December 1879 in Music

Events in Music

  • Dec 31 Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera "Pirates of Penzance" premieres in NYC

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 4 Hamilton Harty, Irish composer and conductor called "the prince of accompanists", born in Hillsborough, Ireland (d. 1941)
  • Dec 7 Rudolf Friml, Czech/US composer (Bohemian suite)
  • Dec 12 Percy Fletcher, composer
  • Dec 15 Rudolf von Laban, Czech/German choreographer (modern dance)
  • Dec 19 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer
  • Dec 24 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, composer
  • Dec 26 Armen Tigran Tigranyan, Armenian music composer and conductor, born in Alexandropol, Armenia (d. 1950)
  • Dec 26 Julius Weismann, German pianist, conductor, and composer (SchwanenweiƟ), born in Freiburg im Breisgau (d. 1950)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 30 Composer John Philip Sousa (25) weds Jane van Middlesworth Bellis