January 1919 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jan 18 Composer and statesman Ignacy Jan Paderewski becomes Polish Prime Minister

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Bernard Drukker, Dutch organist, pianist, and orchestra leader (Devil's Wheel), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1992)
  • Jan 3 Herbie Nichols, American jazz pianist and composer ("Lady Sings the Blues"), born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 1963)
  • Jan 5 Severino Gazzelloni, Italian flautist, born in Roccasecca, Italy (d. 1992)
  • Jan 18 Juan Antonio Orrego-Salas, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 2019)
  • Jan 20 Royalton Kisch, British conductor, born in Marylebone, London (d. 1995)
  • Jan 20 Stepan Lucky, Slovak film score composer, born in Žilina, Slovakia (d. 2006)
  • Jan 24 Leon Kirchner, American contemporary classical composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music 1967), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2009)
  • Jan 27 David Seville [Ross Bagdasarian], American songwriter ("Come On A-My House"), singer (Alvin & The Chipmunks - "Witch Doctor"), and actor (Rear Window), born in Fresno, California (d. 1972)
  • Jan 27 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)
  • Jan 30 Robert Suter, Swiss composer, born in St. Gallen, Switzerland (d. 2008)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 16 Jaroslav Jeremiáš, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 19