October 1897 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 8 Emperor Karl Joseph I named Gustav Mahler director of Opera

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 10 Lamar Stringfield, composer
  • Oct 11 Arvo Hannikainen, Finnish composer, born in Jyväskylä, Finland (d. 1942)
  • Oct 16 Harrison Kerr, composer
  • 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, composer, dies at 43
  • Oct 11 Leon Boelmann, French organist/composer (Suite Gothique), dies at 35
  • Oct 17 Isidor Dannstrom, composer, dies at 84
  • Oct 21 Paul Kuczynski, Polish composer, dies at 50