1848 in Music

Events in Music

  • May 13 First performance of Finland's national anthem

Birthdays in Music

  • 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, Liège, Belgium (d. 1924)
  • Mar 12 Cyrill Kistler, composer
  • Mar 17 Horace Wadham Nicholl, composer
  • Mar 31 John Henry Roberts, composer
  • Apr 28 Ludvig Schytte, Danish composer, born in Aarhus, Denmark (d. 1909)
  • May 5 Adalbert von Goldschmidt, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1906)
  • Jun 1 Otto Valdemar Malling, Danish organist and composer (Det hellige Land, opus 46), born in Copenhagen, Denmark (d. 1915)
  • Jul 16 Henri Viotta, Dutch conductor and composer (Lexicon of Music), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1933)
  • Jul 27 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1933)
  • Jul 31 Jean Robert Planquette, French composer (Bells of Corneville), born in Paris (d. 1903)
  • Aug 1 František Kmoch, Czech composer and conductor, born in Zásmuky, Austrian Empire (d. 1912)
  • Sep 5 Manuel Giro, Spanish composer, born in Barcelona (d. 1916)
  • Nov 24 Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
  • Dec 17 Frederick Grant Gleason, American composer, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1903)
  • Dec 18 Karl Schroder, composer
  • Dec 21 Edward Everett Rice, American musical composer & theater producer, born in Brighton, Boston (d. 1924)
  • Dec 30 Mary Frances Allitsen, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1912)

Weddings in Music

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

Deaths in Music

  • 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
  • Aug 15 Timothy Olmstead, early American composer, dies at 88
  • Sep 11 Henri-Philippe Gerard, Belgian composer, dies at 87
  • Oct 4 Louis Massonneau, composer, dies at 82
  • Oct 27 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer, dies at 46
  • Nov 23 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 25 Johan Erik Nordblom, Swedish composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 31 Oliver Shaw, early American composer, dies at 69