1900

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Jan

1

  • Xavier Cugat born (Girona, Spain) Catalan-American latin and popular bandleader, violinist, cartoonist. Died 1990

3

  • Maurice Jaubert born (Nice) French composer, conductor. Died 1940

6

  • Pierre-Octave Ferroud born (Lyon) French composer, critic. Died 1936

10

  • Leos Janácek’s Kozácek [The Cossack Dance] for orchestra & Srbské kolo [Serbian Round Dance] for orchestra premiered in Brno

11

  • Wilbur de Paris born (Crawfordsville, IA) American jazz bandleader, trombonist. Brother of Sidney de Paris (1905-67). Died 1973

12

  • Harry Roy born (London) English dance band leader, clarinettist. Died 1971
  • Jan Blockx’s opera Thyl Uilenspiegel [The owl’s mirror], lib. Henri Cain and Lucien Solvay, premiered in Brussels

13

  • Yasuji Kiyose born (Usa, Japan) Japanese composer, teacher. Died 1981

14

  • Gustav Mahler’s songs Das irdische Leben [The earthly life] & Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen [Where the beautiful trumpets blow] premiered in Vienna
  • Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca premiered in Rome, lib. G. Giacosa and L. Illica

16

  • Henry Kimball Hadley makes his conducting debut in New York

19

  • Albert Brunies born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz cornettist. Worked with The Halfway House Orchestra. Brother of Merritt (1895-1973) and George (1902-74) Brunies. Died 1978

20

  • Tomás Bretón’s opera Raquel premiered in Madrid. Lib. Bretón

22

  • Ernst Busch born (Kiel) German actor, singer, activist, music archivist. Died 1980
  • Franz Salmhofer born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor, clarinetist, poet. Director of the of Vienna State Opera 1945-54. Died 1975
  • Juan Tizol born (Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) Puerto Rican jazz trombonist, composer. Worked with Duke Ellington and Harry James. Died 1984
  • David E. Hughes (68) dies in London
  • Alexander von Zemlinsky’s opera Es war einmal [Once upon a time], lib. Maximilian Singer, premiered in Vienna

26

  • Clayton McMichen born (Allatoona, GA) American country fiddler. Worked with The Hometown Boys, Skillet Lickers and The Georgia Wildcats. Died 1970
  • Karl Ristenpart born (Kiel, Germany) German conductor. Died 1967

27

  • Ernest Chausson’s String Quartet in C minor op.35 premiered in Paris (completed by Vincent d’Indy)
  • Maurice Ravel’s Deux épigrammes de Clément Marot [Two epigrams of Clément Marot] for voice and harpsichord or piano premiered in Paris

28

  • Michael Head born (Eastbourne, Sussex) English composer, pianist, organist, singer, teacher. Died 1976

29

  • Marko Tajčević born (Osijek, Croatia) Serbian composer, teacher, conductor, writer. Died 1984

30

  • Isaak Dunayevsky born (Lokhvitsa, Russia) Russian film and operetta composer, conductor. Died 1955

publications

  • The Bach Gesellschaft publishes the 46th and final volume of the complete works of Johan Sebastian Bach, a project that began in 1851

releases

  • Vess Osman – The Old Folks At Home (Berliner)
Maria Callas in a 1964 London production of Puccini's Tosca

Maria Callas in a 1964 London production of Puccini’s Tosca

Feb

2

  • Emmett Miller born (Macon, GA) American minstrel and country singer, vaudevillian, songwriter. Died 1962
  • Gustave Charpentier’s opera Louise premiered in Paris, lib. Charpentier

3

  • Mabel Mercer born (Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire) Anglo-American jazz and cabaret singer. Died 1984
  • Ottokar Novacek (33) dies in New York from heart failure
  • Joseph Holbrooke’s The Raven op.25 for orchestra premiered in London
  • James T. Tanner, Alfred Murray, Adrian Ross, Percy Greenbank, Ivan Caryll, Lionel Monckton, & Paul Rubens’ musical The Messenger Boy opened in London (429 performances)

5

  • Nikolai Anosov born (Borisoglebsk, Russia) Russian conductor, teacher. Died 1962

7

  • Aleksandr Glazunov’s ballet The Seasons premiered in St. Petersburg

9

  • Walter Page born (Gallatin, MS) American jazz bandleader, bassist. Worked with Bennie Moten, Blue Devils and Count Basie. Died 1957

