On This Day

June 1870 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Jun 26 Richard Wagner's opera "Valkyrie", second in his Ring Cycle premieres in Munich, featuring "Ride of the Valkyries"

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 29 Joseph Carl Breil, American composer (Les amours de la reine Élisabeth), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 8 Johann Gottlob Topfer, German composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 9 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82