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Events in Music

  • Nov 5 Robert Schumann's 2nd Symphony in C premieres
  • Dec 6 Opera "La Damnation de Faust" by Hector Berlioz is produced in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Sandor Erkel, Hungarian composer,son of Ferenc Erkel, born in Pest (d. 1900)
  • Jan 8 Albert Cahen, composer
  • Jan 8 William Wallace Gilchrist, composer
  • Feb 24 Luigi Denza, Italian composer (Funiculì, Funiculà) born in Castellammare di Stabia (d. 1922)
  • Feb 27 Joaquin Valverde, composer
  • May 2 Zygmunt Noskowski, composer
  • May 5 Federico Chueca, composer
  • May 8 Oscar Hammerstein, German opera/playwright (Kohinoor)
  • May 9 Nikolay Feopemptovich Solov'yov, composer
  • May 26 Arthur Coquard, composer
  • Jun 4 Josef Sittard, music writer
  • Jun 7 Wladyslaw Gorski, composer
  • Jun 30 Ricardo Drigo, composer
  • Jul 3 Achilles Alferaki, composer
  • Aug 4 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, composer
  • Sep 20 Agnes Tyrrell, composer
  • Oct 23 Alexander Andreyevich Archangel'sky, composer
  • Nov 2 Antonio Peña y Goñi, Spanish composer, born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1896)
  • Nov 4 Gaston Henri Charles Antoine Serpette, composer
  • Nov 7 Ignaz Brull, Moravain-born composer, born in Prostějov, Moravia (d. 1907)
  • Nov 10 Martin Wegelius, Finnish musicologist and composer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1906)
  • Nov 10 Paul Kuczynski, Polish composer, born in Szczecin, Poland (d. 1897)
  • Dec 6 Henryk Jarecki, composer
  • Dec 22 Andreas Hallen, composer
  • Dec 31 Richard Kleinmichel, composer

Weddings in Music

  • Aug 16 Opera Composer (The Barber of Seville) Gioacchino Rossini marries 2nd wife Olympe Pélissier in Paris

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 3 Joseph Weigl, Austria composer/conductor (Waisenhaus), dies at 79
  • Feb 18 Giovanni Liverati, composer, dies at 73
  • Feb 22 Carolus Antonius Fodor [Carel Anton Fodor], Dutch pianist, conductor and prominent composer, dies at 77
  • Apr 16 Domenico Dragonetti, composer, dies at 83
  • May 8 Giacomo Cordella, composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 24 Joseph Leopold Eybler, Austrian composer/choir master, dies at 81
  • Aug 1 Peter Ritter, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 7 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 27 Franciszek Ścigalski, Polish composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 27 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, German composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 17 Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer, dies at 84