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Year 1827 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 29 20,000 attend Ludwig von Beethovens burial in Vienna


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 19 Carlos Guido y Spano, Argentina, conductor (Rafagas,)
  • Mar 26 Emanuel Kania, Polish composer, born in Uszyce, Poland (d. 1887)
  • Apr 12 Edward Mollenhauer, American composer, born in Erfurt, Prussia (d. 1914)
  • Apr 15 Julius Tausch, German composer, born in Dessau (d. 1895)
  • May 11 Septimus Winner, American songwriter (Listen To The Mockingbird), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1902)
  • Aug 20 Josef Strauss, Austrian composer (Dorfschwalben aus Austria), born in Mariahilf, Austria (d. 1870)
  • Aug 22 Edouard Silas, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1909)
  • Aug 28 Teresa Milanollo, Italian composer, born in Savigliano, Italy (d. 1904)
  • Sep 8 Emil Naumann, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1888)
  • Oct 6 Cark Reidel, German composer and conductor, born in Cronenberg, Wuppertal (d. 1888)
  • Nov 12 Gustav Merkel, German organist and composer (d. 1885)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 30 Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, German composer, dies at 53
  • Feb 2 Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 7 Franz Anton Dimmler, German composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 26 David Moritz Michael, German composer who worked in America, dies at 75
  • Mar 9 Franz Xaver Gerl, Austrian bass singer and composer, dies at 62

Person of interestLudwig van Beethoven

Mar 26 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), dies of liver disease at 56

  • Apr 3 Ernst Chladni, German physicist and musician (Estimating the speed of sound Chladni's law), dies at 70
  • Apr 24 Pierre-Joseph Candeille, French composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 26 Bernardo Ottani, Italian composer, dies at 90
  • Aug 2 James Hewitt, American composer and conductor, dies at 57
  • Nov 7 Bartolomeo Campagnoli, Italian violinist and composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 20 Alexey Titov, Russian composer, dies at 58
  • Dec 9 François Léonard Rouwyzer, composer, dies at 90
  • Dec 26 Jan David Holland, composer, dies at 81