June 1910 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Jun 25 Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Opéra de Paris, Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 6 Toshitsugu Ogiwara, Japanese composer, born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1992)
  • Jun 10 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], American blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player ("Smokestack Lightnin'"; "Killing Floor"), born in White Station, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • Jun 10 Robert Still, English composer, born in London (d. 1971)
  • Jun 11 Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (The Godfather II, Apocalypse Now), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 14 Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (Tonhalle Orchestra, 1965-72), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Jun 15 Berend Giltay, Dutch composer, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Jun 15 David Rose, American Emmy Award-winning composer ("The Stripper"; "Holiday For Strings"), and orchestra leader (The Red Skelton Show), born in London, England
  • Jun 16 Ilona Massey [Hajmássy], Hungarian-American film, stage, and radio actress and singer (Ilona Massey Show), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • Jun 17 H. Owen Reed, American composer, born in Odessa, Missouri (d. 2014)
  • Jun 17 Red Foley, American 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, born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Jun 22 Peter Pears, British operatic tenor (Death in Venice), born in Farnham, England (d. 1986)
  • Jun 22 Wilhelm Demian, Romanian composer and conductor, born in Braşov, Transylvania, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1994)
  • Jun 23 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • Jun 24 Denis Dowling, New Zealand-born British operatic baritone, born in Ranfurly, South Island (d. 1996)
  • Jun 27 Karel Reiner, Czech pianist, composer, and Theresienstadt concentration camp survivor, born in Žatec, Bohemia (d. 1979)
  • Jun 27 Lester "Shad" Collins, American jazz trumpet player, composer and arranger (Chick Webb; Lester Young: Cab Calloway), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • Jun 29 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys And Dolls, "Baby, It's Cold Outside"; Most Happy Fella), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 16 Wendelin Weißheimer, German composer and conductor, dies at 72
  • Jun 28 Gustave Leon Huberti, Belgian composer, dies at 67