On This Day

August 1890 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Pauline Hall, Norwegian composer, born in Hamar, Hedmark, Norway (d. 1969)
  • Aug 5 Erich Kleiber, Austrian-Argentine conductor (Teatro Colón, 1937-49; NBC Symphony, 1947-48), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1956)
  • Aug 5 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (Die heilige Ente (The Sacred Duck)), born in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria (d. 1987)
  • Aug 9 César Cortinas, Uruguayan composer, born in San José de Mayo, Uruguay (d. 1918)
  • Aug 9 Sándor Jemnitz, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1963)
  • Aug 12 Al Goodman, Russian-American orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), born in Nikopol, Russia
  • Aug 15 Jacques Ibert, French composer (Escales), born in Paris, France (d. 1962)
  • Aug 24 Franz Philipp, German composer, born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Aug 28 Ivor Gurney, English composer and poet, born in Gloucester (d. 1937)