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January 1922 in Music History

Events in Music


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Jan 20 Arthur Honegger's ballet "Skating Rink" premieres, Paris

Composer Arthur Honegger
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Arthur Honegger
  • Jan 26 Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Pastoral Symphony" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Nico Schuyt, Dutch composer, born in Alkmaar (d. 1992)
  • Jan 3 Jacques Wildberger, Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning), born in Born, Switzerland (d. 2006)
  • Jan 4 Frank Wess, flutist/saxophonist/composer, (d. 2013)
  • Jan 6 Finn Einar Mortensen, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1983)
  • Jan 7 Jean-Pierre [Louis] Rampal, Marseilles France, flautist
  • Jan 7 Robert De Cormier, American conductor and musical director (The Belafonte Folk Singers), born in Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • Jan 8 Abbey Simon, American pianist, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 10 Ester Mägi, Estonian composer 'First Lady of Estonian music', born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • Jan 16 Ernesto Bonino, Italian singer (d. 2008)
  • Jan 18 Yehezkel Braun, Israeli composer (Shir ha-shirim), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 2014)
  • Jan 20 Ray Anthony, American orchestra leader (Ray Anthony Show, Peter Gunn Theme), born in Bentleyville, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 21 Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas, American singer (If?) and character actor (Kojak, On Her Majesty's Secret Service), born in Garden City New Jersey, (d. 1994)
  • Jan 30 Pal Jardanyi, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1966)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Antonio Scontrino, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • Jan 23 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà), dies at 77
  • Jan 31 Heinrich Reinhardt, Austrian composer, dies at 56