January 1858 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Jan 25 Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" first played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia

  • Jan 30 Charles Hallé founds Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 25 Giuseppe Radiciotti, Italian musicologist and composer, born in Iesi, Italy (d. 1931)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Rachel Félix [Elisabeth "Eliza/Élisa"], French singer and actress (Muse), dies at 36
  • Jan 8 Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer, dies at 48