Birthdays in Music in 1878

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  • Jan 1 Edwin Franko Goldman, composer
  • Jan 6 Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)
  • Jan 15 Johanna Muller-Hermann, composer
  • Jan 23 Rutland Boughton, British composer (The Immortal Hour), born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (d. 1960)
  • Jan 28 Walter Kollo [Kollodziepski], German composer (Der Juxbaron)
  • Feb 6 Waclaw Gieburowski, composer
  • Feb 7 Ossip Gabrilovich, composer
  • Feb 16 Selim Palmgren, Finnish pianist and composer (Daniel Hjort), born in Pori, Finland (d. 1951)
  • Feb 21 Fritz Cortolezis, composer
  • Feb 28 Artur Kapp, Estonian composer (d. 1952)
  • Mar 1 Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont, composer
  • Mar 4 Egbert Van Alstyne, American songwriter and pianist (d. 1951)
  • Mar 12 Joseph Gustav Mraczek, composer
  • Mar 21 Thurlow Weed Lieurance, composer
  • Mar 23 Franz Schrecker, Austrian composer (Der ferne Klang, Der Schatzgräber)
  • Mar 25 Theodore Samuel Holland, composer
  • Apr 6 Carl Emil Theodor Ehrenberg, composer
  • Apr 8 Rudolf Nelson, composer
  • May 15 Francisco Pujol, composer
  • May 19 Adam von Ahn Carse, composer
  • May 25 Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, American actor and tap dancer (Stormy Weather, Little Colonel), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1949)
  • Jun 25 Jean Gallon, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1959)
  • Jun 26 Albert Siklos, composer

Person of interestGeorge M. Cohan

Jul 3 George M. Cohan, American father of musical comedy (Phantom President, Give My Regards to Broadway), born in Providence, Rhode Island (d. 1942)

Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan
  • Jul 5 Joseph Holbrooke, English pianist/conductor/composer
  • Jul 17 Henri Zagwijn, composer
  • Jul 25 Heinrich Gebhard, German-born American composer, born in Sobernheim, Rhineland-Palatinate (d.1963)
  • Aug 3 Constantino Gaito, composer
  • Aug 13 Leonid Vladimirovich Nikolayev, composer
  • Aug 18 Fritz Brun, Swiss composer and conductor, born in Lucerne (d. 1959)
  • Aug 27 Joseph John Richards, composer
  • Aug 31 Albert Riemenschneider, American musician and composer, born in Berea, Ohio (d. 1950)
  • Sep 17 Vincenzo Tommasini, composer
  • Oct 16 Carlos Pedrell, composer
  • Oct 17 Henri Mulet, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1967)
  • Nov 6 Ernest Irving, English composer, born in Godalming, Surrey (d. 1953)
  • Nov 15 Bela Reinitz, composer
  • Nov 23 André Caplet, French composer and conductor (Conte Fantastic, Le miroir de Jesus), born on a boat sailing between Le Havre (Seine-Maritime) and Honfleur (Calvados) in France (d. 1925)
  • Nov 27 Mabel Wheeler Daniels, composer
  • Dec 5 Arrigo Pedrollo, composer
  • Dec 19 Anton Lajovic, composer