January 1912 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 André Amellér, French double bassist (Paris Opéra, 1937-53), conductor, composer, and educator (École Nationale de Musique - Dijon, 1953-81), born in Arnaville, France (d. 1990)
  • Jan 2 Barbara Pentland, Canadian concert pianist and composer, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2000)
  • Jan 7 Bob Zurke [Boguslaw Zukowski], American jazz pianist, arranger (Bob Crosby Orchestra), and composer (Old Tom - "Cat On The Keys"), born in Hamtramck, Michigan (d. 1944)
  • Jan 7 Günter Wand, German conductor (Cologne Opera and Gürzenich Orchestra, 1948-74; NDR Symphony, 1982-90), and composer, born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 2002)
  • Jan 8 Rudolf George Escher, Dutch composer (True Face of Peace), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1980)
  • Jan 17 Orest Alexandrovich Evlahkov, Russian Soviet composer (d. 1973)
  • Jan 22 Harry Parry, Welsh jazz clarinetist and bandleader (BBC's Radio Rhythm Club), born in Bangor, Wales (d. 1956)