July 1898 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

Gertrude LawrenceGertrude Lawrence (1898-1952)

Jul 4 English actress (Mimi, Rembrandt) and musical performer, born in London

  • Jul 6 Hanns Eisler, Austrian composer (East German National Anthem), born in Leipzig, German Empire (d. 1962)
  • Jul 9 Marcel Delannoy, French composer, born in La Ferté-Alais, Essonne, France (d. 1962)
  • Jul 15 Noel Gay [Reginald Moxon Armitage], British composer (Who's Been Polishing The Sun), born in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England (d. 1954)
  • Jul 15 Norman Demuth, British composer and musicologist specializing in French works, born in Croyden, Surrey, England (d. 1968)
  • Jul 19 Juan Bautista Plaza, Venezuelan composer, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1965)
  • Jul 21 Ernest Willem Mulder, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1959)
  • Jul 21 Sara Carter, American country musician, songwriter and vocalist (Carter Family), born in Cooper Creek, Virginia (d. 1979)
  • Jul 24 Caterina Jarboro, African-American opera singer and 1st black female performer to sing on opera stage in US, born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1986)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 7 Lucien Petipa, French dancer/choreograph/ballet leader, dies
  • Jul 18 Emil Hartmann, Danish organist and composer (Towards The Light), dies at 62
  • Jul 20 Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, dies at 86