On This Day

Events in Music in 1859

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Jan 22 Johannes Brahms' 1st piano concerto (in D minor) premieres in Hanover

Composer and Conductor Johannes Brahms
Composer and Conductor
Johannes Brahms

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 17 Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Un Ballo in maschera" premieres in Naples

Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
  • Mar 19 Opera "Faust" by Charles Gounod premieres in Paris
  • Mar 28 1st performance of Johannes Brahms' 1st Serenade for orchestra
  • Apr 4 Opera "Dinorah" is produced in Paris