On This Day

August 1896 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Lorenzo Herrera, Venezuelan singer and composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1960)
  • Aug 6 Cyril Mockridge, composer
  • Aug 9 Leonide Massine, Russian ballet dancer and choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • Aug 13 Leo Pappenheim, Dutch conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1982)
  • Aug 19 Eino Mauno Aleksanteri Linnala, composer
  • Aug 19 Walter Lang, Swiss composer, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1966)
  • Aug 26 Richard Hammond, American composer, born in England (d. 1980)
  • Aug 27 Leon Theremin, Russian-Soviet electronic musical instruments inventor, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1993)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 18 Frederick Nichols Crouch, composer, dies at 88