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September 1935 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" premieres in Boston

Composer and Pianist George Gershwin
Composer and Pianist
George Gershwin

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 1 Seiji Ozawa, Japanese conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1973-2002), born in Mukden, Manchuria
  • Sep 3 Otto Ketting, Dutch trumpeter and composer (Passacaglia), born in Amsterdam (d. 2012)
  • Sep 3 Dorothy Masuka, Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer and activist, born in Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (d. 2019)
  • Sep 4 Ora Bat Chaim, Israeli cellist and composer born in Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Sep 5 Helen Gifford, Australian composer, born in Melbourne, Australia
  • Sep 6 Bob Bouber [Boris Blom], Dutch singer (ZZ & Masks) and actor, born in Amsterdam
  • Sep 8 James Clay, American jazz tenor saxophonist, born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Sep 11 Arvo Pärt, Estonian composer, born in Paide, Järva County
  • Sep 14 Pompeiu Hărăşteanu, Romanian basso profondo singer (Opera Bonn, 1968-72; Romanian National Opera, 1972-2012), born in Gheorgheni, Romania (d. 2016)
  • Sep 19 Nick Massi [Macioci], American bass vocalist, vocal arranger, and bassist (The Four Seasons, 1960-65 - "Sherry"; "Rag Doll"), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2000)
  • Sep 20 Lubos Fiser, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1999)
  • Sep 23 Pierre Marietan, composer

Person of interestJerry Lee Lewis

Sep 29 Jerry Lee Lewis, American rock and roll piano player and singer ("Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On"; "Great Balls Of Fire"), born in Ferriday, Louisiana

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Sep 30 Jill Corey [Norma Jean Speranza], American pop singer (Your Hit Parade), born in Avonmore, Pennsylvania (d. 2021)
  • Sep 30 Johnny Mathis, American pop vocalist ("Chances Are"; "Wild Is The Wind"; The Twelfth of Never"), born in Gilmer, Texas

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 22 Karl Schroder II, German composer, dies at 86
  • Sep 27 Alan Gray, British composer, dies at 79