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Year 1856 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 5 Covent Garden Opera House, London, destroyed in a fire
  • Aug 12 Anthony Faas, of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, is granted a second patent for improvements to the accordion (Patent No. 15511A)

Musicians Born in 1856

  • Jan 6 Giuseppe Martucci, Italian composer, born in Capua, Italy (d. 1909)
  • Jan 9 Stevan Mokranjac [Stojanović], Serbian cellist, educator and composer of choral music (Garlands), born in Negotin, Principality of Serbia (d. 1914)
  • Jan 11 Christian Sinding, Norwegian composer (Rustle of Spring), born in Konsberg, Norway (d. 1941)
  • Jan 18 John Hyatt Brewer, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1931)
  • Feb 2 Makar Ekmalyan, Armenian composer (Patarag - Divine Liturgy of Armenia), born in Vagharshapat, Erivan Governorate, Russian Empire (now Armenia) (d. 1905)

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