1830-34

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Jan 1830

8

  • Hans von Bülow born (Dresden) German composer, conductor, pianist. Died 1894

15

  • Jean-Baptiste Faure born (Moulins, France) French baritone singer, composer, art collector. Died 1914

19

  • Wenzel Thomas Matiegka (56) dies in Vienna

27

  • Georg Hellmesberger, Jr. born (Vienna) Austrian composer, violinist, music director. Son of Georg Hellmesberger, Sr. (1800-73), brother of Joseph Hellmesberger, Sr (1828-93). Died 1852

28

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Fra Diavolo premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe

Feb 1830

6

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera I pazzi [The lunatics] premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni

10

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Don Chisciotte alle nozze di Gamaccio [Don Quixote at the wedding of Gamaccio], lib. Stefano Ferrero, premiered in Cadiz
  • Franz Schubert’s Lied Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) D965 premiered in Riga sung by Anna Milder-Hauptmann. Words: Wilhelm Müller and Karl August Varnhagen von Ense

11

  • Peter Arnold Heise born (Copenhagen) Danish composer. Died 1879
  • Hans Bronsart von Schellendorff born (Berlin) German pianist, composer, conductor. Died 1913
  • Ferdinand Hérold’s ballet La noce de village [The village wedding] premiered in Paris

16

  • Émile Durand born (Saint-Brieuc, France) French music theorist, teacher, composer. Died 1903

17

  • Marcos Portugal (67) dies in Rio de Janeiro

27

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Henri V et ses compagnons [Henry V and his companions], lib. Adam, premiered in Paris

Mar 1830

2

  • Ignaz Schuppanzigh (53) dies in Vienna

6

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Il diluvio universale [The universal flood] premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni

10

  • Jan Kalivoda’s Symphony No. 3 premiered in Donaueschingen
  • Heinrich Marschner’s opera Des Falkners Braut [The falconer’s bride], lib. W A Wohlbrück, premiered in Leipzig

11

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi [The Capulets and the Montagues] premiered in Venice, lib. F. Romani

14

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Giovanna d’Arco [Joan of Arc] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Barbieri

17

  • Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 & Fantasia on Polish Airs for piano and orchestra premiered in Warsaw

Apr 1830

2

  • Gioachino Rossini’s cantata L’armonica cetra del nume [The harmonious lyre of the gods] premiered in Bologna

7

  • Ferdinand Thieriot born (Hamburg) German composer, cellist, teacher. Died 1919

13

  • Eduard Lassen born (Copenhagen) Danish composer, conductor. Died 1904

18

  • José Maurício Nunes Garcia (62) dies in Rio de Janeiro

23

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Danilowa premiered in Paris, lib. J.B. Vial and N.P. Duport

26

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Rafaël premiered in Paris. Lib. Adam
  • Nicoló Paganini’s violin concerto no. 4 premiered in Frankfurt
Adolphe Adam 1803-1856

Adolphe Adam 1803-1856

May 1830

4

  • James Henry Mapleson born (London) English opera impresario, army colonel. Died 1901

11

  • Ferdinand Herold and Michele Carafa’s’s opera L’auberge d’Auray premiered in Paris, lib. C.F.J.B. Moreau de Commaguy and J.-B.V. d’Epagny

18

  • Karl Goldmark born (Keszthely, Hungary) Hungarian composer, journalist, teacher, violinist. Died 1915

28

  • Carl Filtsch born (Sebes, Romania) Romanian composer, pianist, child prodigy. Died 1845
  • Fromental Halévy’s opera Attendre et courir [Wait and run], lib. Joseph Désiré de Bury and Henri de Tully, premiered in Paris

Jun 1830

22

  • Teodor Leszetycki born (Łańcut, Poland) Polish composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1915

28

  • Julius Benedict’s opera I portoghesi in Goa [the Portuguese in Goa], lib. Vincenzo Torelli, premiered in Naples

Jul 1830

10

  • Johan Georg Heinrich Backofen (62) dies in Darmstadt

11

  • Jules Garcin born (Bourges, France) French violinist, conductor, composer, teacher. Died 1896

18

  • Marie Auguste Durand born (Paris) French composer, guitarist. Died 1909

22

  • Herbert Oakeley born (London) English composer, teacher, organist. Died 1903

26

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Les trois Cathérine, lib. Edouard Guillaume Monnais and Nicolas Duport, and ballet La Chatte blanche [the white cat] premiered in Paris

28

  • Louis Spohr’s opera Der Alchymist premiered in Kassel, lib. F.G. Schmidt

31

  • František Zdeněk Skuherský born (Opočno, Czech Rep) Czech composer, teacher, music theorist. Died 1892

