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Year 1837 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 5 Hector Berlioz's "Requiem" premieres

Composer Hector Berlioz
Composer
Hector Berlioz

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej, Tamara), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1910)
  • Jan 12 Adolf Jensen, German pianist, composer, and teacher, born in Königsberg, Prussian (now Kaliningrad, Russia) (d. 1879)
  • Jan 12 Carlos Troyer, American composer, born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1920)
  • Jan 23 Amanda Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist, born in Long Green, Maryland (d. 1915)
  • Feb 13 Valentin Zubiaurre, Spanish composer (Ferdinand Set), and educator, born in Garay, Biscay, Spain (d. 1914)
  • Mar 12 Alexandre Guilmant, French organist (La Trinitié, 1871-901), composer and pedagogue (Schola Cantorum, 1894-1911), born in Meudon, France (d. 1911)
  • Apr 25 William Charles Levey, Irish conductor and composer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1894)
  • Apr 30 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)
  • May 23 Józef Wieniawski, Polish pianist, composer, conductor and teacher, born in Lublin, Poland (d. 1912)
  • May 29 Luca Fumagalli, Italian composer, born in Inzago, Italy (d. 1908)
  • Jun 8 Jan Kleczyński Sr., Polish painist and composer, born in Janiewicze, Russian Empire (d. 1895)
  • Jun 23 Ernest Guiraud, French opera composer (Piccolino; Sylvie), arranger (Bizet), and teacher, born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1892)
  • Jul 6 Władysław Żeleński, Polish organist and composer, born in Grodkowice (d. 1921)
  • Jul 11 Paul Lacombe, French composer, born in Carcassonne, France (d. 1927)
  • Jul 20 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, born in Brunswick (d. 1922)
  • Jul 28 Christian Barnekow, Danish composer, born in Luz-Saint-Sauveur, France (d. 1913)
  • Aug 24 Theodore Dubois, French composer, born in Rosnay, Marne, France (d. 1924)
  • Aug 27 Heinrich Urban, German violinist and composer, born in Berlin (d. 1901)
  • Sep 15 Leo van Gheluwe, Belgian composer, born in Wannegem-Lede, East Flanders (d. 1914)
  • Sep 19 Adolf Sonnenfeld, Polish violinist and composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1914)
  • Oct 8 Otto Winter-Hjelm, Norwegian musician and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1931)
  • Oct 16 John Francis Barnett, British composer, born in London (d. 1916)
  • Nov 9 Alfred Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • Nov 17 Willem Coenen, composer
  • Dec 9 Émile Waldteufel, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1915)
  • Dec 25 Cosima Liszt, wife of Austrian composer Richard Wagner
  • Dec 28 Benjamin Johnson Lang, American conductor and composer, born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1909)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Mar 28 German composer Felix Mendelssohn (27) marries Cécile Jeanrenaud (20)

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 23 John Field, Irish pianist and composer (Nocturnes), dies at 54
  • Mar 26 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, dies at 53
  • May 5 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer (Andromeda), dies at 85
  • Jun 16 Valentino Fioravanti, Italian composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 20 Giovanni Furno, composer, dies at 89
  • Jul 28 John Ross, British composer and organist, dies at 73
  • Sep 23 Richard John Samuel Stevens, English composer, dies at 80
  • Oct 6 Jean-Francois Le Sueur, composer, dies at 77
  • Oct 11 Samuel Wesley, British organist and composer referred to as "The English Mozart" ((Exultate Deo), dies at 71
  • Oct 17 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian composer, dies at 58