1810-14

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Jan 1810

3

  • John Orlando Parry born (London) English singer, songwriter, pianist, actor, painter, comedian. Son of John Parry (1776-1851). Died 1879

5

  • Auguste Mermet born (Brussels) French opera composer, librettist. Died 1889

10

  • Anna Bishop née Rivière born (London) English soprano singer. Died 1884

20

  • Ferdinand David born (Hamburg) German composer, violin virtuoso, teacher. Died 1873

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Variations for piano op.34 published in Vienna

Feb 1810

5

  • Ole Bull born (Bergen) Norwegian violinist, composer. Died 1880

8

  • Norbert Burgmüller born (Düsseldorf) German composer, pianist. Died 1836

9

  • Carl Maria von Weber arrested for embezzlement in Stuttgart after borrowing from the ducal funds without authorisation to cover his debts

11

  • Loïsa Puget born (Paris) French composer, songwriter, singer. Died 1889

17

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Der betrogene Betrüger [The deceived deceiver], lib. François-Bernard Valville, premiered in Vienna

22

  • Holger Simon Paulli born (Copenhagen) Danish composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1891
  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Cendrillon premiered in Paris. Lib. Charles-Guillaume Étienne

23

  • Carl Maria von Weber released from gaol and expelled from Württemberg, banished for life

24

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Amore non soffre opposizione [Love does not suffer opposition], lib. Giuseppe Maria Foppa, premiered in Venice

Mar 1810

1

  • Frédéric Chopin born (Zelazowa Wola, Poland) Polish composer, pianist, piano teacher. Particularly renowned for his works for solo piano. Died 1849

11

  • Simon Mayr’s cantatas Cantata per le nozze di Napoleone con Maria Luisa d’Austria [Cantata for the marriage of Napoleon and Marie Louise of Austria] & Ferramondo premiered in Bergamo, both lib. Count Carrara-Spinelli

13

  • Henry Bishop’s opera The Maniac premiered in London. Lib. Samuel Arnold

23

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Abel premiered in Paris, lib. F.-B. Hoffman

26

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s opera Mathilde von Guise premiered in Vienna, lib. L.E.F.C. Mercier-Dupaty
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Der Fischer und das Milchmädchen [the fisherman and the milkmaid] premiered in Berlin, lib. E. Lauchery

Apr 1810

13

  • Félicien-César David born (Cadenet, France) French composer. Died 1876

May 1810

2

  • Hans Christian Lumbye born (Odense, Denmark) Danish composer, conductor. Died 1874

30

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Variations for cello premiered in Heidelberg

31

  • John Field marries pianist Adelaide Percheron in Moscow

Jun 1810

2

  • Konstancja Gładkowska born (Warsaw) Polish soprano singer. Sometime lover of Frederic Chopin. Went blind aged 35. Died 1889

8

  • Robert Schumann born (Zwickau, Germany) German composer, critic, pianist. Husband of Clara Schumann (1819-96). Died 1856
  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s ballet-pantomime Persée et Andromède premiered in Paris, lib. P.G. Gardel

9

  • Carl Otto Nicolai born (Königsberg, Germany) German composer, conductor, founder of the Vienna Philharmonic (1842). Died 1849

13

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Der Einsiedler auf den Alpen [The hermit in the Alps], lib. Georg Friedrich Treitschke, premiered in Vienna

15

  • J. Goethe’s play Egmont premiered in Vienna with incidental music by Ludwig van Beethoven including the Egmont Overture op.84

23

  • Fanny Elssler born (Vienna) Austrian ballerina. Died 1884

Jul 1810

15

  • Jean-Baptiste Rey (75) dies in Paris

Aug 1810

6

  • Giorgio Ronconi born (Milan) Italian baritone singer. Died 1890

8

  • Charles Simon Catel’s opera Les Bayadères, lib. Victor-Joseph-Étienne de Jouy, premiered in Paris

12

  • Joseph Alfred Novello born (London) English music publisher, organist, composer, bass singer. Son of Vincent Novello (1781-1861), brother of Clara Novello (1818-1908). Died 1896

14

  • Samuel Sebastian Wesley born (London) English organist, composer. Son of Samuel Wesley (1766-1837). Died 1876

18

  • Jules Perrot born (Lyon) French ballet dancer, choreographer, dancemaster. Died 1892

24

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Marsch für böhmische Landwehr & Marsch für Erzherzog Anton premiered in Vienna

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Violin Sonata op.37a published

Sep 1810

1

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera Le crescendo premiered in Paris, lib. C.A. Sewrin

