1846 in Music

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Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 26 Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" premieres at the Birmingham Festival in England

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • 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, Austrian composer and conductor (Waisenhaus), dies at 79
  • Feb 18 Giovanni Liverati, Italian 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