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December 1821 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Dec 28 Composer Gioachino Rossini moves to Bologna

Birthdays in Music

  • 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

  • Dec 20 Gian Francesco Fortunati, Italian opera composer and maestro di cappella of Parma, dies at 75
  • Dec 30 Angelo Maria Benincori, Italian composer, dies at 42