December 1919 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Ike Isaacs, Burnese-born jazz guitarist, born in born in Rangoon, Burma (d. 1996)
  • Dec 3 Charles Craig, opera singer
  • Dec 8 Hans-Dieter Hosalla, composer
  • Dec 8 Mieczys┼éaw Weinberg [Moisey Samuilovich Vaynberg], Polish-Soviet composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1996)
  • Dec 10 Sven-Eric Emanuel Johanson, composer
  • Dec 10 Alexander Courage, American composer (d. 2008)
  • Dec 16 Manke Nelis, [Cornelis Pieters], Dutch folk vocalist (Small Yodel Boy)
  • Dec 25 Naushad Ali, Indian music director (d. 2006)
  • Dec 28 Inocenti Carreno, composer
  • Dec 29 Roman Vlad, Romanian-born Italian composer, born in Cernauti, Romania (d. 2013)
  • Dec 30 David Willcocks, conductor and composer (Kings College choir), born in Newquay, Cornwall, (d. 2015)

Weddings in Music

  • Dec 19 Composer and songwriter Cole Porter (28) weds socialite Linda Lee Thomas (36)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 13 Amintore Galli, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 18 Horatio William Parker, composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 27 Achilles Alferaki, composer, dies at 73