September 1917 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 2 Laurindo Almeida, Brazilian guitarist (developed bossa nova)
  • Sep 13 Jon Thorarinsson, Icelandic composer (d. 2012)
  • Sep 13 Robert Ward, American composer (Pantaloon), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2013)
  • Sep 15 Richard Arnell, composer
  • Sep 17 Isang Yun, Korean-born German composer, born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)
  • Sep 18 Ande Anderson, English opera director, born in South Shields (d. 1996)
  • Sep 28 Michael [George] Somes, England, dancer (Royal Ballet)
  • Sep 28 Vaclav Kaslik, Czechoslovakia, opera composer/conductor

Person of interestBuddy Rich

Sep 30 Buddy Rich, American jazz drummer and band leader (Buddy Rich Band-Away We Go), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1987)

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich
Jazz Drummer/Band Leader
Buddy Rich

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 8 Charles Edouard Lefebvre, composer, dies at 74