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November 1847 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 25 Opera "Marta" is produced (Vienna)

Birthdays in Music

  • Nov 1 Emma Albani, Canadian operatic soprano, born in Chambly, United Province of Canada (d. 1930)
  • Nov 30 August Klughardt, German composer, born in Köthen, Germany (d. 1902)

Deaths in Music


Person of interestFelix Mendelssohn

Nov 4 (Jacob Ludwig) Felix Mendelssohn [Bartholdy], German composer and pianist (Italian Symphony; Songs Without Words), dies at 38, after a series of strokes

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn