On This Day

Events in Music in 1858

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 25 Felix Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" first played, at wedding of Queen Victoria's daughter Princess Victoria, to crown prince of Prussia

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
  • Jan 30 Charles Hallé founds Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England
  • May 15 Royal Italian Opera opens in Covent Garden, London
  • Oct 21 Jacques Offenbach's operetta " Orpheus in the Underworld" (Orphée aux Enfers) premieres in Paris, includes "Infernal Galop" (can-can tune)
  • Nov 9 1st performance of NY Symphony Orchestra