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November 1930 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 17 Musical "Sweet & Low" with Fanny Brice premieres in NYC

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 18 Musical "Smiles" with Bob Hope and Fred Astaire premieres in NYC

Actor and Dancer Fred Astaire
Actor and Dancer
Fred Astaire
Entertainer and TV Personality Bob Hope
Entertainer and TV Personality
Bob Hope

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 28 Howard Hanson's 2nd Symphony "Romantic" premieres

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 John Scott, British musician, film, television, and classical composer, born in Bishopston, Bristol, England
  • Nov 6 Raymond Baervoets, Belgian composer (Metamorphoses), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1989)
  • Nov 11 Hank Garland, American country, rock and jazz guitar virtuoso ("Sugarfoot Rag"; "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame"; "Jingle Bell Rock"), born in Cowpens, South Carolina (d. 2004)
  • Nov 11 Vernon Handley, English conductor, born in Enfield, England (d. 2008)
  • Nov 14 Jay Migliori, saxophonist (Supersax), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Nov 14 Peter Katin, British concert pianist, born in London (d. 2015)
  • Nov 17 David Werner Amram, composer (Splendor in the Grass), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Nov 22 Peter Hall, English stage, film and opera director (Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre director), born in Bury St Edmunds, England (d. 2017)
  • Nov 22 Peter Hurford, British organist, composer and choral conductor (St. Albans Cathedral), born in Minehead, England (d. 2019)