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)

Jerome Kern

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

  • Jan 27 Eduard Künneke, German composer (d. 1953)
  • Feb 9 Alban 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 Würz, German composer, and music critic, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1965)
  • Feb 26 Lili Green [Alice Sally Mary], Dutch English dancer, born in Bromley, England (d. 1977)
  • Mar 16 Giacomo Benvenuti, Italian composer, born in Toscolano, Italy (d. 1943)
  • Mar 22 Adriano Lualdi, Italian composer and conductor (d. 1971)
  • Mar 22 Jēkabs Mediņš, Latvian composer, born in Riga, Russian Empire (now Latvia) (d. 1971)
  • 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 16 Alexandre Stellio [Fructueux], Martinican biguine clarinetist, composer, and bandleader, born in Anses d'Arlet, Martinique (d. 1939)
  • Apr 17 Cecil Burleigh, American composer, born in Wyoming, New York (d. 1980)
  • Apr 29 Wallingford Riegger, American cellist, composer (New Dance; Cooper Square), and educator, born in Albany, Georgia (d. 1961)
  • Apr 30 Luigi Russolo, Italian Futurist composer (The Art of Noises), born in Portogruaro, Italy (d. 1947)
  • May 5 Agustín Barrios Mangoré , Paraguayan classical guitarist and composer (La Catedral), born in San Juan Bautista, Paraguay (d. 1944)
  • 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, Slovak composer, born in Arad, Hungarian Kingdom (d. 1958)
  • 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 14 María Grever, Mexican-American composer ("What A Difference A Day Makes" / "Cuando vuelva a tu lado"), born in Guanajuato, Mexico (d. 1951)
  • 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, Italian operatic spinto tenor singer (New York Metropolitan Opera, 1913-45), born in Montagnana, Italy
  • 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, French composer, born in Caen, France (d. 1961)
  • 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 music critic (New York World), composer (Through The Looking Glass; Peter Ibbetson), and promoter of classical music (Fantasia), born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)