Birthdays in Music in 1873

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  • Jan 6 Karl Straube, German organist/conductor
  • Jan 8 Lucien Capet, composer
  • Jan 17 Francois Rasse, composer
  • Feb 1 Clara Butt, Southwick Sussex, contralto (Country of Hope & Glory)
  • Feb 2 Leopold Fall, Austria, operetta composer (Dollar Princess)
  • Feb 23 Dmitri Arakishvili, composer
  • Feb 25 Enrico Caruso, operatic tenor (Faust), born in Naples, Italy
  • Mar 15 David Vaughan Thomas, Welsh musician and composer, born in Ystalyfera (d. 1934)
  • Mar 19 Max Reger, Brand Bavaria, composer/pianist/prof (Leipzig Univ)
  • Mar 20 Sergei V Rachmaninov, Russian/US pianist/composer (Aleko) [NS=Apr 1]
  • Apr 1 Sergei Rachmaninoff, Novgorod Russia, composer (Prelude in C# Minor)
  • Apr 13 Theodore Morse, composer
  • Apr 14 Viktor Joseph Keldorfer, composer
  • Apr 18 Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer
  • Apr 28 Harold Bauer, English/US pianist (Beethoven-Association)
  • May 3 Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [OS]
  • May 7 Clarence Dickinson, composer
  • May 15 Nikolay N Tcherepnin, St Petersburg, composer of ballets, songs [NS]
  • May 19 Federico Gerdes, composer
  • Jun 7 Landon Ronald, composer
  • Jun 24 Thomas Carl Whitmer, composer
  • Jul 17 Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Rigoletto)
  • Jul 19 Louis Zimmermann, violinist/1st concert master of Concert building
  • Jul 20 Witold Maliszewski, composer
  • Jul 22 Ettore Pozzoli, composer
  • Aug 6 Mary Carr Moore, composer
  • Aug 11 John Rosamond Johnson, Fla, co-composer (Lift Every Voice & Sing)
  • Aug 18 Leo Slezak, Austria tenor/actor (Othello)
  • Aug 18 Otto Harbach, songwriter (Smoke Gets in Your Eyes)
  • Aug 20 William Henry Bell, composer
  • Aug 22 Karl Nef, Swiss musicologist
  • Sep 9 Edward Burlingame Hill, composer
  • Sep 21 Papa Jack Laine, American musician (d. 1966)
  • Sep 26 Amilcare Zanella, composer
  • Oct 6 Oscar George Theodore Sonneck, composer
  • Oct 9 Carl Flesch, Hungarian violinist (d. 1944)
  • Oct 14 Jose Serrano Simeon, composer
  • Oct 27 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, born in Melbourne (d. 1926)
  • Nov 10 Henri Rabnaud, composer (Le Premer Glaire), born in Paris, France

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Nov 16 W. C. Handy, American composer and musician known as the "Father of the Blues" (Memphis Blues, St Louis Blues), born in Florence, Alabama (d. 1958)

Musician and Father of the Blues W. C. Handy
Musician and Father of the Blues
W. C. Handy
  • Nov 20 Daniel Gregory Mason, composer (Chanticker), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Dec 14 Marie-Alphonse-Nicolas-Joseph Jongen, composer
  • Dec 15 Pongrac Kacsoh, composer
  • Dec 18 Adolf Vogl, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1961)
  • Dec 21 Blagoje Bersa, Croatian composer (d. 1934)
  • Dec 26 Hubert Cuypers, Dutch composer/choir conductor (Minstrels)
  • Dec 26 Karel Moor, Czech composer and conductor, born in Belgrade (d. 1945)