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 Herbert Hamilton Harty, composer
  • 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, composer
  • Dec 26 Julius Weismann, composer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

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