Year 1844 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 30 Opera "Stradella" after being rewritten is produced (Hamburg)

Musicians Born in 1844

  • Jan 4 Thomas H Rollinson, composer
  • Jan 14 Clara Kathleen Rogers, American composer, born in Cheltenham, London (d. 1931)
  • Jan 20 Johan Peter Selmer, Norwegian composer, born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1910)
  • Jan 25 Frederick E. Kitziger, German composer, born in Altenburg, Germany (d. 1903)
  • Feb 2 Leander Schlegel, composer

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Musicians Who Died in 1844

  • Jan 15 Joseph Mazzinghi, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 16 Heinrich David Stölzel, German horn player who developed the first valve for brass instruments, dies at 66
  • Feb 29 Thaddäus Weigl, German-Austrian composer, publisher, and conductor, dies at 67
  • Apr 6 Francis Johnson, American keyed Kent bugle virtuoso, violinist, bandleader, and composer, dies at 51 [1]
  • Apr 8 Ignaz Franz von Mosel, Austrian composer, dies at 72

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