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Year 1848 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 13 First performance of Finland's national anthem "Maamme", composed by Fredrik Pacius, Swedish words by Johan Ludvig Runeberg

Musicians Born in 1848

  • Jan 21 Henri Duparc, French composer
  • Feb 6 Luigi Mancinelli, Italian orchestral composer, born in Orvieto, Italy (d. 1921)
  • Feb 23 Thomas Paine Westendorf, composer
  • Feb 27 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1918)
  • Mar 9 Martin Pierre Joseph Marsick, Belgian composer, born in Jupille-sur-Meuse, Li├Ęge, Belgium (d. 1924)

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Musicians Married in 1848

  • Mar 20 King Louis I of Bayern abdicates to marry dancer Lola Montez

Musicians Who Died in 1848

  • Jan 5 Ferdinando Orlandi, composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 8 Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • Apr 24 Francois van Campenhout, Belgian composer (Brabanconne), dies at 69
  • Jul 22 Karl Guhr, German composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 6 Nicola Vaccai, Italian composer, dies at 58

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