On This Day

July 1885 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 7 Ernest Bristow Farrar, composer
  • Jul 12 George Butterworth, English composer, born in Paddington, London (d. 1916)
  • Jul 17 Benjamin James Dale, composer
  • Jul 24 Desider Antalffy-Zsiross, Hungarian organist and composer, born in Nagybecskerek, Hungary (d. 1945)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 7 Nicola De Giosa, Italian composer, dies at 66
  • Jul 8 Henry Waelput, Flemish composer/conductor (Blessing of Arms), dies