September 1912 in Music

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

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

Composer and Painter Arnold Schoenberg
Composer and Painter
Arnold Schoenberg

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy

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 15 Gisela Hernandez Gonzalo, composer
  • Sep 19 Kurt Sanderling, German conductor (E Berlin Symph 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, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 2008)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, African-British composer (Hiawatha's Wedding Feast), dies at 37
  • Sep 30 Mary Frances Allitsen, composer, dies at 63