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Year 1810 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Recording

Apr 27 Ludwig van Beethoven composes his famous piano piece "Für Elise"

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Auguste Mermet, French opera composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1889)
  • Feb 5 Ole Bull, Norwegian violinist (d. 1880)
  • Feb 8 Norbert Burgmüller, German composer, born in Düsseldorf, Germany (d. 1836)
  • Feb 11 Loisa Puget, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1889)
  • Feb 22 Holger Simon Paulli, composer

Person of interestFrederic Chopin

Mar 1 Frederic Chopin, Polish-French pianist and composer (Concerto in F Minor), born in Żelazowa Wola, Duchy of Warsaw (d. 1849) (baptismal record states 22nd Feb)

Composer Frederic Chopin
Frederic Chopin
  • Mar 9 Jean-Georges Kastner, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1867)
  • May 2 Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish composer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1874)

Person of interestRobert Schumann

Jun 8 Robert Schumann, German pianist, composer (Humoresque), and music critic (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik - New Journal for Music), born in Zwickau, Kingdom of Saxony (d. 1856)

Composer Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann
  • Jun 9 Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai, German composer, one of the founders of the Vienna Philharmonic, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1849)
  • Jun 19 Ferdinand David, German violinist and composer (Hohe Schule des Violinspiels), born in Hamburg (d. 1873)
  • Jun 23 Franziska"Fanny" Elssler, Austrian ballerina
  • Jul 18 Peter [Josef Anton] Singer, Austrian monk, organist and composer, born in Unterhäselgehr, Tyrol (d. 1882)
  • Aug 14 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • Nov 7 Ferenc Erkel, Hungarian composer (Himnusz), born in Gyula (d. 1893)
  • Nov 16 Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken, German composer, born in Bleckede, Germany (d. 1882)
  • Dec 1 Joseph Gungl, composer
  • Dec 21 Ludwig Schuncke, German pianist & composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1834)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Joseph Lipavsky, composer, dies at 37
  • Feb 20 Johann Friedrich Kranz, composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 26 Johann Ernst Rembt, German organist and composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 10 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 11 Jakob Zupan, Slovenian composer, dies at 75
  • Jun 1 Johann Paul Wessely, Czech composer, dies at 47
  • Jul 15 Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer, dies at 75
  • Oct 19 Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer and choreographer (ballet d'action), dies at 83
  • Oct 21 Franz Teyber, Austrian composer, dies at 52
  • Nov 1 Georg Anton Kreusser, German composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 26 Nicolas Etienne Framery, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 19 Johann Heinrich Egli, composer, dies at 68