July 1914 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 28 Foxtrot 1st danced at New Amsterdam Roof Garden, in NYC, by Harry Fox

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 1 Earle Warren, American alto sax player, born in Springfield, Ohio (d. 1994)
  • Jul 2 Frederick Fennell, American conductor (Time & Winds), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2004)
  • Jul 7 Cor de Groot, pianist/conductor/composer (Old-Dutch Suite)
  • Jul 7 Serafim Sergeyevich Tulikov, composer
  • Jul 8 Billy Eckstine, American jazz singer ("Tenderly"; "A Fool In Love"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1993)
  • Jul 11 Ahti Sonninen, Finnish composer (Pessi and Illusia; The Karelian Wedding), born in Kuopio, Finland (d. 1984)
  • Jul 17 Eleanor Steber, American soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1940-66), born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1990)
  • Jul 18 Herbert Collum, German composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jul 19 Josef Páleníček, Czech composer, born in Travnik, Bosnia, Yugoslavia (d. 1991)
  • Jul 22 Cecil Effinger, American composer, born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1990)
  • Jul 24 Riccardo Malipiero, Italian pianist, composer, critic, and educator, born in Milan (d. 2003)
  • Jul 26 Erskine Hawkins, American trumpeter and composer ("After Hours"), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1993)
  • Jul 26 Ralph Blane [Hunsecker], American songwriter ("Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"; "The Trolley Song"), born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (d. 1995)
  • Jul 28 Carmen Dragon, American composer (Invasion of the Body Snatchers), and conductor (Hollywood Bowl Symphony), born in Antioch, California (d. 1984)
  • Jul 31 Isolde Ahlgrimm, Austrian harpsichordist, fortepianist, early music and original instrument proponent, and teacher, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1995)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 20 Leo van Gheluwe, Belgian composer, dies at 76