December 1950 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 11 Hindemiths Concerto for clarinet, premieres
  • Dec 13 "Let's Make an Opera" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 5 performances
  • Dec 14 "Bless You All" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • Dec 16 "Let's Make an Opera" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 5 performances
  • Dec 21 Cole Porte's musical "Out of this World" premieres at New Century Theater NYC for 157 performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Keith Thibodeaux, American actor and drummer
  • Dec 2 Merrill Ashley, ballerina (NYC Ballet), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Dec 5 Camarón de la Isla, Spanish flamenco singer (d. 1992)
  • Dec 5 Osvaldo Golijov, Argentine-born composer
  • Dec 6 Daniel Sahuleka, Moluks/Dutch singer/guitarist (Viva la Libertad)
  • Dec 6 Joe Hisaishi, Japanese composer
  • Dec 8 Jimmy Farrar, American rock vocalist (Molly Hatchet), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • Dec 8 Dan Hartman, American musician (Edgar Winter Group), born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Dec 9 Joan Armatrading, St Kitts, singer (Back to the Night)
  • Dec 13 Davey O'List, rocker (Roxy Music)
  • Dec 17 Carlton Barrett, Jamaicans reggae drummer (Bob Marley & Wailers)
  • Dec 18 Martha Johnson, rocker (M+M), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Dec 18 Randy Castillo, American drummer (Ozzy Osbourne) (d. 2002)
  • Dec 21 Lillebjørn Nilsen, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • Dec 24 Libbi Larsen, composer
  • Dec 24 Peter te Bos, Dutch singer (Claw Boys Claw)
  • Dec 26 Michael Jones, rocker (BT Express-Here Comes the Express)
  • Dec 27 Terry Bozzio, American drummer (Missing Persons, Frank Zappa), born in San Francisco, California
  • Dec 28 Alex Chilton, US rock guitarist and vocalist (Box Tops), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 2010)
  • Dec 30 Dave Stewart, English keyboardist (Hatfield and the North, National Health), born in London, England

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 1 Ernest John Moeran, British composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 2 Dino Lipatti, composer, dies at 33
  • Dec 15 Robert Muller-Hartmann, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 16 Otto Vrieslander, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 22 Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (Schwanenweiß), dies at 70
  • Dec 22 Walter Johannes Damrosch, German-American composer, dies at 88
  • Dec 23 Vincenzo Tommasini, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 26 Emile Enthoven, composer, dies at 47
  • Dec 31 Charles Koechlin, French composer (Jungle Book), dies at 83