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Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 19 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premieres in Rome

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Hans Koessler, composer
  • Jan 3 Iwan Knorr, German composer, born in Mewe (d. 1916)
  • Jan 7 Nikolai Arkas, composer
  • Feb 12 Bertram Luard-Selby, composer
  • Mar 5 Arthur Foote, American classical composer, and a member of the "Boston Six" (Suite for Strings in E), born in Salem, Massachusetts (d. 1937)
  • Mar 8 Edward Hubertus Joannes Keurvels, Flemish composer (Parisina), born in Antwerp (d. 1916)
  • Apr 5 Alfonso Rendano, Italian composer, born in Consenza, Italy (d. 1931)
  • Apr 21 Charles-Theodore Malherbe, composer
  • May 1 Charles Lee Williams, English composer and organist, born in Winchester (d. 1935)
  • May 26 Monroe Althouse, American composer, born in Centre Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1924)
  • May 30 Karl Fritjof Valentin, composer
  • Jun 16 Johan Gustaf Emil Sjogren, composer
  • Jun 28 Edwin Arthur Jones, American composer (Song of our Saviour), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • Jul 17 Francesco Fanciulli, American-Italian composer, born in Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany (d. 1915)
  • Jul 22 Victor Roger, composer
  • Jul 27 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (The Blind Musician), born in Zhitomir, Volhynian Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1921)
  • Jul 29 Henry Morton Dunham, composer
  • Aug 12 Jean Louis Nicode, composer
  • Oct 14 Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer, born in Șipotele Sucevei, Duchy of Bukovina, Austrian Empire (d. 1883)
  • Dec 13 Joseph Sickman Corsen, Curacao, musician/composer/screenwriter
  • Dec 22 Maria Teresa Carreno, Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor
  • Dec 30 Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager, composer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 20 23rd US President Benjamin Harrison (20) weds music teacher Caroline Scott (21)

23rd US President Benjamin Harrison
23rd US President
Benjamin Harrison

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Theodor Uhlig, composer, dies at 30
  • Apr 11 Louis Emmanuel Jadin, French composer, dies at 124
  • Apr 15 Johann Leopold Fuchs, composer, dies at 67
  • May 9 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, German composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer, dies at 57
  • Aug 15 Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer, dies at 72
  • Aug 18 Peter Lichtenthal, composer, dies at 73
  • Sep 4 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, dies at 71
  • Oct 3 George Onslow, English-French composer (chamber music), dies at 69
  • Oct 29 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, composer, dies at 68
  • Oct 29 William Richard Bexfield, English composer, dies at 29
  • Oct 30 Pietro Raimondi, Italian composer (Potifar, Giacobbe), dies at 66
  • Nov 4 Alexander Stadtfeld, German composer, dies at 27
  • Nov 23 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, dies at 67
  • Nov 23 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor, dies at 67
  • Dec 5 Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer, dies at 80