August 1880 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 5 Gertrude E Durden Rush, American composer, and playwright (Black Girls Burden), born in Navasota, Texas (d. 1962)
  • Aug 10 Clarence Cameron White, American concert violinist, and composer (Ouanga!), born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 1960)
  • Aug 11 Frederick Jerome Work, African-American composer, arranger (The Jubilee Singers), and music publisher, bofn in NAsgville, Tennessee (d. 1942)
  • Aug 17 Leo Ascher, Austrian-American operetta composer (Hoheit tanzt Walzer - Her Highness Dances the Waltz), Vienna, Austria (d. 1942)
  • Aug 25 Robert E. Stolz, Austrian composer and conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1975)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 17 Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist and composer, dies at 70