On This Day

September 1840 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 Jacob Christian Fabricius, Danish composer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1919)
  • Sep 9 Gentil Theodoor Antheunis, Flemish poet, born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1907)
  • Sep 14 George Elbridge Whiting, American composer, born in Holliston, Massachusetts (d. 1923)
  • Sep 30 Johan Svendsen, Norwegian composer, born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1911)

Weddings in Music

Robert Schumann

Sep 12 German pianist and composer Robert Schumann (30) marries German pianist and composer Clara Wieck (20)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 15 Franz Pecháček, Austrian-German composer, dies at 47