12

  • Pinkney ‘Pink’ Anderson born (Laurens, SC) American blues singer, guitarist. Died 1974
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson & J Rosamond Johnson first publicly performed in Jacksonville, FL

13

  • Joseph ‘Wingy’ Manone born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz bandleader, trumpeter, singer. Worked with The Arcadian Serenaders, Harmony Kings, Benny Goodman, Cellar Boys and The Wingy Manone Orchestra. Died 1982
  • Hamish MacCunn’s opera The Masque of War and Peace premiered in London. Lib. Louis Napoleon Parker

15

  • Gustav Mahler’s song Selbstgefühl [self-esteem] premiered in Vienna

17

  • Eugen d’Albert’s opera Kain premiered in Berlin. Lib.Heinrich Bulthaupt

19

  • Charles Lecocq’s opera La belle au bois dormant [The Sleeping Beauty], lib. Georges J. Duval, premiered in Paris

22

  • Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari’s opera Cenerentola [Cinderella] premiered in Venice, lib. M. Pezzè-Pascolato

23

  • Riccardo Drigo’s ballet Les Millions d’Arlequin [The millions of Harlequin] premiered in St Petersburg

25

  • Hartzell Strathdene “Tiny” Parham born (Winnipeg) Canadian-American jazz pianist, bandleader. Died 1943
  • Victor Silvester born (London) English ballroom dance band conductor, dancer, writer, dance teacher. Died 1978

unk

  • Karl Michael Ziehrer’s march Auf In’s XX.Jahrhundert! [Into the Twentieth Century!] op.501 premiered in Vienna

Original sheet music publication of Lift Every Voice and Sing by JR & JW Johnson

Mar

2

  • Kurt Weill born (Berlin) German composer, songwriter. Husband of Lotte Lenya (1898-1982). Died 1950
  • Edward Elgar’s songs After (lyrics: P.B. Marston) & A Song of Flight (lyrics: Christina Rossetti) premiered in London

6

  • Carl Bechstein (73) dies in Berlin

8

  • Joe Robichaux born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz pianist, bandleader. Worked with Oscar Celestin, Lee Collins and The New Orleans Rhythm Boys. Died 1965

10

  • Peter DeRose born (New York, NY) American popular songwriter. Died 1953
  • Karl Doppler (74) dies in Stuttgart
  • Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann (94) dies in Copenhagen
  • Claude Debussy’s Tarantelle styrienne [Styrian Tarantelle] for piano premiered in Paris

11

  • Charlie Hicks aka Charley Lincoln born (Lithonia, GA) American blues singer, guitarist. Brother of Barbecue Bob Hicks (1902-31). Died 1963
  • Anthony “Andy” Sannella born (Indiana) American jazz multi-instrumentalist, session player, bandleader. Died 1962

12

  • Jean Sibelius’ Malinconia op.20 for cello and piano premiered in Helsinki

14

  • Rafael Cueto born (Santiago de Cuba) Cuban guitarist. Member of the Trio Matamoros. Died 1991
  • Ernest Hill born (Pittsburgh, PA) American jazz bassist, musician’s union rep. Worked with Claude Hopkins, Josephine Baker, Benny Carter, Chick Webb and others. Died 1964

15

  • Colin McPhee born (Montreal) Canadian composer, musicologist, expert in Balinese music. Died 1964
  • Jules Massenet’s oratorio La terre promise [The Promised Land] premiered in Paris

16

  • Jean Sibelius’s Sandels for male chorus and orchestra premiered in Helsinki

17

  • Alfred Newman born (New Haven, CT) American film composer, conductor, arranger. Died 1970

19

  • Charles-Louis Hanon (80) dies in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
  • Harry Lauder makes his London debut at Gatti’s Music Hall

22

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Hiawatha’s Departure for soprano, tenor, baritone, 4 voices and orchestra premiered in London, lib. H.W. Longfellow

24

  • Algeria Junius “June” Clark born (Long Branch, NJ) American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, boxing manager. Managed boxer Sugar Ray Robinson. Died 1963

26

  • Isadore Freed born (Brest, Belarus) American composer, teacher, broadcaster, synagogue organist and choirmaster. Died 1960

Programme for Gatti’s Music Hall, Charing Cross, London

Apr

2

  • Anis Fuleihan born (Kyrenia, Cyprus) Cypriot-American composer, conductor, pianist. Died 1970

