September 1912 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Concert

Sep 3 Arnold Schoenberg's "Funf Orchesterstucke" (Five Pieces for Orchestra) premieres in London at a Promenade Concert

Historic Publication

Sep 27 W. C. Handy publishes "Memphis Blues", considered the 1st blues song

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 5 John Cage, American composer (Imaginary Landscape No 1/O'O), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1992)
  • Sep 6 Wayne Barlow, American composer, born in Elyria, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Sep 8 Alfio Grasso, Italian jazz guitarist and composer, born in Lentini, Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)
  • Sep 15 Gisela Hernández [Gonzalo], Cuban composer (Diálogo), and music educator, born in Cardenas, Cuba (d. 1971)
  • Sep 19 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (East Berlin Symphony 1960-77), born in Arys, German Empire (d. 2011)
  • Sep 21 György Sándor, Hungarian pianist, born in Budapest (d. 2005)
  • Sep 27 Tauno Marttinen, Finnish composer (Dalai Lama Concerto; Elegia), born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2008)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), dies at 37