December 1926 in Music

Events in Music


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Dec 12 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Piano concert premieres in Leningrad

  • Dec 16 Darius Milhauds opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Hans Otte, German composer/pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours)
  • Dec 7 Wolfgang Ludewig, composer
  • Dec 10 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, composer
  • Dec 10 Guitar Slim [Eddie Jones], blues guitarist ("The Things That I Used to Do"), born in Greenwood, Mississippi (d. 1959)
  • Dec 11 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, American rhythm-and-blues singer and songwriter (Hound Dog, Ball & Chain, Stronger than Dirt), born in Ariton, Alabama (d. 1984)
  • Dec 16 Alfred Koerppen, composer
  • Dec 16 James McCracken, American tenor (d. 1988)
  • Dec 21 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage (d. 1985)
  • Dec 23 Dusan Kostic, composer
  • Dec 25 Enrique Jorrín, Cuban composer and musician (d. 1987)
  • Dec 26 Earle Brown, American composer (open form), born in Lunenburg, Massachusetts (d. 2002)
  • Dec 26 Zlatko Pibernik, Croatian composer and music teacher, born in Zagreb, Croatia (d. 2010)
  • Dec 30 Stanley Tracey, Denmark Hill, London, jazz composer, (d. 2013)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 17 Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 29 Rainer M Rilke, Austrias songwriter/writer (Wise Queen), dies at 51