Aug 1830

3

  • Charles Frederick Horn (68) dies in Windsor

21

  • Hector Berlioz wins the Grand Prix de Rome at his fourth attempt
  • Henri Romagnesi and Adolphe Adam’s opera Trois jours en une heure [three days in an hour] premiered in Paris, lib. J.J.G. de Lurieu and A.M.B.G. Masson

22

  • Angiolina Bosio born (Turin) Italian soprano singer. Died 1859

Sep 1830

5

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Imelda de’Lambertazzi premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

25

  • Karl Klindworth born (Hannover) German composer, pianist, violinist, conductor, music publisher, teacher. Died 1916

Oct 1830

11

  • Frédéric Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 premiered in Warsaw

13

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Le dieu et la bayadère [The god and the dancing girl] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe

14

  • Bedrich Smetana plays his first public piano concert in Prague aged 6

26

  • Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann’s opera L’Enlèvement [The Abduction], lib. Jacques-Benjamin-Maximilien Bins de Saint-Victor, Eugène Scribe and Jean-Baptiste-Rose-Bonaventure Violet d’Épagny, premiered in Paris

30

  • Hector Berlioz’s cantata La mort de Sardanapale [The Death of Sardanapalus] premiered in Paris at the prize-giving ceremony of the Prix de Rome which he won at the fourth attempt (see 21 Aug)

Nov 1830

1

  • Felix Mendelssohn arrives in Rome for the first time

2

  • Frédéric Chopin leaves Warsaw bound for Vienna

7

  • Hector Berlioz’s overture The Tempest premiered in Paris

24

  • Frédéric Chopin arrives in Vienna

25

  • Pierre Rode (66) dies in Damazan, France

29

  • Charles Simon Catel (57) dies in Paris
  • Jenny Lind begins studying opera at the Kungliga Teatern school in Stockholm

Dec 1830

2

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Joséphine premiered in Paris, lib. J.J.G. de Lurieu and F. Delaboullaye

4

  • Hector Berlioz and Franz Liszt meet for the first time in Paris

5

  • Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique op.14 premiered in Paris

11

  • Fromental Halévy’s opera La Langue musicale [musical language], lib. xx, premiered in Paris

26

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Anna Bolena premiered in Milan, lib. I. Pindemonte and A. Pepoli

1830 (date unknown)

publications

  • Hector Berlioz’s song collection 9 mélodies published in Paris
  • Frédéric Chopin’s Variations in B on ‘Là ci darem’ from Mozart’s Don Giovanni op.2 for piano and orchestra published in Vienna
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano Concerto in A op.113; Septett militaire in C op.114; Oberons Zauberhorn op.116 for piano; Gesellschafts Rondo in D op.117 & Air à la tirolienne avec variations op.118 published in Vienna, Paris and London
  • Franz Krommer’s Violin concerto no.5 op.44 published in Offenbach
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Duos For Two Flutes op.102 & Quartet For Four Flutes op.103 published
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s Esquisses caracteristiques, op.49 for piano; 3 scherzi op.50 for piano, violin and cello; Capriccio scherzando, op.59 for piano & Pièces fugitives, faciles et brillantes, op.62 for piano 4 hands published in Leipzig
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Zwölf Lieder op.9 published in Berlin (including 3 by Fanny Mendelssohn)
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Rondo capriccioso op.14 for piano & Variations concertantes op.17 for cello and piano published in London
  • Carl Otto Nicolai’s 3 Lieder op.3; Preussens Stimme op.4 for voice and piano & 4 Lieder op.5 published in Berlin
  • Fernando Sor’s Méthode pour la Guitare published in Paris
  • Louis Spohr’s Potpourri on themes from P. von Winter op.80 for clarinet; Fantasia and Variations in B on a theme of Danzi op.81 for clarinet and string quartet & Quatuor brillant op.83 for string quartet published in Berlin
  • Johann Strauss I’s Tivoli-Rutsch Walzer op. 39 Tivoli-Slide published in Vienna

Title page of Fernando Sor’s Méthode pour la Guitare

Jan 1831

1

  • Józef Elsner’s opera Powstanie naroda [Nation will rise], lib. Franciszek Salezy Dmochowski and Ludwik Adam Dmuszewski, premiered in Warsaw

6

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer (64) dies in Geneva

8

  • Franz Krommer (71) dies in Vienna

15

  • Albert Niemann born (Erxleben, Germany) German tenor singer. Died 1917
  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Il corsaro [the corsair] premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

