1863 in Music

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Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Franz Schubert's "Missa Solemnis," premieres in Leipzig

Composer Franz Schubert
Composer
Franz Schubert

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Sep 10 Georges Bizet's opera "Les Pêcheurs de Perles" premieres in Paris

Composer Georges Bizet
Composer
Georges Bizet
  • Sep 29 Opera "The Pearl Fishers" (Les Pêcheurs de Perles) by Bizet is first produced at the Théâtre Lyrique in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 17 Henry Charles Tonking, British organist and composer, born in Camborne, Cornwall (d. 1926)
  • Feb 5 Armand Parent, composer
  • Feb 7 Mieczyslaw Soltys, composer
  • Feb 19 Emanuel Moor, composer
  • Mar 20 Ernesto Nazareth, composer
  • Mar 21 Hugo Kaun, German composer, born in Berlin (d. 1932)
  • Apr 17 Johannes Petrus Boskaljon, Curacaoian composer and conductor, born in Willemstad (d. 1936)
  • Apr 19 Felix Blumenfeld, Russian composer, conductor and pianist, born in Kirovohrad, Ukraine (d. 1931)
  • May 12 Charles Bordes, composer
  • Jun 2 Paul Felix Weingartner, German conductor (Zara, Dalmatia)
  • Jun 5 Arthur Somervell, English composer, born in Windermere, Westmorland (d. 1937)
  • Jun 13 Josef Venantius von Woss, composer
  • Jun 16 Paul Antonin Vidal, composer
  • Jul 19 Dwijendralal Ray, Bengali poet, playwright and lyricist (Dwijendrageeti), born in Krishnanagar, British India (d. 1913)
  • Jul 26 Jāzeps Vītols, Latvian composer, born in Valmiera, Russian Empire (d. 1948)
  • Aug 11 Arpad Szendy, composer
  • Sep 8 Gustavo Campa, Mexican composer, born in Mexico City (d. 1934)
  • Sep 15 Horatio William Parker, composer
  • Oct 9 Alexander Siloti, Russian pianist and composer, born in Kharkiv, Ukraine (d. 1945)
  • Oct 11 Xavier Henry Napoleon Leroux, French composer, born in Velletri, Italy (d. 1919)
  • Oct 24 Manuel Manrique de Lara, Spanish composer (The Oresteia), born in Cartagena, Murcia (d. 1929)
  • Nov 1 Alfred Reisenauer, composer
  • Nov 3 Eugene Samuel-Holeman, composer
  • Nov 29 Spyridon Filiskos Samaras, composer
  • Nov 30 Gellio Benevenuto Coronaro, composer
  • Dec 2 Gustav Wohlgemuth, composer
  • Dec 7 John Ebenezer West, composer
  • Dec 7 Pietro Mascagni, Italian composer/fascist (Cavalleria Rusticana)
  • Dec 17 Ion Vidu, Romanian composer and conductor, born in Mânerău, Arad district (d. 1931)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 9 Ferdinand Huber, Swiss composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 8 Joseph Netherclift, English composer, dies at 70
  • Apr 15 Jan Nepomuk Kanka, Czech composer, dies at 90
  • May 14 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer, dies at 46
  • Jun 7 Franz Xaver Gruber, composer ("Silent Night"), dies at 75
  • Jul 22 Carl Schuberth, composer, dies at 52
  • Aug 5 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, German composer, dies at 53
  • Nov 21 Joseph Mayseder, Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 74