On This Day

Musicians Born in 1877

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Gibson Gowland, British actor (Greed, Blind Husbands, The Phantom of the Opera), born in Spennymoor, Durham, England (d. 1951)
  • Jan 17 Hans Jelmoli, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Zurich (d. 1936)
  • Jan 20 Ruth St Denis, ballerina (Dances of the 5 Senses), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • Feb 1 Thomas Frederick Dunhill, composer
  • Feb 7 Feliks Nowowiejski, Polish organist and composer, born in Wartenburg, East Prussia, German Empire (d. 1946)
  • Feb 13 Jazeps Medins, composer
  • Feb 19 Louis Francois-Marie Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
  • Feb 24 Rudolph Ganz, Swiss-born American composer, born in Zurich (d. 1972)
  • Feb 25 Erich von Hornbostel, Austrian musicologist (d. 1935)
  • Feb 26 Russell Alexander, composer
  • Feb 28 Sergei Bortkiewicz, composer
  • Mar 4 Alexander Fyodorovich Gedike, composer
  • Apr 2 Arnold Schering, German musicologist (Humor, Heldentum, Tragik), born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1941)
  • Apr 23 Arthur Farwell, American composer, born in St Paul, Minnesota (d. 1952)
  • Apr 24 Charles Cuvillier, French composer of operetta (The Naughty Princess), born in Paris (d. 1955)
  • May 10 Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, composer

  • May 25 Billy Murray, American singer (Denver Nightengale), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1954)
  • May 26 Isadora Duncan, American free form/interpretative dancer, born in San Francisco, California (d. 1927)
  • Jun 14 Jane Bathori, French mezzo-soprano, born in Paris (d. 1970)
  • Jun 23 Blair Fairchild, composer
  • Jun 23 Hermann Stephani, composer
  • Jul 6 David Stanley Smith, American composer (Merrymount), born in Toledo, Ohio (d. 1949)
  • Jul 13 Karl Erb, German tenor
  • Jul 27 Ernő Dohnányi, Hungarian composer and conductor, born in Pozsony, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • Jul 30 Charles Radoux-Rogier, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1952)
  • Aug 16 Karl Hoschna, Tin Pan Alley-era composer (Every Little Movement), born in Kuschwarda, Bohemia (d. 1911)
  • Sep 6 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1957)
  • Sep 6 Charles "Buddy" Bolden, African-American jazz cornetist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1931)
  • Sep 9 Jesus Castillo, Guatemalan composer, born in Guatemala (d. 1946)
  • Sep 17 Jean Hure, French composer and organist, born in Gien, Loire (d. 1930)
  • Sep 18 Jozef de Voght, Flemish priest and songwriter (Under the Snow), born in Broechem, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • Sep 20 Armand Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • Sep 26 Alfred Cortot, French-Swiss pianist and teacher, born in Nyon, Vaud, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • Oct 11 John Parsons Beach, American composer, born in Gloversville, New York (d. 1953)
  • Oct 20 Josephine McGill, composer
  • Oct 24 Pavel Chesnokov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Voskresensk, Moscow Oblast, Russia (d. 1944)
  • Nov 1 Roger Quilter, British composer, born in Hove, Sussex (d. 1953)
  • Nov 7 Henry Balfour Gardiner, English composer and musician, born in Kensington, England (d. 1950)
  • Nov 21 Louis Campbell-Tipton, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1921)
  • Nov 21 Sigfrid Karg-Elert, German composer, born in Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany (d. 1933)
  • Dec 8 Paul Emile Ladmirault, composer
  • Dec 13 Mykola Leontovych, Ukrainian composer, born in Selevyntsi, Podolia, Russian Empire (d. 1921)
  • Dec 14 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Leiecyclys), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • Dec 18 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1934)