December 1908 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 3 Edward Elgar's 1st Symphony in A performed by the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Hans Richter, premieres in Manchester, England

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Georgios Kasassoglou, Greek musician (d. 1984)
  • Dec 3 Halsey Stevens, American composer (Triskelion), born in Scott, New York (d. 1989)
  • 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 Julio César Brero [or Giulio Cesare], Italian-born Argentine composer and lawyer (Novella), born in Milan, Italy (d. 1973)
  • 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 François-Auguste Gevaert, Belgian composer (Le diable au moulin), dies at 80