On This Day

Musicians Born in 1826

  • Feb 16 Franz von Holstein, composer
  • Mar 1 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, born in Bridgend (d. 1913)
  • Mar 9 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1895)
  • Mar 12 Robert Lowry, composer
  • Mar 14 William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, born in Buckland, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, born in Vienna (d. 1917)
  • Apr 7 Johann Hermann Berens, composer
  • Apr 28 Alexander Stadtfeld, German composer, born in Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1853)
  • Jun 1 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • Jun 1 Hermann Zopff, composer
  • Jun 5 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1901)

Person of interestStephen Foster

Jul 4 Stephen Foster, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River), born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • Jul 10 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1890)
  • Aug 13 William Thomas Best, English organist and composer, born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 1897)
  • Aug 27 Hermann Kipper, German music teacher and composer, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1910)
  • Aug 28 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • Sep 6 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, Russian composer, born in Chufarovo, Russia (d. 1894)
  • Sep 8 Disma Fumagalli, Italian composer, born in Inzago, Milan, Italy (d. 1893)
  • Oct 16 Piotr Studzinski, Polish conductor and composer, born in the Free City of Cracow (d. 1869)
  • Oct 22 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, born in Casalmaggiore, Italy (d. 1882)
  • Dec 3 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer and musicologist, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1895)
  • Dec 21 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, born in Vienna (d. 1905)
  • Dec 24 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, Polish composer, born in Opatów, Poland (d. 1905)
  • Dec 26 Franz Coenen, composer
  • Dec 31 Henry Hiles, English composer, born in Shrewsbury (d. 1904)