16

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Silvana premiered in Frankfurt, lib. F.C. Hiemer

22

  • Paul Barroilhet born (Bayonne, France) French baritone singer. Died 1871

Oct 1810

18

  • Giovanni Matteo Mario aka Giovanni Matteo De Candia born (Cagliari, Sardinia) Italian tenor singer. Died 1883

19

  • Jean-Georges Noverre (83) dies in Saint-Germain-en-Laye

21

  • Franz Teyber (52) dies in Vienna

24

  • Carl Baermann born (Munich) German clarinetist, composer. Son of Heinrich Bärmann (1784-1847), father of Carl Baermann II (1839-1913). Died 1885

28

  • Nicolò Paganini’s Polacca con variazione premiered in Rimini
Niccolò Paganini 1782-1840

Niccolò Paganini 1782-1840

Nov 1810

3

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera La cambiale di matrimonio [The marriage bill], lib. Gaetano Rossi, premiered in Venice

7

  • Ferenc Erkel born (Gyula, Hungary) Hungarian composer, conductor, pianist. Writer of the Hungarian National Anthem. Died 1893

16

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Kücken born (Bleckede, Germany) German composer, conductor. Died 1882

19

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Piano Concerto no.1 premiered in Mannheim

27

  • Francesco Bianchi (58) commits suicide in London
  • Antoine Reicha’s opera Cagliostro premiered in Paris, lib. J.A. Reveroni de Saint-Cyr and E. Mercier-Dupaty

Dec 1810

1

  • Joseph Gungl born (Zsámbék, Hungary) Hungarian composer, bandmaster, conductor. Died 1889

3

  • Music publishing business Chappell & Co founded in London by Samuel Chappell, Johann Baptist Cramer and Francis Tatton Latour

18

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Das zugemauerte Fenster [The bricked up window], lib. August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue, premiered in Vienna

20

  • Maria Theresia Ahlefeldt (55) dies in Prague

21

  • Ludwig Schuncke born (Germany) German composer, pianist. Died 1834

26

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Raùl di Créqui premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

1810 (date unknown)

  • Joel Sweeney born (Appomattox, VA) American banjo player, singer, vaudevillian, founder member of the Virginia Minstrels. Died 1860
  • Domenico Fischietti (c. 85) dies in Salzburg
  • Nicolò Paganini sets out on his first tour as an independent performer

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sextet op.71 & Egmont overture op.84 published in Leipzig
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.5 op.73 & Fantasia op.80 published in London
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet op.74 ‘Harp’; 6 songs op.75; Six Variations on an Original Theme in D op.76; Fantasia op.77 for piano; Piano Sonata no.24 op.78 & Piano Sonata no.25 op.79 published in Leipzig and London
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sextet op.81b published in Bonn
  • Ferdinando Carulli’s Guitar Method op.27 published in Paris
  • John Field’s Divertissement no.2 & Serenade in E for piano and string quartet published in Moscow
  • Volume 1 of Ernst Ludwig Gerber’s dictionary of musicians, Neues Historisch-biographisches Lexikon der Tonkünstler, published. Volumes 2-4 followed between 1812 & 1814
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Rondos For Piano op.1, 3 Rondos For Piano op.2, 3 Rondos For Piano op.3 & Sonata For Piano op.4 published
  • Antoine Reicha’s op.81 – six fugues published in Paris
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s song collection Schillers lyrische Gedichte published in Leipzig
  • Louis Spohr’s Violin concerto no.5 op.17 published in Zürich
  • Louis Spohr’s 6 deutsche Lieder op.25 published in Hamburg
  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel’s op.47 – 2 grand trios published in Leipzig & op.48 – piano trio published in Berlin
  • Václav Tomášek’s 6 Piano eclogues op.39 & 6 Piano rhapsodies op.41 published in Leipzig
  • Václav Tomášek’s 6 Piano rhapsodies op.40 & 3 Songs op.42 published in Prague
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Piano concerto no.1 op.11 published

Ferdinando Carulli 1770-1841

Jan 1811

29

  • Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner’s opera Demophoon premiered in Munich. Lib. Ignaz Franz Castelli

Feb 1811

11

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Baldovino premiered in Rome. Lib. Jacopo Ferretti

27

  • Joseph Leutgeb (78) dies in Vienna
  • Nicolas Isouard, Jean-Pierre Solié and Henri-Montan Berton’s opera La Victime des arts [Victim of the arts], lib. Louis-Marie d’Estourmel, premiered in Paris

