December 1812 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 15 Isidor Dannström, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1897)
  • Dec 18 Wiktor Kazynski, Polish composer, born in Vilnius (d. 1867)
  • Dec 20 Achille Peri, Italian composer & conductor, born in Reggio Emilia, Italy (d. 1880)
  • Dec 23 William Hauser, American composer and minister, born in Bethania, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • Dec 24 Henry Russell, English pianist and composer, born in Sheerness, United Kingdom (d. 1900)
  • Dec 26 Wilhelm Volkmar, German composer, born in Bad Hersfeld, Germany (d. 1887)
  • Dec 28 Julius Reitz, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 12 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 13 Marianne Martinez, Austrian composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 23 Michel Delalande, French sacred music composer and maître de musique (Cathedral of Chartres, 1761-85), dies at 73