On This Day

December 1835 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 7 Dom Joseph Pothier, French monk and musicologist, born in Bouzemont, France (d. 1923)
  • Dec 12 Georges Jean Pfeiffer, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1908)
  • Dec 13 Phillips Brooks, American Episcopal bishop and composer (Little Town of Bethlehem), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1893)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 18 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, Austrian composer, dies at 82
  • Dec 29 Charles-Joseph Tolbecque, French composer, dies at 29