On This Day

October 1885 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 24 Johann Strauss' operetta "Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Baron)" premieres in Vienna
  • Oct 25 Johannes Brahms' 4th Symphony in E premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 8 Will Vodery, African-American composer, born in Philadelphia (d. 1951)
  • Oct 21 Egon Joseph Wellesz, Austrian composer/musicologist
  • Oct 22 Giovanni Martinelli, Montagnana Italy, opera singer (NY Met)
  • Oct 22 Lothar Windsperger, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 30 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer, dies at 57