22

  • The Théâtre des Folies-Dramatiques (arch. Pierre-Noël Allaux) opens in Paris

30

  • Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer born (Schneck, Saxony) German-American musical instrument manufacturer. Co-founder of the Wurlitzer Co. in 1872, manufacturers of organs and later jukeboxes. Died 1914

Feb 1831

16

  • Benjamin Dwight Allen born (Sturbridge, MA) American composer, organist, teacher, choirmaster. Died 1914

21

  • Henri Meilhac born (Paris) French librettist, dramatist. Died 1897

23

  • Richard Wagner begins studying music at the University of Leipzig

26

  • Filippo Marchetti born (Bolognola, Italy) Italian opera composer, teacher. Died 1902

Mar 1831

6

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s opera La sonnambula [the sleepwalker] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

7

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le morceau d’ensemble [The ensemble piece] premiered in Paris, lib. P.F.A. Carmouche and F. de Courcy
  • Louise Bertin’s opera Fausto premiered in Paris. Lib. Bertin

31

  • Niccolò Paganini plays the first of 12 concerts in Paris

Apr 1831

13

  • Ferdinand Kauer (80) dies in Vienna

20

  • Anna Bishop makes her professional singing debut in London
  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali [theatrical conveniences and inconveniences] premiered in Milan, lib. Donizetti (second version)

May 1831

3

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s opera Zampa premiered in Paris, lib. A.-H.-J. Duveyrier

8

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Edoardo Stuart in Scozia [Edward Stuart in Scotland], lib. Domenico Gilardoni, premiered in Naples

15

  • Simon Mayr’s Messa di San Alessandro [Mass of St. Alexander] premiered in Bergamo

16

  • David E. Hughes born (London) English physicist, teacher, amateur musician. Inventor of the microphone. Died 1900

23

  • César Franck begins his studies at Liège Conservatory

24

  • Benjamin Carr (62) dies in Philadelphia

30

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Francesca di Foix premiered in Naples, lib. Domenico Gilardoni

Jun 1831

3

  • Nicolò Paganini makes his London debut at the King’s Theatre

10

  • Silverio Franconetti born (Seville) Spanish flamenco singer. Died 1889

15

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Le philtre [the potion] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe

18

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera La romanziera e l’uomo nero [The novelist and the black man] premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni

19

  • Hippolyte André Jean Baptiste Chélard’s opera Mitternacht [midnight], lib. Chélard, premiered in Munich

23

  • Mateo Albéniz (75) dies in San Sebastián, Spain

28

  • Joseph Joachim born (Kittsee, Slovakia) Austrian violinist, composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1907

Jul 1831

1

  • The Grand Théâtre de Lyon (now the Opéra Nouvel) opens. Arch. Antoine-Marie Chenavard and Jean-Marie Pollet

9

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le grand prix premiered in Paris, lib. J.J.G. de Lurieu and A.M.B.G. Masson
  • Henry Bishop marries soprano Anna Rivière in London

17

  • Thérèse Tietjens born (Hamburg) German soprano singer. Died 1877

20

  • Frédéric Chopin leaves Vienna bound for Paris via Munich and Stuttgart

25

  • Maria Agata Szymanowska (41) dies in St Petersburg of cholera

27

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s Hymne aux morts de juillet [Hymn to the Fallen in July] premiered in Paris

Aug 1831

1

  • Antonio Cotogni born (Rome) Italian baritone singer. Died 1918

5

  • Sébastien Érard (79) dies in Paris

10

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Felix und Adele premiered in Vienna. Lib. xx

13

  • Salomon Jadassohn born (Wrocklaw, Poland) German composer, music theorist, teacher. Died 1902

22

  • William Hayman Cummings born (Sidbury, Devon) English tenor singer, organist, teacher, administrator. Died 1915

28

  • Ludvig Norman born (Stockholm) Swedish composer, conductor, pianist. Died 1885

31

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Zaïra premiered in Naples, lib. F. Romani

Sep 1831

18

  • Peter Hänsel (60) dies in Vienna

28

  • Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner’s opera Die Amazone premiered in Stuttgart. Lib. Robert Ludwig

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  • Frédéric Chopin settles in Paris

Oct 1831

17

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto no.1 op.25 premiered in Munich

31

  • Luigi Cherubini and Ferdinando Paer’s opera La marquise de Brinvilliers premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and Castil-Blaze

Nov 1831

12

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Enrico di Monfort [Henry de Montford] premiered in Milan. Lib. Gaetano Rossi

14

  • Ignaz Pleyel (74) dies in Paris

20

  • Lunds Studentsångförening (Lund University Male Voice Choir) established

21

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Robert le diable [Robert the devil] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and G. Delavigne

Dec 1831

1

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Casimir premiered in Paris. Lib. Charles Desnoyers

