On This Day

January 1820 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 9 Pavel Křížkovský, Czech choral composer and conductor (Sts. Cyril and Methodius), born in Kreuzendorf, Austrian Silesia (d. 1885)
  • Jan 23 Alexander Serov, Russian composer & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1871)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 25 Joseph Franz Weigl, German cellist and early proponent of the 'thumb technique', dies at 79