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January 1843 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 2 Richard Wagner's opera "The Flying Dutchman" premieres in Dresden

Composer Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner
  • Jan 3 Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Nikolay Nikolayevich Lodizhensky, composer
  • Jan 9 Christiaan A Ulder, Curacao, composer (waltzes/tumbas)
  • Jan 23 Bolko von Hochberg, German diplomat & composer, born in Castle Fürstenstein, Silesia (d. 1926)

Deaths in Music

  • 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