25

  • Johann von Herbeck born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor, music director, singer. Conducted the premiere of Franz Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony. Died 1877
  • Richard Wagner’s Concert Overture no.1 premiered in Leipzig

26

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Norma premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

30

  • Hector Berlioz leaves Paris for Rome as part of the conditions of his winning of the Prix de Rome in 1830 with his cantata Sardanapale

1831 (date unknown)

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Les charmes de Londres op.119 for piano & La galante op.120 for piano published in London, Paris and Leipzig
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Rondo villageois in C op.122 for piano published in London, Paris and Halle & Le retour à Londres op.127 for piano published in London, Paris and Vienna
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Rondos For Piano Four Hands op.111 & 3 Varied Airs For Piano op.112 published
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Trois fantaisies ou caprices op.16 for piano published in Vienna
  • Carl Otto Nicolai’s 6 Lieder op.6 for 4 voices published in Leipzig
  • Clara Schumann’s Quatre Polonaises op.1 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Robert Schumann’s Thème sur le nom Abegg varié pour le pianoforte op.1 for piano & Papillons op.2 for piano published

Vincenzo Bellini – Norma (EMI)

Jan 1832

12

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Fausta premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni and Donizetti

19

  • Ferdinand Laub born (Prague) Czech violinist, composer, teacher. Died 1875

28

  • Franz Wüllner born (Münster) German composer, conductor. Died 1902

Feb 1832

7

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera I normanni a Parigi [The Normans in Paris] premiered in Turin, lib. F. Romani

12

  • Gustave Satter born (Brežice, Slovenia) Slovenian composer, pianist. Died 1879

14

  • Paul Agricole Genin born (Avignon) French composer, flautist. Died 1903

15

  • Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck (85) dies in Copenhagen

19

  • Hippolyte André Jean Baptiste Chélard’s opera Der Student premiered in Munich. Lib. Jules Joseph Gabriel de Lurieu, and Théophile Marion Dumersan

26

  • Frédéric Chopin plays his first concert in Paris at the Salle Pleyel

Mar 1832

1

  • Friedrich Grützmacher born (Dessau, Germany) German cellist, teacher. Died 1903

4

  • Ivan Melnikov born (St Petersburg) Russian baritone singer. Died 1906

5

  • Alfred Jaëll born (Trieste) Austrian pianist, teacher. Died 1882

10

  • Muzio Clementi (80) dies in Evesham, Worcestershire
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s opera Des Falkners Braut [The falconer’s bride] premiered in Leipzig, lib. W.A. Wohlbrück

12

  • Friedrich Kuhlau (45) dies in Copenhagen

13

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Ugo conte di Parigi [Hugo Count of Paris] premiered in Milan, lib. D. F. Romani

19

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Ivanhoe premiered in Venice, lib. Gaetano Rossi

22

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (82) dies in Weimar

23

  • Wilhelm Würfel (41) dies in Vienna
Heinrich Marschner 1795-1861

Heinrich Marschner 1795-1861

Apr 1832

6

  • William Sterndale Bennett’s Symphony no.1 completed

29

  • Valentin Alkan’s Concerto da camera op.10 premiered in Paris

May 1832

12

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera L’elisir d’amore [the elixir of love] premiered in Milan, lib. D. F. Romani

14

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s overture The Hebrides op.26 premiered in London

15

  • Carl Friedrich Zelter (73) dies in Berlin

25

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Capriccio brillant op.22 for piano and orchestra premiered in London

26

  • François-Louis Perne (59) dies in Laon, France

Jun 1832

3

  • Alexandre Charles Lecocq born (Paris) French composer, pianist. Died 1918

10

  • Manuel del Popolo Vicente García (57) dies in Paris

20

  • Fromental Halévy’s opera La Tentation [the Temptation], lib. Hygin-Auguste Cavé, premiered in Paris

Jul 1832

6

  • Niccolò Paganini makes his British debut with four concerts at Covent Garden, London

9

  • Saverio Mercadante marries Sofia Gambaro in Genoa

17

  • August Söderman born (Stockholm) Swedish composer, conductor, choirmaster. Died 1876

23

  • Adolf Pollitzer born (Budapest) Hungarian violinist, teacher. Died 1900

publications

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Original Melodies for the Pianoforte op.19b published in London

Aug 1832

3

  • Ivan Zajc born (Rijeka, Croatia) Croatian composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1914

7

  • Julius Epstein born (Zagreb) Croatian pianist, teacher. Died 1926

15

  • Ernst Naumann born (Freiberg, Germany) German organist, composer, arranger, music editor.conductor. Died 1910

