September 1914 in Music History

Events in Music

Historic Publication

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 (Lawrence) "Booker T." Laury, American boogie-woogie and blues pianist and singer, born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1995)
  • Sep 2 Tom Glazer, American folk singer and songwriter (Because All Men Are Brothers; A Dollar Ain't A Dollar Anymore), born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2003)
  • Sep 4 Henrik Blichmann, Danish swing jazz pianist, composer (92 Minutes of Yesterday), and orchestra leader, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1994)
  • Sep 5 Gail Kubik, American composer (Gerald McBoing Boing), born in South Coffeyville, Oklahoma (d. 1984)
  • Sep 7 Graeme Bell, Australian pianist and composer, born in Richmond, Victoria, Australia (d. 2012)
  • Sep 7 Hugo Pfister, Swiss composer, born in Zürich, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Sep 8 Dave Bowman, American jazz and studio pianist (Jack Teagarden; Bud Freeman; Perry Como), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1964)
  • Sep 10 Robert Wise, American Academy Award-winning film director (The Day the Earth Stood Still; West Side Story; The Sound Of Music), born in Winchester, Indiana (d. 2005)
  • Sep 13 Leonard Feather, British jazz critic and musician, born in London (d. 1994)
  • Sep 14 Mae Boren Axton, American songwriter known as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville' ("Heartbreak Hotel"), born in Bardwell, Texas (d. 1997)
  • Sep 14 Michał Spisak, Polish composer (Hymne Olympique), born in Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland (d. 1965)
  • Sep 21 (Leroy) "Slam" Stewart, American jazz double bass player, born in Englewood, New Jersey (d. 1987)
  • Sep 23 Norman Cazden, American composer, educator, and music theorist, born in New York City (d. 1980)
  • Sep 24 Andrzej Panufnik, Polish-British conductor and composer (Arbor Cosmica; Sinfonia Sacra), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1991)
  • Sep 24 Hein Jordans, Dutch conductor, born in Venlo, Limburg, Netherlands (d. 2003)
  • Sep 25 Frederick Wilhelm Sternfeld, Austrian musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1994)
  • Sep 28 Jim Boyd, American country and western musician (Men of the West) (d. 1993)
  • Sep 28 Maria Franziska von Trapp, Austrian-born American singer, born in Zell am See, Salzburg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 2014)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 3 Albéric Magnard, French composer (Guercœur), dies defending his property against invading Germans in WWI at 49
  • Sep 28 Stevan Mokranjac [Stojanović], Serbian cellist, educator and composer of choral music (Garlands), dies at 58