On This Day

December 1866 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Harry Burleigh, African American composer (Springarn Medal), born in Erie, Pennsylvania (d. 1949)
  • Dec 22 Mieczyslaw Surzynski, Polish organ virtuoso and composer (1904 Organ Concerto), born in Środa, Poland (d. 1924)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 3 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, Bohemian violinist, and composer, dies at 65