On This Day

October 1886 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 15 Modest Mussorgsky's musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in St. Petersburg's Kononov Hall, Russia

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 6 Edwin Fischer, Swiss concert pianist and conductor, born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1960)
  • Oct 26 Gustav Hermann Unger, German composer, born in Kamenz, Germany (d. 1958)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 23 Johann Nepomuk Kafka, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 67