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Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Aug 28 Richard Wagner's opera "Lohengrin" premieres at Weimar, Germany

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Franz Xaver Scharwenka, German pianist/composer (Mataswintha)
  • Jan 13 Leon Francis Victor Caron, composer
  • Jan 14 Jean de Reszke, [Jan Mieczyslaw], Polish tenor
  • Jan 17 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, Russian composer, born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)
  • Feb 17 Anton Urspruch, composer
  • Feb 17 Ludwig Bonvin, composer
  • Feb 18 George Henschel, composer
  • Mar 5 Daniel Brink Towner, American hymn composer (d. 1919)
  • Mar 9 Alexandre Luigini, composer
  • Mar 13 Emilio Serrano y Ruiz, composer
  • Apr 9 Herman Zumpe, composer
  • May 16 Arthur Henry Mann, organist/composer
  • May 17 Antonio Scontrino, composer
  • May 20 Eaton Faning, composer
  • May 22 Johann Schrammel, composer
  • Jun 18 Richard Heuberger, composer
  • Jun 27 Jacob Adolf Hagg, composer
  • Jun 29 Joseph Paul Skelly, composer
  • Jul 3 Alfredo Kiel, composer
  • Jul 4 Ole Olsen, Norwegian composer and organist, born in Hammerfest, Finnmark (d. 1927)
  • Aug 5 Anton Simon, Russian composer, born in Paris (d. 1916)
  • Sep 9 Leopoldo Miguez, composer
  • Oct 18 Francis Thome, composer
  • Nov 8 Karel Komzák II, Viennese composer, born in Prague (d. 1905)
  • Nov 20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer
  • Dec 1 Peter Erasmus Lange-Muller, composer
  • Dec 9 Emma Abbott, American soprano (d. 1891)
  • Dec 13 Iver Holter, Norwegian composer, born in Gausdal, Norway (d. 1941)
  • Dec 21 Zdenek Fibich, Czech classical composer (Šárka, The Bride of Messina), born in Všebořice (d. 1900)
  • Dec 29 Tomás Bretón, Spanish conductor and composer, born in Salamanca, Spain (d. 1923)

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 22 Composer Stephen Foster (24) weds Jane Denny McDowell at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Father of American Music Stephen Foster
Father of American Music
Stephen Foster

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Raphael G. Kiesewetter, Austria musicologist (Arab Music), dies at 76
  • Jan 27 Philipp Roth, composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 19 Adalbert Gyrowetz, Bohemian composer, dies at 87
  • Apr 3 Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, organist/pianist/composer, dies at 75
  • Apr 24 Louis Alexandre Piccinni, composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 18 Antoni Weinert, composer, dies at 99
  • Jul 28 Stefano Pavesi, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 4 Frantisek Tucek, composer, dies at 68