1815-19

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Jan 1815

1

  • Henry Lazarus born (London) English clarinet virtuoso, composer, teacher. Died 1895

5

  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera La gioventù di Enrico quinto [The youth of Henry V] premiered in Naples, lib. Herold and Landriani

13

  • Rosine Stoltz aka Victoire Noël born (Paris) French mezzo-soprano singer. Died 1903

21

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Euristea premiered in Venice. Lib. Giuseppe Maria Foppa

25

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera La perruque et la redingote [the wig and the overcoat] premiered in Paris, lib. A.E. Scribe

Feb 1815

1

  • Henry Bishop’s opera Brother and Sister premiered in London. Lib. William Dimond and William Reeve

9

  • Leonhard von Call (47) dies in Vienna

13

  • Richard Pelham born (New York, NY) American singer, vaudevillian, founder member of the Virginia Minstrels in 1843. Died 1876

18

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera I solitari di Scozia [The Solitary of Scotland], lib. Vaccai, premiered in Naples

19

  • Louis Spohr’s Violin Concerto no.7 premiered in Vienna

Mar 1815

1

  • Conradin Kreutzer’s opera Die Alpenhütte [the Alpine hut], lib. August von Kotzebue, premiered in Stuttgart

2

  • Jakob Dont born (Vienna) Austrian composer, violinist, teacher. Died 1888

14

  • Josephine Lang born (Munich) German composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1880

26

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Cora premiered in Naples. Lib. Francesco Berio Salsa

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Six Polonaises op.70 published

Apr 1815

3

  • Luigi Cherubini’s Overture in G for orchestra premiered in London

6

  • Robert Volkmann born (Lommatzsch, Germany) German composer, teacher. Died 1883

8

  • Jakub Jan Ryba (49) commits suicide in Rožmitál pod Třemšínem, Czech Rep by slashing his throat with a razor

15

  • Gioachino Rossini’s Inno dell’Indipendenza [independence hymn] premiered in Bologna

publications

  • Lord Byron (words) and Isaac Nathan’s (music) book Hebrew Melodies published in London

May 1815

1

  • Luigi Cherubini’s Symphony in D premiered in London

8

  • Jean-Delphin Alard born (Bayonne, France) French violinist, teacher. Died 1888

21

  • Roman Hoffstetter (73) dies in Miltenberg-am-Main, Germany

25

  • Domenico Puccini (43) dies in Lucca

30

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera La princesse de Babylone premiered in Paris, lib. L.J.B.E. Vigée

Jun 1815

8

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Clotilde premiered in Venice. Lib. Gaetano Rossi

22

  • William Reeve (c. 58) dies in London

28

  • Robert Franz aka Robert Knauth born (Halle, Germany) German composer, organist, conductor, music director, teacher, music editor. Died 1892

Jul 1815

15

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Robert premiered in Vienna. Lib. Gyrowetz

19

  • Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 completed

25

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s ballet L’heureux retour [The happy return] premiered in Paris

30

  • Herman Severin Løvenskiold born (Holmestrand, Norway) Norwegian composer, organist. Died 1870

Aug 1815

7

  • Karl Formes born (Mülheim am Rhein, Germany) German bass singer, writer, teacher. Died 1889

26

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Quintet premiered in Munich

Sep 1815

4

  • Mihály Mosonyi aka Michael Brand born (Frauenkirchen, Austria) Hungarian composer, teacher, writer. Died 1870

8

  • Giuseppina Strepponi born (Lodi, Italy) Italian soprano singer, teacher, second wife of Giuseppe Verdi. Died 1897

15

  • Halfdan Kjerulf born (Oslo) Norwegian composer, teacher. Died 1868

29

  • Frederick Charles Reinhold (c. 78) dies in London
  • Franz Schubert’s Namensfeier für Franz Michael Vierthaler [Name Day for Michael Franz Vierthalerand ] Gratulations-Kantate [Congratulatory cantatapremiered in Vienna]

Oct 1815

3

  • Daniel Belknap (44) dies in Pawtucket, RI

4

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Elisabetta, regina d’Inghilterra [Elizabeth, queen of England] premiered in Naples, lib. G. Schmidt

11

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera I belle usi di città [good uses for a city], lib. Angelo Anelli, premiered in Milan

