December 1864 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 9 Sidney Homer, American composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1953)
  • Dec 17 (John) Felix Körling, Swedish composer and conductor, born in Kristdala, Sweden (d. 1937)
  • Dec 19 Adolf Sandberger, German composer and musicologist, born in Würzburg, Kingdom of Bavaria (now Germany) (d. 1943)
  • Dec 27 Joseph Lauber, Swiss concert pianist and composer, born in Ruswil, Switzerland (d. 1952)
  • Dec 30 Alessandro Longo, Italian composer and musicologist, born in Amantea, Italy (d. 1945)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 21 William Henry Fry, American composer (Niagara Symphony), music director (Musical Fund Society), journalist, and music critic, dies of tuberculosis at 51