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May 1836 in Music History

Events in Music

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 22 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

Birthdays in Music

  • May 18 Isidor Vorobchievici, Urainian composer, born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine (d. 1903)

Deaths in Music

  • 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