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December 1924 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 1 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin
  • Dec 14 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 16 Noël Coward's "Vortex" premieres in London

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 7 Bent Fabric [Fabricius-Bjerre], Danish pianist and composer (Alley Cat), born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 2020)
  • Dec 12 Francis Miroglio, French composer (Extensions), born in Marseille, France (d. 2005)
  • Dec 12 Nevit Kodallı, Turkish composer, born in Mersin, Turkey (d. 2009)
  • Dec 14 Marion Morgan, American singer (Stop the Music)
  • Dec 21 Rita Reys [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Dec 22 Francesco "Frank" Corsaro, American opera director (The Night of the Iguana, Play of the Week), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 24 [Irving] Lee Dorsey, American pop and R&B singer (Working in the Coal Mine), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1986)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 8 Franz X Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha), dies at 74
  • Dec 9 Bernard Zweers, Dutch composer (Gisbertus of Aemstel, To My Fatherland), dies at 70