August 1893 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 10 Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue NY, composer (Good Night Harvard)
  • Aug 14 Alfred Alessandrescu, composer
  • Aug 15 Alexander Vasil'yevich Gauk, composer

Person of interestMae West

Aug 17 Mae West, American actress and singer (She Done him Wrong), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1980)

Actress Mae West
Mae West
  • Aug 18 Ernest MacMillan, composer
  • Aug 21 Lili [Marie-Juliette Olga] Boulanger, French composer (first female winner of the Prix de Rome composition prize), born in Paris (d. 1918)
  • Aug 23 Roy Agnew, Australian composer (Sonata Ballade), born in Sydney (d. 1944)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 7 Alfredo Catalani, composer, dies at 39
  • Aug 22 Ernst II, duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75 (b. 1818)