Year 1880 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 24 First performance of "O Canada," the song that would become the national anthem of Canada, at the Congrès national des Canadiens-Français
  • Oct 1 John Philip Sousa becomes new director of US Marine Corps Band

Musicians Born in 1880

  • Jan 5 Nikolai Medtner, Russian pianist and composer (Skazi), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1951)
  • Jan 6 Yuliya Veysberg, Russian music critic & composer, born in Orenburg, Russia (d. 1942)
  • Jan 11 Rudolf Palm, Curaçaoan pianist and composer, born in Curaçao (d. 1950)
  • Jan 25 Francis George Scott, Scottish composer, born in Hawick, Roxburghshire (d. 1958)
  • Feb 1 Antonio Guarnieri, Italian cellist and opera conductor (La Scala, 1929-50), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1952)

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Musicians Married in 1880


Musicians Who Died in 1880

  • Mar 23 Gustav Adolf Mankell, Moravian-Swedish organist and composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 25 Joseph Rummel, German composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 26 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, Spanish composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 28 Achille Peri, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 29 Jacob Axel Josephson, Swedish composer, dies at 62

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