27

  • Louisa Pyne born (London) English soprano singer. Co-founder of the Pyne and Harrison Opera Company in 1857. Died 1904

Sep 1832

9

  • Bernhard Klein (39) dies in Berlin

14

  • Giuseppe Capponi born (Cantiano, Italy) Italian tenor singer. Died 1889

20

  • Johann Joseph Abert born (Hoštka, Czech Rep) German composer. Father of Hermann Abert (1871-1927). Died 1915

Oct 1832

1

  • Henry Clay Work born (Middletown, CT) American popular songwriter, music publisher. Died 1884
  • Adolphe Adam’s military spectacle His First Campaign premiered in London
  • Daniel Auber’s opera Le serment [the oath] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and E.-J.-E. Mazères

15

  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera La médecine sans médecin [Medicine without a doctor] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and J.F.A. Bayard

22

  • Leopold Damrosch born (Poznan, Poland) German-American conductor, composer, violinist. Father of Frank Damrosch (1859-1937) and Walter Damrosch (1862-1950). Died 1885
  • Clara Novello makes her debut concert appearance at Windsor Castle, Berkshire

27

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Ismalia premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

29

  • Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann’s opera Ravnen [The Raven] premiered in Copenhagen, lib. H.C. Andersen

Nov 1832

4

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Sancia di Castiglia [Sancho of Castille] premiered in Naples, lib. P. Salatino
  • Louis Spohr’s Symphony no.4 “Die Weihe der Töne” premiered in Kassel

5

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera The Dark Diamond premiered in London. Lib. xx

15

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony no.5 op.107 ‘Reformation’ premiered in Berlin

18

  • Robert Schumann’s Symphony in g (first movement only) premiered in Zwickau

26

  • Rudolph Koenig born (Kaliningrad) German physicist, manufacturer of tuning forks, acoustic science pioneer. Died 1901

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  • Hector Berlioz returns to Paris from Rome

Dec 1832

3

  • Giovanni Pacini’s cantata Il felice imeneo [The joyful Hymen] premiered in Naples

9

  • Hector Berlioz’s Lélio for reciter and orchestra premiered in Paris

15

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s opera Le Pré aux clercs [the clerics’ meadow] premiered in Paris, lib. F.A.E. de Planard
  • Richard Wagner’s Symphony in C  premiered in Leipzig

21

  • Albert Lortzing’s opera Der Weihnachtsabend [Christmas Eve], lib. Lortzing, premiered in Münster

25

  • John Field’s Piano Concerto No.7 premiered in Paris

1832 (date unknown)

publications

  • Frédéric Chopin’s 4 mazurkas op.6 for piano; 4 mazurkas op.7; Piano Trio op.8 & 3 nocturnes op.9 for piano published in Leipzig
  • John Field’s Nocturne no.11 for piano published in Berlin
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka’s Gran sestetto originale for piano and string quartet published in Milan
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Varied Airs For Piano Four Hands op.114 & Trio For Two Flutes And Piano op.119 published
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Drei Kirchenmusiken op.23 published in Bonn
  • Saverio Mercadante’s Sinfonia caratteristica napoletano published in Milan
  • Carl Otto Nicolai’s Verschiedene Empfindungen an einem Platz op.9 for 4 voices and piano published in Halle & 6 Lieder und Gesänge op.16 for voice and piano published in Leipzig
  • Clara Schumann’s Caprices en forme de valse op.2 for piano published in Paris and Leipzig
  • Robert Schumann’s 6 Etudes pour le pianoforte d’après les caprices de Paganini op.3 for piano published

Clara Schumann – Complete Piano Works (CPO)

Jan 1833

1

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Concert Piece op.113 for clarinet, basset-horn and piano premiered in Berlin

2

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Il furioso nell’isola di San Domingo [The furious island of San Domingo] premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

9

  • Jules Demersseman born (Hondschoote, France) French composer, flautist. Died 1866

10

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s cantata Die erste Walpurgisnacht op.60 [The First Walpurgis Night], lib. J.W. von Goethe, premiered in Berlin

12

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Gli elvezi [the Helvetians] premiered in Naples, lib. G. Rossi

16

  • Nannette Streicher (64) dies in Vienna

19

  • Ferdinand Hérold (41) dies of tuberculosis in Paris

20

  • Gertrud Elisabeth Mara (83) dies in Tallinn

30

  • Marie Wilt née Liebenthaler born (Vienna) Austrian soprano singer. Died 1891

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  • Louis Spohr’s Third Double Quartet in E Minor op.87 completed

Feb 1833

4

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Caterina di Guisa [Catherine of Guise], lib. Felice Romani, premiered in Milan

