On This Day

November 1893 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 19 René Voisin, French classical trumpet player, born in Angers, France (d. 1952)
  • Nov 27 Stanisław Wiechowicz, Polish composer, born in Kroszyce, Kielce, Poland (d. 1963)

Deaths in Music


Person of interestPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nov 6 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer of the late-Romantic period (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), dies of suspected cholera at 53

  • Nov 16 George Alexander Osborne, Irish pianist and composer (La Pluie de perles), dies of natural causes at 87