On This Day

December 1885 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 2 Opera "Regina di Saba" premieres in Vienna

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 1 Guy de Lioncourt, French composer, born in Caen, France (d. 1961)
  • Dec 10 János Hammerschlag, Hungarian composer, born in Prague (d. 1954)
  • Dec 10 Marios Varvoglis, Greek composer (Behind the Barbed Wire Fence), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1967)
  • Dec 22 Joseph Deems Taylor, American composer (Peter Ibbetson) and promoter of classical music, born in NYC, New York (d. 1966)