4

  • Antonin Dvorák makes his final appearance as conductor in Prague
  • Amy Beach’s Piano Concerto in c# minor op.45 premiered in Boston

8

  • Gavriel Mullokandov born (Samarkand, Uzbekistan) Bukharian Jewish singer, multi-instrumentalist, administrator, politician. Died 1972

11

  • Camille Erlanger’s opera Le Juif polonais [The Polish Jew], lib. xx, premiered in Paris

14

  • Salvatore Baccaloni born (Rome) Italian bass singer. Died 1969

17

  • Willy Burkhard born (Evilard-sur-Bienne, Switzerland) Swiss composer, teacher. Died 1955

20

  • Fred Raymond aka Raimund Friedrich Vesely born (Vienna) Austrian operetta composer, songwriter, conductor. Died 1954

21

  • Paul Kletzki aka Paweł Klecki born (lodz, Poland) Polish conductor, composer. Died 1973

23

  • Henry Barraud born (Bordeaux) French composer, radio and television station director. Died 1997

30

  • Edward Elgar’s song Pipes of Pan (lyrics: Adrian Ross) premiered in London

Camille Erlanger 1863-1919

May

5

  • Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt born (Berlin) German conductor, composer. Died 1973

6

  • Manuel de Falla’s Vals-capricho for piano premiered in Madrid

9

  • José Dupuis (67) dies in Paris

10

  • Richard Storrs Willis (81) dies in Detroit, MI

13

  • Hermann Levi (60) dies in Munich

14

  • Leo Smit born (Amsterdam) Dutch composer. Died 1943

17

  • Nicolai Berezowsky born (St Petersburg) Russo-American violinist, conductor, composer. Died 1953
  • Marie Proksch (c.64) dies in Prague

18

  • Ernest Lawlers aka Little Son Joe born (Hughes, AR) American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter. Died 1961

21

  • Louis Vierne appointed organist at Notre Dame, Paris, a position he holds until his death in 1937

24

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s suite Scenes from an Everyday Romance for orchestra premiered in London

27

  • Albert Nicholas born (New Orleans) American jazz clarinettist. Worked with King Oliver, Luis Russell, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and others. Died 1973

28

  • Tommy Ladnier born (Florence, LA) American jazz trumpeter. Worked with King Oliver, Fletcher Henderson, Noble Sissle and Sidney Bechet. Died 1939
  • George Grove (79) dies in Sydenham, Kent

29

  • Jack Palmer born (Nashville, TN) American composer, pianist. Died 1976
  • Antonin Dvorák’s cantata Festival Song op.113 premiered in Prague

31

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Le feu céleste op.115 [The celestial fire] for soprano, narrator, chorus and orchestra premiered in Paris

releases

  • Steve Porter – A Bird In A Gilded Cage (Columbia)
Louis Vierne 1870-1937

Louis Vierne 1870-1937

Jun

15

  • Otto Luening born (Milwaukee, WN) American composer, electronic music pioneer, conductor, teacher, flautist. Died 1996
  • Paul Mares born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer. Led The New Orleans Rhythm Kings. Died 1949

17

  • Hermann Reutter born (Stuttgart) German composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1985

20

  • Jean Sibelius’ Isänmaalle [To My Country] for chorus; tone poem Tiera for orchestra & Preludio for wind and brass ensemble premiered in Helsinki

24

  • Gene Austin born (Gainesville, TX) American popular singer, songwriter. Died 1972
  • Ottorino Respighi’s Symphonic Variations premiered in Bologna

25

  • Charles Villiers Stanford’s The Last Post op.75 for chorus and orchestra premiered in London

29

  • Friedrich Wührer born (Vienna) Austro-German pianist, teacher, music editor. Died 1975
Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924

Charles Villiers Stanford 1852-1924

Jul

2

  • Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia for orchestra premiered in Helsinki

4

  • Jean Sibelius’s Porilaisten marssi [March of the Björneborgers] for orchestra premiered in Stockholm

7

  • Clinton ‘Dusty’ Fletcher born (El Dorado, AR) American vaudevillian, comedian. Died 1954

8

  • George Antheil born (Trenton, NJ) American composer, pianist, author, inventor. Died 1959

10

  • Evelyn Laye born (London) English actress, singer. Died 1996
  • Mitchell Parish aka Michael Hyman Pashelinsky born (Vilnius, Lithuania) American popular lyricist. Died 1993
  • Amadeo Roldán born (Paris) Cuban composer, violinist, conductor. Died 1939

