On This Day

December 1837 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Dec 5 Hector Berlioz's "Requiem" premiere at Les Invalides, conducted by François Habeneck

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 9 Émile Waldteufel, French pianist and composer (Estudiantina), born in Strasbourg (d. 1915)
  • Dec 25 Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner
  • Dec 28 Benjamin Johnson Lang, American conductor and composer, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1909)