September 1914 in Music

Events in Music


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 11 W. C. Handy "Father of the Blues" publishes his most famous composition "St Louis Blues"

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Booker T Laury, blues pianist/vocalist
  • Sep 2 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (d. 2003)
  • Sep 5 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma (d. 1984)
  • Sep 7 Hugo Pfister, Swiss composer, born in Z├╝rich, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Sep 7 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia (d. 2012)
  • Sep 10 Robert Wise, director (Day the Earth Stood Still, West Side Story)
  • Sep 13 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Sep 14 Michael Spisak, Polish composer (d. 1965)
  • Sep 23 Norman Cazden, composer
  • Sep 24 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish composer (Tragic Overture), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Sep 24 Hein Jordans, Dutch conductor, born in Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Sep 25 Frederick Wilhelm Sternfeld, musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Sep 28 Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Lucien-Denis-Gabriel-Alberic Magnard, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 28 Stevan Mokranjac, composer, dies at 58