On This Day

January 1839 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 9 John Knowles Paine, American composer (Symphony No. 2 - In Spring), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1906)
  • Jan 14 Emil Bohn, German musician, born in Bielau, Germany (d. 1909)
  • Jan 19 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 19 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, dies at 68