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Year 1820 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1820

  • Jan 9 Pavel Křížkovský, Czech choral composer and conductor (Sts. Cyril and Methodius), born in Kreuzendorf, Austrian Silesia (d. 1885)
  • Jan 23 Alexander Serov, Russian composer & music critic, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1871)
  • Feb 13 (Albert) Béla Kéler, Hungarian composer, and conductor, born in Bártfa, Kingdom of Hungary (now Bardejov, Slovakia) (d. 1882)
  • Feb 17 Henri Vieuxtemps, Belgian violin prodigy, composer, and teacher (Brussels Conservatory), born in Verviers, United Kingdom of the Netherlands (now Belgium) (d. 1881)
  • Feb 29 Adolf Schimon, Austrian German composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1887)

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Musicians Who Died in 1820

  • Jan 25 Joseph Franz Weigl, German cellist and early proponent of the 'thumb technique', dies at 79
  • Feb 7 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 12 Guillaume Albert Teniers, Flemish composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 26 Jean-Etienne Despreaux, French ballet dancer and composer, dies at 71
  • May 10 Matthäus Stegmayer, Austrian composer, dies at 49

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