May 1836 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

May 22 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Düsseldorf, Germany

Birthdays in Music

  • May 18 Sydir Vorobkevych, Ukrainian composer, poet, newspaper editor, and Orthodox priest, 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