On This Day

Musicians Born in 1804

  • Jan 12 Hippolyte Monpou, French organist and opera composer, born in Paris (d. 1841)
  • Jan 14 John Park, Scottish composer & minister, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire (d. 1865)
  • Jan 16 Karl August Krebs, German conductor and composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1880)
  • Feb 2 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
  • Mar 14 Johann Strauss the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March), born in Leopoldstadt, Austria (d. 1849)
  • Mar 30 Salomon Sulzer, composer
  • Apr 4 Joseph Fischhof, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer, born in Bučovice, Moravia (d. 1857)
  • May 31 Louise Farrenc, French pianist, composer and only female professor at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • Jun 1 Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russian composer (Kamarinskaya; Ruslan and Ludmilla), born in Novospasskoye, Smolensk, Russian Empire (d. 1857) [birth OS=May 20]
  • Jun 6 Petter Conrad Boman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • Oct 10 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)
  • Nov 27 Julius Benedict, German opera composer (Protoghesi), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1885)