1862 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Feb 8 Opera "Lily of Killarney" premieres in London
  • Feb 28 Opera "La Reine de Saba" premieres in Paris
  • Aug 9 Berlioz' opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden
  • Nov 11 Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 29 Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha)
  • Jan 30 Walter Johannes Damrosch, composer
  • Feb 5 Felipe Villanueva y Gutierrez, Mexican composer
  • Feb 13 Karel Weis, Czech composer and folk song collector, born in Prague (d. 1944)
  • Feb 17 Edward German (Jones), Whitchurch Shropshire, British composer
  • Mar 13 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer
  • Mar 26 George William Louis Marshall-Hall, composer
  • Apr 5 Louis Ganne, French composer, born in Buxières-les-Mines (d. 1923)
  • Apr 29 Vittorio Mario Vanzo, composer
  • May 2 Marie F M Emmanuel, French composer/musicologist (Salamine)
  • Jun 21 Henry Holden Huss, composer
  • Jun 25 Vasily Georgiyevich Wrangell, composer
  • Jun 27 May Irwin, US comedienne/singer (Hot Time in the Old Town)
  • Jul 3 Friedrich Ernst Koch, composer
  • Jul 11 Liza Nina Mary Frederica Lehmann, composer
  • Aug 11 Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 22 Claude Debussy, French composer (La Mer, Clair de lune), born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1918)

Composer Claude Debussy
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  • Sep 1 Alphons Diepenbrock, Dutch composer [or Sept 2]
  • Sep 2 Franjo Krežma, Croatian violinist (d. 1881)
  • Sep 25 Leon Boellmann, French organist and composer (Variations Symphoniques), born in Ensisheim, France (d. 1897)
  • Sep 30 Georgy Eduardovich Konyus, composer
  • Oct 10 Arthur De Greef, composer
  • Nov 1 Johan Wagenaar, Dutch composer/conductor/organist (Cyrano)
  • Nov 23 Alberto Williams, composer (Etrerno Reposo), born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Nov 25 Ethelbert Woodbridge Nevin, composer
  • Nov 29 Friedrich Klose, composer
  • Dec 9 Karel Kovarovic, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Joseph Frohlich, composer, dies at 81
  • Feb 7 Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 8 Adrien de La Fage, composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 17 Fromental Halevy, [Elie Levy], French opera composer, dies at 62
  • Apr 7 Sydney Nelson, composer, dies at 62
  • May 25 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), dies at 60
  • May 29 Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 31 Ignaz Assmayer, composer, dies at 72
  • Nov 17 Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky, composer, dies at 63
  • Dec 24 Joseph Funk, early American composer, dies at 84
  • Dec 28 Joaquim Casimiro Junior, composer, dies at 54