On This Day

January 1896 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 5 Isaac Albéniz' opera "Pepita Jiminez" premieres in Barcelona

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Maurice Jacobson, composer
  • Jan 1 Yitzhak Edel, composer
  • Jan 2 Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, German composer, and music educator, born in Eitorf, Germany (d, 1973)
  • Jan 8 Jaromir Weinberger, composer (Bird's Opera), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Jan 9 Warwick Braithwaite, New Zealand-British conductor, primarily of opera, born in Dunedin, New Zealand (d. 1971)
  • Jan 15 Jacobo Ficher, Argentine composer, born in Odesa, Ukraine (d. 1978)
  • Jan 17 Harry Reser, American banjo player and bandleader (Sammy Kaye Show), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1965)
  • Jan 20 Elmer Diktonius, Finnish poet, composer, and musicologist (Janne Kubrik; Stenkol), born in Helsinki (d. 1961)
  • Jan 20 George Burns [Nathan Birnbaum], American actor, comedian and singer (Oh God; Burns and Allen), born in NYC, New York (d. 1996)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 28 Joseph Barnby, composer, dies at 57