December 1908 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 3 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • Dec 3 Halsey Stevens, Scott NY, composer (Triskelion)
  • Dec 10 Olivier Messiaen, Avignon France, composer (L'Ame en Bourgeon)
  • Dec 11 Elliott Cook Carter Jr, American composer (Tom & Lily), born in NYC, New York (d. 2012)
  • Dec 13 Victor Babin, composer
  • Dec 17 William Brocklesby Wordsworth, composer
  • Dec 20 Giulio Cesare Brero, composer
  • Dec 25 Jan Seidel, Czech composer, born in Nymburk, Bohemia (d. 1998)
  • Dec 31 Marko Rothmuller, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 23 Eduard Wachmann, composer, dies at 72
  • Dec 23 Francois A Gevaert, Belg/Dutch composer (Diable au Moulin), dies at 68
  • Dec 24 Francois-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian musicologist/composer, dies at 80