On This Day

August 1820 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Luther Orlando Emerson, American composer, born in Parsonsfield, Maine (d. 1915)
  • Aug 20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1873)
  • Aug 24 Jacopo Tomadini, Italian composer, born in Cividale del Friuli, Italy (d. 1883)
  • Aug 30 George Frederick Root, American songwriter (The Battle Cry of Freedom), born in Sheffield, Massachusetts (d. 1895)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Antonin Vranicky, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 59
  • Aug 11 János Lavotta, Hungarian violinist and composer, dies at 56