On This Day

January 1862 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 29 Frederick Delius, British composer (A Mass of Life; Brigg Fair; In a Summer Garden), born in Bradford, England (d. 1934)
  • Jan 30 Walter Damrosch, German-American conductor (New York Symphony, 1885-1928; commissioned Gershwin's Piano Concerto), and composer (The Man Without A Country), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1950) [1]

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Franz Joseph Fröhlich, German composer, dies at 81