It's the beginning of the "ber" months and it's time for us to once again look back at significant events that happened in the world of music. Johann Pachelbel, the composer of the ever popular "Canon in D Major," was born in Nürnberg, Germany on September 1, 1653; RCA launched the National Broadcasting Company radio network on September 9, 1926, and John Philip Sousa's band had its first concert performance at the Stillman Music Hall in Plainfield, New Jersey on September 26, 1892. Find out what other important events happened from September 1 to 15 and September 16 to 30.
This Day in Music History: 1879 - Composer Alma Schindler was born in Vienna, Austria. She wrote songs (lieders) often based on poems written by such poets as Heine and Rilke. She is also said to have composed instrumental pieces. Only 14 of her songs were ever published with 3 more songs discovered after her death.