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January 1934 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 22 Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Lady MacBeth" premieres in Leningrad


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Bryan George Kelly, composer
  • Jan 5 Phil Ramone [Rabinowitz], South-African born American music producer (co-founded A&R records), born in Cape Town
  • Jan 6 Bobby Lord, American country singer (Ozark Jubilee), born in Sanford, Florida (d. 2008)
  • Jan 9 Julian B Coco, Dutch guitarist (Princess Christina), born in Willemstad, Netherlands (d. 2013)
  • Jan 16 Marilyn Horne, American mezzo-soprano, born in Bradford, Pennsylvania
  • Jan 16 Richard Wernick, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jan 17 Sydney Phillip Hodkinson, composer
  • Jan 26 Huey "Piano" Smith, American rhythm and blues pianist (Rockin' Pneumonia & Boogie Woogie Flu, Having a Good Time), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jan 29 Noel Harrison, singer/actor (Mark-Girl from UNCLE), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Jan 29 Paul Gutama Soegijo, composer
  • Jan 31 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Jan 30 Actor and comedian Lou Costello marries burlesque dancer Anne Battler

Comedian and Actor Lou Costello
Comedian and Actor
Lou Costello

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 12 Pawel Kochanski, Polish violinist, composer and arranger (b. 1887)
  • Jan 15 Hermann Bahr, Austrian writer (Concert), dies at 70
  • Jan 16 Annie Patterson, Irish composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 19 Armand Parent, composer, dies at 70