On This Day

Year 1873 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 24 Leo Delibes' opera "Le Roi l'a Dit" ("The King Has Spoken") premieres at the Opéra-Comique in Paris
  • May 24 Alexandra Palace opens on Queen Victoria's 54th birthday with a grand celebration including concerts, recitals and fireworks

Musicians Who Died in 1873

  • Jan 3 John Lodge Ellerton, British classical composer (The Bridal of Triermain, Domenica), dies at 71
  • Jan 28 Henry Hugo Pierson, English composer, dies at 57
  • Feb 14 Charles Samvei Bovy-Lysberg, Swiss pianist and composer, dies at 51
  • Mar 5 Marie-Alexis Castillon de Saint-Victor, French composer, dies at 34
  • Mar 20 Adolphe Fétis, Belgian-French pianist and composer, dies at 52

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