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Year 1839 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 17 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Oberte Conti Di" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 9 John Knowles Paine, American composer (Symphony No. 2 - In Spring), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1906)
  • Jan 14 Emil Bohn, German musician, born in Bielau, Germany (d. 1909)
  • Jan 19 Bohumil Pazdirek, composer
  • Mar 9 Phoebe Knapp, American hymn writer and organist, born in NYC, New York (d. 1908)
  • Mar 10 Dudley Buck, American organist, composer, and music writer, born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1909)
  • Mar 17 Josef Rheinberger, German organist, composer, and educator (Munich Conservatory, 1877-1901), born in Vaduz, Liechtenstein (d. 1901)
  • Mar 21 Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Karevo, Russian composer (Boris Gudunov, Night on Bald Mt) [NS]
  • Apr 5 Stanislaw Pilinski, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1905)
  • Apr 12 Victorin de Joncières, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1903)
  • Apr 18 Frantz Jehin-Prume, Canadian violinist and composer, born in Spa, Liège, Belgium (d. 1899)
  • May 8 Adolphe-Basile Routhier, French-Canadian lyricist ("O! Canada"), born in Saint-Placide, Quebec (d. 1920)
  • May 19 Alice Mary Smith, British composer, born in London (d. 1884)
  • Jul 9 Carl Baermann, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1913)
  • Jul 14 (Edward) Sydney Smith, British pianist and composer, born in Dorchester, England (d. 1889)
  • Jul 17 Friedrich Gernsheim, German composer, born in Worms, Germany (d. 1916)
  • Aug 15 Hugh Archibald Clarke, Canadian organist, composer, and educator (The Music of The Spheres), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1927)
  • Aug 17 Hubert Platt Main, composer
  • Aug 24 Eduard Napravnik, Czech conductor and composer, born in Býšť, Czech Republic (d. 1916)
  • Nov 7 Henry Holmes, English violinist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • Nov 25 Stanisław Duniecki, Polish composer, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 1870)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 19 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 4 Ignace Antoine Ladurner, pianist/composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 13 Robert Gallenberg, Austrian composer, dies at 55
  • Apr 20 Giuseppe Rossini, father of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, dies
  • May 3 Ferdinando Paer, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 13 Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, French musician and composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 15 Hans Skramstad, Norwegian pianist and composer, dies at 41
  • Jul 10 Fernando Joseph Maria Sor, composer, dies at 61
  • Aug 23 Charles Philippe Lafont, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 21 Jacob Gottfried Weber, German composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 7 Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek, composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 18 Charles-Henri Plantade, French composer, dies at 75