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Year 1842 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 7 Gioacchino Rossini's cantata "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris

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Mar 3 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn

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Mar 9 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Nov 17 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" is produced (London)
  • Dec 9 Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres in Petersburg

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 7 Johan Lindegren, composer
  • Jan 22 Charles Henri Marechal, composer
  • Feb 3 Sidney Clopton Lanier, American composer/poet (Hall of Fame)
  • Feb 22 Carl Rosa, founder (Rosa opera company), born in Hamburg, Germany
  • Feb 24 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer
  • Mar 22 Carl A N Rosa, German violinist/composer
  • Mar 22 Mykola Lysenko, Ukranian composer, conductor and ethnomusicologist, born in Hrynky, Russian Empire (d. 1912)
  • Apr 14 Sven August Körling, Swedish composer, born in Misterhult, Sweden (d. 1919)
  • Apr 29 Carl Millöcker, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1899)
  • May 5 Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, Austrian composer, born in Frauental, Styria, Austria (d. 1899)
  • May 12 Jules Massenet, French composer (Manon, Le Cid), born in Montaud, France (d. 1912)
  • May 13 Arthur Sullivan, English operatic composer (Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S Pinafore), born in London (d. 1900)
  • Jun 12 Rikard Nordraak, Norwegian composer, born in Oslo, Norway (d.1866)
  • Jun 19 Carl Johann Adam Zeller, Austrian composer, born in Sankt Peter in der Au, Austria (d. 1898)
  • Jun 29 Josef Labor, Austrian composer, born in Hořovice, Bohemia (d. 1924)
  • Jul 4 Gyula Erkel, Hungarian composer, son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1909)
  • Aug 30 Victor Alphonse Duvernoy, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1907)
  • Sep 13 Ödön Mihalovich, Hungarian composer, born in Fericsánci, Slavonia (d. 1929)
  • Sep 23 Karl Munzinger, composer
  • Oct 24 Josef Nešvera, Czech composer, born in Praskolesy, Czech Republic (d. 1914)
  • Nov 2 Otto Reubke, German composer, brother of Julius Reubke (d. 1913)
  • Dec 15 Henry Gadsby, English musician and composer, born in Hackney, England (d. 1907)
  • Dec 24 Nicola d' Arienzo, Italian composer and writer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1915)
  • Dec 28 Calixa Lavallee, Canadian composer (O Canada), born in Verchères (d. 1891)

Deaths in Music

  • 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 Maria Luigi C Z S Cherubini, Italian composer (Dies Irae), 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
  • Sep 15 Pierre Baillot, French violinist and composer, dies at 70
  • Oct 2 José Mariano Elízaga, Mexican composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 8 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer, dies at 68
  • Nov 15 Joseph Rastrelli, German composer, dies at 43
  • Nov 24 Pehr Frigel, Swedish composer, dies at 92
  • Dec 5 Marie-Jean Auguste Vestris, French ballet dancer, dies at 82
  • Dec 25 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, dies at 76