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November 1926 in Music History

Events in Music

Oh, Kay! advertised on the side of a London bus by an unknown photographer.
Oh, Kay! advertised on the side of a London bus by an unknown photographer.
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Nov 23 Noël Coward's "This Was a Man" premieres in NYC

Playwright, Director and Singer Noël Coward
Playwright, Director and Singer
Noël Coward

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Nov 27 Béla Bartok's ballet "Miraculous Mandarin" premieres in Keulen

Composer and Pianist Béla Bartok
Composer and Pianist
Béla Bartok

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 7 Dame Joan Sutherland, Australian operatic soprano, known as 'La Stupenda' (Metropolitan Opera debut 1961), born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Nov 7 Jimmie Haskell [Sheridan Pearlman], American arranger (Ricky Nelson, Chicago, Sheryl Crow), and film and television score composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Nov 13 Max Vernon Mathews, American composer, born in Columbus, Nebraska (d. 2011)
  • Nov 16 Ton de Leeuw, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Nov 18 Dorothy Collins [Marjorie Chandler], Canadian-American singer and actress (Your Hit Parade), born in Windsor, Ontario (d. 1994)
  • Nov 23 R. L. Burnside, American blues musician (Deep Blues), born in Harmontown, Mississippi (d. 2005)
  • Nov 26 Mauro Bortolotti, Italian composer, born in Narni, Italy (d. 2007)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 22 Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • Nov 23 Frederic Ayers, American composer, dies at 50