July 1895 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 3 Oles' Semyonovich Chishko, Russian-Ukrainian composer, born in Dvorichnyi Kut, Ukraine (d. 1976)
  • Jul 4 Irving Caesar, American lyricist and theater composer (Tea for Two; Just A Gigilo; Sometimes I'm Happy; Animal Crackers In My Soup), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996) [1]
  • Jul 5 Gordon Jacob, English composer, born in London (d. 1984)
  • Jul 10 Carl Orff, German composer (Carmina Burana; Der Mond; Mozart Prize - 1969), born in Munich, Germany (d. 1982)
  • Jul 12 Kirsten Flagstad, Norwegian soprano (Wagner), born in Hamar, Norway (d. 1962)
  • Jul 12 Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist (Rodgers & Hammerstein - "Oklahoma!"; "South Pacific"; "The King And I"; " The Sound Of Music"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1960)
  • Jul 22 Hans Rosbaud, Austrian conductor (South West German Radio Orchestra, 1948-62), born in Graz, Austria (d. 1962)
  • Jul 25 Yvonne Printemps, French singer and actress (Paris Waltz; Voyage to America), born in Ermont, France (d. 1977)

Weddings in Music

Mata Hari

Jul 11 Dutch exotic dancer, courtesan and accused spy Mata Hari (18) weds Dutch colonial army Captain Rudolph MacLeod in Amsterdam

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 2 William Rockstro, English composer and musicologist, dies at 72
  • Jul 14 Alexander Ewing, Scottish composer (Jerusalem the Golden), dies at 65