On This Day

December 1797 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 13 Heinrich Heine, German poet and lyricist (Schubert, Liszt), born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1856)
  • Dec 19 Josef Theodor Krov, composer
  • Dec 26 Hans Skramstad, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Toten (d. 1839)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 22 Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer, dies at 74