On This Day

August 1895 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 10 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagner's "Rienzi")

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 16 Jacinto Guerrero, Spanish musician and composer, born in Ajofrín, Toledo (d. 1951)
  • Aug 22 Paul Taylor White, composer (Adante & Rondo for Cello), born in Bangor, Maine (d. 1973)
  • Aug 31 Joseph Moiseyevich Schillinger, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 George Frederick Root, American songwriter (The Battle Cry of Freedom), dies at 74