October 1934 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Release

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 3 Benjamin Boretz, American composer, and musicologist, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Oct 7 Amiri Baraka {Everett Leroy Jones], American poet (Somebody Blew Up America), writer (Black Music), and music critic, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • 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 Dave Guard, American folk singer, songwriter and arranger (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley"), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1991)
  • Oct 20 Eddie Harris, American jazz saxophonist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1996)
  • Oct 22 Donald McIntyre, Bass-Baritone (Wotan-Das Rheingold), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Oct 23 Lewis Merenstein, American record producer (Miriam Makeba; Van Morrison's Astral Weeks; Glass Harp), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2016)
  • Oct 26 Hans-Joachim Rödelius, German composer and musician (Cluster; Harmonia), born in Berlin
  • Oct 26 Jacques Loussier, French pianist and composer who created jazz arrangements of Bach and other classical music, born in Angers, France (d. 2019)
  • Oct 27 Barre Phillips, American jazz double bassist, based in France, born in San Francisco, California
  • Oct 27 Ivan Jullien, French jazz and session trumpeter and bandleader, born in Vincennes, France (d. 2015)
  • Oct 29 Pim Jacobs, Dutch jazz pianist, TV host and actor (Gilas), born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1996)
  • Oct 29 Ramon Sender, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain
  • Oct 29 Robert E Hughes, American conductor and composer (Rich Little Show), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Oct 30 Frans Brüggen, Dutch flautist, recorder player, and conductor (Orchestra of the 18th Century), born in Amsterdam (d. 2014)
  • Oct 31 Walter Steffens, German composer, born in Burtscheid, Aachen, Germany

Deaths in Music

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