On This Day

May 1819 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 3 Nicola De Giosa, Italian composer, born in Bari, Italy (d. 1885)
  • May 5 Stanisław Moniuszko, Polish composer, born in Ubiel, Belarus (d. 1872)
  • May 17 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, Bohemian pianist and composer, born in Neustadt an der Mettau (d. 1886)
  • May 18 Julius Hopp, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1885)

Deaths in Music

  • May 11 Kaspar Furstenau, German composer, dies at 47