On This Day

December 1865 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Dec 17 Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished Symphony" premieres in Vienna with Johann von Herbeck conducting

Birthdays in Music

Jean Sibelius

Dec 8 Jean Sibelius, Finnish composer (Valse Triste, Finlandia), born in Tavastehus, Finland (d. 1957)

  • Dec 13 Gustav Luders, German-American composer, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 1913)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 6 Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (Arreglito), dies at 56
  • Dec 18 Francisco Manuel da Silva, Brazilian composer (Brazilian National Anthem), dies at 70