On This Day

August 1892 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 27 NYC's Metropolitan Opera House (opened in 1883) catches fire; takes two years to restore

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Oscar van Hemel, Belgian-Dutch violinist and composer, born in Antwerp (d. 1981)
  • Aug 4 Johanna Bordewijk-Roepman, Dutch composer, born in Rotterdam (d. 1971)
  • Aug 14 Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji [Leon Dudley Sorabji], Parsi-British pianist and composer (Opus clavicembalisticum), born in Chingford, Essex (d. 1988)
  • Aug 15 Knud Christian Jeppesen, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1974)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 19 František Zdeněk Skuherský, Czech composer, dies at 62