December 1930 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 3 Richard Rodgers/L Hart's musical "Evergreen" premieres in London
  • Dec 8 Cole Porter's musical "NYCers" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 4 Paul-Heinz Dittrich, composer
  • Dec 4 Roman Semyonovich Ledenyou, composer
  • Dec 4 Jim Hall, American jazz guitarist, (d. 2013)
  • Dec 7 Richard Felciano, composer
  • Dec 8 Alain Weber, French composer, born in Ch√Ęteau-Thierry
  • Dec 11 Leonard Friedman, British-Lithuanian violinist (Scottish Baroque Ensemble), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 12 Friedrich Voss, German composer and pianist, born in Halberstadt, Germany
  • Dec 17 Makoto Moroi, composer
  • Dec 24 Robert Joffrey, [Abdullah Jaffa Anver Bey Khan], American dancer
  • Dec 27 Jacqueline Fontijn, Flemish composer
  • Dec 29 Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Shamrock, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Dec 29 Willy Giefer, German composer, born in Koblenz, Germany
  • Dec 31 Odetta [Odetta Holmes], American folk singer (Sanctuary), actress and civil rights activist, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2008)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 17 Peter Warlock [Philip Heseltine], British composer, dies of a probable suicide at 36
  • Dec 24 Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 25 Harvey Worthington Loomis, American composer (Lyrics of the Red Man), dies at 65