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December 1823 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Dec 13 Gioachino Rossini arrives in London

Theater Premiere

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


Birthdays in Music

  • 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 Friedrich Gottlieb Schwencke, German organist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1896)
  • Dec 23 Alexandru Flechtenmacher, Romanian composer, born in Iaşi, Romania (d. 1898)

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 3 Joseph Pouteau, French composer and organist, dies at 84
  • Dec 7 Johann Gottlieb Schwencke, German bassoonist, dies at 79
  • Dec 19 Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, Alsatian composer, dies at 67
  • Dec 24 Philipp Christoph Kayser, German pianist and composer, dies at 68