On This Day

Year 1588 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 26 Nicolaus Erich, German composer (d. 1631)
  • Jun 9 Johann Andreas Herbst, German composer, born in Nuremberg
  • Sep 10 Nicholas Lanier, English composer, born in London (d. 1666)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 12 Alfonso Ferrabosco, Italian composer who brought madrigal music to England, dies at 45