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s book Clementi’s Practical Harmony vol III published in London
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Concerto for piano and orchestra op.34aTwelve Dances op.39 Twelve Dances for piano op.40 published in Vienna

Mar 1811

13

  • Camille-Marie Stamaty born (Rome) French composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1870

18

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s opera Der Taucher [the diver] premiered in Berlin, lib. S.G. Bürde

23

  • Wilhelm Taubert born (Berlin) German pianist, composer, conductor. Died 1891

27

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera-ballet Le triomphe du mois de mars [The triumph of the month of March] premiered in Paris, lib. E.M. Dupaty

31

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera La Fête au village [the village fete], lib. Charles-Guillaume Étienne, premiered in Paris

Apr 1811

10

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s pantomime Der Zauberring [The Magic Ring] premiered in Vienna, lib. N. Angiolini

13

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s clarinet concertino op.26 1 premiered in Munich
  • Simon Mayr’s opera Il sacrifizio d’Ifigenia [The sacrifice of Iphigenia], lib. G. Arici, premiered in Brescia

May 1811

8

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s oratorio Gott und die Natur [God and nature] premiered in Berlin, lib. A. Schreiber

19

  • Józef Elsner’s opera Wyspa malzenska [Island marriage], lib. Jules-Édouard Alboise du Pujol and Charles-Henry-Étienne-Edmond Desnoyers de Biéville trans. Ludwik Adam Dmuszewski, premiered in Warsaw

22

  • Giulia Grisi born (Milan) Italian soprano singer. Died 1869

30

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Le Poète et le musicien [the poet and the musician], lib. Louis Emmanuel Félicien Charles Mercier-Dupaty, premiered in Paris

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  • Louis Spohr’s Symphony No.1 op.20 premiered in Gotha

Jun 1811

2

  • Simon Mayr’s cantatas Numa Pompilio & Cantata per la nascità del re di Roma [Cantata for the birth of the King of Rome] premiered in Bergamo, both lib. Count Carrara-Spinelli

4

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Abu Hassan premiered in Munich, lib. F.C. Hiemer

9

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 4 songs for Der arme Minnesänger op.25 [The poor minstrel] premiered in Munich. Play by A. Kotzebue

13

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s clarinet concerto no. 1 premiered in Munich

29

  • ETA Hoffmann’s opera Saul, König in Israel [Saul, King of Israel], lib. Joseph von Seyfried, premiered in Bamberg

30

  • Luigi Cherubini’s Cantate sur la naissance de S.M. le Roi de Rome [Cantata on the birth of the King of Rome] premiered in Paris

Jul 1811

18

  • Vinzenz Lachner born (Rain am Lech, Germany) German composer, conductor. Brother of Franz Lachner (1803-90). Died 1893

19

  • Lambert Massart born (Liège) Belgian violinist, teacher. Professor at the Paris Conservatoire 1843-90. Died 1892

Aug 1811

5

  • Ambroise Thomas born (Metz, France) French composer of 21 operas, teacher. Director of the Conservatoire de Paris from 1871. Died 1896

25

  • August Gottfried Ritter born (Merseburg, Germany) German composer, organist. Died 1885

Sep 1811

14

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Le Billet de loterie [the lottery ticket], lib. Augustin-François de Creuze Lesser and Jean-François Roger, premiered in Paris

29

  • Adam Darr born (Schweinfurt, Germany) German composer, guitarist, zither player, singer. Died 1866

Oct 1811

1

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Der Augenarzt [The eye doctor], lib. Johann Emanuel Weith, premiered in Vienna

16

  • Gaetano Capocci born (Rome) Italian composer, organist, teacher. Died 1898

20

  • Henry Blagrove born (Nottingham) English violin virtuoso. Died 1872

22

  • Franz Liszt born (Doborján, Hungary) Hungarian composer, piano virtuoso, conductor, teacher. Credited with the invention of the symphonic poem. Died 1886

24

  • Ferdinand Hiller born (Frankfurt-am-Main) German composer, conductor, writer, music director. Died 1885

26

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera L’equivoco stravagante [the extravagant misunderstanding] premiered in Bologna, lib. G. Gasbarri

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano Trio op.35 & Piano Variations op.40a published in Vienna

Nov 1811

4

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Le Magiciein sans magic [the magician without magic], lib. Augustin-François Creuzé de Lesser and Jean-François Roger, premiered in Paris

11

  • François Delsarte born (Solesmes, France) French tenor singer, singing teacher. Died 1871
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s overture Der Beherrscher der Geister [Ruler of the Spirits] premiered in Munich

