Year 1812 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 11 Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.

Musicians Born in 1812

  • Jan 8 Sigismond Fortune Francois Thalberg, Swiss pianist, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1871)
  • Jan 8 William Henry Holmes, English composer, born in Sudbury, England (d. 1885)
  • Jan 14 Carl Gradener, German composer, born in Rostock, Germany (d. 1883)
  • Feb 19 Lauro Rossi, Italian composer (I falsi monetari), born in Macerata (d. 1885)
  • Feb 29 Hermann Hirschboch, German composer

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Musicians Who Died in 1812

  • Jan 15 Johannes Herbst, German composer, dies at 76
  • Jan 24 Eligio Celestino, composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 5 Franz Schneider, composer, dies at 74
  • Feb 9 Franz Anton Hoffmeister, German music publisher and composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 20 Jan Ladislav Dussek, Bohemian pianist/composer, dies at 52

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