On This Day

January 1925 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 7 Musical "Big Boy" with Al Jolson premieres in NYC

Jazz Singer and Silent Actor Al Jolson
Jazz Singer and Silent Actor
Al Jolson
  • Jan 14 Alban Berg's atonale opera "Wozzeck" premieres in Berlin

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Andry Maryanovich Nikodemovich, composer
  • Jan 9 Ofelya Hambardzumyan, Armenian folk singer, born in Yerevan, Armenia SSR (d. 2016)
  • Jan 12 Laurentiu Profeta, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2006)
  • Jan 13 Gwyneth “Gwen” Verdon, American actress, singer and dancer (Cotton Club, Sweet Charity), born in Culver City, California (d. 2000)
  • Jan 14 Louis Quilico, Canadian opera singer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • Jan 15 Ruth Slenczynska, American pianist, born in Sacramento, California
  • Jan 17 Annie Delorie, Dutch opera singer (Scenes & Arias) (d. 2009)
  • Jan 23 Marty Paich, American jazz pianist, conductor, producer and arranger (Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson), born in Oakland, California (d. 1995)

Person of interestMaria Tallchief

Jan 24 Maria Tallchief, American prima ballerina, born in Fairfax, Oklahoma (d. 2013)

Ballerina Maria Tallchief
Ballerina
Maria Tallchief
  • Jan 25 Giorgos Zampetas, Greek musician & songwriter, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1992)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 30 Jakab Gyula Major, Hungarian pianist and composer, dies at 66