Birthdays in Music in 1879

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  • Feb 1 Sydney Baynes, composer
  • Feb 9 Carl Natanael Berg, composer
  • Feb 10 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer
  • Feb 11 Jean Gilbert, composer
  • Feb 25 Otakar Ostrcil, composer
  • Feb 26 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
  • Feb 27 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
  • Mar 11 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer
  • Mar 19 Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Tobias Wunderlich)
  • Mar 25 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, born in Městec Králové (d. 1934)
  • Apr 4 Gabriel Groulez, composer
  • Apr 29 Thomas Beecham, England, composer (found London Philharmonic)
  • May 6 Johan H T Norlind, Swedish musicologist
  • May 22 Eastwood Lane, composer
  • May 22 Jean Emile Paul Cras, composer
  • May 31 Mark Hambourg, composer
  • Jun 5 Adolf Wiklund, composer
  • Jun 10 Benjamin Lambord, composer
  • Jun 24 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer
  • Jun 28 Sigurd von Koch, composer
  • Jul 3 Philippe Gaubert, composer
  • Jul 5 Wanda Landowska, harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Jul 5 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor/composer (Tonhalle Orchestra)
  • Jul 7 Jacob Weinberg, Rusian-born Jewish composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • Jul 9 Ottorino Respighi, Bologna Italy, composer (Pines of Rome)
  • Jul 22 Gustaf Heintze, composer
  • Aug 13 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
  • Aug 23 Alfreds Kalnins, composer
  • Aug 24 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • Aug 31 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
  • Sep 20 Jacobo Conrad, [Coco Lepol/Elias Martinus], Curacaos composer
  • Sep 25 Luis da Costa, composer
  • Sep 27 Cyril M Scott, English pianist/composer/author (Heroic Suite)
  • Sep 29 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer
  • Sep 30 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist and critic, born in Zurich (d. 1944)
  • Sep 30 Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Viola d'amour)
  • Oct 5 Halfdan Cleve, composer
  • Oct 5 John Erskine, American poet/pianist (Private Life of Helen of Troy)
  • Oct 7 Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
  • Oct 7 Joseph Bovet, composer
  • Oct 13 Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor/composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie)
  • Oct 18 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish composer
  • Oct 21 Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer
  • Oct 25 Jean Rogister, composer
  • Oct 25 Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
  • Oct 28 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, composer
  • Nov 2 Jean Gilbert, [Max Winterfield], German composer (Prince Regent)
  • Nov 13 Maurice Delage, composer
  • Nov 14 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer
  • Nov 23 Andre Caplet, French composer/conductor (Conte Fantastic)
  • Nov 27 Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer
  • Nov 29 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • Dec 4 Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer
  • Dec 7 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite)
  • Dec 12 Percy Fletcher, composer
  • Dec 15 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/German choreographer (modern dance)
  • Dec 19 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer
  • Dec 24 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer
  • Dec 26 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, composer
  • Dec 26 Julius Weismann, composer