On This Day

Musicians Born in 1876

  • Jan 7 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
  • Jan 12 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian light opera composer, born in Venice, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1948)
  • Jan 20 Józef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist, composer, educator (Curtis Institute, 1924-38), and inventor, born in Podgórze, Austro-Hungarian Galicia (now Poland) (d. 1957)
  • Jan 29 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
  • Jan 29 [William] Havergal Brian, British composer ("Gothic" symphony), born in Dresden, Staffordshire (d. 1972)
  • Feb 4 Victor Jean Leonard Vreuls, composer
  • Feb 20 Théodore "Fyodor" Akimenko, Ukrainian composer, born in Kharkiv Drapeau, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • Feb 22 Zitkála-Šá, [aka Gertrude Bonnin] Native American (Yankton Dakota) writer, violinist, librettist (The Sun Dance Opera), educator, and political activist, born in Yankton Indian Reservation, Dakota Territory (now South Dakota) (d. 1938)
  • Feb 23 Wadih Sabra, Lebanese composer (Kulluna lil Watan), born in Beirut (d. 1952)
  • Feb 24 Jean Poveigh, composer
  • Feb 28 John Alden Carpenter, American composer (Sea Drift), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1951)
  • Mar 8 Franco Alfano, Italian opera composer (Puccini's Turandot), born in Posillipo, Italy (d. 1954)
  • Mar 11 Carl Ruggles, American composer (Evocations), born in Marion, Massachusetts (d. 1971)
  • Mar 17 Frederic Ayers, composer
  • Apr 5 Patrick Vretblad, Swedish composer, born in Svartnäs, Sweden (d. 1953)
  • Apr 25 Rubén M. Campos, Mexican novelist (Claudio Oranos) and musicologist (El folklore y la musica mexicana), born in Ciudad Manuel Doblado, Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1945)
  • May 13 Raoul Laparra, composer
  • May 20 John Owen Jones, composer
  • May 29 Jan Ingenhoven, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Breda (d. 1951)
  • Jun 2 Hakon Børresen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1954)
  • Jun 12 Narciso Garay, Panamanian composer, born in Panama (d. 1953)
  • Jul 17 Vittorio Gnecchi, Italian composer (Cassandra), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1954)
  • Jul 23 William Gillies Whittaker, English composer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1944)
  • Jul 26 Ernest Schelling, American composer and conductor (Victory Ball), born in Belvidere, New Jersey (d. 1939)

Mata Hari

Aug 7 Mata Hari [Margaretha Geertruida Zelle], Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and convicted German WWI spy, born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1917)

  • Sep 11 Alfonso Broqua, Uruguayan composer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1946)
  • Sep 12 Flor Alpaerts, Flemish composer (Tyl Uilenspiegel; Pallieter), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1954)
  • Sep 15 Bruno Walter, German symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)
  • Oct 10 Walter Niemann, German composer, born in Hamburg (d. 1953)
  • Nov 2 Eugeniusz Morawski-Dabrowa, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1948)
  • Nov 23 Manuel de Falla, Spanish pianist and composer (Atlántida), born in Cádiz, Spain (d. 1946)
  • Dec 7 Ludwig Schiedermair, German musicologist (Beethoven-Archiv), born in Regensburg, Germany (d. 1957)
  • Dec 11 Mieczysław Karłowicz, Polish composer and conductor (Rebirth Symphony, Op. 7), born in Vishnyeva, Russian Empire (now Belarus) (d. 1909)
  • Dec 19 Carlo Gatti, Italian musicologist (Verdi), born in Florence, Italy (d. 1965)
  • Dec 29 Pablo Casals [Pau Casals i Defilló], Spanish cellist, conductor and composer, born in Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1973)