On This Day

January 1876 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 7 William Yeates Hurlstone, composer
  • Jan 12 Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Italian light opera composer, born in Venice, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1948)
  • Jan 20 Józef Hofmann, Polish-American pianist, composer, educator (Curtis Institute, 1924-38), and inventor, born in Podgórze, Austro-Hungarian Galicia (now Poland) (d. 1957)
  • Jan 29 Carl Henrik Ludolf Nielsen, composer
  • Jan 29 [William] Havergal Brian, British composer ("Gothic" symphony), born in Dresden, Staffordshire (d. 1972)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 10 Charles EH de Coussemaker, Belgian musicologist/historian, dies at 70