August 1856 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 12 Anthony Faas, of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, is granted a second patent for improvements to the accordion (Patent No. 15511A)

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 10 Paul Geisler, German conductor, composer, and pedagogue, born in Stolp, Pomerania (now Słupia, Poland) (d. 1919)
  • Aug 18 Charles H. Gabriel, American Gospel composer, born in Wilton, Iowa (d. 1932)
  • Aug 18 Jan Karol Gall, Polish conductor an composer of mostly vocal pieces (Mizerna, cicha), born in Warsaw (d. 1912)
  • Aug 24 Felix Mottl, Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), born in Unter-St.-Veit, Austria (d. 1911)
  • Aug 31 Nikoghayos Fadeyi Tigranyan, Armenian composer, born in Gyumri, Armenia (d. 1951)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 4 Johann Gottlieb Schneider, German composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 5 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 20 Philipp Jakob Riotte, German composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 21 Peter Josef von Lindpaintner, German composer, dies at 64