Births and Deaths
- Born 1933: Maurice André, trumpeter [possible birth: 05-21-1933]
- Died 1944: Paul Aumoiner, bass singer, born 1874
- Died 1831: Benjamin Carr, composer, born 09-12-1768
- Died 2000: Eleanor Coleman, vocalist?, born-?? [aged 87]
- Died 1996: Jacob Rafael Druckman, composer/teacher, born 06-2-1928
- Died 1974: Edward ("Duke") Ellington, jazz composer/pianist, born 04-29-1899
- Died 1962: Chloe Elmo, mezzo-soprano, born 04-09-1910
- Born 1905: Sacha Gorodnitzki, pianist, died 04-04-1986
- Born 1912: (Dame) Joan Hammond, soprano, died 11-26-1996
- Died 1975: Llewelyn Redvers, baritone/teacher, born 1902
- Died 1936: Claudio Muzio, soprano, born 02-07-1889
- Died 1965: Manfred Nussbaum, pianist/conductor, born 11-27-1883 [related to the Islers, Donald and Werner]
- Born 1886: Paul Paray, conductor, died 10-10-1979
- Born 1894: Heinrich Rehkemper, baritone, died 12-30-1949
- Died 1906: Heinrich Reimann, composer/musicologist, born 03-14-1850
- Died 1949: Rosita Renard, pianist, born 02-18-1894
- Died 1968: Bernard Rogers, composer, born 02-04-1893
- Born 1946: Malcolm Smith, trumpeter, died 06-19-2001
- Born 1889: Helen Teschner Tas, violinist, died-??
- Born 1914: Giuseppe Valdengo, baritone
- Born 1927: Paolo Washington, bass singer
- Born 1921: Giuseppe Zampieri, tenor, died 11-11-1981
"So that genius exists, it matters little how it appears, whether in the depths, as with Bach; on the heights, as with Mozart; or in the depths and on the heights at once, as with Beethoven."
—Robert Schumann, composer
What happened on this day in music history?
In 1911, Sir Edward Elgar's Symphony No. 2 was given its premiere performance in London, England.