August 1894 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 11 Wilhelm Grosz, Austrian pianist, conductor, classical composer (Afrika Songs), and popular songwriter ("Red Sails in the Sunset"; "Isle of Capri"), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1939) [1]
  • Aug 13 Leonid Polovinkin, Russian conductor, and composer (Night Dreams), born in Kurgan, Russian Empire (d. 1949)
  • Aug 28 Karl Böhm, Austrian conductor, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1981)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 18 William Charles Levey, Irish conductor and composer, dies at 57