On This Day

August 1883 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 17 The first public performance of the Dominican Republic's national anthem, Himno Nacional

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 6 Francesco Santoliquido, Italian composer, born in San Giorgio a Cremano, Naples, Italy (d. 1971)
  • Aug 10 Carlos Lavín, Chilean composer (Lamentaciones Huiliches), and ethno-musicologist, born in Santiago, Chile (d. 1962)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 27 August Friedrich Pott, German violinist, composer, and music professor, dies at 76
  • Aug 30 Ángela Peralta, Mexican operatic soprano, harpist, pianist, and composer, dies of yellow fever at 38