Birthdays in Music in 1842

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  • Jan 7 Johan Lindegren, composer
  • Jan 22 Charles Henri Marechal, composer
  • Feb 3 Sidney Clopton Lanier, American composer/poet (Hall of Fame)
  • Feb 22 Carl Rosa, founder (Rosa opera company), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Feb 24 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer
  • Mar 22 Carl A N Rosa, German violinist/composer
  • Mar 22 Mykola Vytal'yevich Lysenko, composer
  • Apr 14 Sven August Korling, composer
  • Apr 29 Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)
  • May 5 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, composer
  • May 12 Jules Emile Fred Massenet, Montaud France, composer (Manon, Le Cid)
  • May 13 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S Pinafore), born in London (d. 1900)
  • Jun 12 Rikard Nordraak, composer
  • Jun 19 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, composer
  • Jun 29 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, born in Hořovice, Bohemia (d. 1924)
  • Jul 4 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1909)
  • Aug 30 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • Sep 13 Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer
  • Sep 23 Karl Munzinger, composer
  • Oct 24 Josef Nesvera, composer
  • Nov 2 Otto Reubke, German composer, brother of Julius Reubke (d. 1913)
  • Dec 15 Henry Gadsby, composer
  • Dec 22 Nicola d' Arienzo, composer
  • Dec 28 Calixa Lavallee, composer