On This Day

December 1840 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 2 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "La Favorita" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 7 Hermann Goetz, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1876)
  • Dec 17 C. F. E. Horneman, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen (d. 1906)