Year 1831 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 6 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "La Sonnambula" premieres at Teatro Carcano in Milan, Italy
  • Jul 4 "America (My Country 'Tis of Thee)", with lyric by Samuel Francis Smith, has 1st public performance at Park Street Church in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 17 Felix Mendelssohn's 1st Piano concert in G, premieres in Munich, with the composer as soloist
  • Nov 21 Giacomo Meyerbeer's opera "Robert le diable" (Robert the Devil) premieres at the Paris OpĂ©ra
  • Dec 26 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "Norma" premieres in Milan

Musicians Born in 1831

  • Jan 1 William Joseph Westbrook, British composer (d. 1894)
  • Feb 17 Francisco Salvador Daniel, French composer, and ethno-musicologist, born in Bourges, France (d. 1871)
  • Feb 21 Eduard Rappoldi, Austrian composer and violinist, born in Vienna (d. 1903)
  • Feb 26 Filippo Marchetti, Italian opera composer, born in Bolognola, Papal States (now Italy) (d. 1902)
  • Mar 14 Leon Leopold Lewandoski, Polish composer, born in Kalisz, Poland (d. 1896)

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Musicians Who Died in 1831

  • Jan 6 Rodolphe Kreutzer, French composer (La mort d'Abel) and virtuoso violinist, dies at 64
  • Jan 8 Franz Krommer, Czech composer, dies at 71
  • Mar 4 Georg Michael Telemann, German composer, dies at 82
  • Mar 12 Johann Franz Volkert, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 13 Ferdinand Kauer, Austrian composer, dies at 80

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