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Events in Music in 1854

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 16 Franz Liszt's symphony "Orpheus" premieres

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 27 Composer Robert Schumann saved from suicide attempt in Rhine

Composer Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann
  • Apr 16 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Mazeppa" premieres
  • Jun 13 Anthony Faas, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, patents the 1st US accordion, having made improvements to both the keyboard, and to enhance the sound (Patent No. 11,062)