October 1900 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Oct 3 Edward Elgar and Cardinal Newman's oratorium "The Dream of Gerontius" premieres in Birmingham, England

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 8 Zeno Vancea, Romanian composer, born in Bocsa, Romania (d. 1990)
  • Oct 13 Gerald Marks, American songwriter ("All of Me"), born in Saginaw, Michigan (d. 1997)
  • Oct 13 Marius-François Gaillard, French pianist (DeBussy), conductor and composer (La passion noire), born in Paris (d. 1973)
  • Oct 17 Teodoro Valcárcel, Peruvian classical composer (d. 1942)
  • Oct 19 Erna Berger, German soprano (d. 1990)
  • Oct 20 Rodolfo Halffter, Spanish composer, and music critic, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1987)
  • Oct 24 Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 1970)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 9 Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Austrian composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 14 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer and son of Ferenc Erkel, dies at 54
  • Oct 15 Zdenek Fibich, Czech classical composer (Šárka; The Bride of Messina), dies at 49