On This Day

January 1870 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Henry Eichheim, American composer (Bali -Symphonic Variations), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1942)
  • Jan 4 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • Jan 12 Karel Burian (also Carl Burrian),Czech operatic tenor, born in Rousínov, Moravia, Austrian Empire (d. 1924)
  • Jan 13 Henryk Opieński, Polish violinist, conductor, choral director, composer (Zygmunt August and Barbara), and musicologist (Moniuszko), born in Kraków (d. 1942)
  • Jan 20 Guillaume Lekeu, Belgian composer (Épithalame), born in Heusy, Belguim (d. 1894)
  • Jan 22 Charles Arnold Tournemire, French organist and composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1939)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Carl Schwencke, German pianist and compose, dies at 72
  • Jan 11 Adolf Ganz, German composer and violinist, dies at 73
  • Jan 26 Cesare Pugni, Italian composer, dies at 67