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August 1846 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 Silas Gamaliel Pratt, American composer (The Tragedy of the Deep), born in Addison, Vermont (d. 1916)

Weddings in Music

Gioachino Rossini

Aug 16 Italian "The Barber of Seville" opera composer Gioachino Rossini (54) marries 2nd wife, French model Olympe Pélissier (47) in Paris, France

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Peter Ritter, German cellist and 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