Year 1822 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 1 Italian composer Luigi Cherubini becomes director of the Conservatoire de Paris music college, holds position for nearly 20 years
  • Dec 1 Franz Liszt, aged 11, debuts as a pianist in Vienna

Musicians Born in 1822

  • Jan 7 Theodor Aufrecht, German linguist, Indologist and translator (Rigveda's Hymns), born in Leschnitz, Prussian Silesia (d. 1907)
  • Jan 8 Alfredo Carlo Piatti, Italian composer, born in Bergamo, Italy (d. 1901)
  • Feb 7 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer
  • Feb 15 Theodor Uhlig, German composer and violinist, born in Wurzen, Saxony (d. 1853)
  • Feb 27 Eugene Gautier, French violinist, composer, and pedagogue, born in Vaugirard, France (d. 1878)

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Musicians Married in 1822

  • Mar 16 Italian opera composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioachino Rossini weds 1st wife, opera singer Isabella Colbran, in Bologna

Musicians Who Died in 1822

  • Feb 2 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, French classical composer, dies at 79
  • Feb 19 Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, Portuguese composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 22 Johann Ignaz Walter, German opera singer and composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 2 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, composer, dies at 40
  • Mar 3 Franz Adam Veichtner, German violinist and composer, dies at 81

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