On This Day

May 1821 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 1 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1873)
  • May 25 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1880)

Deaths in Music

  • May 15 John Wall Calcott, English composer, dies at 54