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Year 1843 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 2 Richard Wagner's opera "The Flying Dutchman" premieres in Dresden
  • Jan 3 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale" premieres in Paris
  • Feb 11 Opera "I Lombardi" premieres in Milan
  • Nov 27 Opera "Bohemian Girl" by Michael William Balfe with a libretto by Alfred Bunn first produced in London
  • Dec 4 Robert Schumann's "Das Paradies und die Peri" premieres in Leipzig

Musicians Born in 1843

  • Jan 1 Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer
  • Jan 9 Christiaan A Ulder, Curacao, composer of waltzes and tumbas
  • Jan 23 Bolko von Hochberg, German diplomat & composer, born in Castle Fürstenstein, Silesia (d. 1926)
  • Feb 19 Adelina Patti, Italian opera soprano (Lucio), born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1919)
  • Mar 5 William F. Sudds, American composer, music publisher, and teacher, born in London, England (d. 1920) [1]

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Musicians Who Died in 1843

  • Jan 7 Franz Schoberlechner, Austrian composer, dies at 45
  • Jan 11 Francis Scott Key, American lawyer, poet and composer of the lyrics to "Star Spangled Banner" dies at 63
  • Apr 14 Joseph Franz Karl Lanner, Austrian composer and violist, dies at 42
  • May 12 Johann Georg Lickl, Austrian organist, kapellmeister, and composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 22 Gabriele Prota, Italian composer, dies at 88

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