On This Day

January 1911 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 26 Richard Strauss's opera "Die Rosenkavalier" premieres, Dresden

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Endre Szervanszky, composer [or Dec 27]
  • Jan 6 Yannis Papaioannou, Greek composer & teacher, born in Kavala, Greece (d. 1989)
  • Jan 8 Andrej Ocenas, composer
  • 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)
  • 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 Smith, English singer-songwriter, born in London, United Kingdom
  • 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

LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 11 American actress Hattie McDaniel (16) weds pianist Howard Hickman (30)

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