On This Day

December 1887 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 6 Joseph Lamb, American ragtime composer, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1960)
  • Dec 7 Ernst Toch, Austrian composer (Geographical Fugue), music theorist (Melodielehre), and Pulitzer Prize winner (1956), born in n Leopoldstadt, Vienna,, Austria (d. 1964)
  • Dec 8 Vicente Emilio Sojo, Venezuelan composer, born in Guatire, Miranda state, Venezuela (d. 1974)
  • Dec 12 Kurt Magnus Atterberg, Swedish composer, born in Gothenburg, Sweden (d. 1974)
  • Dec 29 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, Japanese cellist and composer, born in Osaka (d. 1965)
  • Dec 30 Henry George Ley, British organist, composer, and teacher (Eton, 1926-45), born in Chagford, England (d. 1962)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 26 Jules Francois Blasini, Curacaos pianist/composer, dies at 40