January 1859 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 21 Antoni Wincenty Rutkowski, Polish composer and pianist, born in Warsaw (d. 1886)
  • Jan 24 Alexander Alexandrovich Ilyinsky, Russian composer (The Fountain of Bakhchisaray), born in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia (d. 1920)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 20 Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King), dies at 73