On This Day

Year 1871 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 6 Fisk Jubilee Singers begin 1st national tour
  • Dec 24 Giusseppi Verdi's "Aida" opera premieres in Cairo, Egypt
  • Dec 26 Gilbert and Sullivan collaborate for the first time, on their lost opera, Thespis. It does modestly well, but the two would not collaborate again for four years.

Musicians Who Died in 1871

  • Feb 1 Alexander Nikoleyevich Serov, Russian composer, dies at 51
  • Feb 7 Henry Steinway [Heinrich Steinweg], German American piano manufacturer (Steinway & Sons), dies at 73
  • Mar 20 Antonio Buzzolla, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 5 Georg Andreas Henkel, German composer, dies at 66
  • Apr 8 Charles-Louis Hanssens, Belgian composer, dies at 68

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