On This Day

December 1874 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Dominicus Johner, composer
  • Dec 22 Franz Schmidt, Austrian composer & musician, born in Bratislava, Slovakia (d. 1939)
  • Dec 25 Lina Cavalieri, Italian soprano (d. 1944)
  • Dec 27 Max Ettinger, Jewish-German composer (Jiddische Requiem), born in Lwow, Poland (d. 1951)
  • Dec 31 Ernest Austin, English composer, born in Poplar, London (d. 1947)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 8 Franz Wilhelm Ferling, German oboist and composer (48 études for oboe) dies at 78
  • Dec 22 Johann Peter Pixis, German pianist and composer, dies at 86