On This Day

August 1834 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 9 Elias Álvares Lobo, Brazilian composer, born in Itu, Brazil (d. 1901)
  • Aug 17 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer and conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata), born in Harelbeke, Flanders (d. 1901)
  • Aug 31 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (I Lituani, La Giaconda), born in Paderno Ponchielli, Italy (d. 1886)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 8 Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 14 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe, dies at 63