On This Day

Birthdays in Music in 1879

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Sydney Baynes, composer
  • Feb 9 [Carl] Natanael Berg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 1957)
  • Feb 10 Franz Carl Bornschein, composer
  • Feb 11 Jean Gilbert [Max Winterfeld], German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1942)
  • Feb 25 Otakar Ostrcil, composer
  • Feb 26 Frank Bridge, English violinist/composer/conductor/tutor of B Britten
  • Feb 27 Jose Sancho Marraco, composer
  • Mar 11 Justus Hermann Wetzel, composer
  • Mar 19 Joseph Haas, German (opera)composer (Tobias Wunderlich)
  • Mar 25 Otakar Zich, Czech composer, born in Městec Králové (d. 1934)
  • Apr 4 Gabriel Groulez, French composer, born in Lille, France (d. 1944)
  • Apr 29 Thomas Beecham, English composer (found London Philharmonic), born in St Helens, Lancashire (d. 1961)
  • May 6 Tobias Norlind, Swedish musicologist, born in Vellinge, Sweden (d. 1947)
  • May 22 Eastwood Lane, American composer, born in Brewerton, New York (d. 1951)
  • May 22 Jean Cras, French composer, born in Brest, France (d. 1932)
  • May 31 Mark Hambourg, Russian-British composer, born in Boguchar, Russia (d. 1960)

  • Jun 5 Adolf Wiklund, Swedish composer, born in Långserud, Värmland, Sweden (d. 1950)
  • Jun 10 Benjamin Lambord, American composer, born in Portland, Maine (d. 1915)
  • Jun 24 Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer
  • Jun 28 Sigurd von Koch, Swedish composer, born in Ägnö, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • Jul 3 Philippe Gaubert, French musician and composer, born in Cahors, France (d. 1941)
  • Jul 5 Wanda Landowska, Polish-French harpsichordist (Musique Ancienne), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1959)
  • Jul 5 Volkmar Andreae, Swiss conductor and composer (Tonhalle Orchestra), born in Bern, Switzerland (d. 1962)
  • Jul 7 Jacob Weinberg, Rusian-born Jewish composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1956)
  • Jul 9 Ottorino Respighi, Italian composer (Pines of Rome), born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1936)
  • Jul 22 Gustaf Heintze, Swedish pianist, organist, pedagogue and composer, born in Jönköping (d. 1946)
  • Aug 13 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Mai-Dun), born in Bowdon, Cheshire, England (d. 1962)
  • Aug 23 Alfrēds Kalniņš, Latvian composer, born in Cēsis, Russian Empire (d. 1951)
  • Aug 24 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • Aug 31 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
  • Aug 31 Alma Mahler, Viennese composer and Wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)
  • Sep 25 Luís Costa, Portuguese composer, born in Monte de Fralães, Barcelos (d. 1960)
  • Sep 27 Cyril Scott, English composer and author (Heroic Suite), born in Oxton, Cheshire (d. 1970)
  • Sep 29 Joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer
  • Sep 30 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist and critic, born in Zurich (d. 1944)
  • Sep 30 Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Viola d'amour)

  • Oct 5 Halfdan Cleve [née Klewe], Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Kongsberg, Norway (d. 1951)
  • Oct 7 Joe Hill, Jevla Sweden, organizer (IWW)/songwriter (Union Scab)/martyr
  • Oct 7 Joseph Bovet, composer
  • Oct 13 Peter Van Anrooy, Dutch conductor and composer (Piet Hein Rhapsodie), born in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • Oct 18 Grzegorz Fitelberg, Polish violinist/conductor/composer, born in Daugavpils, Russian Empire (now Latvia); (d. 1953)
  • Oct 21 Marie Joseph Canteloube de Malaret, composer
  • Oct 25 Jean Rogister, Belgian virtuoso violist and composer, born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1964)
  • Oct 25 Mayhew Lester Lake, American composer, born in Southville, Massachusetts (d. 1955)
  • Oct 28 Conrado del Campo y Zabaleta, Spanish composer, born in Madrid (d. 1953)
  • Nov 13 Maurice Delage, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1961)
  • Nov 14 Geoffrey Turton Shaw, composer
  • Nov 27 Adam Tadeusz Wieniawski, composer
  • Nov 29 Jacob Gade, Danish composer(d. 1963)
  • Dec 4 Hamilton Harty, Irish composer and conductor called "the prince of accompanists", born in Hillsborough, Ireland (d. 1941)
  • Dec 7 Rudolf Friml, Czech-American composer (Bohemian suite), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1972)
  • Dec 12 Percy Fletcher, British composer, born in Derby (d. 1932)
  • Dec 15 Rudolf von Laban, Czech-German choreographer (modern dance), born in Bratislava, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • Dec 19 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer
  • Dec 24 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, Polish composer, born in Jarosław, Poland (d. 1979)
  • Dec 26 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, Armenian music composer and conductor, born in Alexandropol, Armenia (d. 1950)
  • Dec 26 Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (Schwanenweiß), born in Freiburg im Breisgau (d. 1950)