On This Day

Birthdays in Music in 1881

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, Russian composer, born in Surazh, Russia (d. 1944)
  • Feb 1 Jose Ignacio Quinton, composer
  • Feb 6 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1949)
  • Feb 12 Anna Pavlova, Russian prima ballerina and choreographer (Diaghilew, Dying Swan), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1931)
  • Feb 19 Armin Knab, German composer (Eichendorff-cycle)
  • Mar 18 Paul Le Flem, composer
  • Mar 21 Hermann Sandby, composer
  • Mar 25 Béla Bartok, Hungarian composer and pianist (Concerto for Orchestra), born in Nagyszentmiklós, Kingdom of Hungary, Austria-Hungary (d. 1945)
  • Apr 8 Fernand Lamy, French composer, born in Chauvigny, France (d. 1966)
  • Apr 11 Harvey Bartlett Gaul, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1945)
  • Apr 18 Hermann Zilcher, German pianist and composer (Dr Eisenbart), born in Frankfurt am Main (d. 1948)
  • Apr 20 Nikolai Myaskovsky, Russian composer (Kirov is With Us), born in Modlin Fortress, Poland (d. 1950)
  • Apr 20 Sem Dresden, Dutch composer and conductor, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1957)
  • May 11 Jan van Gilse, composer/resistance fighter (Frau Helga von Staveren)
  • May 11 Pascual Rogatis, composer
  • May 13 Ilona Durigo, Hungarian singer

  • May 24 Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský, Slovak composer, born in Trnava, Slovakia (d. 1958)
  • May 29 Frederik Septimus Kelly, Australian-British composer and rower (Summer Olympic gold 1908), born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1916)
  • Jun 8 Prospero Bisquertt, Chilean composer, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1959)
  • Jun 29 Curt Sachs, German musicologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • Jul 9 Richard Hageman, Dutch born American pianist, composer and conductor (Caponsacchi), born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands (d. 1966)
  • Aug 1 Stanislaw Kazuro, Polish composer, born in Vilnius Region (d. 1961)
  • Aug 12 Vaclav Vackar, composer
  • Aug 18 Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, composer
  • Aug 19 Georges Enesco, Romanian violinist and composer (Romanian Dances), born in Liveni, Dorohoi, Romania (d. 1955)
  • Aug 28 Arne Eggen, Norwegian composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1955)
  • Aug 29 Edvin Kallstenius, Swedish composer and librarian, born in Filipstad, Sweden (d. 1967)
  • Sep 27 Ernest Williams, American composer, born in Wayne County, Indiana (d. 1947)
  • Sep 27 Johanna "Annie" Bakker, Dutch revue-artist, singer and actress, born (d. 1940)
  • Sep 28 Henry Geehl, English composer, born in London (d. 1961)
  • Oct 1 Leonid Sabaneyev, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1968)
  • Oct 2 Ferdinand [Fred] Barlow, French composer, born in Mulhouse (d. 1951)
  • Oct 3 Ludomir Michał Rogowski, Polish composer, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1954)
  • Oct 12 Carlos Lopez Buchardo, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1948)
  • Oct 13 George Bacovia [Vasiliu], Romanian poet and composer (Plumb), born in Bacău, Romania (d. 1957)
  • Nov 4 Gena Branscombe, composer
  • Nov 25 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)
  • Dec 24 Bronislaw Zygmunt Szulc, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1955)
  • Dec 24 Charles Wakefield Cadman, American composer, born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (d. 1946)