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Events in Music

  • Jan 22 Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres in Hanover

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Feb 17 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres in Napoli

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  • Mar 19 Opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris
  • Mar 28 1st performance of John Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
  • Apr 4 Opera "Dinorah" is produced (Paris)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 21 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, composer
  • Jan 24 Alexander Alexandrovich Il'yinsky, composer
  • Feb 1 Victor Herbert, composer (Babes in Toyland, Kiss in Dark), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Mar 8 Otto Taubmann, German composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1929)
  • Mar 12 Josef Cyril Sychra, composer
  • Mar 26 Nikolay Alexandrovich Sokolov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1922)
  • Apr 3 Reginald De Koven, American composer, born in Middletown, Connecticut (d. 1920)
  • Apr 5 Wilhelm Harteveld, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm (d. 1927)
  • Apr 11 Basil Harwood, English organist and composer, born in Woodhouse, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1949)
  • May 1 Bohuslav Jeremias, Czech composer (d. 1918)
  • May 2 Eugène d'Harcourt, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1918)
  • May 13 August Enna, Danish composer (The Witch), (d. 1939)
  • Jun 22 Frank Heino Damrosch, author/musician/teacher (found Inst of Music)
  • Jun 27 Mildred J. Hill, American composer and musician (Happy Birthday To You), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1916)
  • Jul 14 Willy Hess, German violinist, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1928)
  • Sep 4 Edoardo Mascheroni, composer
  • Sep 17 Richard Henry Warren, composer
  • Sep 24 Julius Klengel, cellist/composer
  • Oct 14 Camille Chevillard, composer
  • Oct 16 Henryk Pachulski, Polish composer, born in Lazy, Poland (d. 1921)
  • Oct 26 Arthur Friedheim, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1932)
  • Nov 1 William Henry Grattan Flood, composer
  • Nov 4 Stanislaw Niewiadomski, composer
  • Nov 17 Gerhard Rusenkrone Schjelderup, composer
  • Nov 19 Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian musician (Armenian Rhapsody)
  • Nov 22 Cecil Sharp, British collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • Nov 30 Sergey Mikhaylovich Lyapunov, composer
  • Dec 9 Algernon Ashton, composer
  • Dec 24 Roman Statkowski, composer
  • Dec 25 Raoul Gunsbourg, composer
  • Dec 27 William Henry Hadow, composer
  • Dec 28 Gerard Brucken Fock, Dutch composer and painter, born in Koudekerke, Netherlands (d. 1935)
  • Dec 30 Josef Bohuslav Foerster, composer
  • Dec 31 Max Fiedler, German conductor and composer, born in Zittau, Saxony, (d. 1939)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 20 Bettina Brentano, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 20 Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King), dies at 73
  • Feb 6 Johannes Josephus Viotta, composer, dies at 45
  • Feb 26 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 1 Josef Theodor Krov, composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 18 Joseph Hartmann Stuntz, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 29 Auguste Mathieu Panseron, composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 22 Louis Spohr, German violin virtuoso and composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • Nov 7 Carl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer, dies at 61
  • Nov 22 Ludwig "Louis" Spohr, German violinist/composer (Faust), dies at 75
  • Dec 5 Louis Poinsot, French mathematician/instrument maker, dies at 82
  • Dec 31 Luigi Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 54