On This Day

October 1859 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 14 Camille Chevillard, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1923)
  • Oct 16 Henryk Pachulski, Polish pianist, composer, and educator (Moscow Conservatory, 1886-1917) born in Łazy, Poland (d. 1921)
  • Oct 26 Arthur Friedheim, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1932)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 22 Louis Spohr, German violin virtuoso and composer (Faust), dies at 75