On This Day

August 1885 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Siegfried Salomon, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1962)
  • Aug 12 Alexander Albrecht, Slovak composer, born in Arad, Hungarian Kingdom (d. 1958)
  • Aug 15 Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko, Russian composer (A Symphonic Mystery, for Theremin and Orchestra), born in Rostov-on-Don (d. 1972)
  • Aug 28 Armas Toivo Valdemar Maasalo, Finnish composer and organist, born in Rautavaara, Finland (d. 1960)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 28 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, dies at 66