December 1911 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 7 Leslie J Stuart's musical "Betsy" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 23 Opera "I Gioielli Della Madonna" is produced (Berlin)
  • Dec 29 San Francisco Symphony forms

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Dana Suesse, songwriter (You Ought to be in Pictures)
  • Dec 3 Nino Rota, composer (Torquemada), born in Milan, Italy
  • Dec 5 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist (d. 2000)
  • Dec 8 Nikos Gatsos, Greek poet and lyricist (d. 1992)
  • Dec 12 Anna Russell, composer
  • Dec 14 Spike Jones [Lindley Armstrong Jones], American bandleader (Der Fueher's Face, Cocktails For Two), born in Long Beach, California (d. 1965)
  • Dec 15 Stan Kenton, [Newcomb], Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
  • Dec 21 Paul Burkhard, composer
  • Dec 27 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Jan 1]

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 11 Thomas Ball, US sculptor/painter/singer, dies at 92
  • Dec 18 Alberto Randegger, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 23 Karl L Hoschna, composer, dies at 34