Birthdays in Music in 1868

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  • Jan 1 Snitz Edwards, Hungarian actor (College, Phantom of the Opera), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1937)
  • Jan 6 Vittorio Monti, composer
  • Jan 16 Cyril Metodej Hrazdira, composer
  • Jan 23 Juventino Rosas, composer
  • 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, composer
  • Feb 26 Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist
  • Mar 22 Hamish MacCunn, composer
  • Mar 27 Patty Smith Hill, American composer, teacher and songwriter (Happy Birthday to You), born in Anchorage, Kentucky (d. 1946)
  • Mar 28 Wojciech Gawronski, composer
  • Apr 2 Eduard Jacobs, singer/pianist (Dutch cabaret)
  • Apr 13 John Blackwood McEwen, composer
  • Apr 16 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer
  • Apr 19 Max Von Schillings, German composer/conductor (Der Pfeifertag)
  • Apr 22 Jose Vianna da Motta, composer
  • 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, composer
  • Sep 26 Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert, American composer, born in Somerville, Massachusetts (d. 1928)
  • Oct 10 Guillermo M Tomas, composer
  • 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)

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

Ragtime Composer Scott Joplin
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Scott Joplin
  • Nov 28 Frantisek Alois Drdla, composer
  • Dec 10 Louis Victor Saar, composer
  • Dec 11 Ernst Henrik Ellberg, composer
  • Dec 14 Richard Batka, composer
  • Dec 25 Eugenie Besserer, American actress (Jazz Singer), born in Watertown, New York (d. 1934)