Year 1842 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 9 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan
  • Nov 17 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" by Gaetano Donizetti is produced in London
  • Dec 7 New York Philharmonic's 1st concert
  • Dec 9 Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Musicians Who Died in 1842

  • Feb 21 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer and Chopin's first piano teacher, dies at 85
  • Mar 7 Christian Theodor Weinlig, German composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 15 Luigi Cherubini, Italian musical prodigy, composer (Médée; Requiem in D minor), and educator (Conservatoire de Paris, 1822-42), dies at 81
  • Jun 20 Michael Umlauf, Austrian violinist, composer and conductor (premiere of Beethoven's 9th), dies at 60
  • Aug 25 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, Belgian French composer, dies at 80

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