October 1934 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 20 Richard Strauss completes his opera "Die Schweigsame Frau"

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Benjamin Boretz, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 7 [Everett] LeRoi Jones, [Amiri Baraka], American writer (Black Music)
  • Oct 13 Nana Mouskouri, Greek singer (Try to Remember), born in Chania, Crete, Greece
  • Oct 15 N. Ramani, Indian flutist, born in Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, India (d. 2015)
  • Oct 17 Emmanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, Jamaican ska trombonist (The Specials), born in Kingston (d. 2015)
  • Oct 19 David Guard, rocker (Kingston Trio)
  • Oct 20 Eddie Harris, saxophonist/composer
  • Oct 22 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster, Harmonia), born in Berlin
  • Oct 29 Pim Jacobs, jazz pianist, Dutch TV host and actor (Gilas)
  • Oct 29 Ramon Sender, composer
  • Oct 29 Robert E Hughes, American orchestra leader (Rich Little Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Oct 30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch musician
  • Oct 31 Walter Steffens, German composer, born in Burtscheid, Aachen, Germany

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 29 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, dies at 71