12

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Berenice, regina d’Armenia [Berenice queen of Armenia], lib. Jacopo Ferretti, premiered in Rome

14

  • Friedrich Hieronymus Truhn born (Elbing, Germany) German conductor, composer, critic. Died 1886

15

  • Louis Spohr’s opera Der Zweikampf mit der Geliebten [battle with the beloved] premiered in Hamburg, lib. J.F. Schink

25

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s clarinet concerto no. 2 premiered in Munich

28

  • Ignazio Marini born (Bergamo) Italian bass singer. Died 1873
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.5 op.73 ‘Emperor’ premiered in Vienna

Dec 1811

8

  • Louis Schindelmeisser born (Königsberg, Germany) German composer, clarinetist, conductor. Died 1864

15

  • Jan Vaclav Tomásek’s opera Seraphine premiered in Prague, lib. J.H. Dambek

17

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Les Amazones premiered in Paris, lib. V.-J. Etienne de Jou

1811 (date unknown)

  • James Hill born (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) English folk violinist, composer. Died 1853
  • Publishing firm Novello & Co. founded by Vincent Novello in London
  • Bedřich Diviš Weber appointed first director of the Prague Conservatory

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.26 op.81a ‘Das Lebewohl, Abwesenheit und Wiedersehn’ & Four Ariettas and a Duet op.82 published in Leipzig and London
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s 3 songs op.83, lib. J. Goethe published in Leipzig
  • Muzio Clementi’s Appendix to the Fifth Edition of Clementi’s Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Piano Forte, Containing Préludes, Exercises, National Airs and Variations, with Other Pleasing and Instructive Pieces op.43 published in London
  • John Field’s Piano concertos no.1-3 published in Moscow
  • John Field’s Andante in c for piano four hands; Valse tiré d’un rondo for piano & Fantaisie sur l’Andante de Martini op.3 for piano published in St Petersburg
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Concerto for Piano, No. 1 in C major op.36 published in Vienna
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s Violin concerto no.18 op.F published in Offenbach
  • Václav Tomášek’s 3 Songs op.44 published in Prague
  • Louis Spohr’s Symphony no.1 op.20 published in Leipzig & Potpourri no.2 on themes by Mozart op.22 for string quintet published in Offenbach
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal’s Quartetto op.40 for keyboard and string trio published in Leipzig
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s Grand sonata for harp and violin published in London
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Six sonates progressives pour le piano-forté, avec violon obligé op.10 for violin and piano published in Berlin
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Momento capriccioso op.12 for piano & 6 songs op.13 published in Augsburg

John Field – Complete Piano Concertos (Onyx}

Jan 1812

7

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera L’homme sans façon [The man without ceremony] premiered in Paris, lib. C.A.B. Sewrin

8

  • Sigismond Thalberg born (Geneva) Swiss composer, pianist. Died 1871
  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera L’inganno felice [the happy deceit] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

14

  • Karl Graedener born (Rostock) German composer, conductor, cellist, teacher. Father of Hermann Graedener (1844-1929). Died 1883

21

  • Eduard Tauwitz born (Kłodzko, Poland) German composer, conductor. Died 1894

30

  • Christopher Ernst Friedrich Weyse’s opera Faruk premiered in Copenhagen. Lib. Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger

31

  • Józef Elsner’s opera Wawozy Sierra Modena [The Sierra Modena gorges], lib. Ludwik Adam Dmuszewski, premiered in Warsaw

Feb 1812

7

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Franciska von Foix, lib. Ignaz Franz Castelli, premiered in Vienna

9

  • Franz Anton Hoffmeister (57) dies in Vienna

10

  • A. von Kotzebuhe’s plays Die Ruinen von Athen [the ruins of Athens] & König Stephan [King Stephen] premiered in Vienna with incidental music by Ludwig van Beethoven (ops.113 & 117)

19

  • Lauro Rossi born (Macerata, Italy) Italian composer of nearly 30 operas. Died 1885

Mar 1812

11

  • William Vincent Wallace born (Waterford) Irish composer, violinist. Died 1865

14

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Ciro in Babilonia [Cyrus in Babylon] premiered in Ferrara, lib. F. Aventi

20

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek (52) dies in Saint-Germain-en-Laye of gout

27

  • Joachim Albertini (63) dies in Warsaw

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Twelve Dances for piano op.44 published in Vienna

Apr 1812

6

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Federica ed Adolfo premiered in Vienna. Lib. Giuseppe Rossi
  • Ferdinand Herold’s Piano concerto no.1 op.25 premiered in Paris

