On This Day

October 1858 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 21 Jacques Offenbach's operetta " Orpheus in the Underworld" (Orphée aux Enfers) premieres in Paris, includes "Infernal Galop" (can-can tune)

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 15 Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, born in Fredericksburg, Texas (d. 1929)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 26 Isac B. Woodbury, American church composer (The Dulcimer), dies at 39
  • Oct 26 Isac Baker Woodbury, American composer, and musicologist (The Dulcimer: Or the New York Collection of Sacred Music), dies at 39