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Year 1818 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 24 Christmas carol "Silent Night" composed by Franz Xaver Gruber is first sung at St Nicholas parish church in Oberndorf, Austria

Musicians Born in 1818

  • Mar 27 Jacob Axel Josephson, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1880)
  • Apr 6 Francis Henry Brown, composer
  • Apr 25 Marek Konrad Sokolowski, Polish guitarist and composer, born in Zhytomyr, Ukraine (d. 1883)
  • Jun 17 Charles Gounod, French opera composer (Faust), born in Paris, France (d. 1893)
  • Jun 21 Ernst II, Duke of Saxon-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, born in Ehrenburg Palace, Coburg, Germany (d. 1893)

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Musicians Who Died in 1818

  • Jan 1 Fedele Fenaroli, Italian composer, dies at 87
  • Feb 1 Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 23 Nicolas Isouard, French composer, dies at 42
  • Mar 28 Antonio Capuzzi, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 62
  • May 7 Leopold Ko┼żeluch, Czech composer, dies at 70

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