Mitchell William “Mitch” Miller (July 4, 1911 – July 31, 2010) was an American oboist, conductor, recording producer and recording industry executive. He was involved in almost all aspects of the industry, particularly as a conductor, and artist and repertoire (A&R) man. Miller was one of the most influential people in American popular music during the 1950s and early 1960s, both as the head of A&R at Columbia Records and as a best-selling recording artist with an NBC television series, Sing Along with Mitch...
Musical History Of The 1911
1911 in music
This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1911.
January 26 – Première of the opera Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss, in Dresden; the librettist is Hugo von Hofmannsthal and the director is Max Reinhardt.
February 21 – Gustav Mahler, who had contracted bacterial endocarditis and is running a fever of 104 degrees, conducts his last concert, with the New York Philharmonic, of which he had been principal conductor since 1909.
April 8 – Gustav Mahler embarks from New York to France; he enters a clinic in Paris, where he dies just over a month later.
May 19 – Maurice Ravel’s opera, L’heure espagnole, is premiered at the Opéra-Comique, in a double bill with Jules Massenet’s 1907 opera Thérèse.
May 24 – Ed...