Birthdays in Music in 1870

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  • Jan 3 Henry Eichheim, composer
  • Jan 4 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • Jan 13 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor (St Moniuszko)
  • Jan 20 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
  • Jan 22 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer
  • Feb 12 Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
  • Feb 13 Leopold Godowsky, Lithuania, virtuoso pianist/composer
  • Feb 27 Louis Coerne, composer
  • Mar 6 Oscar Straus, composer (Ein Walzertraum), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 10 Alfred Kastner, composer
  • Apr 7 Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
  • Apr 20 Simeon Roncal, composer
  • Apr 28 Hermann Suter, composer
  • Apr 30 Franz Lehar, operetta composer (Naughty Marietta)
  • May 14 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer
  • Jun 29 Joseph Carl Breil, composer
  • Jul 15 Ernest Walker, composer
  • Jul 18 Emil Mlynarski, composer
  • Aug 4 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), born in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1950)
  • Sep 1 Timotei Popovici, composer
  • Sep 8 Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer
  • Sep 22 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • Sep 23 John Lomax, Miss, folk song collector/ethnomusicologist
  • Oct 8 Louis Vierne, French organist and composer, born in Poitiers, France (d. 1937)
  • Nov 16 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne (d. 1960)
  • Nov 19 Vicente Lleo, composer
  • Nov 22 Howard Brockway, composer
  • Nov 30 Cecil Forsyth, composer
  • Dec 2 Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
  • Dec 5 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (d. 1949)
  • Dec 24 Rosario Scalero, composer