On This Day

October 1864 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 25 Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian-American composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1956)
  • Oct 26 Joseph Moorat, British composer (Prunella) (d. 1938)
  • Oct 30 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge, American pianist and philanthropist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1953)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 18 Jacques-François Gallay, French horn player and composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 27 Andreas Randel, Swedish composer, dies at 58