On This Day

Musicians Born in 1885

  • Jan 1 Roland Diggle, English-born American composer and organist (d. 1954)
  • Jan 23 Boleslaw Wallek-Walewski, Polish composer and conductor, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1944)

Person of interestJerome Kern

Jan 27 Jerome Kern, American Broadway composer (Showboat, Roberta), born in NYC, New York

Broadway Composer Jerome Kern
Broadway Composer
Jerome Kern
  • Jan 27 Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
  • Feb 9 Alban Maria Johannes Berg, a Lulu of a composer!, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1935)
  • Feb 12 Licinio Refice, Italian priest and composer (Cecilia), born in Patrica, Italy (d. 1954)
  • Feb 15 Richard Wurz, composer
  • Feb 26 Lili Green [Alice Sally Mary], Neth/Eng dancer
  • Mar 16 Giacomo Benvenuti, Italian composer, born in Toscolano, Italy (d. 1943)
  • Mar 22 Adriano Lualdi, composer
  • Mar 22 Jakabs Medins, composer
  • Mar 26 Julius Harrison, British composer and conductor (Bredon Hill), born in Stourport, Worcestershire (d. 1963)
  • Mar 28 Marc-Jean-Baptiste Delmas, French composer, born in Saint-Quentin, France (d. 1931)
  • Apr 5 Dimitrie Cuclin, Romanian composer, born in Galați County, Romania (d. 1978)
  • Apr 6 Carlos Leon Salzedo, composer
  • Apr 8 Dimitrios Levidis, Greek composer, born in Athens, Greece (d. 1951)

  • Apr 16 Leo Weiner, Hungarian composer (Fasching), born in Budapest, Austria-Hungary (d. 1960)
  • Apr 17 Cecil Burleigh, American composer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1980)
  • Apr 29 Wallingford Riegger, American composer (Bacchangle), born in Albany, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • Apr 30 Luigi Russolo, Italian Futurist composer (The Art of Noises), born in 30 April 1885 Portogruaro, Italy (d. 1947)
  • May 11 [Joe] King Oliver, American jazz musician (Dippermouth Blues), born in Aben, Louisiana (birth date disputed - could be Dec. 19) (d. 1938)
  • May 14 Otto Klemperer, Breslau Germany, conductor/composer (Das Ziel)
  • May 22 Julio Fonseca, Costa Rican composer, born in San José, Costa Rica (d. 1950)
  • Jun 7 Percy Brier, Australian composer, born in North Pine, Queensland (d. 1970)
  • Jun 12 Werner Erich Josten, German composer (Jungle), born in Elberfeld, Germany (d. 1963)
  • Jun 19 Stevan Hristić, Serbian composer, born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1958)
  • Jun 27 Artúr Harmat, Hungarian composer, born in Bojná, Hungary (d. 1962)
  • Jun 28 Giuseppe Mulè, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1951)
  • Jun 29 André Gailhard, French classical music composer, born in Paris (d. 1966)
  • Jul 7 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer
  • Jul 12 George Butterworth, English composer, born in Paddington, London (d. 1916)
  • Jul 17 Benjamin James Dale, composer
  • Jul 24 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist and composer, born in Nagybecskerek, Hungary (d. 1945)
  • Aug 3 Siegfried Salomon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1962)
  • Aug 12 Alexander Albrecht, composer
  • Aug 15 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, Russian composer (A Symphonic Mystery, for Theremin and Orchestra), born in Rostov-on-Don (d. 1972)

  • Aug 28 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, born in Rautavaara, Finland (d. 1960)
  • Sep 11 Herbert Stothart, American composer, born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1949)
  • Sep 14 Vittorio Gui, Italian conductor and composer (Batture d'aspetto), born in Rome, Italy (d. 1975)
  • Sep 17 Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Soviet composer who composed the anthem used by Azerbaijan during the Soviet period, born in Agjabadi, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • Sep 18 Muslim Magomayev, Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, born in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia (d. 1937)
  • Sep 21 Thomas de Hartmann, Russian composer, born in Khoruzhivka, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1956)
  • Oct 8 Will Vodery, African-American composer, born in Philadelphia (d. 1951)
  • Oct 21 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian-English composer, teacher, and musicologist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1974)
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • Oct 22 Lothar Windsperger, German composer and music publisher, born in Ampfing, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1935)
  • Nov 9 Aureliano Pertile, Italian tenor, born in Montagnana, Italy (d. 1952)
  • Nov 13 Montague Fawcett Phillips, British composer, born in Tottenham, London (d. 1969)
  • Nov 27 Rudolph Reti, Serbian composer, born in Užice, Kingdom of Serbia (D. 1957)
  • Dec 1 Guy de Lioncourt, composer
  • Dec 10 János Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, born in Prague (d. 1954)
  • Dec 10 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer (Behind the Barbed Wire Fence), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Joseph Deems Taylor, American composer (Peter Ibbetson) and promoter of classical music, born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)