On This Day

July 1839 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 9 Carl Baermann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1913)
  • Jul 14 (Edward) Sydney Smith, British pianist and composer, born in Dorchester, England (d. 1889)
  • Jul 17 Friedrich Gernsheim, German composer, born in Worms, Germany (d. 1916)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 10 Fernando Sor, Spanish classical guitarist, and composer (Twelve Studies), dies at 61