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Year 1874 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 24 Mussorgsky's opera "Boris Godunov" premieres in St Petersburg
  • Apr 5 Johann Strauss Jr's opera "Die Fledermaus" premieres in Vienna

Musicians Who Died in 1874

  • Feb 24 Anselmo Clavé, Spanish politician and composer, dies at 49
  • Mar 20 Hans Christian Lumbye, Danish waltz composer, and musical director (Tivoli Gardens, 1843-72), dies at 63
  • May 1 Vilém Blodek [Plodek], Czech pianist, flautist, and composer, dies at 39
  • Oct 6 Thomas Tellefsen, Norwegian pianist and composer, dies at 50
  • Oct 26 Peter Cornelius, German composer and teacher (The Barber of Baghdad), dies of liver issues at 49

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