On This Day

Musicians Born in 1858

  • Jan 25 Giuseppi Radiciotti, Italian musicologist & composer, born in Iesi, Italy (d. 1931)
  • Feb 14 C. B. Hawley, American organist and composer, born in Brookfield, Connecticut (d. 1915)
  • Feb 17 Ernest Ford, English composer, born in Warminster, Wiltshire (d. 1919)
  • Feb 24 Arnold Dolmetsch, French-Bohemian musician, instrument builder, and promoter of early music, born in LeMans, France (d. 1940)
  • Mar 7 Nikolai Artzibushev, Russian composer, born in Tsarskoye Selo (d. 1937)
  • Mar 27 Peter C. Lutkin, composer, born in Thomp­son­ville, Wis­con­sin (d. 1931)
  • Mar 30 Siegfried Alkan, German composer, born in Dillingen, Saarland (d. 1941)
  • Apr 19 Siegfried Ochs, German composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1929)
  • Apr 20 Auguste Chapuis, French composer, born in Dampierre-sur-Salon, France (d. 1933)
  • Apr 22 Ethel Smyth, English composer, born in Sidcup, Kent (d. 1944)
  • May 1 Anthony Johnson Showalter, American composer, born in Cherry Grove, Virginia (d. 1924)
  • May 6 Georges Hüe, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1948)
  • May 10 Frederick Zech Jr, American composer and pianist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • May 16 Frank Lynes, American composer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1913)
  • May 16 Hanus Trnecek, Czech composer and conductor, born in Prague (d. 1914)
  • Jun 8 Harry Rowe Shelley, American composer (known for his hymn music), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1947)
  • Jun 8 Antoni Nicolau, Spanish composer and conductor, born in Barcelona (d. 1933)
  • Jul 10 Karl Flodin, Finnish composer and critic, born in Vassa (d. 1925)
  • Jul 16 Eugene Ysaye, Belgian composer and violinist, born in Liège (d. 1931)
  • Aug 1 Hans Rott, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1884)
  • Aug 2 Catharina van Rennes, Dutch composer, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1940)
  • Aug 6 Albert Fuchs, Swiss-German composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1910)
  • Sep 13 Catherinus Elling, Norwegian organist, composer, educator, and ethno-musicologist, born in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway (d. 1942)
  • Sep 15 Jenő Hubay [Huber], Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (Budapest Conservatory, 1886-1934) born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)
  • Sep 29 Leopoldo Mugnone, Italian opera composer and conductor, born in Naples (d. 1941)
  • Oct 15 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, born in Fredericksburg, Texas (d. 1929)
  • Nov 12 Alexis Contant, Canadian pianist, organist and composer, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1918)
  • Dec 13 Jakab Gyula Major, Hungarian pianist and composer, born in Kosice, Czech Republic (d. 1925)

Giacomo Puccini

Dec 22 Giacomo Puccini, Italian opera composer (La bohème; Tosca; Madame Butterfly), born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1924)