On This Day

August 1911 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 1 Kenneth Loveless, British priest, concertina player, and folk dancer, born in England (d. 1995)
  • Aug 14 Jan Koetsier, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (d. 2006)
  • Aug 23 Carl Dolmetsch, French music director (Haslemere Festival), born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1997)
  • Aug 25 Jacopo Napoli, Italian composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Aug 26 Lester Lanin, American orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 10 Carl Lumbye, Danish composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 16 Karl Munzinger, composer, dies at 68