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Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 12 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Simon Boccanegra" premieres in Venice

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 Franz Liszt's "Die Hunnenschlacht" premieres in Weimar

Composer/Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer/Pianist
Franz Liszt

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 17 Wilhelm Kienzl, Austrian composer (Evangelimann)
  • Feb 28 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer
  • Mar 3 Alfred Bruneau, composer
  • Mar 8 Ruggero Leoncavallo, Italian composer (I pagliacci/Zaza), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1919)
  • Apr 14 Edgar Stillman Kelley, Sparta Wisconsin, composer (Gulliver)
  • Apr 29 Frantisek Ondricek, composer
  • May 2 Frederic Cliffe, English composer, born in Bradford, Yorkshire (d. 1931)
  • May 16 Juan Morel Campos, composer

Person of interestEdward Elgar

Jun 2 Edward Elgar, English composer (Coronation Ode, Pomp and Circumstance), born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire (d. 1934)

Composer Edward Elgar
Composer
Edward Elgar
  • Jun 12 Achille Simonetti, Italian violinist and composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1928)
  • Jul 2 Francesco Spetrino, composer
  • Jul 8 Rudolf Dellinger, composer
  • Jul 11 Iacob Muresianu, Romanian composer, born in Blaj, judetul Alba, Romania (d. 1917)
  • Aug 8 Cecile Chaminade, composer
  • Aug 14 Max Wagenknecht, German composer (d. 1922)
  • Oct 4 Henry Schoenfeld, American composer, born in Milwaukee (d. 1936)
  • Dec 7 Nicola van Westerhout, composer
  • Dec 15 Eugeniusz Pankiewicz, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 20 Edward Francis Fitzwilliam, English composer, dies at 32
  • Feb 14 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist/composer/conductor, dies at 56
  • Feb 15 Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer ("Ruslan and Ludmilla"), dies at 53
  • Feb 26 Ole Andreas Lindeman, composer, dies at 88
  • Mar 17 Adolph Trube, composer, dies at 42
  • Jun 28 Joseph Fischhof, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer, dies at 53
  • Jul 15 Carl Czerny, Austrian pianist/composer, dies at 66
  • Sep 18 Karol KurpiƄski, Polish composer and conductor (Pygmalion), dies at 72
  • Oct 14 Ignacy Marceli Komorowski, composer, dies at 33
  • Nov 7 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, dies at 62
  • Dec 11 Francois Henri Joseph Castil-Blaze, composer, dies at 73