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Year 1834 in Music History

Events in Music

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Nov 23 Hector Berlioz's "Harold in Italy" premieres

Composer Hector Berlioz
Hector Berlioz

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 14 William Cleaver Francis Robinson, Irish governor and musical composer, born in County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland (d. 1897)
  • Jan 25 Pablo Hernández Salces, Spanish composer, born in Zaragoza, Spain (d. 1910)
  • Feb 6 Ema Puksec, Croatian singer, born in Ogulin, Croatia (d. 1889)
  • Feb 9 Franz Xaver Witt, German church musician, composer, and priest, born in Walderbach, Bavaria (d. 1888)
  • Feb 22 Albert Heinrich Zabel, composer
  • Feb 26 Aleksander Zarzycki, Polish composer (Warsaw Music Society), born in Lviv, Austria-Hungary (d. 1895)
  • Mar 4 Peter Nicolai von Wilm, composer
  • Mar 23 Julius Reubke, German organist, pianist, and composer (Sonata on the 94th Psalm in c), born in Hausneindorf, Germany (d. 1858)
  • Apr 1 Isidore Edouard Legouix, composer
  • Apr 26 Horatio Richmond Palmer, American composer and choir director, born in Sherburne, New York (d. 1907)
  • Jun 8 George Garrett, English composer, born in Winchester, England (d. 1897)
  • Jul 16 Carlo Angeloni, Italian composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1901)
  • Aug 9 Elias Álvares Lobo, Brazilian composer, born in Itu, Brazil (d. 1901)
  • Aug 17 Peter Benoit, Flemish composer and conductor (Leie/Rubens Cantata), born in Harelbeke, Flanders (d. 1901)
  • Aug 31 Amilcare Ponchielli, Italian composer (I Lituani, La Giaconda), born in Paderno Ponchielli, Italy (d. 1886)
  • Oct 3 Vilém Blodek, Czech pianist, flautist, and composer, born in Prague (d. 1874)
  • Oct 8 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, born in Merrimack, New Hampshire (d. 1905)
  • Nov 20 Franjo Ksaver Kuhač, Croatian composer who collected and published 1,600 folk songs, born in Osijek, Croatia (d. 1911)
  • Nov 25 Jean-Baptist Colyns, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1902)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 4 Amelie Julia Candielle, composer, dies at 66
  • May 23 Charles Wesley, English organist and composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 8 Silvestro Palma, composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 14 Friedrich Christian Ruppe, composer and violinist, brother of Christian Friedrich Ruppe, dies at 63
  • Oct 8 Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, composer, dies at 58
  • Dec 7 Ludwig Schuncke, composer, dies at 23