On This Day

November 1921 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 7 Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 26 Danish composer Rued Langgaard's "Music of the Spheres" (Sfærernes Musik) premieres at Konzerthaus in Karlsruhe, Germany; it is not performed in Denmark until 1969
  • Nov 29 Z Parenteau & Schuyler Green's musical "Kiki" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Jan Tausinger, Romanian-Czech violist and composer, born in Piatra Neamţ, Romania (d. 1980)
  • Nov 1 John W. Peterson, American songwriter, born in Lindsborg, Kansas (d. 2006)
  • Nov 2 Fernando Correia de Oliveira, Portuguese composer, born in Porto, Portugal (d. 2004)
  • Nov 4 Antonio Ruiz Soler, Spanish flamenco dancer and choreographer, born in Seville, Spain (d. 1996)
  • Nov 5 György Cziffra, Hungarian-French pianist (Chopin/Liszt), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1994)
  • Nov 8 Douglas Townsend, American composer, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2012)
  • Nov 9 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2011)
  • Nov 12 Robert Fleming, composer
  • Nov 13 Eddie Calhoun, American jazz bassist, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Nov 13 Joonas Kokkonen, Finnish composer (The Last Temptations), born in Iisalmi, Finland (d. 1996)
  • Nov 13 Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, born in Vladivostok, Russia (d. 1980)
  • Nov 16 Ethel Gabriel (nee Nagy), American record producer and label executive (RCA, 1943-84), born in Milmont Park, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Nov 19 Géza Anda, Hungarian-Swiss pianist (Mozart/Bartok), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1976)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 29 Ivan Caryll, composer (Pink Lady), dies at 60