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-American composer (Bohemian suite), born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1972)
  • Dec 12 Percy Fletcher, British composer, born in Derby (d. 1932)
  • Dec 15 Rudolf von Laban, Czech-German choreographer (modern dance), born in Bratislava, Austria-Hungary (d. 1958)
  • Dec 19 Otto Emanuel Olsson, composer
  • Dec 24 Stanislav Pylypovych Lyudkevych, Polish composer, born in Jarosław, Poland (d. 1979)
  • 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 (Schwanenweiß), 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