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Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 13 John N Ireland, English composer/pianist (Mai-Dun)
  • Aug 23 Alfreds Kalnins, composer
  • Aug 24 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • Aug 31 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
  • Aug 31 Alma Mahler, Viennese composer and Wife of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1964)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 22 Friedrich August Kummer, composer, dies at 82