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Year 1821 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 18 Opera "Der Freischutz" is produced (Berlin)

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Dec 28 Composer Gioachino Rossini moves to Bologna


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 12 Nikolai Afanisev, composer
  • Feb 17 Lola Montez, Irish dancer and courtesan, born in Grange, Ireland (d. 1861)
  • Feb 21 Charles Scribner, American music publisher (Scribner Catalog)
  • Apr 23 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter, born in Lyon, France (d. 1870)
  • May 1 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, Swiss pianist and composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1873)
  • May 25 Diederich Krug, German pianist and composer (Le petit Chevalier), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1880)
  • Jun 15 Nikolay Zaremba, Russian composer and teacher of Tchaikovsky, born in Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1879)
  • Jun 27 August Conradi, German organist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1873)
  • Jul 12 Cesare Dominiceti, Italian composer, born in Desenzano del Garda, Italy (d. 1888)
  • Jul 18 Pauline Viardot, French mezzo-soprano and composer, born in Paris (d. 1910)
  • Aug 24 Emanuele Muzio, Italian composer, born in Zibello, Italy (d. 1890)
  • Aug 31 Vaclav Hugo Zavrtal, Bohemian clarinetist, band leader, and composer, born in Polepy, Austrian Empire (now Czech Republic) (d. 1899)
  • Sep 17 Arthur Saint-Leon, French composer and dancer, born in Paris (d. 1870)
  • Oct 11 Angelo Mariani, Italian composer, born in Ravenna, Italy (d. 1873)
  • Oct 16 Albert Franz Doppler, Austrian flautist and composer, born in Lemberg, Austrian Empire (now Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 1883)
  • Oct 30 Cenobio Paniagua, Mexican composer, born in Tlalpujahua, Michoacán, Mexico (d. 1882)
  • Nov 9 Jean-Baptiste Theodore Weckerlin, French composer, born in Alsace, Guebwiller (d. 1910)
  • Dec 8 Josip Runjanin, Croatian Serb composer (Croatian National Anthem) and soldier, born in Vinkovci (d. 1878)
  • Dec 15 Auguste Vaucorbeil, French composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1884)
  • Dec 22 Giovanni Bottesini, Italian Romantic composer, conductor and a double bass virtuoso, born in Crema, Lombardy (d. 1889)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 8 Paul Anton Wineberger, composer, dies at 62
  • Mar 23 Bernhard Anselm Weber, German pianist, conductor and composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 9 Félix Máximo López, Spanish composer, dies at 78
  • May 15 John Wall Calcott, English composer, dies at 54
  • Jun 18 Charles Hague, English composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 9 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 6 Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni, Italian composer and conductor, dies at 64
  • Aug 10 Salvatore Vigano, composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 29 Horace Coignet, composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 9 Georg Friederich Fuchs, German composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 10 Andreas Romberg, German violinist and composer (Der Rabe), dies at 54
  • Nov 26 Friedrich Heine, German composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 20 Gian Francesco Fortunati, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 30 Angelo Maria Benincori, Italian composer, dies at 42