Year 1839 in Music History

Events in Music

Musicians Born in 1839

  • 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, German 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)

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Musicians Who Died in 1839

  • Jan 19 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, dies at 68
  • Mar 4 Ignace Antoine Ladurner, Austrian pianist and 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

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