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October 1869 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 6 Johannes Brahms' "Liebeslieder Walzer" premieres

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 9 Harry Lawrence Freeman, African-American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1954)
  • Oct 11 Frederic Norton, English composer (Chu Chin Chow), born in Broughton-in-Salford (d. 1946)
  • Oct 23 Jacobus H "Koos" Speenhoff, Dutch cabaret singer, born in Kralingen, Holland (d. 1945)
  • Oct 26 August Halm, German composer, born in Vellberg, Germany (d. 1929)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 23 Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Tolbecque, Belgian-French composer, dies at 72