On This Day

August 1868 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Oskar Merikanto, Finnish composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1924)
  • Aug 7 Granville Bantock, English composer and conductor (Hebridean Symphony), born in London (d. 1946)
  • Aug 14 Leone Sinigaglia, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1944)
  • Aug 16 Charles Sanford Skilton, American composer (Suite Primeval), born in Northhampton, Massachusetts (d. 1941)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 11 Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (Brudefaerden i Hardanger), dies at 52
  • Aug 27 Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, Swiss composer, dies at 82