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Year 1829 in Music History

Events in Music

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Mar 11 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" is revived by Felix Mendelssohn, aged 20, conducting in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Aug 3 Gioachino Rossini's last and greatest opera "Guillaume Tell" (William Tell) premieres at Salle Le Peletier in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 24 William Mason, American pianist, pedagogue and composer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1908)
  • Mar 20 Charles Albert White, composer
  • May 8 Louis Moreau Gottschalk, American pianist and composer, born in New Orleans (d. 1869)
  • May 9 Ciro Pinsuti, Italian pianist and composer, born in Sinalunga, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1888)
  • May 12 Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (Isabella d'Aspeno), born in Zakynthos (d. 1896)
  • Jun 3 Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, French organist and composer, born in Montpelier, France (d. 1884)
  • Jun 9 Gaetano Braga, Italian composer, born in Giulianova, Italy (d. 1907)
  • Jun 13 Antonio Zamara, Austrian harpist and composer, born in Milan (d. 1901)
  • Jul 4 Hermann Kotzschmar, German-American composer, born in Finsterwalde, Germany (d. 1909)
  • Aug 5 Heinrich Stiehl, German organist and composer, born in Lübeck (d. 1886)
  • Aug 15 Eduard de Hartog, Dutch composer, born in Amsterdam (d. 1909)
  • Aug 21 Otto Goldschmidt, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1907)
  • Aug 28 Albert Dietrich, German composer and conductor, born in Meissen, Germany (d. 1908)
  • Nov 14 Giulio Roberti, composer
  • Nov 28 Anton Rubinstein, Russian pianist and composer (Dmitri Donskoi), born in Vikhvatinets, Podolia Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1894)
  • Dec 24 Benjamin Ipavec, Slovene Romantic composer, born in Šentjur, Slovenia (d. 1909)
  • Dec 24 José Rogel, Spanish composer, born in Orihuela, Spain (d. 1901)
  • Dec 25 Patrick Gilmore, Irish-born American bandmaster and composer (When Johnny Comes Marching Home), born in Ballygar, Ireland (d. 1892)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Robert Archibald Smith, Scottish composer, dies at 48
  • Jan 12 Michael Gottard Fischer, composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 25 William Shield, composer, dies at 80
  • Feb 16 François-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs; Mirza), dies at 95
  • Feb 18 Jan Krtitel Kuchar, composer, dies at 77
  • May 8 Mauro Giuliani, Italian musician and composer, dies at 47
  • May 18 Bernardo Bittoni, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 27 Louis-Sébastien Lebrun, French composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 23 Wojciech Boguslawski, Polish composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 29 Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist and Wolfgang's sister, dies at 78
  • Nov 9 Jean Xavier Lefevre, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 7 Johann Christoph Kienlen, German composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 14 Luigi Marchesi, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 17 Bernard Jumentier, French composer, primarily of sacred music, dies at 80