13

  • George Lewis born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz clarinetist, bandleader. Worked with The Black Eagle Band, Eureka Brass Band, Chris Kelly, Kid Ory and Bunk Johnson. Died 1968

18

  • Wilton Crawley born (Smithfield, VA) American jazz clarinetist, bandleader. Led the Washboard Rhythm Kings. Died 1948
  • Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 1 premiered in Berlin

19

  • Vess Ossman records a session in New York. Tracks cut include A Bunch of Rags; Whistling Rufus; An Ethiopian Mardi Gras & A Coon Band Contest

21

  • Scott Joplin’s Swipesy Cakewalk for piano copyrighted
  • Arthur Sullivan’s Absent-Minded Beggar March for brass band premiered in London

27

  • Hans Haug born (Basel) Swiss composer, conductor, pianist, cellist. Died 1967

29

  • Don Redman born (Piedmont, WV) American jazz composer, arranger, clarinetist, bandleader. Worked with Fletcher Henderson, McKinney’s Cotton Pickers and led the Don Redman Orchestra. Died 1964

31

  • Erich Katz born (Poznań, Poland) German composer, musicologist, teacher, critic. Died 1973

First page of the score of Jean Sibelius’s Finlandia

Aug

2

  • Helen Morgan born (Danville, IL) American popular singer, actress. Died 1941
  • Edward German’s incidental music for A. Hope & E. Rose’s play English Nell premiered in London

6

  • Willie Lee Brown born (Clarkesdale, MS) American blues singer, guitarist. Died 1952
  • Tony Parenti born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz clarinettist, violinist. Worked with Papa Jack Laine, Benny Goodman, Ted Lewis, Sidney Bechet, Eddie Condon and others. Died 1972

8

  • Lucius Venable ‘Lucky’ Millinder born (Anniston, AL) American jazz and R&B bandleader, singer. Worked with The Mills Blue Rhythm Band, Bill Doggett and led The Lucky Millinder Orchestra. Some sources give 1910 as birth year. Died 1966
  • Victor Young born (Chicago) American popular composer, conductor, arranger, violinist. Died 1956

11

  • Alexander Mosolov born (Kiev) Russian composer. Died 1973
  • Franz Betz (65) dies in Berlin

19

  • Jean-Baptiste Accolay (67) dies in Bruges

21

  • Edward German’s Nell Gwynn Overture premiered in London

22

  • Váša Příhoda born (Vodňany, Czech Rep) Czech violin virtuoso, teacher. Died 1960

23

  • Ernst Krenek born (Vienna) Austro-American composer, teacher, conductor. Died 1991
  • Malvina Reynolds née Milder born (San Francisco) American folk singer, songwriter, guitarist, activist. Died 1978

27

  • Gabriel Fauré’s opera Prométhée premiered in Béziers, lib. J. Lorrain and A.-F. Hérold

31

  • Todd Rhodes born (Hopkinsville, KY) American jazz and R&B bandleader, arranger, pianist. Worked with Benny Carter and McKinney’s Cotton Pickers. Died 1965
Franz Betz 1835-1900

Franz Betz 1835-1900

Sep

7

  • Joan Cross born (London) English soprano singer, opera producer. Died 1993

11

  • Hubert Parry’s Thanksgiving Te Deum for chorus and orchestra premiered in Hereford

12

  • Alger ‘Texas’ Alexander born (Jewett, TX) American blues singer. Died 1954

13

  • Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s The Soul’s Expression for choir and orchestra premiered in London, lib. E.B. Browning

20

  • Uuno Klami born (Virolahti, Finland) Finnish composer. Died 1961

27

  • Isidore Godfrey born (London) English conductor, music director of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company from 1929 to 1968. Died 1977

28

  • Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov’s opera Asya premiered in Moscow. Lib.Nikolai Manykin-Nevstruev

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov 1859-1935

Oct

1

  • Claude Terrasse’s opera La petite femme de Loth [The little woman of Lot], lib. Tristan Bernard, premiered in Paris

3

  • Edward Elgar’s oratorio The Dream of Gerontius op.38 for choir and orchestra premiered in Birmingham, lib. J.H. Newman

4

  • Władysław Żeleński’s opera Janek premiered in Lviv. Lib. Ludomil German

9

  • Elmer Snowden born (Baltimore, MD) American jazz banjo player, guitarist, bandleader. Led The Washingtonians. Died 1973
  • Heinrich von Herzogenberg (57) dies in Wiesbaden

