On This Day

January 1889 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Alexander Smallens, conductor, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • Jan 1 Tadeusz Jarecki, composer
  • Jan 14 Vincenzo Davico, Italian composer, born in Monaco (d. 1969)
  • Jan 19 Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Davos Switzerland, painter, sculptor and dancer
  • Jan 25 Vladimir Scherbachov, Russian composer & professor (Blokovskaya, Thunderstorm), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1952)
  • Jan 29 Francisco Santiago, composer
  • Jan 29 Rudolf Mauersberger, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 10 Martin Andreas Udbye, composer, dies at 68
  • Jan 14 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer (b. 1834)