January 1911 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Jan 26 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres at the Königliches Opernhaus in Dresden, Germany

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Yannis Papaioannou, Greek composer & teacher, born in Kavala, Greece (d. 1989)
  • Jan 8 Andrej Očenáš, Slovak composer, born in Selce, Austria-Hungary (d. 1995)
  • Jan 14 George Amadee Tremblay, Canadian pianist & composer, born in Ottawa, Canada (d. 1982)
  • Jan 14 Helmut Degen, German composer, born in Aglasterhausen, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Jan 17 Hermann Pfrogner, Austrian musicologist (Zerrissene Orpheus) (d. 1988)
  • Jan 18 Charles Delaunay, French writer, magazine publisher (Le Jazz Hot), jazz musiclogist (Hot Discography), record label founder, and music promoter, born in Vineuil-Saint-Firmin, France (d. 1988)
  • Jan 18 Gabor Darvas, Hungarian composer, born in Satu Mare, Romania (d. 1985)
  • Jan 22 Roberto Garcia Morillo, Argentine composer and music critic, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 2003)
  • Jan 22 Suzanne Danco, Belgian operatic soprano singer, born in Brussels (d. 2000)
  • Jan 23 Dan J. Smith, English harmonica player and gospel singer-songwriter, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jan 26 Norbert Schultze, German composer, primarily of film scores, born in Brunswick, Saxony, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Jan 27 Benay Venuta [Benvenuta Rose Crooke], American actress, singer and dancer (Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1995)
  • Jan 30 Roy Eldridge, American jazz trumpet player (Gene Krupa, Artie Shaw), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1989)

Weddings in Music

Hattie McDaniel

Jan 11 American actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman (30) in Denver, Colorado

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 9 Edwin Arthur Jones, American composer (Song of our Saviour), dies at 57
  • Jan 15 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, dies at 49
  • Jan 24 Carl Eilhardt, German composer and conductor, dies at 67