Year 1836 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 29 Giacomo Meyerbeers opera "Les Huguenots," premieres in Paris
  • May 22 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Düsseldorf, Germany

Musicians Who Died in 1836

  • Jan 3 Friedrich Witt, German cellist and composer (Jena Symphony; The Suffering Saviour), dies at 65
  • Feb 22 John Clarke-Whitfeld, English organist and composer, dies at 65
  • May 6 Christian Ignatius Latrobe, English clergyman and composer (Selection of Sacred Music), dies at 78
  • May 7 Norbert Burgmuller, German composer, drowns during an epileptic seizure at 26
  • May 28 Anton Reicha, Czech-French composer, and pedagogue, dies at 66

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