On This Day

December 1861 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 4 Lillian Russell [Helen Leonard], American singer and actress (Great Mogul), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 1922)
  • Dec 17 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer
  • Dec 18 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), born in London, England (d. 1924)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 14 Heinrich August Marschner, German opera composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Gualtiero Sanelli, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 16 Karol Joseph Lipinski, Polish composer and virtuoso violinist, dies at 71