12

  • Charles-Wilfrid de Bériot born (Paris) French pianist, composer, teacher. Son of  Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802-70) and Maria Malibran (1808-36). Died 1914

16

  • Adolphe Adam’s ballet Faust premiered in London

19

  • Michael William Balfe’s opera Enrico Quarto al passo della Marna [Henry IV abreast of the Marne], lib. Balfe, premiered in Milan

27

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Gustave III premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe
  • Conradin Kreutzer’s opera Melusina premiered in Berlin. Lib. Franz Grillparzer

Mar 1833

3

  • Heinrich Werne (32) dies in Braunschweig of tuberculosis

4

  • Albert Grisar’s opera Le Mariage impossible [the impossible marriage], lib. Anne-Honoré-Joseph Duveyrier and Pierre François Adolphe Carmouche, premiered in Brussels
  • Fromental Halévy’s opera Les Souvenirs de Lafleur [Memories of Lafleur], lib. Pierre François Adolphe Adrien Carmouche and Frédéric de Courcy, premiered in Paris

10

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Il conte di Essex [The Count of Essex] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

16

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Beatrice di Tenda premiered in Venice, lib. F. Romani

17

  • Giuseppe Gariboldi born (Macerata, Italy) Italian flutist, composer. Died 1905
  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Parisina premiered in Florence, lib. D. F. Romani

18

  • José Dupuis aka Joseph-Lambert Dupuis born (Liège) Belgian tenor singer, actor. Died 1900

23

  • Franz Bendel born (Krásná Lípa, Czech Rep) German pianist, composer. Died 1874

Apr 1833

5

  • Gioachino Rossini’s Stabat mater for chorus and orchestra (first version) premiered in Madrid

9

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s incidental music for A. Calderón de la Barca’s play Der standhafte Prinz [The Constant Prince] premiered in Düsseldorf

14

  • Hector Berlioz’s overture Rob Roy premiered in Paris

17

  • Jean-Baptiste Accolay born (Brussels) Belgian violinist, conductor, composer, teacher. Died 1900
  • William Sterndale Bennett appointed organist at St. Ann ‘s Church in Wandsworth

30

  • Hortense Schneider born (Bordeaux) French soprano singer. Died 1920

May 1833

2

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer appointed a member of the Senate of the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin

7

  • Johannes Brahms born (Hamburg) German composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1897

11

  • Jean Becker born (Mannheim) German violinist. Father of Hugo Becker (1864-1941). Died 1884

13

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony no.4 op.90 ‘Italian’ premiered in London

16

  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera Ludovic premiered in Paris, lib. J.-H. Vernoy de Saint-Georges. Completed by Fromental Halévy

24

  • Heinrich August Marschner’s opera Hans Heiling premiered in Berlin, lib. E. Devrient

25

  • Johann Andreas Streicher (72) dies in Vienna

26

  • The 15th Niederrheinisches Musikfest begins in Düsseldorf under the directorship of Felix Mendelssohn

28

  • Johann Christian Friedrich Hæffner (74) dies in Uppsala, Sweden

29

  • William Marshall (84) dies in Dandaleith, Scotland

30

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Fernando duca di Valenza [Fernando Duke of Valencia] premiered in Naples, lib. P. Pola

Jun 1833

7

  • Alexander Ritter born (Narva, Estonia) German composer, violinist, librettist. Died 1896

10

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Trumpet overture op.101 (revised version) premiered in London

13

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s cantata Il fato [fate] premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

Jul 1833

14

  • Caspar Joseph Brambach born (Königswinter, Germany) German Conductor, composer, violinist. Died 1902

17

  • Luigi Agnesi aka Louis Ferdinand Leopold Agniez born (Namur, Belgium) Belgian bass-baritone singer, composer, conductor. Died 1875

20

  • Michele Carafa’s opera La prison d’Édimbourg [Edinburgh prison], lib. Eugène Scribe and François-Antonine-Eugène de Planard, premiered in Paris

22

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera Ali Baba ou Les quarante voleurs [Ali Baba or the forty thieves], lib. Eugène Scribe and Anne-Honoré-Joseph Duveyrier, premiered in Paris

26

  • Otto Singer born (Sora, Germany) German pianist, composer. Died 1894

Sep 1833

9

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Torquato Tasso premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

14

  • Francis Edward Bache born (Birmingham) English composer, pianist. Brother of Walter Bache (1842-88). Died 1858
  • John Stevenson (72) dies in Kells, Ireland

18

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le proscrit [the outlaw] premiered in Paris, lib. P.F.A. Carmouche and J.X.B. Saintine

Oct 1833

1

  • Luísa Todi (80) dies in Lisbon following a stroke

3

  • Hector Berlioz marries actress Harriet Smithson at the British Embassy in Paris

