On This Day

December 1853 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 13 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao musician, composer and screenwriter, born in Curacao (d. 1911)
  • Dec 22 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor, born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1917)
  • Dec 30 André Charles Prosper Messager, French organist, composer and conductor (Les Deux Pigeons, Véronique), born in Montluçon, France (d. 1929)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 5 Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80