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Year 1851 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 6 Robert Schumann's 3rd Symphony "Rhenisch" premieres in Dusseldorf

Composer Robert Schumann
Composer
Robert Schumann

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 11 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Nov 22 Opera "La Perle Du Brésil" is produced (Paris)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 9 Giuseppi Gallignani, Italian composer and conductor, born in Faenza, Emilia-Romagna, Papal State (now Italy) (d. 1923)
  • Jan 25 Jan Blockx, Belgian opera composer (Sea Bride, Princess of Herberg), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1912)
  • Mar 15 Jozef Surzynski, composer
  • Mar 27 Ruperto Chapi, Spanish composer, born in Villena, Spain (d. 1909)

Person of interestVincent d'Indy

Mar 27 Vincent d'Indy, French composer (Symphony on a French Mountain Air), and teacher, born in Paris (d. 1931)

Composer Vincent d'Indy
Composer
Vincent d'Indy
  • Apr 7 Otto Adolf Klauwell, composer
  • Apr 12 Emil Liebling, German-American composer, born in Pless, Silesia (d. 1914)
  • May 23 Antoni Stolpe, Polish pianist and composer, born in Pulawy, Poland (d. 1872)
  • Jul 7 Charles Tindley, American gospel music composer (d. 1933)
  • Aug 13 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • Sep 15 Josif Marinković, Serbian composer, born in Vranjevo, Novi Bečej (d. 1931)
  • Oct 23 Guillaume Couture, Canadian choir conductor, composer, and teacher, born In Montreal, Quebec (d. 1915)

Deaths in Music

  • 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, composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 25 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, composer, dies at 53
  • Mar 4 Michael Henkel, German composer and organist, dies at 70
  • Mar 6 Alexander Aliabiev, Russian composer remembered as one of the fathers of Russian art song, dies at 63
  • Apr 8 John Parry [Bardd Alaw], Welsh composer and harpist, dies at 75
  • Apr 9 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer, dies at 80
  • Jul 4 Martin-Joseph Mengal, composer, dies at 67
  • Jul 17 Béni Egressy, Hungarian composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 19 Gioseffo Catrufo, composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 20 Wenzel Sedlak, Bohemian clarinetist and composer, dies at 75