On This Day

December 1888 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 3 Ion Nonna Otescu, Romanian composer, born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 1940)
  • Dec 5 Áskell Snorrason, Icelandic composer, born in Öndolfsstaðir, Iceland (d. 1970)
  • Dec 19 Fritz Reiner, US conductor (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1963)
  • Dec 27 Tito Schipa [Raffaele Attilio Amedeo Schipa], Italian tenor and composer (La Rondine), born in Lecce, Italy (d. 1965)
  • Dec 28 Gabriel von Wayditch, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 2 Franz Xaver Witt, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 10 Marià Obiols, Catalan composer, dies at 79