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November 1928 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 2 Dmitri Shostakovich's 1st Symphony, L Stokovski premieres in Philadelphia

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 8 George and Ira Gershwin's musical "Treasure Girl" premieres in NYC

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 22 "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel first performed publicly (Paris)

Composer and Pianist Maurice Ravel
Composer and Pianist
Maurice Ravel

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 6 Peter Matz, American musician and orchestra leader (Hullabaloo, The Carol Burnett Show), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2002)
  • Nov 10 Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and musician (film soundtracks for The Mission and The Hateful Eight), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Nov 11 Arthur Cunningham, American composer, born in Piermont, New York (d. 1997)
  • Nov 11 Ernestine Anderson, American jazz vocalist and blues singer, born in Houston, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Nov 13 Hampton Hawes, American jazz pianist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1977)
  • Nov 14 Leonie Rysanek, dramatic soprano (Vienna Munich State Opera 1952-54)
  • Nov 15 C. W. McCall [William Dale Fries, Jr.], American country singer, born in Audubon, Iowa
  • Nov 18 Otar Gordeli, Georgian composer, born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 1994)
  • Nov 19 Don Hunstein, American photographer of musicians, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2017)
  • Nov 23 Jakob Jez, Slovenian composer, born in Boštanj
  • Nov 23 Jerry Bock, Broadway composer (Fiddler on the Roof), born in New Haven, Connecticut
  • Nov 25 James "Jimmy" Johnson, American gospel and blues singer and guitarist, born in Holly Springs, Mississippi
  • Nov 25 Etta Jones, American jazz singer (Don't Go to Strangers), born in Aiken, South Carolina (d. 2001)
  • Nov 27 Walter Klien, Austrian pianist, born in Graz (d. 1991)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 19 Achille Simonetti, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 71