On This Day

August 1821 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 24 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, born in Zibello, Italy (d. 1890)
  • Aug 31 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, Bohemian clarinetist, band leader, and composer, born in Polepy, Austrian Empire (now Czech Republic) (d. 1899)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 64
  • Aug 10 Salvatore Vigano, composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 29 Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86