Year 1834 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 23 "Harold in Italy", symphonic work for orchestra and viola by Hector Berlioz, premieres and at the Paris Conservatoire; Chrétien Urhan soloist, with Narcisse Girard conducting

Musicians Born in 1834

  • 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

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Musicians Who Died in 1834

  • 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 François-Adrien Boieldieu, French opera composer (La Dame blanche), dies at 58

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