On This Day

Year 1852 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 30 Anton Rubinstein's opera "Dmitri Donskoi" premieres in St Petersburg

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 26 Frederick Corder, composer
  • Jan 29 Frederic Hymen Cowen, composer
  • Mar 6 Joseph Bayer, composer
  • Apr 14 Henrique Oswald, Brazilian composer, born in Rio de Janeiro (d. 1931)
  • May 22 Émile Sauret, French violinist and composer, born in Dun-le-Roi, France (d. 1920)
  • May 29 Heinrich Kàan-Albest, Bohemian pianist and composer, born in Ternopil, Austrian Empire (d. 1926)
  • Jun 23 Stephane Raoul Pugno, composer
  • Jun 28 Hans Huber, Swiss composer, born in Eppenberg-Wöschnau (d. 1921)
  • Jul 5 Stefano Gobatti, Italian composer, born in Bergantino, Italy (d. 1913)
  • Jul 6 John Albert Delany, Australian composer, born in Ratcliff, London (d. 1907)
  • Aug 21 Benedetto Junck, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1903)
  • Sep 30 Charles Villiers Stanford, Irish organist/composer
  • Oct 15 Wilhelm Posse, German composer, born in Bromberg (d. 1925)
  • Nov 7 Bohdan Borkowski, Polish composer, born in Tenczynek, Krakow, Poland (d. 1901)
  • Nov 21 Francisco Tárrega, Spanish composer, born in Villarreal, Spain (d. 1909)
  • Nov 29 Paul Joseph Guillaume Hillemacher, composer
  • Dec 5 Thomas Laub, Danish organist and composer, born in Langå, Denmark (d. 1927)
  • Dec 18 Gaetano Coronaro, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 22 George Rodwell, English composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 25 Thomas Moore, Irish poet and musician, dies at 72
  • Feb 27 Joseph Drechsler, Czech composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 12 Juan Bros y Bertomel, composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 25 Alexis Garaude, composer, dies at 73
  • May 6 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, Belgian composer, dies at 75
  • Jun 5 Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, composer, dies at 45
  • Jun 6 Tommaso Marchesi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Jul 5 Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 28 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, German composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 12 Georg Hellmesberger, composer, dies at 22
  • Nov 18 Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 22 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 16 Henri-Jean Rigel, composer, dies at 80