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August 1846 in Music History

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

Birthdays in Music

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

Weddings in Music

LoveWedding of Interest

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

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