On This Day

October 1893 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 28 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts first performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique"

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 1 Cliff Friend, American pianist and songwriter, born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1974)
  • Oct 2 Leroy Shield, American pianist and composer (Laurel & Hardy), born in Waseca, Minnesota (d. 1962)
  • Oct 3 Bedřich Havlík, Czech composer, born in Řípec, Czech Republic (d. 1964)
  • Oct 10 Willi Apel, German-American musicologist (Harvard Dictionary of Music), born in Konitz, West Prussia (d. 1988)
  • Oct 12 Páll Ísólfsson, Icelandic organist and composer, born in Stokkseyri, Iceland (d. 1974)
  • Oct 17 Jean Binet, Swiss composer, born in Geneva (d. 1960)
  • Oct 23 Jean Absil, Belgian organist and composer (Benedictions; Peau d'Ane), born in Bonsecours; (d. 1974)
  • Oct 27 Johan G Dancer, Dutch poet (Meetings)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 16 Carlo Pedrotti, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 18 Charles Gounod, French composer (La reine the Saba), dies at 75