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October 1855 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 9 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (musical instrument)

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Oct 18 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Prometheus" premieres

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 12 Arthur Nikisch, Hungarian conductor (Berlin Philharmonic), born in Mosonszentmikl├│s, Hungary (d. 1922)
  • Oct 14 George Edwardes, British composer (Gaiety Girl), born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1915)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 13 Gottfried Rieger, Czech composer, dies at 91