21

  • William Crotch’s oratorio Palestine premiered in London. Lib. Reginald Heber

23

  • Louis Antoine Jullien born (Sisteron, France) French conductor, composer. Baptised Louis George Maurice Adolphe Roche Albert Abel Antonio Alexandre Noë Jean Lucien Daniel Eugène Joseph-le-brun Joseph-Barême Thomas Thomas Thomas-Thomas Pierre Arbon Pierre-Maurel Barthélemi Artus Alphonse Bertrand Dieudonné Emanuel Josué Vincent Luc Michel Jules-de-la-plane Jules-Bazin Julio César Jullien. Died 1860

27

  • Friedrich von Flotow born (Mecklenburg, Germany) German composer of around 30 operas. Died 1883

May 1812

5

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s opera Dies Haus ist zu verkaufen [This house is for sale] premiered in Vienna, lib. A. Klebe

9

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera La scala di seta [The silken ladder] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

13

  • Johannes Matthias Sperger (62) dies in Schwerin

18

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Demetrio e Polibio premiered in Rome, lib. V. Viganò-Mombelli

21

  • Joseph Wölfl (38) dies in London

27

  • Catterino Cavos’ opera Kazak-stikhotvorets [The Cossack as Poet], lib. Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Shakhovsky, premiered in St Petersburg

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  • Philipp Jakob Riotte’s Symphony in C Major op.25 premiered in Leipzig

Jun 1812

8

  • Spyridon Xyndas born (Corfu) Greek composer, guitarist. Died 1896

11

  • Charles Simon Catel’s opera Les Aubergistes de qualité [Innkeepers of quality], lib. Giuseppe Maria Foppa, premiered in Paris

15

  • Anton Stadler (58) dies in Vienna of ’emaciation’

27

  • John Pyke Hullah born (Worcester) English composer, teacher, educationalist. Died 1884

Jul 1812

10

  • Alexey Nikolayevich Titov’s opera Errant Moment premiered in St Petersburg. Lib. Aleksandr Yakovlevich Knyazhnin

17

  • John Broadwood (79) dies in London

24

  • Joseph Schuster (63) dies in Dresden

Aug 1812

2

  • Jean-Joseph Rodolphe (81) dies in Paris

19

  • Vincenzo Righini (56) dies in Bologna

Sep 1812

11

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s ballet Sappho von Mitilene premiered in Vienna

25

  • Jean-Baptiste Singelée born (Brussels) Belgian composer, violinist. Died 1875

26

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera La pietra del paragone [The touchstone] premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

Oct 1812

1

  • Johann Rufinatscha born (Mals, Austria) Austrian composer, theorist, teacher. Died 1893

3

  • Ferdinand Herold wins the Prix de Rome with his cantata La duchesse de la Vallière [The Duchess of Vallière]

4

  • Fanny Tacchinardi Persiani born (Rome) Italian soprano singer. Died 1867

30

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Das Winterquartier in America [The winter quarters in America], lib. anon, premiered in Vienna

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Eight Piano Pieces op.37 published

Nov 1812

24

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera L’occasione fa il ladro [Opportunity makes the thief] premiered in Venice, lib. L. Prividali

27

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Lully et Quinault premiered in Paris. Lib. Charles Gaugiran-Nanteuil

28

  • Ludvig Mathias Lindeman born (Trondheim) Norwegian composer, folk music collector, organist. Died 1887

Dec 1812

13

  • Marianne von Martinez (68) dies in Vienna
  • Alexey Nikolayevich Titov’s opera Emmerich Tekkely premiered in St Petersburg. Lib. Aleksandr Yakovlevich Knyazhnin

17

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Piano Concerto no.2 premiered in Gotha

20

  • Achille Peri born (Reggio Emilia) Italian composer, conductor. Died 1880

23

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Jephtas premiered in Munich, lib. A. Schraeber

26

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Tamerlano premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

28

  • Julius Rietz born (Berlin) German composer, cellist, conductor. Died 1877

29

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata no.10 op.96 premiered in Vienna

1812 (date unknown)

