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Year 1825 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 2 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Gioachino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" premieres

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 17 1st opera by Franz Liszt, "Don Sanche" premieres in Paris

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt
  • Nov 29 1st Italian opera in US, "Barber of Seville" premieres (NYC)

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 7 Crystobal Oudrid y Segura, composer
  • Mar 5 Hans Balatka, Moravian-American conductor (Milwaukee Musikverein; Chicago Oratorio Society), author (Condensed History of Music), and composer, born in Hoffnungsthal bei Olmütz, Moravia (d. 1899)
  • Mar 8 George William Martin, composer
  • Apr 3 Adolf Rzepko, Polish composer, born in Prague (d. 1892)
  • May 10 Rudolf Viole, composer
  • May 26 Felipe Gutiérrez Y Espinosa, Puerto Rican composer, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1899)
  • Jul 23 Richard Hol, Dutch composer, organist and conductor, born in Amsterdam (d. 1904)
  • Aug 12 Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, composer
  • Aug 21 Kate Fanny Loder, English composer and pianist, born in Bathwick Street, Bathwick, England (d. 1904)
  • Sep 11 Eduard Hanslick, German music critic, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1904)
  • Oct 9 Adolphe Nibelle, French composer (Le Loup-Garou (The Werewolf)), born in Gien, France (d. 1895)
  • Oct 25 Johann Baptist Strauss Jr., Austrian composer (Waltz King), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1899)
  • Nov 14 August Reissmann, composer
  • Dec 4 Hynek Vojáček, Czech composer, born in Zlín, Empire of Austria (d. 1916)
  • Dec 16 Robert Prescott Stewart, Irish composer, organist, conductor, and teacher, born in Dublin (d. 1894)
  • Dec 19 George Frederick Bristow, American composer (Rip Van Winkle), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1898)
  • Dec 27 Reinhold Finsterbusch, German singer, organist, composer, and choral director ( Jesu Tod und Begräbnis), born in Mittweida, Saxony, Germany (d. 1902)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 5 Pierre Gaveaux, French composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 16 Georg Gerson, Danish composer, dies at 34
  • Mar 9 Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet and writer of hymns (Life! I Know Not What Thou Art), dies at 81
  • Mar 24 Giovanni Domenico Perotti, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 13 Joseph Gelinek, Czech composer, dies at 66

Person of interestAntonio Salieri

May 7 Antonio Salieri, Italian composer (Tarare), dies in Vienna at 74

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri
  • May 12 Elias Mann, American composer, dies at 75
  • May 12 Stanislao Mattei, Italian composer, teacher, musicologist, and monk dies at 75
  • May 22 Domenico Corri, Italian composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 20 Joseph-Denis Doche, French composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 29 Micah Hawkins, composer, dies at 48
  • Aug 3 Ambrogio Minoja, Italian classical composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 20 Richard Wainwright, composer and church organist, dies at 68
  • Aug 23 Amos Bull, composer, dies at 81
  • Oct 10 Dmitry Stepanovich Bortniansky, Russian-Ukrainian harpsichordist and composer (Tantum Ergo), dies at 73
  • Oct 17 Peter Winter, German composer, dies at 71
  • Nov 1 Rodrigo Ferreira da Costa, composer, dies at 49
  • Nov 19 Jan Vaclav Hugo Vorisek, composer, dies at 34
  • Dec 29 Giuseppe Maria Gioacchino Cambini, composer, dies
  • Dec 30 Peter Grønland, Danish composer, dies at 64