On This Day

Musicians Born in 1881

  • Jan 5 Nikolay Andreyevich Roslavets, Russian composer, born in Surazh, Russia (d. 1944)
  • Feb 1 José Ignacio Quintón, Puerto-Rican composer (El coquí; Requiem por Angel Mislán), born in Caguas , Puerto Rico (d. 1925)
  • Feb 6 Karl Weigl, Austrian-American pianist, composer, and educator, 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)
  • Feb 22 James Reese Europe, American ragtime and early jazz arranger, composer, and bandleader in New York, and with the military in France during WWI, born in Mobile, Alabama (d. 1919) [1]
  • Mar 18 Paul Le Flem, French composer and music critic, born in Radon, France (d. 1984)
  • Mar 21 Hermann Sandby, composer
  • Mar 23 Egon Petri, Dutch classical pianist, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1962)

Béla Bartok

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 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 Próspero 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 Zilcher, German pianist and composer (Dr Eisenbart, Die Liebesmesse), born in Frankfurt am Main (d. 1948)
  • 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, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Picton, Ontario (d. 1977)
  • Nov 25 Peder Gram, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1956)
  • Dec 19 Joseph "King" Oliver, American jazz cornet player, composer, bandleader, and mentor to Louis Armstrong, born in Aben, Louisiana (d. 1938)
  • 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)