  • Vincenzo Fabrizi (c. 48) dies in Naples
  • Karol Lipiński appointed conductor of the Lvov opera orchestra

publications

  • Johann Baptist Cramer’s Keyboard Sonata in A minor “L’Ultima” op.53 published in London
  • John Field’s Nocturnes nos.1-3 for piano published in St Petersburg
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Sonatas For Piano op.6a & Piano concerto no.1 op.7 published
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s 2 Geistliche Gesänge published in Darmstadt
  • Louis Spohr’s Potpourri no.3 on themes by Mozart op.23 for violin & Potpourri no.4 on themes by Mozart op.24 for string trio published in Offenbach
  • Louis Spohr’s Clarinet concerto no.1 op.26 published in Leipzig
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Piano Concerto no.1 op.11 & Symphony no.1 op.19 published in Offenbach
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 6 songs op.15 published in Bonn & Variations on the romance ‘A peine au sortir’ from Méhul’s opera Joseph op.28 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s IX variations sur un air norvégien op.22 for violin and piano; 6 songs op.23 & Piano Sonata no.1 op.24 published in Berlin

Johann Baptist Cramer 1771-1858

Jan 1813

1

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s cantata In seiner Ordnung schafft der Herr [In his order creates the Lord] premiered in Leipzig

6

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Wirth und Gast [Host and guest] premiered in Stuttgart, lib. J.G. Wohlbrück

7

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera I Baccanti [The Bacchae] premiered in Paris, lib. G. Rossi

9

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Arrighetto premiered in Venice. Lib. Angelo Anelli

11

  • Giuseppe Aprile (81) dies in Naples

24

  • The Philharmonic Society of London formed (the Royal Philharmonic Society from 1912)

27

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Il signor Bruschino [Mr. Bruschino] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

29

  • Józef Elsner’s opera Kabalista [cabalist], lib. F. F. Wezik, premiered in Warsaw

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  • Carl Maria von Weber appointed Musikdirektor of the Estates Theatre in Prague

Feb 1813

14

  • Alexander Dargomyzhsky born (St Petersburg) Russian composer. Died 1869

16

  • Semen Hulak-Artemovsky born (Horodysche, Ukraine) Ukrainian opera composer, baritone singer, actor, playwright. Died 1873
  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Tancredi premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi and L. Lechi

17

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Le séjour militaire [The military residence] premiered in Paris, lib. J.-N. Bouilly and E. Mercier-Dupaty

19

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Andante e Rondo Ungarese for bassoon premiered in Prague

21

  • Simon Mayr’s opera La rosa bianca e la rosa rossa [The white rose and red rose] premiered in Genoa, lib. F. Romani

Mar 1813

2

  • George Macfarren born (London) English composer, music theorist, teacher. Died 1887

4

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Le Prince de Catane [Prince of Catania], lib. René-Richard Louis Castel, premiered in Paris
  • Ferdinand Ries’s Symphony No.1 premiered in Stockholm

8

  • The Royal Philharmonic Society (then just the Philharmonic Society) gives its first concert in London – symphonies by Haydn and Beethoven conducted by Johann Peter Salomon

14

  • Christian Ehregott Weinlig (69) dies in Dresden
  • Ferdinand Ries’s Piano concerto No.3 & Swedish National Airs with Variations op.52 premiered in Stockholm

16

  • Carlo Guasco born (Solero, Italy) Italian tenor singer. Died 1876

21

  • Josepha Barbara Auernhammer plays her last public concert in Vienna

Apr 1813

6

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera Les Abencérages premiered in Paris, lib. E. de Jouy

14

  • Joachim Nicolas Eggert (34) dies in Thomestorp, Sweden of tuberculosis

19

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Le camp de Sobieski premiered in Paris, lib. E.M. Dupaty

May 1813

15

  • Stephen István Heller born (Budapest) Hungarian composer, pianist. Died 1888

22

  • Richard Wagner born (Leipzig) German composer, conductor, theatre director, writer. Principally known for his 14 operas. Died 1883
  • Friedrich Heinrich Himmel’s opera Der Kobold [the imp], lib. Himmel, premiered in Vienna
  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera L’italiana in Algeri [The Italian Girl in Algiers] premiered in Venice, lib. A. Anelli

24

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Le prince troubadour premiered in Paris, lib. A. Duval

29

  • Henry Bishop’s opera The Brazen Bust premiered in London. Lib. Charles Kemble

Jun 1813

5

  • Prosper Sainton born (Toulouse) French violinist, conductor. Grandfather of Philip Sainton (1891-1961). Died 1890

7

  • Maria Hester Park (52) dies in London

14

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Les Français à Venise [The French in Venice], lib. xx, premiered in Paris

24

  • Francis Boott born (Boston, MA) American composer, teacher. Died 1904
  • Carlo Coccia’s opera La donna selvaggia [The wild woman], lib. xx, premiered in Venice

Jul 1813

9

  • William Christian Sellé born (Benhall,Suffolk) English composer, teacher. Died 1898

