January 1879 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Jan 1 Johannes Brahms' Violin Concerto in D major premieres in Leipzig

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Sydney Baynes, British conductor, arranger, band leader and composer (Destiny Waltz; Endure to Conquer), born in Sudbury, England (d. 1938)
  • Jan 24 Stanislaw Lyudkevich, Ukranian composer, born in Jaroslaw, Habsburg Empire (now Poland) (d. 1979)
  • Jan 27 Sven Holger Körling, Swedish organist, music teacher, and composer of children's songs, born in Ystad, Sweden (d. 1948)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 23 Adolf Jensen, German composer, dies of tuberculosis at 42