On This Day

September 1879 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 25 Luiz Costa, Portuguese pianist, and composer, born in Monte de Fralães, Barcelos, Portugal (d. 1960)
  • Sep 27 Cyril Scott, English composer and author (Heroic Suite), born in Oxton, Cheshire (d. 1970)
  • Sep 29 Joaquín Nin, Cuban composer and pianist, father of Anaïs Nin, born in Havana, Cuba (d. 1949)
  • Sep 30 Ernst Isler, Swiss organist and critic, born in Zurich (d. 1944)
  • Sep 30 Henri Casadesus, French violist and composer (Preludes for Viola d'amour), born in Paris, France (d. 1947)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 8 Nikolay Ivanovich Zaremba, Russian musical teacher to Tchaikovsky and composer, dies at 58
  • Sep 12 Peter Arnold Heise, Danish composer (Drot og Marsk (King and Marshal)), dies at 49