On This Day

1823 in Music

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premieres in Venice
  • Apr 24 Eugene Scribes opera "Le Menteur Veridique" premieres in Paris
  • May 8 "Home! Sweet Home!" by John Howard Payne is 1st sung in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 5 Carl Maria von Weber visits Ludwig van Beethoven

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Dec 20 Play "Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus" by Helmina von Chézy with incidental music by Franz Schubert premieres in Vienna

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens, Flemish composer
  • Jan 5 William Rockstro, English musicologist & composer, born in Cheam, Sutton (d. 1895)
  • Jan 21 Alexandre Edouard Goria, composer
  • Jan 27 Edouard-Victoire-Antoine Lalo, French composer (Symphonie Espagnole)
  • Feb 7 Richard Genee, composer
  • Mar 16 William Henry Monk, English composer and organist (Eventide), born in London, England (d. 1889)
  • May 17 Charlotte Sainton-Dolby, English contralto and composer, born in London (d. 1885)
  • Jun 26 Frederick Bowen Jewson, Scottish composer, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1891)
  • Aug 7 Faustina Hasse Hodges, English-American composer, born in Malmesbury, England (d. 1895)
  • Aug 14 Karel Miry, Belgian composer (De Vlaamse Leeuw), born in Ghent (d. 1889)
  • Aug 26 Wilhelm Troszel, composer
  • Sep 10 Adolf von Doss, German composer, born in Pfarrkirchen, Germany (d. 1886)
  • Oct 13 Immanuel Faisst, German composer, born in Esslingen am Neckar, Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1894)
  • Oct 21 Pasqual Juan Emilio Arrieta y Corera, composer
  • Nov 4 Karel Komzák I, Bohemian composer and musician, born in Netěchovice, Czech Republic (d. 1893)
  • Nov 26 Thomas Tellefsen, Norwegian pianist and composer, born in Trondheim, Norway (d. 1874)
  • Dec 1 Ernest Reyer, French opera composer, born in Marseilles, France (d. 1909)
  • Dec 10 Theodore Furchtegott Kirchner, German composer, born in Neukirchen, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Dec 10 Wilhelm Kuhe, German composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1912)
  • Dec 15 Christian Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German composer, born in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany (d. 1896)
  • Dec 23 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, Romanian composer, born in Iaşi, Romania (d. 1898)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 16 Johann Gottfried Schict, composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 18 Jean-Baptiste Sebastien Breval, French cellist and composer, dies at 69
  • Mar 25 Coelestin Jungbauer, German composer, dies at 75
  • May 15 Antonio Frantisek Becvarovsky, composer, dies at 69
  • Sep 20 Daniel Steibelt, German pianist and composer, dies at 57
  • Oct 26 Josef Preindl, Austrian organist and composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 12 Emmanuel Aloys Forster, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 3 Joseph Pouteau, French composer and organist, dies at 84
  • Dec 7 Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, composer, dies at 79
  • Dec 19 Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, Alsatian composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 24 Philipp Christoph Kayser, composer, dies at 68