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October 1915 in Music History

Events in Music


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Oct 28 Richard Strauss' Alpensymfonie, premieres in Berlin

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 2 Robert Russell "Chubby" Wise, American musician, born in Lake City, Florida (d. 1996)
  • Oct 6 Edgardo Martin, composer
  • Oct 7 Roman Padlewski, Polish violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1944)
  • Oct 13 Jack Patrick Fallon, Canadian-British jazz double and electric bass player, born in London, Ontario, Canada (d. 2006)
  • Oct 18 Thomas Round, British tenor (Gilbert and Sullivan For All), born in Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, Engaland (d. 2016)
  • Oct 19 Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba), born in Jebel Ed-Druz, Southern Syria (d. 1974)
  • Oct 20 Giora Schuster, composer
  • Oct 26 Golfredo Corradetti, Canadian conductor and composer, born in Calgary, Alberta; (d. 1995)
  • Oct 30 Pierre Wissmer, Swiss-French composer (Capitaine Bruno), born in Geneva (d. 1992)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 2 Russell Alexander, composer, dies at 38
  • Oct 4 George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl), dies at 59
  • Oct 5 Jose Maria Usandizaga, composer, dies at 28
  • Oct 5 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), dies at 67
  • Oct 7 Samuel Prowse Warren, composer, dies at 74