Birthdays in Music in 1895

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Nathaniel Shilkret, American conductor, born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 3 Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, Ukrainian composer and the father of modern Ukrainian music, born in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • Jan 3 Mihail Andricu, composer
  • Jan 5 Elizabeth Cotten, American musician, born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina (d. 1987)
  • Jan 7 Clara Haskil, Romanian pianist (d. 1960)
  • Jan 13 Fortunio Bonanova, Palma de Mallorca Spain, opera singer
  • Jan 20 Eva Jessye, American singer, actress, songwriter (Hallelujah) and 1st black woman to receive international distinction as a choral conductor, born in Coffeyville, Kansas (d. 1992)
  • Jan 27 Claudio Carneyro, composer
  • Jan 27 Joseph Rosenstock, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1936-41), born in Kraków, Poland
  • Jan 27 Harry Ruby [Harry Rubenstein], American composer and screen writer, born NYC, New York
  • Feb 3 Nick Kenny, Astoria columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Feb 11 Viktor Nikolayevich Trambitsky, composer
  • Feb 25 Henri Martelli, composer
  • Feb 28 Guiomar Novaes, Brazil, pianist (Brazilian Order of Merit)
  • Mar 3 Alexander Nicolaas Voormolen, Dutch composer (d. 1980)
  • Mar 4 Bjarne Brustad, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1978)

  • Mar 7 Juan Jose Castro, composer
  • Mar 21 Zlatko Baloković, Croatian violinist (d. 1955)
  • Mar 23 Dane Rudhyar, composer
  • Apr 1 Alberta Hunter, blues singer/composer (Downhearted Blues)
  • Apr 3 Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Italian composer, born in Florence (d. 1968)
  • Apr 4 Arthur Murray [Moses Teichman], American ballroom dancer and businessman (Arthur Murray Dance Party), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)
  • Apr 7 Eduardo Toldra, composer
  • Apr 8 Sigurdur Thordarson, composer
  • Apr 9 Mance Lipscomb, American blues musician (Shine On, Harvest Moon), born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Apr 9 Rudolf Kattnigg, Austrian composer, born in Carinthia, Austria (d. 1955)
  • Apr 13 Olga Rudge, American-born concert violinist, born in Youngstown, Ohio (d. 1996)
  • Apr 14 Wiktor Labunski, composer
  • Apr 20 Emile Christian, American jazz trombonist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1973)
  • Apr 29 Malcolm Sargent, English conductor (Promenade Concerts)
  • May 1 Leo Sowerby, American organist and composer (Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1946), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 1968)
  • May 2 Lorenz Hart, American lyricist, born in Harlem, New York (d. 1943)
  • May 11 William Grant Still, American composer ("Afro-American" Symphony), born in Woodville, Mississippi (d. 1978)
  • May 14 Renato Lunelli, composer
  • May 19 Albert Hay Malotte, composer
  • May 19 Cecil Gray, Scottish composer and music critic (d. 1959)
  • May 27 Marij Kogoj, Slovenian composer, born in Trieste (d. 1956)
  • Jun 5 August Baeyens, Flemish composer (Coriolanus), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1966)
  • Jun 14 Cliff Edwards, "Ukulele Ike", Hannibal Missouri, singer (54th Street Revue, When You Wish Upon a Star)
  • Jun 17 Slavko Osterc, composer
  • Jun 28 Kazimierz Sikorski, Polish composer, born in Zurich, Switzerland (d. 1986)

  • Jul 3 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, Russian-Ukrainian composer, born in Dvorichnyi Kut, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • Jul 4 Irving Caesar, American songwriter (Sometimes I'm Happy), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)
  • Jul 5 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10 Carl Orff, German composer (Antigonae; Mozart prize 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jul 12 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), born in Hamar, Norway (d. 1962)
  • Jul 12 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist who worked with Richard Rodgers (Sound of Music), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Jul 25 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz, Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)
  • Aug 16 Jacinto Guerrero, composer
  • Aug 22 Paul Taylor White, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1973)
  • Aug 31 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer
  • Sep 1 Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, Indian musician (d. 1974)
  • Sep 11 Harry Tobias, American songwriter, born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Sep 16 Karol Rathaus, composer
  • Sep 28 Dave Franklin, American composer (The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down), born in New York City (d. 1970)
  • Oct 21 Shukichi Mitsukuri, composer
  • Oct 28 John Boles, American singer and actor (Babes in Baghdad), born in Greenville, Texas (d. 1969)
  • Nov 5 Walter Gieseking, German pianist/composer
  • Nov 8 Hermann Schey, German/Neth singer
  • Nov 11 Jacov Gotovac, composer
  • Nov 16 Paul Hindemith, German composer (Mathis der Maler) , born in Hanau (d. 1963)
  • Nov 18 Ernst Levy, Swiss composer, born in Basel (d. 1981)
  • Nov 25 Wilhelm Kempff, Juterbog Germany, pianist (Unter dem Zimbelstern)
  • Nov 28 José Iturbi, Spanish pianist (d. 1980)
  • Nov 29 Lodovico Rocca, composer
  • Nov 30 Johann Nepomuk David, composer
  • Dec 2 Harriet Cohen, British pianist (d. 1967)
  • Dec 5 Henriëtte Bosmans, Dutch pianist and composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1952)
  • Dec 9 Conchita Supervía, Spanish opera singer, born in Barcelona (d. 1936)
  • Dec 21 Paul Hoffer, German composer, born in Barmen, Germany (d. 1949)