On This Day

January 1898 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Viktor Ullmann, Austrian pianist, conductor, and composer (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), born in Teschen, Silesia (now Poland) (d. 1944)
  • Jan 4 Roger Vuataz, composer
  • Jan 7 Gerónimo Baqueiro Foster, Mexican woodwind player, composer and music teacher, born in Hopelchén, Campeche (d. 1967)
  • Jan 7 Al Bowlly, British jazz singer (d. 1941)
  • Jan 9 Gracie Fields, English music hall/vaudeville performer and actress (Queen of Hearts), born in Rochdale, England (d. 1979)
  • Jan 12 Jose Forns y Cuadras, composer
  • Jan 13 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • Jan 21 Avery Claflin, composer
  • Jan 22 Alexander Abramsky, composer
  • Jan 22 Gustaf Paulson, composer
  • Jan 28 Vittorio Rieti, composer
  • Jan 29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist/composer/conductor (La Guerre)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Frantisek Pivoda, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 11 Gaetano Capocci, Italian organist and composer (Responsori), dies at 86
  • Jan 23 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 28 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, composer, dies at 74