On This Day

May 1847 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • May 13 Johannes Haarklou, Norwegian organist, composer, and educator, born in Haukedalen, Norway
  • May 25 Alphonse Goovaerts, Belgian composer and musicologist (Histoire et Bibliographie de la Typographie Musicale dans les Pays-Bas), born in Antwerp, Belgian (d. 1922)

Deaths in Music

  • May 14 Fanny Cacilia Mendelssohn Hensel, German composer, dies at 41
  • May 16 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer, dies at 59