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Birthdays in Music in 1856

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Giuseppe Martucci, Italian composer, born in Capua, Italy (d. 1909)
  • Jan 9 Stevan Mokranjac, composer
  • Jan 11 Christian August Sinding, Kongsberg Norway, composer
  • Jan 18 John Hyatt Brewer, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1931)
  • Feb 2 Makar Grigori Ekmalyan, composer
  • Feb 16 Willem Kes, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor (Parkorkest Amsterdam)
  • Mar 9 Eddie Foy Sr. [Edwin Fitzgerald], Irish-American actor, singer and dancer (A Favorite Fool), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1928)
  • May 26 George Templeton Strong, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1948)
  • Jun 8 Natalia Janotha, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1932)
  • Jul 23 Arthur H. Bird, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • Aug 10 Paul Geisler, composer
  • Aug 18 Charles H. Gabriel, American Gospel composer, born in Wilton, Iowa (d. 1932)
  • Aug 18 Jan Karol Gali, composer
  • Aug 24 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), born in Unter-St.-Veit, Austria (d. 1911)
  • Aug 31 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, Armenian composer, born in Gyumri, Armenia (d. 1951)
  • Sep 12 Johann Heinrich Beck, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1924)
  • Sep 30 Andrejs Jurjans, composer
  • Oct 28 Franz Xavier Arens, American composer, born in Neef, Germany (d. 1932)
  • Nov 13 Sigwart Aspestrand, Norwegian composer, born in Fredrikshald, Norway (d. 1941)
  • Nov 25 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia)
  • Nov 28 Alexandr Dmitriyevich Kastal'sky, composer
  • Dec 2 Robert Kajanus, composer
  • Dec 27 AndrĂ© Gedalge, French composer (le Petit Savoyard, PhoebĂ©) and Mayor of Chessy, Seine-et-Marne, born in Paris, France (d. 1926)