14

  • William Cusins born (London) English pianist, violinist, organist, conductor, composer. Died 1893

20

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Procession march op.24 for wind band premiered in Düsseldorf

Nov 1833

8

  • Maximilian Stadler (85) dies in Vienna

12

  • Alexander Borodin born (St Petersburg) Russian composer, chemist. Died 1887

20

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Irene premiered in Naples, lib. G. Rossi

27

  • Jan Kalivoda’s Introduction and rondo for horn and orchestra premiered in Donaueschingen

Dec 1833

22

  • Hector Berlioz’s Romance de Marie Tudor for bass singer and piano premiered in Paris

26

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Lucrezia Borgia premiered in Milan, lib. D. F. Romani

1833 (date unknown)

publications

  • William Sterndale Bennett’s Piano Concerto no.1 op.1 published in London
  • Frédéric Chopin’s 12 Etudes op.10 for piano published in Leipzig, Paris and London & Concerto no.1 op.11 for piano and orchestra published in Leipzig and Paris
  • Frédéric Chopin’s Variations brillantes B, on ‘Je vends des scapulaires’ from Hérold’s Ludovic op.12 for piano & 3 nocturnes op.15 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Félicien David’s set of waltzes for piano Ménilmontant, mes amours published in Paris
  • John Field’s Nouvelle fantaisie in G for piano published in Berlin
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s 24 Etudes op.125 published in London, Paris and Vienna
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s Quartet For Piano, Violin, Viola, And Violoncello op.108 & Sonata For Piano op.127 published
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Sechs Gesänge op.19a published in Leipzig
  • Carl Otto Nicolai’s 2 duets op.14; 3 duets op.15 for 2 voices and piano & 7 Lieder op.18 published in Berlin
  • Antoine Reicha’s treatise Art du compositeur dramatique, ou Cours complet de composition vocale published in Paris
  • Clara Schumann’s Romance variée op.3 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Robert Schumann’s 6 intermezzos op.4 for piano & Impromptus sur une romance de Clara Wieck op.5 for piano (10 pieces) published
  • Louis Spohr’s Double string quartet op.87 published in Bonn

William Sterndale Bennett 1816-75

Jan 1834

12

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera La figlia dell’arciere [the archer’s daughter], lib. Felice Romani, premiered in Naples

13

  • Conradin Kreutzer’s opera Das Nachtlager in Granada [The overnight camp in Granada] premiered in Vienna

23

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Une bonne fortune [a good fortune] premiered in Paris, lib. L. Second

26

  • Marie Sasse born (Oudenaarde, Belgium) Belgian soprano singer. Died 1907

28

  • Sabine Baring-Gould born (Exeter) English priest, hymn writer, folk song collector, author. Died 1924

unk

  • Carl Otto Nicolai appointed organist at the Prussian embassy chapel in Rome

Feb 1834

4

  • Amélie-Julie Candeille (66) dies in Paris

6

  • Ema Pukšec born (Ogulin, Croatia) Croatian soprano singer. Died 1889

9

  • Franz Xaver Witt born (Walderbach, Germany) German Catholic priest, musicologist, chorister, teacher. Died 1888

11

  • Gustav Walter born (Bilina, Czech Rep) Czech tenor singer, teacher, recording pioneer. Died 1910

22

  • Albert Heinrich Zabel born (Berlin) German harp virtuoso, composer. Died 1910

26

  • Aleksander Zarzycki born (Lviv, Ukraine) Polish pianist, composer, conductor, music director. Died 1895

27

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Rosmonda d’Inghilterra [Rosamund of England] premiered in Florence, lib. D. F. Romani

28

  • Charles Santley born (Liverpool) English baritone singer. Died 1922

Mar 1834

2

  • Lev Ivanov born (Moscow) Russian ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet master. Died 1901

8

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Emma d’Antiochia premiered in Venice, lib. F. Romani

15

  • Marietta Piccolomini born (Siena) Italian soprano singer. Died 1899

23

  • Julius Reubke born (Hausneindorf, Austria) Austrian composer, pianist, organist. Died 1858

Apr 1834

3

  • The first issue of Robert Schumann’s journal Die Neue Zeitschrift für Musik is published

6

  • Hart Pease Danks born (New Haven, CT) American songwriter. Died 1903

7

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Ouverture zum Märchen von der schönen Melusine op.32 [Overture to the fairytale of the beautiful Melusine] premiered in London

11

  • Valentin Alkan’s Concerto da camera for piano and strings premiered in Bath

May 1834

8

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Rondo brillant op.29 for piano and orchestra premiered in London

