composer
Samuel Barber
  • Mar 13 Sammy Kaye, American orchestra leader (Swing and Sway With Sammy Kaye), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1987)
  • Mar 24 Jacques Chailley, composer
  • Mar 25 Mario Peragallo, Italian composer
  • Mar 25 Magda Olivero, Italian soprano
  • Apr 10 Abu-Bakr Khairat, Egyptian composer, born in Cairo, Egypt (d. 1963)
  • Apr 14 Werner Wolf Glaser, composer
  • Apr 18 Sylvia Fisher, soprano (Albert Herring Opera)
  • Apr 26 Erland von Koch, composer
  • Apr 26 Ernst Tittel, composer
  • May 3 Alceo Galliera, composer
  • May 8 Mary Lou Williams, US jazz pianist/composer (Zodiac Suite)
  • May 11 Jorge Croner de Vasconcelos, Portuguese composer (d. 1974)
  • May 12 Gordon Jenkins, Webster Grove Mo, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • May 15 Constance Cummings, American soprano and actress (John & Julie, 7 Sinners, Glamour), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2005)
  • May 23 Artie Shaw, [Arthur Arshawsky], American bandleader (Come'on my House), born in NYC, New York
  • May 23 Scatman Crothers [Benjamin], American actor, singer, dancer and musician (Chico and the Man, The Shining), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1986)
  • May 24 Margers Zarins, composer
  • May 24 Nils-Eric Fougstedt, composer

Person of interestT-Bone Walker

May 28 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist (Funky Town, Well Done), born in Linden, Texas (d. 1975)

Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter T-Bone Walker
Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
T-Bone Walker
  • Jun 6 Toshitsugu Ogiwara, composer
  • Jun 8 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russian conductor [NS=June 21]
  • Jun 9 Vbilmos Demian, composer
  • Jun 10 Howlin' Wolf, [Chester Arthur Burnett], harmonica (Big City Blues)
  • Jun 10 Robert Still, English composer (d. 1971)
  • Jun 11 Carmine Coppola, composer/conductor (The Godfather II, Apocalypse Now), born in New York City
  • Jun 14 Rudolf Kempe, Niederpoyritz Germany, conductor (Tonhalle Orch 1965-72)
  • Jun 15 Berend Giltay, composer
  • Jun 15 David Rose, orchestra leader (Red Skelton Show, Stripper), born in London, England
  • Jun 16 Ilona Massey, actress and singer (Ilona Massey Show), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • Jun 17 Herbert Owen Reed, composer
  • Jun 17 Red Foley, country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Blue Lick, Kentucky (d.1968)
  • Jun 18 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Jun 21 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1966)
  • Jun 21 Charles Jones, composer
  • Jun 22 Peter Pears, Farnham England, tenor (Death in Venice)
  • Jun 23 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (d. 2000)
  • Jun 24 Denis Dowling, baritone
  • Jun 27 Karel Reiner, Czech composer, born in Žatec, Bohemia (d. 1979)
  • Jun 29 Franc Henry Loesser, US songwriter/composer (Most Happy Fella)
  • Jul 2 Earl Hawley Robinson, composer
  • Jul 2 William Douglas Denny, composer
  • Jul 4 William T "Champion Jack" Dupree, US boxer/slaughterhouse pianist
  • Jul 6 Dorothy Kirsten, soprano (Time to Sing, Chevy Show), born in Montclair, New Jersey
  • Jul 9 Harold C Fox, fashion designer/musician
  • Jul 14 Peter Stadlen, pianist/critic
  • Jul 15 Ronald Binge, British composer (Elizabethan Serenade, Sailing By), born in Derby, England (d. 1979)
  • Jul 20 Vilém Tauský, Czech conductor and composer (d. 2004)
  • Aug 1 Walter Scharf, American composer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 4 William Schuman, American composer (Amer Festival Overture, Juilliard), born in NYC, New York (d. 1992)
  • Aug 6 Friedrich Schroder, composer
  • Aug 12 Heinrich Sutermeister, Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)
  • Aug 14 Pierre Schaeffer, French engineer/composer
  • Aug 15 Hugo Winterhalter, composer
  • Aug 17 Eric Aaltonen, composer
  • Aug 18 Herman Berlinski, composer
  • Aug 24 Bernhard Heiden, German-American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 2000)
  • Aug 25 Ruby Keeler, Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street), born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)
  • Aug 29 Robert Pineda-Duque, composer, born in El Santuario, Colombia (d. 1977)
  • Sep 2 Bruce Boyce, singer/teacher
  • Sep 3 Dorothy Maynor, Norfolk Va, soprano/founder (Harlem School of Arts)
  • Sep 14 Lehman Engel, conductor/comp (Streetcar Named Desire), born in Jackson, Mississippi
  • Sep 18 Josef Tal, Israeli composer (Israeli art music), born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)
  • Sep 18 Leon Stein, American composer, born in Chicago (d. 2002)
  • Sep 19 Arthur Mullard, English actor, comedian and singer (Romany Jones), born in London (d. 1995)
  • Sep 22 Klement Slavicky, composer
  • Sep 23 Soulima Stravinsky, Swiss-American pianist and composer (Igor Stravinsky's son), born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1994)
  • Sep 24 Frank Pelleg, composer
  • Oct 9 Phil Hanna, singer (Once Upon a Tune), born in River Forest, Illinois (d. 1957)
  • Oct 10 Alan Frank, music publisher
  • Oct 10 Milton "Tippy" Larkin, band leader
  • Oct 11 Eugene John Weigel, composer
  • Oct 13 Art Tatum [Arthur Tatum Jr], American jazz pianist and composer, born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1956)
  • Oct 13 Otto Joachim, composer
  • Oct 16 William Leonard Reed, composer
  • Oct 18 Vojislav Vuckovic, composer
  • Oct 28 Arthur Altman, songwriter
  • Nov 6 Arthur Cohn, American composer and writer on music, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
  • Nov 11 Frideswide Frances Emma Knight, musician/socialist
  • Nov 27 Rudolf Holzmann, composer
  • Nov 29 Louis Levy Jr, music publisher
  • Dec 1 Dame Alicia Markova, ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilev's Ballet Russe 1925-32), born in London, England
  • Dec 4 Alex North, Chester Penn, composer (Spartacus, Viva Zapata)
  • Dec 7 Edmundo Ros, English orchestra leader

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 28 Jose Garcia Robles, composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 15 Albert Fuchs, composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 16 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 10 Carl Heinrich Carsten Reinecke, composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 17 Joaquin Valverde, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 27 David Duffle Wood, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 28 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, French violinist/conductor, dies
  • May 18 Flor van Duyse, composer, dies at 66
  • May 20 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, French composer, dies at 88
  • May 29 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej, Tamara), dies at 73
  • Jun 16 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 28 Gustave Leon Huberti, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 1 Marius Petipa, Fren ballet dancer/choreographer (Casse-noisette), dies
  • Jul 4 Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 21 Johan Peter Selmer, composer, dies at 66
  • Aug 5 Wojciech Gawronski, Polish composer, dies at 42
  • Aug 16 Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu, composer, dies at 69
  • Aug 20 Arthur Coquard, composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 31 Emils Darzins, composer, dies at 34
  • Sep 5 Franz Xaver Haberl, German priest/musicologist, dies at 70
  • Sep 5 Julian Edwards, composer, dies at 54
  • Sep 24 Rudolf Dellinger, composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 17 Julia Ward Howe, composer (Battle Hymn of Republic), dies at 91
  • Dec 10 Pablo Hernandez Salces, composer, dies at 76