On This Day

August 1879 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 13 John Ireland, English composer and pianist (Mai-Dun), born in Bowdon, Cheshire, England (d. 1962)
  • Aug 23 Alfrēds Kalniņš, Latvian organist, composer (Baņuta), conductor, and pedagogue, born in Cēsis, Russian Empire (now Latvia) (d. 1951)
  • Aug 24 Rentaro Taki, Japanese pianist and composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1903)
  • Aug 31 Viktor Alexandrovich Uspensky, composer
  • Aug 31 Alma Schindler 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, German cellist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 82