On This Day

Birthdays in Music in 1844

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Thomas H Rollinson, composer
  • Jan 14 Clara Kathleen Rogers, American composer, born in Cheltenham, London (d. 1931)
  • Jan 20 Johan Peter Selmer, composer
  • Jan 25 Frederick E. Kitziger, German composer, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Feb 2 Leander Schlegel, composer
  • Feb 21 Charles-Marie Widor, French organist, composer and professor (Paris Conservatory), born in Lyon, France (d. 1937)
  • Feb 22 Kazamierz Julian Kratzer, Polish composer, born in Krakow (d. 1890)
  • Mar 10 Pablo de Sarasate, Spanish violinist and composer (Spanish Dancer), born in Pamplona, Spain (d. 1908)
  • Mar 18 Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer (Scheherazade), born in Tikhvin (d. 1908) (OS 6 Mar)
  • Mar 23 Eugene Gigout, composer
  • Apr 6 Joseph Ludwig, composer
  • May 3 Richard D'Oyly Carte, English opera impresario (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), born in London (d. 1901)
  • May 8 Hermann Gradener, German composer, born in Kiel, Germany (d. 1929)
  • May 28 Léon Vasseur, French composer, born in Bapaume, France (d. 1917)
  • May 30 Louis Varney, French composer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1908)
  • Jun 3 Emile Paladilhe, composer
  • Sep 11 George Martin, English composer and organist, born in Lambourn, Berkshire (d. 1916)
  • Oct 17 Miguel Nieto, composer
  • Oct 18 Emille-Louis-Victor Mathieu, composer
  • Nov 12 Octave Fouqué, French pianist and composer born in Pau (d. 1883)
  • Dec 1 Alfred Cellier, composer
  • Dec 5 Frederick Bridge, English organist and composer, born in Oldbury, Worcestershire (d. 1924)
  • Dec 22 Izydor Lotto, Polish violinist & composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1927)