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Year 1845 in Music History

Events in Music


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Oct 19 Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser" premieres in Dresden

Composer Richard Wagner
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Richard Wagner
  • Nov 15 Opera "Maritana" is produced (London)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 15 Heinrich Vogl, German operatic heldentenor, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1900)
  • Mar 5 Alphonse Hasselmans, Belgian-French harpist, composer (La Source), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1884-1912), born in Liège, Belgium (d. 1912)
  • Apr 18 Wilhelm Gericke, Austrian composer, born in Schwanberg, Austria (d. 1925)
  • May 12 Gabriel Fauré, French organist, composer (Requiem; Ballade), and educator (Paris Conservatoire, 1905-20), born in Pamiers, France (d. 1924)
  • Jun 7 Leopold von Auer, Hungarian-American violinist, born in Veszprém, Hungary (d. 1930)
  • Aug 10 Abai Qunanbaiuli, Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher (d. 1904)
  • Oct 12 Amintore Galli, Italian composer, born in Perticara, Italy (d. 1919)
  • Oct 26 Hendrik Waelput, Flemish composer and conductor (Forest, Stella), born in Ghent, Belgium (d. 1885)
  • Oct 30 Gustav Weber, composer
  • Nov 14 Johann Ernst Perabo, composer
  • Dec 25 Salvatore Auteri-Manzocchi, Italian opera composer (Graziella), born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1924)
  • Dec 27 Augusto (de Oliveira) Machado, Portuguese composer (Lauriane; Camões es os Luziadas), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1924)
  • Dec 28 Homer Newton Bartlett, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 23 Francesco Ruggi, composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 20 Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 19 George Augustus Kollmann, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 22 Franz Joseph Volkert, Austrian composer and organist, dies at 67
  • May 3 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), dies at 45
  • May 11 Carl Filtsch, Transylvanian composer & pianist child prodigy, dies of tuberculosis at 14
  • Sep 7 Isabella Colbran, wife of Italian composer Gioachino Rossini, dies
  • Sep 10 Karl August von Lichtenstein, German composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 2 Chretien Urhan, composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 2 Johann "Giovanni" Simon Mayr, German composer and music director (Cathedral of Bergamo, 1802-45), dies at 82