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Year 1853 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 19 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore" premieres in Rome
  • Mar 5 Piano company Steinway & Sons founded by Heinrich Steinweg (later Henry Steinway) in New York City

Musicians Born in 1853

  • Jan 1 Hans Koessler, German composer, conductor and music teacher, born in Waldeck, Kingdom of Bavaria (d. 1926)
  • Jan 3 Iwan Knorr, German composer, born in Mewe (d. 1916)
  • Jan 7 Nikolai Arkas, Ukrainian composer (Katerina), and musicologist, born in Nikolayev (d. 1909)
  • Feb 12 Bertram Luard-Selby, British organist and composer, born in Ightham, Kent, England (d. 1918)
  • 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)

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Musicians Married in 1853


Musicians Who Died in 1853

  • Jan 3 Theodor Uhlig, composer, dies at 30
  • Apr 11 Louis-Emmanuel Jadin, French pianist, music director, and composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 15 Johann Leopold Fuchs, German composer, dies at 67
  • May 9 Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, German composer, dies at 73
  • Aug 6 Josif Josifovich Genishta, Russian composer, dies at 57

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