December 1859 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 9 Algernon Ashton, composer
  • Dec 24 Roman Statkowski, composer
  • Dec 25 Raoul Gunsbourg, composer
  • Dec 27 William Henry Hadow, composer
  • Dec 28 Gerard Brucken Fock, Dutch composer and painter, born in Koudekerke, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • Dec 30 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer
  • Dec 31 Max Fiedler, German conductor and composer, born in Zittau, Saxony, (d. 1939)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 5 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
  • Dec 31 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 54