On This Day

Year 1811 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 23 George Washington Hewitt, composer
  • Feb 25 Carl Schuberth, German composer, born in Magdeburg, (d. 1863)
  • Mar 7 Christian Heinrich Hohmann, German composer, born in Niederwerrn (d. 1861)
  • Mar 13 Camille Marie Stamaty, French pianist, composer, and teacher of were Louis Moreau Gottschalk and Camille Saint-Saëns, born in Département Rome, French Empire (now Rome, Italy) (d. 1870)
  • Mar 23 (Carl Gottfried) Wilhelm Taubert, German pianist, conductor, and composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1891)
  • Mar 30 Angelo Catelani, Italian composer/conductor
  • Apr 17 Ann Mounsey, English composer, born in Soho, London (d. 1891)
  • Jul 19 Vincenz Lachner, German composer, born in Rain am Lech, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1893)
  • Aug 5 Ambroise Thomas, French opera composer (Mignon), and music professor, in Metz, France (d. 1896)
  • Sep 15 Jan Nepomuk Škroup, Czech composer, born in Osice, Czech Republic (d. 1892)
  • Oct 16 Gaetano Capocci, Italian organist and composer (Responsori), born in Rome (d. 1898)

Person of interestFranz Liszt

Oct 22 Franz Liszt, Hungarian romantic composer and virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), born in Raiding, Hungary (d. 1886)

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • Oct 24 Ferdinand Hiller, German pianist, composer and conductor, born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (d. 1885)
  • Nov 10 Louis Kufferath, German-Belgian composer, born in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany (d. 1882)
  • Nov 13 Yuri Karlovich Arnold, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Petrograd (d. 1898)
  • Dec 8 Louis Schindelmeisser, German clarinetist and composer, born in Königsberg, Prussia (d. 1864)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 19 Frantisek Adam Mica, composer, dies at 65
  • May 12 Louis-Charles-Joseph Rey, French classical cellist and composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 19 Christian Gotthilf Tag, German composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 18 Johann Heinrich Zang, German composer and organist, dies at 78
  • Sep 3 Ignaz Franzl, German composer and violinist, dies at 75
  • Sep 6 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 7 Ignaz Spangler, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 17 John Antes, American composer and missionary, dies at 71
  • Dec 17 Louis Abel Beffroy de Reigny, French dramatist and composer, dies at 54