On This Day

August 1862 in Music

Events in Music

  • Aug 9 Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 11 Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)

Person of interestClaude Debussy

Aug 22 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
Composer
Claude Debussy

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 31 Ignaz Assmayer, composer, dies at 72