Year 1857 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 12 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra" premieres in Venice
  • Mar 16 Stefano Ronchetti-Monteviti's opera "Pergolese" premieres at La Scala in Milan, Kingdom of Lombardy (now Italy)

Musicians Who Died in 1857

  • Jan 20 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, English composer, dies at 32
  • Feb 9 Dionysios Solomos, Greek poet of the Greek national anthem, dies at 58
  • Feb 14 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
  • Feb 15 Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (Kamarinskaya; Ruslan and Ludmilla), dies at 53
  • Feb 26 Ole Andreas Lindeman, Norwegian organist (Trondheim Vor Frelsers Kirke, 1799-57), composer, and educator, dies at 88

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