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Events in Music

  • Mar 19 The opera "Guarany" premieres in Milan
  • Jun 25 Opera "Die Walküre (The Valkyrie)" is produced (Munich)
  • Jun 26 Wagner's opera "Valkyrie" premieres in Munich
  • Oct 13 Gustav Mahler (10) gives his 1st public piano concert

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 Henry Eichheim, composer
  • Jan 4 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • Jan 13 Henryk Opienski, Polish composer/conductor (St Moniuszko)
  • Jan 20 Guillaume Jean Joseph Nicolas Lekeu, composer
  • Jan 22 Charles Arnold Tournemire, composer
  • Feb 12 Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
  • Feb 13 Leopold Godowsky, Lithuania, virtuoso pianist/composer
  • Feb 27 Louis Coerne, composer
  • Mar 6 Oscar Straus, composer (Ein Walzertraum), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Mar 10 Alfred Kastner, composer
  • Apr 7 Joseph Ryeland, Belgian composer/Baron
  • Apr 20 Simeon Roncal, Bolivian composer, born in Sucre, Bolivia (d. 1953)
  • Apr 28 Hermann Suter, Swiss composer, born in Kaiserstuhl, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1926)
  • Apr 30 Franz Lehar, operetta composer (Naughty Marietta)
  • May 14 Zygmunt Denis Antoni Stojowski, composer
  • Jun 29 Joseph Carl Breil, American composer (Les amours de la reine Élisabeth), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1926)
  • Jul 15 Ernest Walker, composer
  • Jul 18 Emil Młynarski, Polish conductor and composer, born in Kybartai, Lithuania (d. 1935)
  • Aug 4 Harry Lauder, Scottish comedian and singer (Roamin' in the Gloamin), born in Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1950)
  • Sep 1 Timotei Popovici, composer
  • Sep 8 Hermann Hans Wetzler, composer
  • Sep 22 Arthur Pryor, American band composer and trombone player, born in Saint Joseph, Missouri (d. 1942)
  • Sep 23 John Lomax, Miss, folk song collector/ethnomusicologist
  • Oct 8 Louis Vierne, French organist and composer, born in Poitiers, France (d. 1937)
  • Nov 16 Alfred Hill, New Zealand Australian composer (Hinemoa), born in Melbourne (d. 1960)
  • Nov 19 Vicente Lleo, composer
  • Nov 22 Howard Brockway, composer
  • Nov 30 Cecil Forsyth, composer
  • Dec 2 Francis Louis Casadesus, French violinist/composer/conductor
  • Dec 5 Vítězslav Novák, Czech composer (d. 1949)
  • Dec 24 Rosario Scalero, composer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 25 German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Karl Schwencke, composer, dies at 72
  • Jan 11 Adolf Ganz, German composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 26 Cesare Pugni, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 11 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 9 Theodore Labarre, composer, dies at 65
  • Mar 10 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, dies at 75
  • Mar 18 Joaquin y Garbayo Gaztambide, composer, dies at 48
  • Apr 8 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist/composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 19 Camille Marie Stamaty, composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 19 William Henry Havergal, composer, dies at 77
  • May 14 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer, dies at 69
  • May 30 Gustave Vogt, French composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 8 Johann Gottlob Topfer, composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 9 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Swedish Academy of Music), dies at 82
  • Jul 22 Josef Strauss, Austrian composer (Dynamids), dies at 42
  • Jul 25 Pierre Dupont, French songwriter, dies at 49
  • Aug 16 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 2 Charles Victor Arthur Saint-Leon, composer, dies at 48
  • Oct 20 Michael William Balfe, composer (Bohemian Girl), dies at 62
  • Oct 31 Mihaly Mosonyi, composer, dies at 55
  • Dec 16 Stanislaw Duniecki, composer, dies at 31
  • Dec 17 Giuseppe Saverio Raffaele Mercadante, composer, dies at 75
  • Dec 28 Alexei Fyodorovich Lvov, Russian composer, dies at 72