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Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (Prometheus) and pianist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1915)
  • Jan 11 Paul Graener, composer
  • Jan 16 Henri-Paul Busser, composer
  • Mar 7 Vasily Andreyevich Zolotaryov, composer
  • Mar 8 Paul Juon, Russian-Swiss violinist and composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1940)
  • Mar 10 Felix Borowski, composer
  • Mar 18 Frank Hoyt Losey, composer
  • Mar 19 Anna Held, Polish-born French actress and singer (A Parisian Model), born in Warsaw (d. 1918)
  • Mar 20 Bernhard Seklas, composer
  • Mar 30 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, composer
  • Mar 31 Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russian dance master (Imperial Ballet)
  • Apr 1 Tadeusz Joteyko, composer
  • Apr 4 Nikolai Amani, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1904)
  • Apr 4 Pauline de Haan-Manifarges, Dutch singer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1954)
  • Apr 23 Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician, born in Harley Street, St Marylebone, London (d. 1951)
  • Apr 29 Eyvind Alnaes, composer
  • Jul 7 Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer
  • Jul 18 Julius Fučík, Czech composer, born in Prague, Austria-Hungary (d. 1916)
  • Jul 20 Alick Maclean, composer
  • Jul 20 Deodat de Severac, composer
  • Jul 27 Stanislav Binički, Serbian composer, born in Jasika, Kruševac, Principality of Serbia (d. 1942)
  • Aug 15 Harold Fraser-Simson, English composer, born in London (d. 1944)
  • Aug 15 Rubin Goldmark, American composer and teacher, born in New York (d. 1936)
  • Aug 28 Alfred Baldwin Sloan, American composer, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1925)
  • Sep 9 Josef Stransky, composer
  • Sep 9 Edward Burlingame Hill, American composer and educator, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1960)
  • Sep 22 Luis Villalba Munoz, composer
  • Oct 12 Ralph Vaughan Williams, English composer (Hugh the Drover), born in Down Ampney, England (d. 1958)
  • Nov 4 Herman Finck, composer
  • Nov 29 Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg, Austrian soprano/director
  • Dec 6 Mikulas Moyzes, composer
  • Dec 10 Johann Babtist Thaller, composer
  • Dec 20 Lorenzo Perosi, Italian composer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 30 Nikolaos Mantzaros, Italian-Greek composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 12 Nikolaos Mantzaros, Greek composer (b. 1795)
  • May 15 Thomas Hastings, American composer, dies at 87
  • May 17 Eduard Sobolewski, Polish-American violinist and composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 3 Heinrich Esser, composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 4 Stanisław Moniuszko, Polish composer, dies at 53
  • Jun 28 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 26 Michele Carafa, composer, dies at 84
  • Aug 11 Lowell Mason, US organist/composer (Zebulo), dies at 80
  • Aug 19 Eugene-Prosper Prevost, French composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 7 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 21
  • Sep 14 Yury Nikolayevich Golitsin, composer, dies at 48
  • Nov 29 Giovanni Tadolini, composer, dies at 83