On This Day

December 1829 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 24 Benjamin Ipavec, Slovene Romantic composer, born in Šentjur, Slovenia (d. 1909)
  • Dec 24 José Rogel, Spanish composer, born in Orihuela, Spain (d. 1901)
  • Dec 25 Patrick Gilmore, Irish-born American bandmaster and composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home), born in Ballygar, Ireland (d. 1892)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 7 Johann Christoph Kienlen, German composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 14 Luigi Marchesi, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 17 Bernard Jumentier, French composer, primarily of sacred music, dies at 80