On This Day

August 1826 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 13 William Thomas Best, English organist and composer, born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 1897)
  • Aug 27 Hermann Kipper, German music teacher and composer, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1910)
  • Aug 28 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 30 Theodor Zwetler, Austrian composer, dies at 67