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Events in Music

  • Sep 10 Hector Berlioz' opera "Benvenuto Cellini" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Max Bruch, German composer (Kol Nidre), born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1920)
  • Feb 26 Wendelin Weissheimer, composer
  • Mar 2 David Duffle Wood, composer
  • Mar 4 Paul Lacôme, French composer, born in Le Houga, Gascony (d. 1920)
  • Mar 15 Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889)
  • Apr 11 Joseph Leopold Röckel, German composer, born in London (d. 1908)
  • Apr 16 Karel Bendl, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1897)
  • May 6 Alfred Humphreys Pease, composer
  • Jul 23 Edouard [Judas] Colonne, composer/violinist
  • Aug 12 Joseph Barnby, conductor/academic principal
  • Oct 22 Carl Fuchs, German composer and musician, born in Potsdam (d. 1922)

Person of interestGeorges Bizet

Oct 25 Georges Bizet, French composer (Carmen), born in Paris (d. 1875)

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • Nov 22 Jose Augusto da Ferreira Veiga, Viscount d' Arneiro, composer
  • Dec 4 Melesio Morales, composer
  • Dec 11 Whitney Eugene Thayer, composer
  • Dec 13 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, composer
  • Dec 17 Berthold Tours, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 13 Ferdinand Ries, German composer dies at 53
  • Jan 20 Pierre-Louis Hus-Desforges, composer, dies at 64
  • Feb 5 Philippe Libon, composer, dies at 62
  • Feb 22 Friedrich Johann Eck, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 24 Thomas Attwood, composer, dies at 72
  • May 28 Thomas Busby, composer, dies
  • Jul 19 Frederic Nicolas Duvernoy, composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 28 Bernhard Henrik Crusell, composer, dies at 62
  • Jul 29 Jonathan Huntington, composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 7 Joseph Panny, composer, dies at 43
  • Sep 8 Pietro Rovelli, composer, dies at 45
  • Oct 4 Eleanore Sophia Maria Westenholz, composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 24 Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer, dies at 65