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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 Berry Smith, American former slave, singer and evangelist
  • 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

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

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/bandmaster, 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, 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