On This Day

November 1868 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 4 Carolina “La Belle” Otero, Spanish actress, singer and courtesan, born in Valga, Galicia, Spain (d. 1965)
  • Nov 9 Andrea d'Angeli, Italian composer, born in Italy (d. 1940)
  • Nov 13 Pierre Maurice, Swiss composer, born in Allaman, Switzerland (d. 1936)
  • Nov 15 Ferruccio Giannini, Italian-American operatic tenor (one of the first to be recorded), teacher, and impresario (Verdi Opera House, Philadelphia), born in Barga, Italy (d. 1948)

Scott Joplin

Nov 24 Scott Joplin, American ragtime entertainer and composer ("Maple Leaf Rag"; "The Entertainer"), born in Texarkana, Texas (d. 1917)

  • Nov 28 František Drdla, Czech composer, born in Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic (d. 1944)

Deaths in Music

Gioachino Rossini

Nov 13 Gioachino Rossini, Italian composer (Barber of Seville, William Tell), dies at 76