On This Day

August 1902 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Ray Block, French orchestra leader (Ed Sullivan, Jackie Gleason), born in Alsace-Lorraine (d. 1982)
  • Aug 6 Michal Vilec, composer
  • Aug 9 Zino Francescatti, French violinist (New York Philharmonic, 1939), born in Marseille, France (d. 1991)
  • Aug 13 Bartoes [Albertus J. Wijstma], Dutch singer and cabaret performer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1976)
  • Aug 16 Stefan Boleslaw Poradowski, Polish composer (Double Bass Concerto), born in Wloclawek (d. 1967)
  • Aug 18 Julius Kalaš, Czech composer (Nepokořenĺ -The Proud Ones), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1967)
  • Aug 21 Renato Fasano, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Aug 25 Stefan Wolpe, German composer (Zeus & Elidco), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)
  • Aug 27 Herbert Menges, English composer, born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1972)
  • Aug 30 Arnold Maria Walter, Canadian composer, born in Hanušovice, Moravia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1973)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 3 August Klughardt, German composer, dies at 54