On This Day

Events in Music in 1842

Music History

Jan 7 Gioachino Rossini's cantata "Stabat Mater" premieres in Paris

Music Premiere

Mar 3 1st performance of Felix Mendelssohn's 3rd "Scottish" Symphony in Leipzig

Music Premiere

Mar 9 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Nabucco" premieres in Milan

  • Nov 17 Opera "Linda di Chamounix" by Gaetano Donizetti is produced in London
  • Dec 7 New York Philharmonic's 1st concert
  • Dec 9 Mikhail Glinka's opera "Russlan and Ludmilla" premieres at the Imperial Bolshoi Kamenny Theatre, in St. Petersburg, Russia