On This Day

November 1912 in Music History

Events in Music


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Nov 7 The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio.


Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 2 Jouko Paavo Kalervo Tolonen, Finnish composer, born in Porvoo, Finland (d. 1986)
  • Nov 4 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1978)
  • Nov 8 Jean-Louis Martinet, French composer, born in Sainte-Bazeille, France (d. 2010)
  • Nov 10 Salvador Contreras, Mexican composer (Grupo de los cuatro), born in Cuerámaro, Guanajuato (d. 1982)
  • Nov 21 Eleanor Powell, American stage and screen actress and tap dancer (Born to Dance, Broadway Melody films), born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)
  • Nov 24 Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, American jazz pianist and arranger (Billie Holiday; Benny Goodman), born in Austin, Texas (d. 1986)
  • Nov 26 Gunnar Sønstevold, Norwegian composer, born in Elverum, Norway (d. 1991)
  • Nov 29 Viola Smith, American drummer and bandleader (one of the first professional female drummers), born in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin (d. 2020) [1]
  • Nov 30 Constant Stotijn, Dutch oboist (Residence Orchestra)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 6 Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer, conductor and ethnomusicologist, dies at 70
  • Nov 11 Joseph Wieniawski, composer, dies at 75