On This Day

December 1788 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 18 Camille Pleyel, Austrian piano builder/composer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 12 Joseph Gibbs, English composer and organist, dies at 88
  • Dec 14 Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, German composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 25 John Logan, Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40