On This Day

August 1904 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 8 István Szelényi, Hungarian pianist and composer, born in Altsohl, Austria-Hungary (d. 1972)
  • Aug 10 Geraldo [Gerald Walcan Bright], British "sweet music" dance band leader (Gaucho Tango Orchestra), born in London, England (d. 1974)
  • Aug 11 Jess Stacy, jazz pianist, born in Bird's Point, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Aug 13 Charles "Buddy" Rogers, American musician and actor (An Innocent Affair, Wings), born in Olathe, Kansas (d. 1999)
  • Aug 17 Leopold Nowak, Austrian musicologist (International Bruckner Society; Mozart's Requiem), and educator (Vienna University, 1932-73), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1991)
  • Aug 21 (William) "Count" Basie, jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader ("One O'Clock Jump"; "April In Paris"), born in Red Bank, New Jersey (d. 1984)
  • Aug 24 (Henry) "Buster" Smith, American jazz alto saxophonist, arranger, and bandleader (Blue Devils; Count Basie), born in Alfdorf, Texas (d. 1991)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 4 Arnold Krug, German composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 6 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, dies at 78
  • Aug 30 Kate Fanny Loder, English composer and pianist, dies at 79