1861 in Music

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Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Heinrich Gottlieb Noren, composer
  • Jan 18 Raymond Huntington Woodman, composer
  • Jan 22 Karel Stecker, composer
  • Jan 30 Charles Martin Tornow Loeffler [Martin Karl Löffler], German-born US violinist and composer, born in Schöneberg, Germany (d. 1935)
  • Feb 21 Pierre de Bréville, French composer, author and professor (Une histoire du théâtre lyrique en France), born in Bar-le-Duc, Meuse (d. 1949)
  • Apr 27 Georgy L'vovich Catoire, composer
  • May 19 Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer (d. 1931)
  • Jun 11 Sigismund Vladislavovich Zaremba, composer
  • Jun 17 Sidney Jones, British conductor and composer (The Geisha, A Gaiety Girl), born in Islington, London (d. 1946)
  • Jun 20 Arthur Battelle Whiting, composer
  • Jul 12 Anton Stepanovich Arensky, composer
  • Aug 9 Wilhelm Berger, German composer, pianist and conductor, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1911)
  • Oct 4 Joao Marcellino Arroyo, composer
  • Oct 14 Bjarni Thorsteinsson, composer
  • Nov 16 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (1933)
  • Nov 30 Ludwig Thuille, composer
  • Dec 4 Lillian Russell [Helen Leonard], American singer and actress (Great Mogul), born in Clinton, Iowa (d. 1922)
  • Dec 17 Fritz Volbach, German musicologist/conductor/composer
  • Dec 18 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), born in London, England (d. 1924)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 12 Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer, dies at 72
  • Mar 10 Josepf Francois Snel, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 14 Abraham Louis Niedermeyer, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 17 Petter Conrad Boman, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 18 Heinrich August Neithardt, composer, dies at 67
  • May 3 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer, dies at 80
  • May 12 Christian Heinrich Hohmann, composer, dies at 50
  • Jun 5 Tomas Genoves y Lapetra, composer, dies at 55
  • Aug 29 Franz Joseph Glaser, composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 14 Fortunato Santini, composer, dies at 83
  • Nov 28 Robert Fuhrer, composer, dies at 54
  • Dec 14 Heinrich August Marschner, composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Gualtiero Sanelli, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 16 Karol Joseph Lipinski, composer, dies at 71