On This Day

November 1925 in Music History

Events in Music


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Nov 11 Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five begin their first recording session

Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong
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Louis Armstrong
  • Nov 28 Grand Ole Opry premieres as WSM Barn Dance on WSM radio Nashville, Tennessee

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 4 Kjerstin Dellert, Swedish opera singer, born in Stockholm (d. 2018)
  • Nov 15 Jurriaan Andriessen, Dutch pianist and composer (Berkshire Symphonies; Les Cloches des Clochards), born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Nov 17 Sir Charles Mackerras, Australian conductor, born in Schenectady, New York (d. 2010)
  • Nov 18 William Mayer, American composer (A Death in the Family, Brief Candle), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2017)
  • Nov 20 June Christy, American jazz singer (Tampico), born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • Nov 20 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 2015)
  • Nov 22 Gunther Schuller, American violinist, horn player, composer, and proponent of jazz-classical "third stream" (Visitation), born in Queens, New York (d. 2015)
  • Nov 23 Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger and musician (M*A*S*H theme), born in New York City (d. 2020)
  • Nov 26 Eugene Istomin, American pianist (Leventritt Award-1943), born in NYC, New York (d. 2003)
  • Nov 28 Aurelio de la Vega, Cuban-American composer, born in Havana, Cuba

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 12 Roman Statkowski, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 14 Agnes Zimmermann, German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 26 Johannes Haarklou, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, dies at 78
  • Nov 29 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer, dies at 67