On This Day

September 1836 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 10 Karl Merz, German-American composer (Brainard's Musical World), born in Bernsheim, Germany (d. 1890)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 14 Vincenzo Lavigna, Italian composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 19 Carl Friedrich Ebers, German composer and conductor, dies at 66
  • Sep 21 John Stafford Smith, British organist, and composer ("The Anacreontic Song", later used for the American national anthem "The Star-Spangled Banner"), dies at 86
  • Sep 23 María Malibran (née García) Spanish operatic contralto and soprano, dies from head injuries several months after falling from a horse at 28