Birthdays in Music in 1881

  • W 1
  • T 2
  • F 3
  • S 4
  • S 5
  • M 6
  • T 7
  • W 8
  • T 9
  • F 10
  • S 11
  • S 12
  • M 13
  • T 14
  • W 15
  • T 16
  • F 17
  • S 18
  • S 19
  • M 20
  • T 21
  • W 22
  • T 23
  • F 24
  • S 25
  • S 26
  • M 27
  • T 28
  • W 29
  • T 30
  • Jan 5 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, composer
  • Jan 25 Gustave Frederic Soderlund, composer
  • Feb 1 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer
  • Feb 6 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna (d. 1949)
  • Feb 19 Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
  • Mar 18 Paul Le Flem, composer
  • Mar 21 Hermann Sandby, composer
  • Mar 25 Béla Bartok, Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra), born in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • Apr 8 Fernand Lamy, composer
  • Apr 11 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, composer
  • Apr 18 Hermann KJ Zilcher, German pianist/composer (Dr Eisenbart)
  • Apr 20 Nikolai Miaskovsky, Novogeorievsk Poland, composer (Kirov is With Us)
  • Apr 20 Sem Dresden, composer/conductor
  • Apr 20 Nikolay Yakovlevich Myaskovsky, composer
  • May 11 Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
  • May 11 Pascual Rogatis, composer
  • May 13 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer
  • May 18 Georgi Atanasov, composer
  • May 24 Mikulas Schneider-Trvavsky, composer
  • May 29 Frederik Septimus Kelly, composer
  • Jun 8 Prospero Bisquertt, composer
  • Jun 12 Juan de Hernandez, composer
  • Jun 29 Curt Sachs, German musicologist (d. 1959)
  • Jul 9 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Aug 2 Stanislaw Kazuro, composer
  • Aug 12 Vaclav Vackar, composer
  • Aug 18 Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, composer
  • Aug 19 Georges Enesco, [or Enescu], Romania, composer (Romanian Dances)
  • Aug 28 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim (d. 1955)
  • Aug 29 Edvin Kallstenius, composer
  • Sep 27 Ernest Samuel Williams, composer
  • Sep 27 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist/singer/actress
  • Sep 28 Henry Geehl, English composer, born in London (d. 1961)
  • Oct 1 Leonid Leonidovich Sabaneyev, composer
  • Oct 2 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, born in Mulhouse (d. 1951)
  • Oct 3 Ludomir Michal Rogowski, composer
  • Oct 12 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, composer
  • Oct 13 George Bacovia, [Vasiliu], Romanian poet/composer/painter
  • Nov 4 Gena Branscombe, composer
  • Nov 25 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)
  • Dec 24 Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, composer
  • Dec 24 Charles Wakefield Cadman, composer