10

  • Mississippi Joe Callicott born (Nesbit, MS) American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter. Died 1969

15

  • Zdenek Fibich (49) dies in Prague
  • Paul Lincke’s operetta Fräulein Loreley premiered in Berlin. Lib. Heinrich Bolten-Baeckers
  • Symphony Hall in Boston (archs. McKim, Mead & White) is inaugurated

17

  • Jimmy Harrison born (Louisville, KY) American jazz trombonist. Worked with Charlie Johnson, Sam Wooding, Fess Williams, Duke Ellington, Elmer Snowden, Fletcher Henderson and Chick Webb. Died 1931

18

  • Sarah Makem born (Keady, Ireland) Irish folk singer. Mother of Tommy Makem (1932-2007). Died 1983

19

  • Erna Berger born (Dresden) German soprano singer. Died 1990

20

  • Jean Sibelius’s Snöfrid for speaker, chorus and orchestra premiered in Helsinki

24

  • Joe Watkins born (New Orleans, LA) American jazz drummer. Worked with George Lewis. Died 1969

25

  • John Sims Reeves (79) dies in Worthing, Sussex

27

  • Karl Millöcker (58) dies in Baden bei Wien, Austria

Paul Lincke 1866-1946

Nov

3

  • Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera Skazka o Tsare Saltane, o sïne yego slavnom i moguchem bogatïre knyaze Gvidone Saltanoviche i o prekrasnoy Tsarevne Lebedi [The Tale of Tsar Saltan, of his Son the Renowned and Mighty Bogatïr Prince Guidon Saltanovich, and of the Beautiful Swan Princess] premiered in Moscow, lib. V.N. Bel′sky

7

  • Efrem Kurtz born (St Petersburg) Russian conductor. Died 1995
  • Josef Schalk (43) dies in Vienna

8

  • André Messager’s ballet Une aventure de la guimard [An adventure in the Guimard] premiered in Paris

9

  • Zdenek Fibich’s opera Pád Arkuna [The Fall of Arkuna], lib. Anezka Schulzová, premiered in Prague

10

  • Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Zazà premiered in Milan, lib. Leoncavallo

14

  • Aaron Copland born (Brooklyn, NY) American composer, pianist, conductor, teacher. Died 1990
  • Adolf Pollitzer (68) dies in London

16

  • Hubert Parry’s incidental music for Aeschylus’s play Agamemnon premiered in Cambridge

22

  • Arthur Sullivan (58) dies in London following a heart attack

25

  • Arthur Schwartz born (New York, NY) American popular songwriter, film producer. Died 1984

27

  • Léon Barzin born (Brussels) Belgian-American conductor, teacher. Died 1999
  • Edward Elgar’s Sérénade lyrique for orchestra premiered in London

30

  • Carl Nielsen’s A Cantata for the Lorens Frølich Festival premiered in Copenhagen
Arthur Sullivan 1842-1900

Arthur Sullivan 1842-1900

Dec

6

  • Aleksandr Scriabin’s Piano Sonata no.3 op.23 premiered in Paris

8

  • Jules Massenet’s incidental music for Racine’s play Phèdre premiered in Paris

11

  • Max Reger’s Sonata for Violin and Piano no.3 op.41 premiered in Munich

13

  • Jonel Perlea born (Ograda, Romania) Romanian conductor. Died 1970

14

  • Juan d’Arienzo born (Buenos Aires) Argentinian tango bandleader, violinist, composer, arranger. Died 1976

17

  • Lucijan Marija Škerjanc born (Graz) Slovenian composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, teacher. Died 1973

20

  • Alan Bush born (London) English composer, pianist. Died 1995

26

  • Enrico Caruso makes his first appearance at La Scala, Milan, in Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Boheme

29

  • Bernard H. Haggin born (New York) American music critic. Died 1987
Alexander Scriabin 1872-1915

Alexander Scriabin 1872-1915

date unknown

  • Emry Arthur born (Elk Spring Valley, KY) American country singer, songwriter, guitarist. Died 1966
  • The Rabbit’s Foot Company minstrel and variety troupe established by Pat Chappelle. Disbanded c.1959

songs published

  • A Bird in a Gilded Cage (Arthur J. Lamb, Harry Von Tilzer); Lift Ev’ry Voice And Sing (James Weldon Johnson, J. Rosamond Johnson)

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