On This Day

January 1915 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 15 Sydney, Kern & Smith's musical "Love o' Mike" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 25 Giordano, Sardou & Moreau's opera "Madame Sans Gêne" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Uta Graf, German-American soprano and teacher, born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany; (d. 1995)
  • Jan 10 Dean Dixon, American conductor, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jan 18 Vassilis Tsitsanis, Greek singer & songwriter, born in Trikala, Greece (d. 1984)
  • Jan 19 Alvy West, American orchestra leader (Andy Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jan 24 Vitezslava Kapralova, Czech composer, born in Brno, Czechia (d. 1940)
  • Jan 25 Ewan MacColl, Scottish folk singer-songwriter (The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face), born in Broughton, United Kingdom (d. 1989)
  • Jan 27 Jack Brymer, clarinetist
  • Jan 29 John Serry, Sr., American musician and arranger (d. 2003)
  • Jan 31 Bobby Hackett, American jazz cornetist and orchestra leader (Air time '57), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1976)
  • Jan 31 Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Karl Goldmark, Austria-Hungarian composer (Queen of Saba), dies at 84
  • Jan 15 Guillaume Couture, Canadian choir conductor, composer, and teacher, dies at 63