On This Day

November 1859 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 W. H. Grattan Flood, Irish author and composer, born in Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland (d. 1928)
  • Nov 4 Stanisław Niewiadomski, Polish composer, born in Soposzyn (d. 1936)
  • Nov 17 Gerhard Schjelderup, Norwegian composer, born in Kristiansand. Norway (d. 1933)
  • Nov 19 Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer and musician (Armenian Rhapsody), born in Gatchina, Russia (d. 1935)
  • Nov 22 Cecil Sharp, British collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • Nov 30 Sergei Lyapunov, Russian composer and pianist, born in Yaroslavl, Russian Empire (d. 1924)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 7 Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 22 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75