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Events in Music

  • Mar 31 1st performance of Caesar Franck's "Le Chasseur Maudit"
  • Apr 14 Leo Delibes' opera "Lakmé" premieres in Paris
  • Oct 22 New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of the opera "Faust"
  • Nov 5 Musical "Cordelia's Aspirations" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 2 Johannes Brahms' "3rd Symphony in F" premieres with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Josue Teofilo Wilkes, composer
  • Jan 19 Hermann Abendroth, German conductor
  • Feb 2 Mikhail Fabianovich Gnesin, composer
  • Feb 11 Paul August von Klenau, Danish composer/conductor (Sulamith)
  • Feb 13 Bainbridge Crist, composer
  • Feb 22 Jaroslav Kocian, composer
  • Mar 7 Carl Deis, composer (d. 1960)
  • Mar 8 Manuel Gómez Carrillo, Argentine composer, born in Santiago del Estero, Argentina (d. 1968)
  • Mar 12 Judge Jackson, composer
  • Mar 13 Enrico Toselli, Italian pianist and composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1926)
  • Mar 14 Juan Manén, Spanish composer and violinist, born in Barcelona (d. 1971)
  • Mar 19 Josef Matthias Hauer, composer
  • Mar 20 Karl Hasse, German composer, born in Dohna (d. 1960)
  • Mar 21 Jules van Nuffel, composer
  • Mar 27 Jan Kunc, Czech composer (Czech State Anthem), born in Doubravice nad Svitavou (d. 1976)
  • Mar 28 William Henry Harris, English composer, born in Fulham, London (d. 1973)
  • Apr 1 Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor
  • Apr 1 Leonidas "Lon" Chaney, American actor nicknamed "the man of a 1000 faces" (High Noon, Phantom of the Opera), born in Colorado Springs, Colorado (d. 1930)
  • Apr 9 Renzo Bossi, Italian composer, born in Como (d. 1965)
  • Apr 13 Alexander Alexandrov, composer
  • Apr 17 Herman Darewsky, British composer, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1947)
  • Apr 30 David John de Lloyd, composer
  • May 5 Leopold Samuel, composer
  • May 5 Petar Konjovic, composer
  • May 7 Gino Roncaglia, Italian composer, born in Modena, Italy (d. 1968)
  • May 15 Stanley Marchant, English composer, born in London (d. 1949)
  • May 26 Mamie Smith, American vaudeville singer, dancer and actress (Crazy Blues), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1946)
  • May 28 George Dyson, composer
  • May 28 Luigi Perrachio, composer
  • May 29 William Beatton Moonie, composer
  • May 30 Riccardo Zandonai, composer
  • Jun 17 Alexandre Cellier, composer
  • Jun 20 Giannotto Bastianelli, composer
  • Jun 22 José Rolón, Mexican composer, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco (d. 1945)
  • Jul 4 Maximilian Steinberg, Russian composer, born in Vilnius, Russian Empire (d. 1946)
  • Jul 7 Toivo Kuula, Finnish composer, born in Vehkakoski (d. 1918)
  • Jul 14 Alexandru Zirra, composer
  • Jul 25 Alfredo Casella, Italian composer and conductor (La Giara), born in Turin, Italy (d. 1947)
  • Jul 29 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer/conductor
  • Aug 6 Francesco Santoliquido, composer
  • Aug 10 Carlos Lavin, composer
  • Sep 5 Otto Erich Deutsch, Austrian musicologist (Schubert-Brevier), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1967)
  • Sep 17 Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners, 14th baron/composer
  • Sep 18 Lord Berners [Gerald Tyrwhitt], English composer (1st Childhood), born in Apley Hall, Shropshire (d. 1950)
  • Sep 22 Robert Franz Richard Hernried, composer
  • Oct 5 Charles Maduro, Antillean composer, born in Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles (d. 1947)
  • Oct 8 Dick Burnett, American musician (Man of Constant Sorrow), born in Monticello, Kentucky (d. 1977)
  • Oct 11 Archibald T Davison, American musicologist and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1961)
  • Oct 22 Viktor Jacobi, composer
  • Nov 2 Frico Kafenda, Slovak composer, born in Mošovce, Slovakia (d. 1963)
  • Nov 6 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, born in Barnstaple, Devon (d. 1945)
  • Nov 8 Arnold Bax, English composer (Farewell My Youth), born in London (d. 1953)
  • Nov 10 Bedrich Antonin Wiedermann, Czech organist and composer, born in Ivanovice na Hané, Czech Republic (d. 1951)
  • Nov 11 Ernest Ansermet, Swiss conductor (Ruilles de Printemps), born in Vevey, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Nov 16 Eugeen Van de Velde, Flemish musicologist/composer (In Tempore Belli)
  • Nov 28 Paul Hastings Allen, composer
  • Dec 1 Romanos Hovakimi Melik'yan, composer
  • Dec 3 Anton (Friedrich Wilhelm) von Webern, Austrian 12-tone composer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Dec 14 Manolis Kalomiris, Greek opera composer
  • Dec 22 Edgard Varèse, French-born composer (d. 1965)
  • Dec 25 Fran Lhotka, Czech composer, born in Mladá Vožice (d. 1962)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Nicolás Ledesma, composer, dies at 91
  • Jan 21 Jacopo Tomadini, Italian composer, dies at 62
  • Jan 24 Friedrich von Flotow, German composer, dies at 70

Person of interestRichard Wagner

Feb 13 Richard Wagner, German composer (The Ring of the Nibelung, The Flying Dutchman), dies at 69

Composer Richard Wagner
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  • Feb 17 Napoléon Coste, French guitarist and composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 15 Karol Studzinski, composer, dies at 55
  • Apr 18 Agnes Tyrrell, Czech pianist and composer, dies at 36
  • Apr 22 Octave Fouque, composer, dies at 38
  • May 28 August Freyer, composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 6 Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer, dies at 29
  • Jun 10 Carl Gradener, composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 1 Manuel Gregorio Tavarez, composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 5 Frederick Scotson Clark, composer, dies at 42
  • Jul 9 Adrien Louis Victor Boieldieu, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 12 Hermann Zopff, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 27 Albert Franz Doppler, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 27 August Friedrich Pott, composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 15 Francesco Schira, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 29 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 30 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 25 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, dies at 76
  • Dec 25 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, Polish guitarist and composer, dies at 65