On This Day

August 1775 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1814)
  • Aug 17 Philippe Libon, composer
  • Aug 28 Sophie Gail, French singer and composer, born in Paris (d. 1819)
  • Aug 31 Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa, French classical guitarist and composer, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1849)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Heinrich Nikolaus Gerber, German composer, dies at 72