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Year 1860 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 10 Johannes Brahms' 2nd Serenade in A, premieres

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 7 Emanuil Manolov, composer
  • Mar 12 Salvatore Di Giacomo, Italian poet and songwriter during "Golden Age of Neapolitan Song", born in Naples (d. 1934)
  • Mar 13 Hugo Wolf, Austrian composer, born in Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia (d. 1903)
  • May 4 Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, Austrian composer (Donna Diana), born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1945)
  • May 29 Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (Suite española, Tango in D), born in Camprodon, Spain (d. 1909)
  • Jun 25 Gustave Charpentier, French opera composer (Louise), born in Dieuze, France (d. 1956)
  • Jul 3 William Wallace, Scottish composer, born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 1940)
  • Jul 7 Gustav Mahler, Kalischat Bohemia Austria, composer/conductor (Titan)
  • Aug 10 Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Indian musician (d. 1936)
  • Sep 18 Alberto Franchetti, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1942)
  • Sep 22 Heinrich Reitsch, composer
  • Oct 8 Felix Woyrsch, German composer, born in Opava, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • Oct 17 Dionyssios Lavrangas, composer
  • Nov 16 Edmund Schücker, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1911)

Person of interestIgnacy Jan Paderewski

Nov 18 Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish composer and 1st premier of Poland (1919), born in Kuryłówka, Russian Empire (d. 1941)

Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister Ignacy Jan Paderewski
Pianist, Composer and Polish Prime Minister
Ignacy Jan Paderewski
  • Nov 29 Hans Haym, German conductor, born in Halle (d. 1921)
  • Dec 18 Edward Alexander MacDowell, American composer (Indian Suite), born in New York (d. 1908)
  • Dec 28 Alexander von Fielitz, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 30 Francesco Antonio Norberto Pinto, Portuguese violinist, hornist and composer (Adoração ao Sol), dies at 44
  • Mar 6 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (b. 1783)
  • Mar 14 Louis-Antoine Jullien, French conductor, dies at 47
  • Mar 28 Johann Ludwig Bohner, composer, dies at 73
  • May 21 Johannes Frederik Fröhlich, Danish violinist and composer, dies at 53
  • Jul 6 Alexandre Goria, French composer, dies at 37
  • Aug 26 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, German composer, dies at 71
  • Sep 25 Carl Friedrich Zöllner, German composer, dies at 60
  • Oct 6 Stephen Elvey, English composer, dies at 55
  • Nov 5 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, dies at 43
  • Nov 14 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, dies at 58
  • Nov 28 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, dies at 61