On This Day

Musicians Born in 1874

  • Jan 1 Hugo Leichtentritt, composer
  • Jan 4 Josef Suk, Czech violinist (Bohemian String Quartet, 1891-1933), composer (Asrael Symphony; Ripening; Serenade for Strings), and educator, born in Křečovice, Bohema (d. 1935)
  • Jan 29 Robert Lach, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1958)
  • Feb 11 Fritz Bennicke Hart, composer
  • Feb 15 Emilis Melngailis, Latvian composer and ethnomusicologist, born in Vidriži, Russian Empire (d. 1954)
  • Feb 16 Marie Gutheil-Schoder, German soprano (d. 1935)
  • Feb 20 Mary Garden, Aberdeen Scotland, opera star
  • Feb 26 Carl Vogler, Swiss composer, born in Oberrohrdorf (d. 1951)
  • Mar 9 Richard Ohlsson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1940)
  • Mar 12 Edmund Eysler, Austrian composer, mostly of operettas (Bruder Straubinger; The Golden Mistress), born in Hernals, Austria (d. 1949)
  • Mar 26 Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer, born in Tábor, Czech Republic (d. 1930)
  • Apr 3 Eduardo Sanchez de Fuentes, Cuban composer, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1944)
  • Apr 9 Julius Bittner, Austrian composer (Little Violet), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939)
  • May 13 Henry Clough-Leiter, American composer, born in Washington D.C. (d. 1956)
  • May 22 Francesco Paolo Neglia, Italian composer, born in Enna, Italy (d. 1932)
  • Jun 7 Theodor Streicher, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1940)
  • Jun 11 Richard Stöhr, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • Jun 12 Willem Landré, Dutch composer and music educator, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1948)
  • Jun 16 Mikhail Vladimirovich Ivanov-Boretsky, composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1936)
  • Jun 28 Oley Speaks, American composer (On the Road to Mandalay), born in Canal Winchester, Ohio (d. 1948)
  • Jun 29 Georg Göhler, German composer (Rückert), born in Zwickau, Germany (d. 1954)
  • Jul 5 Gerhard von Keussler, German composer, born in Gulbene, Latvia (d. 1949)
  • Jul 26 Serge Koussevitzky, Russian-American conductor (Boston Symphony, 1924-49), born in Vyshny Volochyok, Russia (d. 1951)
  • Aug 9 Reynaldo Hahn, Venezuelan-French singer, composer, conductor, and music critic, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1947)
  • Aug 10 Bill Johnson, American musician (d. 1972)
  • Aug 22 Edward Bairstow, English composer, born in Trinity Street, Huddersfield, England (d. 1946)
  • Sep 1 Heinrich Otto Ludwig, composer
  • Sep 11 Heinrich Kaspar Schmid, German composer, born in Landau, Germany (d. 1953)

Arnold Schoenberg

Sep 13 Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-American composer (Verklärte Nacht - Transfigured Night; 2nd Quartet), and painter associated with the expressionist movement, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1951)

  • Sep 21 Gustav Holst, English composer (Planets), born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1934)
  • Oct 15 Otallo Morales, Spanish composer, born in Almería, Spain (d. 1957)
  • Oct 20 Charles Ives, American composer (Holiday Quick Step), born in Danbury, Connecticut (d. 1954)
  • Nov 13 Marguerite Long, French concert pianist (Ravel) and teacher (Paris Conservatoire, 1906-40), born in Nîmes, France (d. 1966)
  • Nov 18 Riccardo Martin, American tenor and composer, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky (d. 1952)
  • Nov 19 Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, born in Hycklinge, Sweden (d. 1943)
  • Dec 1 Dominicus Johner, German composer and scholar, born in Waldsee (d. 1955)
  • Dec 22 Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer & musician, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1939)
  • Dec 25 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
  • Dec 27 Max Ettinger, Jewish-German composer (Jiddische Requiem), born in Lwow, Poland (d. 1951)
  • Dec 31 Ernest Austin, English composer, born in Poplar, London (d. 1947)