August 1893 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 10 Douglas Moore, American organist, pianist, songwriter ("Goodnight Harvard"), and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer (Giants in the Earth; The Ballad of Baby Doe), born in Cutchogue, Long Island, New York (d. 1969)
  • Aug 14 Alfred Alessandrescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest (d. 1959)
  • Aug 15 Alexander Gauk, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1963)

Mae West (1893-1980)

Aug 17 American stage and screen actress, writer (She Done Him Wrong; I'm No Angel), and singer (Way Out West), born in Brooklyn, New York

  • Aug 18 Ernest MacMillan, Canadian organist, conductor and composer, born in Etobicoke, Ontario (d. 1973)
  • Aug 21 (Marie-Juliette) "Lili" 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)
  • Aug 31 Lily Laskine, French harpist, born in Paris (d. 1988)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 7 Alfredo Catalani, Italian operatic composer, dies at 39
  • Aug 22 Ernst II, Duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75