October 1919 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 23 Romberg & Atteridge's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 26 B C Hilliam's musical "Buddies" premieres in NYC

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Oct 26 Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85, his last notable work, premieres in Queen's Hall London

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Walter Gieseler, German composer, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1999)
  • Oct 9 Rezso Sugar, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1988)
  • Oct 11 Art Blakey, American drummer (Billy Eckstine Band, Jazz Messengers), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1990)
  • Oct 12 Andre Casanova, composer, born in Paris (d. 2009)
  • Oct 18 Anita O'Day (born Anita Belle Colton), jazz singer , born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 18 Camilla Williams, Danville, Virginia, operatic soprano, (d. 2012)
  • Oct 23 Katie Lee, American folk singer, environmentalist and author (Colorado River Songs), born in Aledo, Illinois (d. 2017)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 3 Daniel Brink Towner, American Hymn composer, dies at 69
  • Oct 5 Jean Louis Nicode, composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 16 Charles Harford Lloyd, composer, dies on 70th birthday
  • Oct 21 Sven August Korling, composer, dies at 77