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Year 1832 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 12 The ballet La Sylphide first premieres at the Opéra de Paris.
  • May 12 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "L'elisir d'amore" premieres in Milan

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May 14 Felix Mendelssohn's concert overture "Hebrides" premieres in London

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 19 Ferdinand Laub, composer
  • Jan 19 Salvador Giner y Vidal, composer
  • Jan 28 Franz Wullner, composer
  • Mar 1 Friedrich Grutzmacher, German cellist and composer, born in Dessau, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Mar 13 Alberto Randegger, Italian composer, born in Trieste, Italy (d. 1911)
  • Jun 3 Alexander Charles Lecocq, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1918)
  • Jul 17 (Johan) August Söderman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1876)
  • Jul 24 Johann Christoph Lauterbach, German violinist and concert master, born in Kulmbach, Germany (d. 1918)
  • Jul 25 Simon Hassler, German-American composer, born in Germany (d. 1901)
  • Aug 3 Ivan Zajc, Czech composer and conductor, born in Rijeka, Croatia (d. 1914)
  • Sep 20 Johann Joseph Abert, German composer, born in Gastorf, Bohemia (d. 1915)
  • Sep 21 Friedrich Wilhelm Langhans, German musician and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1892)
  • Sep 26 Pyotr Petrovich Sokal'sky, Russian composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1887)
  • Oct 1 Henry Clay Work, American composer, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1884)
  • Oct 22 August Labitzky, Bohemian composer, born in Bečov nad Teplou, Czechia (d. 1903)
  • Oct 22 Leopold Damrosch, German-American composer, and conductor (New York Oratorio Society; New York Symphony), born in Poznań, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1885)
  • Nov 1 Gottfred Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, born in Roskilde, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • Nov 11 Paolo Giorza, Italian-Australian composer, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1914)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 10 Antonio Benedetto Maria Puccini, Italian composer, dies at 84
  • Feb 15 Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck, German-Danish composer, dies at 85
  • Mar 10 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Mar 12 Friedrich Kuhlau, German-Danish opera composer, dies at 45
  • Mar 23 Wilhelm Würfel, Bohemian pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • May 15 Carl Friedrich Zelter, German composer, dies at 73
  • May 18 Bonafacio Asioli, Italian composer, dies at 62
  • May 26 François-Louis Perne, French composer, dies at 59
  • Jun 2 Manuel del Popolo García, Spanish composer and tenor, dies at 57
  • Jun 27 Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisla, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 31 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, French violinist and composer, dies at 53
  • Sep 9 Bernhard Joseph Klein, composer, dies at 39
  • Oct 18 Othon Joseph Vandenbroek, composer, dies at 73
  • Nov 3 Pietro Generali, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 22 Ishmail Spicer, American composer, dies at 72