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August 1914 in Music History

Events in Music


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Aug 24 Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
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Jerome Kern

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • Aug 2 Félix Leclerc, French Canadian singer and composer (Moi, mes souliers), born in La Tuque, Québec, Canada (d. 1988)
  • Aug 5 Stjepan Sulek, Croatian violinist/composer (Coriolan), born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 1986)
  • Aug 9 Ferenc Fricsay, Hungarian-Austrian conductor, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • Aug 12 Ruth Lowe, Canadian pianist and composer (I'll Never Smile Again), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)
  • Aug 13 Luis Mariano, Basque operetta singer, born in Irun, Spain (d. 1970)
  • Aug 16 Edythe Wright, American big band era singer (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 1935-39), born in Bayonne, New Jersey (d. 1965) [1]
  • Aug 19 Fumio Hayasaka, Japanese film score composer (Rashomon; Seven Samurai), born in Sendai, Honshū, Japan (d. 1955)
  • Aug 25 Alexei Haieff, American composer (Princess Zondilda), born in Biagoveschensk, Siberia (d. 1994)
  • Aug 28 Glenn Osser, American orchestra leader (Paul Whiteman Goodyear Revue), born in Munising, Michigan (d. 2014)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Gabriel Édouard Xavier Dupont, French composer, dies of tuberculosis at 36
  • Aug 7 Boleslaw Dembinski, Polish composer, dies at 81
  • Aug 15 Anatoly Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59
  • Aug 28 Anatoly Lyadov [Anatol Liadov], Russian composer (Baba Yaga), dies at 59