On This Day

January 1809 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, German composer, voice teacher and musicologist, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1888)
  • Jan 20 Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish-Basque composer (La Paloma), born in Lanciego, Álav, Spain (d. 1865)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer, dies at 67