On This Day

December 1926 in Music History

Events in Music


Music concertMusic Concert

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

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Dec 16 Darius Milhaud's opera "Le Pauvre Matelot" premieres in Paris

Composer Darius Milhaud
Composer
Darius Milhaud

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Hans Otte, German composer and pianist (The Book of Sounds, Book of Hours), born in Plauen, Germany (d. 2007)
  • Dec 7 Wolfgang Ludewig, German composer, born in Marburg, Germany (d. 2017)
  • Dec 10 Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2013)
  • 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, German organist, composer, and educator born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Dec 16 James McCracken, American operatic tenor (Otello), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 1988)
  • Dec 21 John Herbert McDowell, American composer for ballet, TV and the stage, born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1985)
  • Dec 23 Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist (St. Joseph's Montreal, 1960-2002), composer and educator, born in Victoriaville, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • Dec 23 Ron Gowans, Australian jazz saxophonist, born in Sydney (d. 2009)
  • 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, British jazz pianist and composer (Under Milk Wood), born in Denmark Hill, South London, England (d. 2013)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Hans Heinrich XIV Hochberg, composer, dies at 83
  • Dec 17 Alexander Kastalsky, Russian composer, dies at 70