On This Day

October 1897 in Music History

Events in Music

Appointment of Interest

Oct 8 Emperor Franz Joseph I names Gustav Mahler Director of the Vienna Court Opera

Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph I
Austro-Hungarian Emperor
Franz Joseph I

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 10 Lamar Stringfield, American composer, born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1959)
  • Oct 11 Arvo Hannikainen, Finnish composer, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1942)
  • Oct 16 Harrison Kerr, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1978)
  • Oct 24 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • Oct 30 Agustín Lara, Mexican composer and one of the most popular songwriters of his era (Granada, Solamente Una Vez), born in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz (d. 1970)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 8 Martin Pluddemann, German composer, dies at 43
  • Oct 11 Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (Variations Symphoniques; Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • Oct 17 Isidor Dannström, Swedish composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 21 Paul Kuczynski, Polish composer, dies at 50