On This Day

Events in Music in 1855

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Apr 26 Composer Gioachino Rossini leaves Italy

  • Jun 13 Opera "Les Vêpres Sicilenne" is produced (Paris)
  • Sep 27 George Frederick Bristow's "Rip Van Winkle", 2nd American opera, opens in NYC
  • Oct 9 Joshua Stoddard of Worcester, Massachusetts, patents first calliope (musical instrument)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Oct 18 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Prometheus" premieres

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt
Composer & Pianist
Franz Liszt