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Year 1837 in Music History

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Musicians Born in 1837

  • 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)

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Musicians Married in 1837


Musicians Who Died in 1837

  • 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

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