On This Day

Musicians Born in 1838

  • Jan 6 Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1920)
  • Feb 26 Wendelin Weißheimer, German composer and conductor, born in Osthofen (d. 1910)
  • Mar 2 David Duffle Wood, composer
  • Mar 4 Paul Lacôme, French composer, born in Le Houga, Gascony (d. 1920)
  • Mar 15 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist, and composer, born in Goldingen, Russian Empire (d. 1889)
  • Apr 11 Joseph Leopold Röckel, German composer, born in London (d. 1908)
  • Apr 16 Karel Bendl, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1897)
  • May 6 Alfred Pease, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • Jul 23 Édouard Colonne, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1910)
  • Aug 12 Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal
  • Oct 22 Carl Fuchs, German composer and musician, born in Potsdam (d. 1922)

Georges Bizet

Oct 25 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1875)

  • Nov 22 José Augusto Ferreira Veiga, Viscount of Arneiro, Portuguese composer, born in Portuguese Macau (d. 1903)
  • Dec 4 Melesio Morales, Mexican composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1908)
  • Dec 11 Whitney Eugene Thayer, American composer, born in Mendon, Massachusetts (d. 1889)
  • Dec 13 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, French composer, born in Chartres, France (d. 1873)
  • Dec 17 Berthold Tours, Dutch-English composer, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1897)