On This Day

Year 1815 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 9 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • Jan 16 Adolph Trube, composer
  • Jan 22 Ferdinand Christian Wilhelm Praeger, composer
  • Mar 2 Antonio Buzzolla, composer
  • Mar 14 Josephine Lang, German composer, born in Munich (d. 1880)
  • Mar 30 Wincenty Studzinski, Polish violinist and composer, born in Kraków (d. 1854)
  • Apr 6 Friedrich Robert Volkmann, German composer, born in Lommatzsch, Saxony (d. 1883)
  • Apr 12 Henry Hugo Pierson, English composer, born in Oxford (d. 1873)
  • May 8 Jean-Delphin Alard, French violinist and composer, born in Bayonne, France (d. 1888)
  • Jun 6 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, Portuguese violinist, hornist and composer (Adoração ao Sol), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1860)
  • Jun 19 John William Glover, Irish composer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1899)
  • Sep 4 Mihály Mosonyi, Hungarian composer, born in Boldogasszony, Austria-Hungary (d. 1870)
  • Sep 5 Karl Wilhelm, German composer, born in Schmalkalden, Germany (d. 1873)
  • Sep 17 Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer (Brudefaerden i Hardanger), born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1868)
  • Oct 25 Ernesto Camillo Sivori, Italian violinist and composer, born in Genoa, Italy (d. 1894)
  • Oct 25 Philipp Fahrbach the Elder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1885)
  • Oct 29 Dan Emmett, American composer, born in Mount Vernon, Ohio (d. 1904)
  • Nov 3 Adrien Louis Boieldieu, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1883)
  • Dec 22 Lucien Petipa, French ballet dancer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1898)
  • Dec 25 Temistocle Solera, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 17 Franz Gotz, Bohemian composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 19 Leonhard von Call, Austrian composer, dies at 47
  • May 21 Roman Hoffstetter, German classical composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 12 Jose Mauricio, composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 31 Daniel Belknap, American composer, dies at 44
  • Nov 15 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer, dies at 65
  • Nov 25 Johann Peter Saloman, German composer and violinist, dies at 70
  • Nov 28 Johann Peter Salomon, composer, dies at 70
  • Dec 19 Michel Woldemar, French violinist and composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 19 Robert Hudson, composer, dies at 83