On This Day

October 1921 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 23 Leos Janacek's opera "Kat'a Kabanova" premieres in Brno

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Héctor Campos Parsi, Puerto Rican classical music composer, born in Ponce, Puerto Rico (d. 1997)
  • Oct 13 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Oct 21 Jarmil Burghauser, composer
  • Oct 21 Sir Malcolm Arnold, British trumpeter, and classical and film score composer (The Bridge On The River Kwai), born in Northampton, England (d. 2006)
  • Oct 23 Denise Duval, French soprano (music of Francis Poulenc), born in Paris (d. 2016)
  • Oct 27 Anestis Logothetis, Austrian composer, born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 1994)