On This Day

December 1880 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 5 Alexander Schmuller, Russian-Dutch violinist and conductor, born in Mazyr, Belarus (d. 1933)
  • Dec 19 Nemesio Otano y Eugenio, composer
  • Dec 29 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
  • Dec 30 Alfred Einstein, German-American musicologist and nephew of Albert Einstein

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 2 Josephine Lang, German composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 27 Alessandro Nini, Italian composer, dies at 75