10

  • Edward Loder born (Bath) English composer, conductor. Died 1865

13

  • Johann Friedrich Peter (67) dies in Bethlehem, PA

Aug 1813

1

  • Carl Stenborg (60) dies in Stockholm

4

  • James Hook’s opera Sharp and Flat premiered in London. Lib. Dennis Lawler

19

  • William Henry Fry born (Philadelphia, PA) American composer, critic, writer. Died 1864

19

  • Johann Carl Friedrich Rellstab (54) dies in Berlin

20

  • Johann Baptist Vanhal (74) dies in Vienna

26

  • Daniel Gottlob Türk (63) dies in Halle

Sep 1813

2

  • Gustav Hölzel born (Budapest) Austro-Hungarian composer, bass-baritone singer. Died 1883

24

  • André Ernest Modeste Grétry (72) dies in Montmorency, France

Oct 1813

5

  • Ernst Haberbier born (Kaliningrad) German pianist, composer, teacher. Died 1869
  • Etienne Ozi (58) dies in Paris

10

  • Giuseppe Verdi born (Le Roncole, Italy) Italian composer of 29 operas. Died 1901

17

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Annetta e Lucindo premiered in Milan, lib. F. Marconi

21

  • Henry Bishop’s opera The Miller and His Men premiered in London. Lib. Isaac Pocock

23

  • Teresa Brambilla born (Cassano d’Adda, Italy) Italian soprano singer. Died 1895

26

  • Henry Smart born (London) English composer, organist. Died 1879

Nov 1813

11

  • Antonio Salieri’s chorus Der Vorsicht Gunst beschütze beglücktes Österreich [The careful grace protect you lucky Austria] premiered in Vienna

19

  • Augusta Smith born (Copenhagen) Norwegian soprano singer, actress. Died c.1887

22

  • Johann Gottfried Vierling (63) dies in Schmalkalden, Germany
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Constance et Théodore premiered in Paris, lib. B.-J. Marsollier des Vivetières

28

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Medea in Corinto premiered in Naples, lib. F. Romani

29

  • Jean-Balthasar Tricklir (c. 63) dies in Dresden

30

  • Charles-Valentin Alkan born (Paris) French composer, pianist. Died 1888

Dec 1813

1

  • Gioseffo Ferdinando Bertoni (88) dies in Desenzano, Italy

8

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s overture Wellington’s Victory op.91 & Symphony no.7 op.92 premiered in Vienna

10

  • Errico Petrella born (Palermo) Italian opera composer. Died 1877

19

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Der Bergsturz [the landslide], lib. Johann Anton Friedrich Reil, premiered in Vienna

26

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Aureliano in Palmira premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

27

  • Jakob Rosenhain born (Mannheim) German pianist, composer. Died 1894

31

  • Theodore Oesten born (Berlin) German composer, pianist, woodwind player, teacher. Died 1870

1813 (date unknown)

  • Franz Krommer appointed court composer for the Imperial Court of Austria in Vienna
  • Friedrich Kuhlau takes up Danish citizenship

publications

  • John Field’s Rondo in A for piano and string quartet published in St Petersburg
  • François Joseph Gossec’s Dernière messe des vivants composed
  • Louis Spohr’s String quartet op.27 & Violin concerto no.6 op.28 published in Vienna
  • Václav Tomášek’s 6 Piano eclogues op.47 & 6 Songs op.48 published in Prague
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 6 songs op.25 published in Berlin
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino for clarinet op.26 & overture Der Beherrscher der Geister op.27 published in Leipzig

Joseph Weigl 1766-1846

Jan 1814

21

  • Thomas Attwood Walmisley born (London) English organist, composer, teacher. Died 1856

28

  • Cornélie Falcon born (Le Monastier sur Gazeille, France) French soprano singer. Retired aged 23 in 1837. Died 1897
  • Simon Mayr’s opera Elena premiered in Naples, lib. A. Tottola

Feb 1814

1

  • Henri-Montan Berton, Ferdinando Paer, Rodolphe Kreutzer & Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera L’oriflamme [The banner] premiered in Paris, lib. C.-G. Etienne and L.P.-M.-F. Baour-Lormian

3

  • Jan Antonín Koželuh (75) dies in Vienna

12

  • Luigi Cherubini & Nicolas Isouard’s opera Bayard à Mézières premiered in Paris, lib. E. Dupaty and R.A. Chazet

14

  • Ferdinand Ries’s Symphony No. 5 premiered in London

21

  • Nicolò Gabrielli born (Naples) Italian opera and ballet composer. Died 1891

26

  • Giuseppe Lillo born (Galatina, Italy) Italian composer of 18 operas, music director, teacher. Died 1863

