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Events in Music

  • Aug 31 Oscar Asche's musical "Chu Chin Chow" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 3 Shakeel Badayuni, Indian poet and lyricist (d. 1970)
  • Aug 18 Moura Lympany, Saltash England, pianist (OBE-1979)
  • Aug 24 Léo Ferré, French composer and singer, born in Monaco (d. 1993)
  • Aug 28 Hélène Baillargeon, Quebec singer and folklorist (d. 1997)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 2 Hamish MacCunn, Scottish composer (The Land of the Mountain and the Flood), dies at 48
  • Aug 5 George Sainton Kaye Butterworth, composer, dies at 31
  • Aug 5 Nikolay Ivanovich Kazanli, composer, dies at 46
  • Aug 13 Fritz Steinbach, composer, dies at 61