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 13 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor/musicologist (Moniuszko), born in Kraków (d. 1942)
  • Jan 20 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
  • Jan 22 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer

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