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Birthdays in Music in 1866

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 13 Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov, composer
  • Feb 5 Rossetter Gleason Cole, composer
  • Feb 10 Bror Beckman, composer
  • Feb 16 Johann Strauss III, Austrian composer and conductor (Dem Muthigen gehört die Welt), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939)
  • Mar 18 Dumitru Kiriac-Georgescu, composer
  • Apr 1 Ferruccio Busoni, Italian pianist/composer/conductor (Arlecchino), born in Empoli (d. 1924)
  • Apr 20 Victor Hollaender, German composer, born in Leobschutz, Silesia (d. 1940)
  • May 13 Ottokar Eugen Novacek, composer
  • May 17 Erik Satie, French composer (Gymnopédies), born in Honfleur, Normandy (d. 1925)
  • May 31 Vladimir Rebikov, Russian pianist and composer, born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia (d. 1920)
  • Jul 23 Francesco Cilea, Italian composer (L'arlesiana), born in Palmi (d. 1950)
  • Aug 5 Alfred Holy, Czech composer and harpist, born in Oporto (d. 1948)
  • Sep 10 Tor Aulin, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1914)
  • Sep 20 Gustave Doret, Swiss composer, born in Aigle, Switzerland (d. 1943)
  • Sep 23 Edouard Combe, composer
  • Oct 3 Learmont Drysdale, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1909)
  • Oct 6 Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, broadcast 1st program of voice & music
  • Oct 19 Clarence Lucas, composer
  • Oct 25 Georg Alfred Schumann, German composer, born in Königstein, Saxony, Germany (d. 1952)
  • Nov 5 Daniel Protheroe, composer
  • Nov 7 Paul Lincke, German composer and theater conductor considered the "father" of the Berlin operetta (Frau Luna, Lysistrata), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1946)
  • Nov 29 Waldemar von Baussnern, composer
  • Dec 2 Henry Thacker Burleigh, Erie Pa, African American composer (Springarn Medal)
  • Dec 22 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, Polish organ virtuoso and composer (1904 Organ Concerto), born in Środa,Poland (d. 1924)