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Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1937)
  • Jan 6 Vittorio Monti, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1922)
  • Jan 16 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
  • Jan 23 Juventino Rosas, Mexican composer & violinist, born in Santa Cruz de Juventino Rosas, Mexico (d. 1894)
  • Jan 27 Cato Engelen-Sewing, Dutch soprano prima donna (Dutch Opera), born in Amsterdam (d. 1961)
  • Jan 28 Frederick Archibald Lamond, composer
  • Jan 28 Julian Aguirre, composer
  • Feb 3 Damaso Ledesma, composer
  • Feb 5 Lodewijk Mortelmans, Belgian composer, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • Feb 26 Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
  • Mar 22 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1916)
  • Mar 27 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • Mar 28 Wojciech Gawroński, Polish pianist and composer, born in Sejmany, Russian Empire [now Lithuania] (d. 1910)
  • Apr 13 John Blackwood McEwen, Scottish classical composer, born in Hawick, Scotland (d. 1948)
  • Apr 16 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist and composer (d. 1917)
  • Apr 19 Max Von Schillings, German composer and conductor (Der Pfeifertag), born in Düren, Germany (d. 1933)

  • Apr 22 José Vianna da Motta, Portuguese composer, born in São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe (d. 1948)
  • May 13 Paolo Gallico, composer
  • Jun 3 Lvar Henning Mankell, composer
  • Jun 19 Heinrich Schenker, [A Niloff], Austrian musicologist (Urlinie) know for his Schenkerian analysis of music, born in Wisniowczyki, Austrian Galicia (d. 1935)
  • Aug 5 Oskar Merikanto, composer
  • Aug 7 Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)
  • Aug 14 Leone Sinigaglia, composer
  • Aug 16 Charles Sanford Skilton, American composer (Suite Primeval), born in Northhampton, Massachusetts (d. 1941)
  • Sep 26 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, American composer, born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • Oct 10 Guillermo M. Tomás, Cuban composer, born in Cienfuegos, Cuba (d. 1933)
  • Oct 27 Annie Patterson, Irish composer, born in Lurgan, Ireland
  • Nov 4 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)
  • Nov 9 Andrea d'Angeli, Italian composer, born in Italy (d. 1940)
  • Nov 13 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, born in Allaman, Switzerland (d. 1936)

Person of interestScott Joplin

Nov 24 Scott Joplin, American ragtime entertainer and composer (Maple Leaf Rag, The Entertainer), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1917)

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
Ragtime Composer
Scott Joplin
  • Nov 28 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer
  • Dec 10 Louis Victor Saar, Dutch-American composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1937)
  • Dec 11 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, Swedish composer, born in Söderhamn, Sweden (d. 1948)
  • Dec 14 Richard Batka, Austrian music critic and composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1922)
  • Dec 25 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Jazz Singer), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1934)