On This Day

Year 1656 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 31 Marin Marais, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1728)
  • Nov 3 Georg Reutter, Austrian composer and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1738)
  • Nov 4 Leonard Sailer, German composer and organist, born in Ulm (d. after 1694)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 9 Thomas Tomkins, Welsh-born virginalist composer, dies at 83 or 84
  • Jul 7 Michelangelo Rossi, Italian opera composer, buried at about 55
  • Oct 2 Stephan Otto, German composer, dies at 53