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, Swiss composer and musician, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1988)
  • Jan 7 Al Bowlly, South African-British dance band vocalist ("Midnight, The Stars, And You"), and bandleader, born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique (now Maputo, Mozambique) (d. 1941)
  • Jan 7 Gerónimo Baqueiro Foster, Mexican woodwind player, composer and music teacher, born in Hopelchén, Campeche (d. 1967)
  • 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, Spanish composer and teacher, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1952)
  • Jan 13 Carlo Tagliabue, Italian baritone (d. 1978)
  • Jan 21 Avery Claflin, American composer and banker (set income tax form to music) (d. 1979)
  • Jan 22 Alexander Abramsky, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Lutsk, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • Jan 22 Gustaf Paulson, Swedish organist and composer (The Resurrection Symphony), born in Hälsingborg, Sweden (d. 1966)
  • Jan 28 Vittorio Rieti, Jewish Italian-American composer, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1994)
  • Jan 29 Fernand Quinet, Belgian cellist, composer and conductor (La Guerre), born in Charleroi, Belgium (d. 1971)
  • Jan 31 Fred Rich, Polish-American jazz pianist and dance band leader ("I'm Tickled Pink with a Blue-Eyed Baby"; The Abbott and Costello Show), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1956)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Frantisek Pivoda, Czech 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