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Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist and composer (Islamej, Tamara), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1910)
  • Jan 12 Adolf Jensen, composer
  • Jan 12 Carlos Troyer, composer
  • Jan 23 Amanda Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist, born in Long Green, Maryland (d. 1915)
  • Feb 13 Valentin de Zubiaurre y Unionbarrenechea, composer
  • Mar 12 Felix Alexandre Guilmant, composer
  • Mar 23 Joseph Wieniawski, composer
  • Apr 25 William Charles Levey, composer
  • Apr 30 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)
  • May 29 Luca Fumagalli, composer
  • Jun 8 Jan Kleczynski, composer
  • Jun 23 Ernest Guiraud, composer
  • Jul 6 Wlasyslaw Zelenski, composer
  • Jul 11 Paul Lacombe, composer
  • Jul 20 Hans Sommer, German theatre composer, born in Brunswick (d. 1922)
  • Jul 28 Christian Barnekow, composer
  • Aug 24 Theodore Dubois, French composer, born in Rosnay, Marne, France (d. 1924)
  • Aug 27 Heinrich Urban, composer
  • Sep 15 Leo van Gheluwe, composer
  • Sep 19 Adolf Gustaw Sonnenfeld, composer
  • Oct 8 Otto Winter-Hjelm, Norwegian musician and composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d. 1931)
  • Oct 16 John Francis Barnett, composer
  • Nov 9 Alfred Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • Nov 17 Willem Coenen, composer
  • Dec 9 Émile Waldteufel, French composer (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


HeartWedding 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, 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, composer (Exultate Deo), dies at 71
  • Oct 17 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Austrian composer, dies at 58