December 1924 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 1 George & Ira Gershwin's musical "Lady Be Good" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 14 Respighi's symphony "Pini di Roma" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 12 Francis Miroglio, French composer, born in Marseille, France
  • Dec 12 Nevit Kodallı, Turkish composer, born in Mersin, Turkey (d. 2009)
  • Dec 14 Marion Morgan, American singer (Stop the Music)
  • Dec 15 Ida Haendel, Polish violinist/author (Woman with Violin)
  • Dec 21 Rita Reys, [Maria Reijs], Dutch jazz singer, (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