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Events in Music

  • Feb 12 Caesar Franck's Symphony in D premieres
  • May 18 Jules Massenet's opera "Esclarmonde" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 20 Gustav Mahler's 1st Symphony

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Alexander Smallens, conductor, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 1 Tadeusz Jarecki, composer
  • Jan 14 Vincenzo Davico, composer
  • Jan 19 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
  • Jan 25 Vladimir Scherbachov, Russian composer and professor (Blokovskaya, Thunderstorm), born in Warsaw, Russia (d. 1952)
  • Jan 29 Francisco Santiago, composer
  • Jan 29 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer
  • Feb 5 Ioan Dumitru Chirescu, composer
  • Feb 11 Vladimir Mikhaylovich Deshevov, composer
  • Feb 20 Levko Mykolayevich Revutsky, composer
  • Mar 3 Fritz Behrend, composer
  • Mar 26 Vaclav Kapral, composer
  • Apr 3 Grigoras Dinicu, Romanian violin virtuoso and composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1949)
  • Apr 8 Adrian Boult, Chester England, conductor/composer (BBC Sym Orchestra)
  • Apr 9 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian composer and violinist, born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • Apr 11 Nick LaRocca, American jazz coronetist and composer (Tiger Rag), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1961)
  • Apr 30 Acario Cotapos, composer
  • Apr 30 Rudolph Hermann Simonsen, composer
  • May 20 Felix Arndt, American composer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1918)
  • May 23 José Padilla, Almería, Spanish composer and pianist (La Violetera - City Lights, Ça c'est Paris - Moulin Rouge)
  • May 25 Gilardo Gilardi, Argentine composer, pianist and conductor (La leyenda del urutaú, Réquiem, Misa de Gloria), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1963)
  • May 25 Sverre Jordan, Norwegian composer, orchestra conductor and pianist (Norwegian Rapsody), born in Bergen, Norway
  • Jun 25 Ethel Glenn Hier, American composer, born in Madisonville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jul 22 Frederick Preston Search, composer
  • Aug 10 Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, English composer, born in Great Baddow, Essex (d. 1960)
  • Aug 20 Witold Friemann, composer
  • Sep 10 Vilem Petrzelka, composer
  • Sep 28 D P "Dad" Carter, American gospel singer (Chuck Wagon Gang), born near Columbia, Kentucky (d. 1963)
  • Oct 19 Uncle Art Satherley, British-American record producer (1968 Acad of Country Music Award), born in Bristol, England (d. 1986)
  • Nov 4 Alton Augustus Adams, composer
  • Nov 16 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer
  • Nov 24 Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
  • Dec 7 Heathcote Dicken Statham, composer
  • Dec 12 Vaclav Stepan, composer
  • Dec 13 Clarence Loomis, composer
  • Dec 20 Bozidar Sirola, composer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

May 31 Pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski (38) weds baroness Helena Maria Rosen

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski

HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 6 Explorer Fridtjof Nansen (27) weds mezzosoprano singer Eva Nansen (30)

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 10 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 14 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (b. 1834)
  • Feb 1 Joseph Gungl, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 26 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (b. 1838)
  • Mar 3 Edward Sydney Smith, composer, dies at 49
  • Mar 18 William Henry Monk, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Moritz Fürstenau, German composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 27 Carlotta Patti, Italian soprano, dies
  • Jun 27 Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer, dies at 50
  • Jun 30 Eugenio Terziani, Italian composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 4 Auguste Mermet, composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 7 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, dies at 67
  • Jul 13 Carli Zoeller, German composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 4 Carl Ludwig Amand Mangold, German composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 17 Ernst Franck, German composer/conductor, dies at 42
  • Oct 3 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), dies at 66
  • Oct 10 Adolph von Henselt, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 22 Olivier Metra, composer, dies at 59
  • Oct 24 Loisa Puget, French composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 3 Baltasar Saldoni, composer, dies at 82