27

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no.8 op.93 premiered in Vienna

28

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Joconde premiered in Paris. Lib. C.G. Étienne

Mar 1814

3

  • Charles Kensington Salaman born (London) English pianist, composer, conductor. Died 1901

10

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s opera Die Eselshaut [The Donkey Skin] premiered in Vienna, lib. Geway

Apr 1814

3

  • Louis Désiré Besozzi born (Versailles) French pianist, composer, organist, teacher. Died 1879

11

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ premiered in Vienna
  • Henry Bishop’s opera Sadak and Kalasrade, lib. John Howard Payne,  premiered in London

12

  • Charles Burney (88) dies in London

21

  • Béni Egressy born (Kazincbarcika, Hungary) Hungarian composer, librettist, actor. Died 1851

May 1814

1

  • Emma Albertazzi née Howson born (London) English contralto singer. Died 1847

6

  • Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst born (Brünn, Czech Rep) Czech composer, violinist, viola player. Died 1865
  • Georg Joseph Vogler (64) dies in Darmstadt of apoplexy

12

  • Adolf von Henselt born (Schwabach, Germany) German composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1889

21

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Les Béarnais premiered in Paris, lib. C.A.B. Sewrin

23

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s opera Fidelio op.72 premiered in Vienna, lib. J. Sonnleithner (third version)

unk

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet op.95 ‘Serioso’ premiered in Vienna

Jun 1814

8

  • Friedrich Heinrich Himmel (48) dies in Berlin

15

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s opera Die Rückfahrt des Kaisers [The Return of the Emperor] premiered in Vienna, lib. E. Veith

18

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Atar, ossia Il serraglio d’Ormus [Atar, namely The menagerie of Ormus], lib. Felice Romani, premiered in Genoa

19

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Benda (68) dies in Berlin

27

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt (61) dies in Giebichenstein, Germany

Jul 1814

2

  • Thérèse Wartel née Adrien born (Paris) French pianist, teacher, composer, critic. First female soloist to join the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts at the Paris Conservatoire in 1838. Died 1865

3

  • Jānis Cimze born (Rauna, Latvia) Latvian teacher, folk song collector, organist, choirmaster. Died 1881

14

  • Antonio Calegari appointed maestro di cappella at the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua

25

  • Charles Dibdin (69) dies in London
  • Ferdinand Ries marries Harriet Mangean in London

Aug 1814

14

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Il turco in Italia [The Turks in Italy] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

23

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Pélage premiered in Paris, lib. E. de Jouy

Sep 1814

1

  • Erik Tulindberg (53) dies in Turku, Finland

Oct 1814

16

  • Juan José Landaeta (34) dies in Cumaná, Venezuela

17

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Jeannot et Colin premiered in Paris. Lib. Charles Etienne

Nov 1814

3

  • Charles-Simon Catel’s opera Le Premier en date premiered in Paris. Lib. Marc-Antoine Désaugiers

6

  • Adolphe Sax born (Dinant, Belgium) Belgian inventor of the saxophone, instrument maker, flautist, clarinettist. Died 1894

7

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Le due duchesse [the two duchesses] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

29

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s cantata Der glorreiche Augenblick op.136 premiered in Vienna, lib. A. Weissenbach

Dec 1814

10

  • José Ángel Lamas (39) dies in Caracas
  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Die Jugend Peter des Grossen [the young Peter the Great], lib. Georg Friedrich Treitschke, premiered in Vienna

18

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera L’escavazione del tesoro [The excavation of the treasure] premiered in Pisa, lib. F. Marconi

26

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Sigismondo premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

30

  • Johann Christoph Georg Bach (67) dies in Ohrdruf, Germany
Gioachino Rossini 1792-1868

Gioachino Rossini 1792-1868

1814 (date unknown)

publications

  • Ferdinando Carulli’s Great Duo In E Minor for guitar and piano op.86 & Grand Duo Concertant in A major op.65 published in Paris
  • Luigi Cherubini’s String Quartet No.1 in E flat major published in Paris
  • John Field’s Grande valse in A for piano four hands; Pastorale in A for piano & Piano concerto no.4 published in St Petersburg
  • Francis Scott Key’s The Star-Spangled Banner published
  • Antoine Reicha’s treatise Traité de mélodie published in Paris
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 3 songs op.29 published in Prague
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 6 songs op.30; Piano Concerto no.2 op.32 & Variations on a theme from Silvana op.33 for clarinet and piano published in Berlin

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