1826 in Music

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Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 21 Beethoven's "String Quartet No. 13" in B flat major (Op 130) premieres in Vienna

  • Apr 12 Weber's opera "Oberon" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 16 Franz von Holstein, composer
  • Mar 1 John Thomas, Welsh composer and harpist, born in Bridgend (d. 1913)
  • Mar 9 Jean Joseph Bott, German violinist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1895)
  • Mar 12 Robert Lowry, composer
  • Mar 14 William Fiske Sherwin, American composer, born in Buckland, Massachusetts (d. 1888)
  • Mar 23 Ludwig Minkus, Austrian ballet composer, born in Vienna (d. 1917)
  • Apr 7 Johann Hermann Berens, composer
  • Apr 28 Alexander Stadtfeld, German composer, born in Wiesbaden, Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1853)
  • Jun 1 Carl Bechstein, German piano inventor
  • Jun 1 Hermann Zopff, composer
  • Jun 5 Ivar Hallström, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1901)

Person of interestStephen Foster

Jul 4 Stephen Foster, American composer (Oh! Susanna, Swanee River), born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster
  • Jul 10 Theodore Lajarte, French writer on music and composer, born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1890)
  • Aug 13 William Thomas Best, English organist and composer, born in Carlisle, Cumberland, England (d. 1897)
  • Aug 27 Hermann Kipper, German music teacher and composer, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1910)
  • Aug 28 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • Sep 6 Vladimir Nikitich Kashperov, Russian composer, born in Chufarovo, Russia (d. 1894)
  • Sep 8 Disma Fumagalli, Italian composer, born in Inzago, Milan, Italy (d. 1893)
  • Oct 16 Piotr Studzinski, composer
  • Oct 22 Guglielmo Quarenghi, Italian composer and cellist, (d. 1882)
  • Dec 3 Edmond van der Straeten, Belgian lawyer/musicologist
  • Dec 21 Ernst Pauer, Austrian composer and pianist, born in Vienna (d. 1905)
  • Dec 24 Ignacy Krzyzanowski, composer
  • Dec 26 Franz Coenen, composer
  • Dec 31 Henry Hiles, English composer, born in Shrewsbury (d. 1904)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 17 Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Spanish composer (b. 1806)
  • Mar 11 Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 27 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 13 Franz Danzi, German composer and cellist, dies at 62
  • May 10 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, dies at 86
  • May 24 Friedrich Fesca, composer, dies at 37
  • May 25 Christian Friedrich Ruppe, Dutch-German composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 5 Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber, composer (Oberon), dies at 39
  • Jul 7 Friedrich Ludwig Dulon, flautist/composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 11 Carl Bernhard Wessely, composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 17 Joseph Graetz, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 24 Jacob Kimball, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 26 Friedrich Wilhelm Weis, German physician and composer, dies at 82
  • Aug 30 Theodor Zwetler, Austrian composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 17 Louise Reichardt, German composer, dies at 47
  • Nov 22 Pavel Lambert Mašek, Czech composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 10 Benedikt Emanuel Schack, composer, dies at 68