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Events in Music

  • Mar 6 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres in Milan
  • Jul 4 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)" is 1st sung in Boston
  • Nov 22 Opera "Robert Le Diable" is produced (Paris)
  • Dec 26 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma" premieres in Milan

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 William Joseph Westbrook, composer
  • Feb 17 Francisco Salvador Daniel, composer
  • Feb 21 Eduard Rappoldi, composer
  • Feb 26 Filippo Marchetti, composer
  • Mar 14 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, composer
  • May 24 Richard Hoffman, composer
  • May 28 Eliza Ann Gardner, underground railway conductor
  • Jun 2 Jan G Palm, Curacao, bandmaster/choir master/composer
  • Jun 10 W. A. Remy [Wilhelm Mayer], Austro-Bohemian composer (d. 1898)
  • Jun 28 Joseph Joachim, Kittsee Germany, violinist (Hungarian Concerto)
  • Aug 13 Salomon Jaoassohn, composer
  • Aug 28 Fredrick Vilhelm Ludvig Norman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1885)
  • Oct 8 Michal Jelski, composer
  • Dec 25 Johann Herbeck, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 6 Rodolphe Kreutzer, Fr composer/violinist (Kreutzersonate), dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Franz Vinzenz Krommer, composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 4 Georg Michael Telemann, composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 12 Johann Franz Volkert, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 13 Ferdinand Kauer, composer, dies at 80
  • May 5 Friedrich Ludwig Seidel, composer, dies at 65
  • May 24 Benjamin Carr, composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 15 Peter Fuchs, composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 16 Joseph Ignaz Schnabel, composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 18 Thomas Greatorex, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 24 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer, dies at 41
  • Aug 16 Eduard Brendler, composer, dies at 30
  • Aug 22 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • Sep 6 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer, dies at 49
  • Sep 8 John Aitken, Scottish-born music publisher (b. 1745)
  • Sep 10 George Guest, composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 18 Peter Hansel, composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 14 Ignaz Joseph Pleyel, Austrian composer/piano builder, dies at 74
  • Nov 15 Vincenc Masek, composer, dies at 76
  • Dec 2 Traugott Maximilian Eberwein, German composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 11 John George Schetky, American violoncellist, music teacher and composer, dies at 55