February 1924 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 12 George Gershwin's "Rhapsody In Blue" premieres at influential concert "Experiment in Modern Music" held by Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra at the Aeolian Hall, NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 2 Elfi von Dassanowsky, Austrian-American producer and musician
  • Feb 7 Johnny Jordaan, [Jan van Musscher], Amsterdam folk vocalist
  • Feb 9 George Guest, British organist
  • Feb 10 Randy Van Horne, vocalist (Nat King Cole Show), born in El Paso, Texas
  • Feb 14 Arghyris Kounadis, Greek composer, born in Istanbul, Turkey (d. 2011)
  • Feb 17 Margaret Truman, Mo, pres daughter/writer (Murder at FBI)/pianist
  • Feb 23 Lejaren Hiller, American composer (Illiac Suite), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Feb 24 Lionel Dakers, British cathedral organist (Royal School of Church Music), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 2003)
  • Feb 26 Mark Bucci, American composer (1959 Arts & Letters Award), born in NYC, New York

Weddings in Music

HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 4 Jazz musician Louis Armstrong (22) weds pianist Lil Armstrong (26)

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
Jazz Musician
Louis Armstrong

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 5 Alexis Hollander, composer, dies at 83
  • Feb 15 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), dies at 62
  • Feb 17 Oskar Merikanto, composer, dies at 55
  • Feb 21 Salvatore Auteri Manzocchi, composer, dies at 78