On This Day

Birthdays in Music in 1850

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist & composer (Mataswintha), born in Szamotuły, Poland (d. 1924)
  • Jan 13 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer
  • Jan 14 Jean de Reszke, Polish tenor, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1925)
  • Jan 17 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, Russian composer, born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)
  • Feb 17 Anton Urspruch, composer
  • Feb 17 Ludwig Bonvin, composer
  • Feb 18 George Henschel, composer
  • Mar 5 Daniel Brink Towner, American hymn composer (d. 1919)
  • Mar 9 Alexandre Luigini, French composer, born in Lyon, France (d. 1906)
  • Mar 13 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, Spanish composer, born in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain (d. 1939)
  • Apr 9 Hermann Zumpe, German composer, born in Oppach, Germany (d. 1903)
  • May 16 Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer
  • May 17 Antonio Scontrino, Italian composer, born in Trapani, Italy (d. 1922)
  • May 20 Eaton Faning, composer
  • May 22 Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1893)
  • Jun 18 Richard Heuberger, composer

  • Jun 27 Jacob Adolf Hägg, Swedish composer, born in Östergarn, Sweden (d. 1928)
  • Jun 29 Joseph Paul Skelly, Irish-American composer (I Should Say So!), born in Ireland (d. 1895)
  • Jul 3 Alfredo Keil, Portuguese composer, born in Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal (d. 1907)
  • Jul 4 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Hammerfest, Finnmark (d. 1927)
  • Aug 5 Anton Simon, Russian composer, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • Sep 9 Leopoldo Miguez, Brazilian composer, born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (d. 1902)
  • Oct 18 Francis Thome, French composer, born in Port Louis Mauritius (d. 1909)
  • Nov 8 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, born in Prague (d. 1905)
  • Nov 20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer
  • Dec 1 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer
  • Dec 9 Emma Abbott, American soprano, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1891)
  • Dec 13 Iver Holter, Norwegian composer, born in Gausdal, Norway (d. 1941)
  • Dec 21 Zdenek Fibich, Czech classical composer (Šárka, The Bride of Messina), born in Všebořice (d. 1900)
  • Dec 29 Tomás Bretón, Spanish conductor and composer, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 1923)