August 1900 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 27 Gabriel Fauré's grand cantata "Prométhée" premieres at Arènes de Béziers, France; performance involved almost 800 singers and musicians (including two wind bands and 15 harps) and an audience of 10,000

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 2 Helen Morgan [Riggins], American singer and actress (Applause, Show Boat), born in Danville, Illinois (d. 1941)
  • Aug 2 Marinus Adam, Dutch conductor and composer, born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Aug 5 Bodi Rapp [Johanna Goetmakers], Dutch mezzo-soprano and teacher, born in Almelo, Netherlands (d. 1977)
  • Aug 11 Alexander Mosolov, Soviet composer (Iron Foundry; Four Newspaper Advertisements; Signal), born in Kyiv, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1973)
  • Aug 12 Ignacio Prieto [Arrizubieta], Spanish composer, born in Gijón, Spain (d. 1980)
  • Aug 18 Walter O'Keefe, American songwriter, radio and TV host (Mayor of Hollywood), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1983)
  • Aug 23 Ernst Krenek, Austrian-American concert, opera, and electronic music composer (Johnny Spielt Auf: Orpheus and Eurydike; Fibonacci-Mobile), born in Vienna, Austria-Hungary (d. 1991)
  • Aug 23 Malvina Reynolds, American folk singer and songwriter (Morningtown Ride), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1978)
  • Aug 25 Mary Bruce, American tap dance teacher, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1995)
  • Aug 27 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, teacher, and conductor (Georgian State Orchestra, 1952-65), born in Kvemo-Khviti, Georgia (d. 1965)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 19 Jean-Baptiste Accolay, Belgian composer, dies at 67