On This Day

August 1888 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Vito Frazzi, Italian composer, born in San Secondo Parmense (d. 1975)
  • Aug 2 Oscar Rasbach, American composer, born in Dayton, Kentucky (d. 1975)
  • Aug 4 Philip Greeley Clapp, American composer and educator (University of Iowa, 1919-54), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1954)
  • Aug 6 Heinrich Schlusnus, German baritone, born in Braubach (d. 1952)
  • Aug 15 Albert Spalding, American violinist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1953)
  • Aug 16 Armand J. Piron, American jazz violinist and composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1943)
  • Aug 20 George Sklavos, Greek composer, born in Brailov, Romania (d. 1976)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 8 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 9 Isaac Strauss, French violinist, conductor and composer, dies at 82