Birthdays in Music in 1898

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  • Jan 1 Viktor Ullmann, opera composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis)
  • Jan 4 Roger Vuataz, composer
  • Jan 7 Geronimo Baqueiro Foster, composer
  • Jan 7 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 9 Gracie Fields, [Stansfield], England, music hall/vaudeville performer
  • Jan 12 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
  • Jan 13 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • Jan 21 Avery Claflin, composer
  • Jan 22 Alexander Abramsky, composer
  • Jan 22 Gustaf Paulson, composer
  • Jan 28 Vittorio Rieti, composer
  • Jan 29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)
  • Feb 7 Dock Boggs, American musician (d. 1971)
  • Feb 12 [Le]Roy Harris, Oklahoma, composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
  • Feb 21 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • Feb 27 Rutkowski Bronislaw, composer
  • Mar 6 Jo[hanne M Bos-]Vincent, Dutch soprano (Mattheus Passion)
  • Mar 18 Otto Jochum, German composer, born in Babenhausen (d. 1969)
  • Mar 26 Renzo Massarani, composer
  • Mar 26 Charles Shadwell, English conductor and bandleader (d. 1979)
  • Apr 9 Julius Patzak, Austrian tenor singer
  • Apr 9 Paul Robeson, American singer (Old Man River), actor and civil rights activist, born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1976)
  • Apr 12 Lily Pons, French opera singer (Met Opera) and actress (That Girl From Paris), born in Draguignan, France (d. 1976)
  • Apr 15 Nini de Boel, Flemish operette singer (White Horse)
  • May 6 Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor
  • May 10 Herbert Elwell, composer (Happy Hypocrite), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • May 14 Bonifacio Gil Garcia, composer
  • May 14 Zutty Singleton, US jazz drummer
  • May 21 Karel Haba, Czech composer and violinist, born in Vizovice, Moravia (d. 1972)
  • May 22 RenĂ© de Vos, Dutch actor and composer (Jij Bent Mijn Leven), born in Denmark (d. 1977)
  • May 25 Mischa Levitzki, composer
  • May 26 Ernst Bacon, American composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1990)
  • May 26 Gerard Bertouille, composer
  • May 28 Andy Kirk, jazz musician
  • May 31 Johan Brouwer, Dutch pianist/writer/resistance fighter
  • Jun 1 Edgar "Cookie" Fairchild, American bandleader (Jerry Colonna Show), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jun 1 Lieb Glantz, Ukrainian-born tenor, composer and Zionist, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1964)
  • Jun 15 Thomas Henry Wait Armstrong, English organist and composer, born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire (d. 1994)
  • Jun 19 Paul Muller-Zurich, composer
  • Jun 27 Tibor Harsanyi, composer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 4 Gertrude Lawrence, English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London (d. 1952)

Actress and Musical Performer Gertrude Lawrence
Actress and Musical Performer
Gertrude Lawrence
  • Jul 6 Hanns Eisler, German/US composer/German DR-minister for propaganda
  • Jul 7 Hanns Eisler, composer
  • Jul 9 Marcel Delannoy, composer
  • Jul 15 Noel Gay, [Richard Moxon Armitage], composer
  • Jul 15 Norman Demuth, composer
  • Jul 19 Juan Bautista Plaza-Alfonzo, composer
  • Jul 21 Ernest Willem Mulder, composer
  • Jul 21 Sara Carter, American vocalist, guitarist (Carter Family), born in Cooper Creek, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • Aug 1 Morris Stoloff, violinist (Picnic, Pal Joey), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 5 Ebbe Hamerik, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1951)
  • Sep 8 Queenie Smith, American actress and dancer (Funny Side), born in NYC, New York (d. 1978)
  • Sep 12 Salvador Bacarisse, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1963)
  • Sep 26 George Gershwin, [Jacob Gershvin], composer (Rhapsody in Blue), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 27 Vincent (Miller) Youmans, US composer/songwriter (Tea for Two)
  • Sep 30 Johannes Rontgen, composer
  • Oct 1 Karl Rankl, Austrian-born British composer and conductor (Covent Garden Opera Company), born in Gaaden (d. 1968)
  • Oct 7 Alfred Wallenstein, conductor (Chic Symph 1922-29), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Oct 8 Clarence Williams, American composer, born in Plaquemine, Louisiana (d. 1965)
  • Oct 15 Gunther Ramin, composer
  • Oct 17 Shinichi Suzuki, Japanese music teacher (Suzuki Method), born in Nagoya, Japan (d. 1998)
  • Oct 18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1981)
  • Oct 22 Marcel Mihalovici, composer
  • Oct 26 Beryl Rubinstein, American pianist and composer, born in Athens, Georgia (d. 1952)
  • Oct 29 Emmanuel Bondeville, composer
  • Nov 18 Oswald Erich Sehlbach, composer
  • Nov 27 Nelly Steuer-Wagenaar, Dutch pianist
  • Dec 3 Lev Konstantinovich Knipper, composer
  • Dec 5 Grace Moore, Slabtown, Tennessee, American soprano (One Night of Love)
  • Dec 13 Daniel Lazarus, French composer (d. 1964)
  • Dec 14 Frederick Douglass Hall, American composer, born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1982)
  • Dec 15 Fernando Remacha, composer
  • Dec 24 Baby Dodds, American jazz drummer (d. 1959)
  • Dec 29 Jeanne Leleu, composer
  • Dec 30 Vincent Lopez, American orchestra leader (Welcome Aboard), born in Brooklyn, New York