13

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 4 premiered in London

19

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Infelice op.94 for soprano and orchestra premiered in London

23

  • Charles Wesley junior (76) dies in London

24

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Lestocq premiered in Paris, lib. Eugène Scribe
Daniel Auber 1782-1871

Daniel Auber 1782-1871

Jun 1834

2

  • Teresa Stolz born (Kostelec nad Labem, Czech Rep) Czech soprano singer. Died 1902

13

  • Albert Becker born (Quedlinburg, Germany) German composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1899

23

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Un caprice de femme [A woman’s caprice] premiered in Paris, lib. J.P.F. Lesguillon

29

  • Alexandre-Étienne Choron (62) dies in Paris

Jul 1834

14

  • The Lyceum Theatre opens on Wellington Street, London

Aug 1834

11

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Uggero il danese [Uggero the Dane] premiered in Bergamo, lib. F. Romani

14

  • Alexander Winterberger born (Weimar) German organist, composer, teacher. Died 1914

17

  • Peter Leonard Leopold Benoit born (Harelbeke, Belgium) Belgian composer, conductor, teacher, writer. Died 1901

25

  • John Barnett’s opera The Mountain Sylph premiered in London. Lib. xx

31

  • Amilcare Ponchielli born (Cremona, Italy) Italian opera composer, teacher. Died 1886

Sep 1834

25

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le chalet premiered in Paris, lib. Eugène Scribe and Anne-Honoré-Joseph Duveyrier

28

  • Charles Lamoureux born (Bordeaux) French conductor, violinist. Died 1899
  • Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner’s opera Die Bürgschaft [the guarantee], lib. Friedrich Ludwig Carl Biedenfeld, premiered in Stuttgart

Oct 1834

3

  • Vilem Blodek born (Prague) Czech composer, flautist, pianist. Died 1874

4

  • Helen Lemmens-Sherrington born (Preston, Lancs) English soprano singer, teacher. Died 1906

8

  • François-Adrien Boieldieu (58) dies in Varennes-Jarcy, France

Nov 1834

19

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Psalm cxv op.31 for voice, chorus and orchestra premiered in Frankfurt

23

  • Hector Berlioz’s symphony Harold in Italy premiered in Paris

25

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera La gioventù di Enrico V [The youth of Henry V] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

Dec 1834

7

  • Frédéric Chopin’s Andante spianato for piano and orchestra premiered in Paris

26

  • Abraham Baer born (Russia) Russian cantor, composer, musician. Died 1894
  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Gemma di Vergy premiered in Milan, lib. G.E. Bidèra

29

  • Jakob Rosenhain’s opera Der Besuch im Irrenhause [The visit to the madhouse], lib. xx, premiered in Frankfurt

1834 (date unknown)

  • Peter Dodds McCormick born (Port Glasgow) Scottish-Australian schoolteacher, composer. Author of the Australian national anthem Advance Australia Fair (1878). Died 1916
  • Antoine Laurent Baudron (92) dies in Paris
  • Franz Cramer appointed Master of the King’s Music, succeeding Christopher Kramer
  • Ferdinand Ries appointed director of the Frankfurt city orchestra

publications

  • Pierre Baillot’s L’art du violon published in Paris
  • Luigi Cherubini’s String Quartet No.3 in D minor published in Paris
  • Frédéric Chopin’s Fantasy on Polish Airs op.13 for piano and string quartet; Rondo à la krakowiak op.14 for piano and string quartet; Introduction and Rondo op.16 for piano; 4 mazurkas op.17 for piano & Waltz in E op.18 for piano published in Leipzig, Paris and London
  • François Joseph Fétis’s Biographie universelle des musiciens published in Paris
  • John Field’s Piano concerto no.7 published in Leipzig; Nocturne nos.12 & 13 for piano published in Paris
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka’s Proshchal′nïy val′s (Farewell Waltz) for piano published in St Petersburg
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s 3 pièces faciles et agréables, op.77 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Fantasia in f op.28 for piano published in Bonn
  • Carl Otto Nicolai’s Mein Röschen (4 Lieder) op.11 for tenor and piano & Variationen über Webers Schlaf Herzenssöhnchen op.19 for soprano and piano or orchestra published in Berlin
  • Robert Schumann’s Toccata op.7 for piano published
  • Louis Spohr’s Three Quartets op.84 for string quartet published in Offenbach; Concertante op.88 & String quintet op.91 published in Bonn
  • Louis Spohr’s Symphony no.4 op.86 ‘Die Weihe der Töne’ & waltz ‘Erinnerung an Marienbad’ op.89 published in Vienna
  • Sigismond Thalberg’s Norma Fantasy op.12 published

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