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Year 1851 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Nov 22 Opera "La Perle Du BrĂ©sil" is produced (Paris)

Musicians Who Died in 1851

  • Jan 21 (Gustav) Albert Lortzing, German Spieloper composer and actor (Zar und Zimmerman), dies at 49
  • Jan 24 Gaspare Luigi Pacifico Spontini, Italian opera composer and conductor (La Vestale), dies at 76
  • Jan 27 Karl Moser, German composer, dies at 77
  • Feb 20 Josef Alois Ladurner, Austrian keyboardist, choral director, composer, and priest dies at 81
  • Feb 25 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, Austrian composer, dies at 53

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