On This Day

January 1812 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, Swiss pianist, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1871)
  • Jan 8 William Henry Holmes, English composer, born in Sudbury, England (d. 1885)
  • Jan 14 Carl Gradener, German composer, born in Rostock, Germany (d. 1883)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 15 Johannes Herbst, German composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 24 Eligio Celestino, composer, dies at 72