January 1856 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Giuseppe Martucci, Italian composer, born in Capua, Italy (d. 1909)
  • Jan 9 Stevan Mokranjac [Stojanović], Serbian cellist, educator and composer of choral music (Garlands), born in Negotin, Principality of Serbia (d. 1914)
  • Jan 11 Christian Sinding, Norwegian composer (Rustle of Spring), born in Konsberg, Norway (d. 1941)
  • Jan 18 John Hyatt Brewer, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1931)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 6 Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, French harpist, composer, forger, and bigamist, dies at 66
  • Jan 17 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, English organist, composer and educator (Cathedral Music), dies at 41