On This Day

May 1848 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 13 First performance of Finland's national anthem "Maamme", composed by Fredrik Pacius, Swedish words by Johan Ludvig Runeberg

Birthdays in Music

  • May 5 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)
  • May 12 Cyrill Kistler, German composer, educator, and music theorist, born in Großaitingen, Swabia, Germany (d. 1907)