On This Day

December 1877 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 2 Camille Saint-Saëns' opera "Samson et Dalila" premieres in Weimar
  • Dec 16 Anton Bruckner's 3rd Symphony in D, premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 8 Paul Ladmirault, French composer, born in Nantes, France (d. 1944)
  • Dec 13 Mykola Leontovych, Ukrainian composer, born in Selevyntsi, Podolia, Russian Empire (d. 1921)
  • Dec 14 Lieven Duvosel, Flemish music composer (Leiecyclys), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1956)
  • Dec 18 Max Pallenberg, Austrian extempore farce actor (Morn to Midnight), husband of Operetta star Fritzi Massary, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1934)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 10 Federico Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 31 Alberto Mazzucato, composer, dies at 64