On This Day

January 1833 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 8 Boston Academy of Music, 1st US music school, established

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Felix Mendelssohn's cantata "Die erste Walpurgisnacht" premieres in Berlin

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • Jan 26 Gaetano Dinozetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" premieres in Milan

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 10 António da Silva Leite, Portuguese composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 (Louis Joseph) Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist, violinist, and composer of over twenty operas, dies from tuberculosis at 41