December 1847 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Agathe Backer Grøndahl, Norwegian pianist, composer, and teacher, born in Holmestrand, Norway (d. 1907)
  • Dec 16 Augusta Holmes, Irish-French pianist and composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1903)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 29 William Crotch, British child prodigy organist, composer (Palestine Oratorio), and educator (Royal Academy), dies at 72