On This Day

December 1870 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 2 Francis Casadesus, French violinist, composer and conductor, born in Paris (d. 1954)
  • Dec 5 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer, born in Kamenice nad Lipou, Czech Republic (d. 1949)
  • Dec 24 Rosario Scalero, Italian composer, born in Moncalieri, Italy (d. 1954)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 16 Stanisław Duniecki, Polish composer, dies at 31
  • Dec 17 Saverio Mercadante, Italian composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov, Russian composer, dies at 72