On This Day in Music for January 25

Events in Music

  • 1817 Gioachino Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella) premieres in Rome
  • 1835 Vincenzo Bellini's opera "I Puritani" premieres in Paris

Musicians Who Died on Jan 25

  • 1744 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer, dies at 64
  • 1820 Joseph Franz Weigl, German cellist and early proponent of the 'thumb technique', dies at 79
  • 1829 William Shield, composer, dies at 80
  • 1849 Elias Parish Alvars, British harpist and composer ("Voyage d'un Harpiste en Orient"), dies of pneumonia at 40
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