25

  • Camillo Sivori born (Genoa) Italian violin virtuoso, composer. Died 1894

29

  • Dan Emmett born (Mount Vernon, OH) American songwriter, entertainer. Founder of the Virginia Minstrels in 1843, the first troupe of blackface minstrels. Died 1904

30

  • Catterino Cavos’ opera Ivan Susanin premiered in St Petersburg. Lib. Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Shakhovsky

Nov 1815

8

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera L’imboscata [the ambush], lib. Luigi Romanelli, premiered in Milan

15

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s brother Carl dies of tuberculosis, beginning a custody battle for his nephew Karl that is not resolved until 1820

28

  • Edwin Pearce Christy born (Philadelphia, PA) American composer, singer, entertainer, theatre manager. Founded the minstrel group The Christy Minstrels in 1843. Died 1862
  • Johann Peter Salomon (70) dies in London from injuries sustained when thrown from his horse

Dec 1815

22

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s cantata Kampf und Sieg [Struggle and victory] op.44 premiered in Prague, lib. J.G. Wohlbrück

25

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s cantata Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt [Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage] op.112, lib. J. Goethe & overture ‘Namensfeier’ op.115 premiered in Vienna

26

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Torvaldo e Dorliska premiered in Rome, lib. C. Sterbini

1815 (date unknown)

  • Ferdinand IV returns to Naples to regain his throne from the fallen Bonaparte regime and promptly sacks Giovanni Paisiello from all his posts
  • Gioachino Rossini appointed musical director of the Teatro S Carlo in Naples
  • Fernando Sor arrives in London

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.27 op.90 & Polonaise in C op.89 for piano published in Vienna
  • Ferdinando Carulli’s Three Waltzes for guitar and piano op.32 published in Paris
  • John Field’s Three Romances for piano published in Leipzig
  • John Field’s Nouvelle fantaisie sur le motif de la polonaise dans l’opéra Le calife de Bagdad for piano; Quintet in A for piano and strings & Romance in E for piano published in St Petersburg
  • Franz Krommer’s Symphony no. 5 in E op.105 published in Offenbach
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Trios For Three Flutes op.13 published
  • Anton Reicha’s 24 Horn Trios, op.82 published in Paris
  • Louis Spohr’s Three Quartets op.29 for string quartet & String quintet op.33 published in Vienna
  • Václav Tomášek’s 6 Piano eclogues op.51 published in Leipzig
  • Václav Tomášek’s Poems op.53-61, lib. J. Goethe in 9 volumes published in Prague
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Grande polonaise op.21 for piano published in Bonn
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 3 duets op.31; Air russe op.40 for piano & Leyer und Schwerdt op.41 (4 songs) published in Berlin

Fernando Sor 1778-1839

Jan 1816

12

  • Gioachino Rossini’s cantata Giunone premiered in Naples

30

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

Feb 1816

10

  • Albert Ellmenreich born (Karlsruhe) German actor, writer, songwriter. Died 1905
  • Jean Paul Egide Martini (74) dies in Paris
  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Der Fiaker al Marquis [the Marquis’s cab], lib. Adolf Bäuerle, premiered in Vienna

12

  • The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples is destroyed by fire

16

  • Gaetano Fraschini born (Pavia) Italian tenor singer. Died 1887
  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Helene premiered in Vienna. Lib. Georg von Hofmann

17

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Rinaldo d’Asti premiered in Rome. Lib. Jacopo Ferretti

20

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Il barbiere di Siviglia [the barber of Seville] premiered in Rome, lib. C. Sterbini

22

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s ballet Le carnaval de Venise [the Venice carnival] premiered in Paris

26

  • Franz Krenn born (Dross, Austria) Austrian composer, teacher, organist. Died 1897

Mar 1816

18

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Les Deux maris [The Two Husbands], lib. Charles-Guillaume Étienne, premiered in Paris
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s cantata Gli amori di Teolinda [The Loves of Teolinda] premiered in Verona

19

  • Johannes Verhulst born (Den Haag) Dutch composer, conductor, administrator. Died 1891

23

  • Ignaz Vitzthumb (91) dies in Brussels

27

  • George Job Elvey born (Canterbury, Kent) English composer, organist. Organist of St. George’s Chapel, Windsor 1835-82. Died 1893

Apr 1816

11

  • Theodore Eisfeld born (Wolfenbüttel, Germany) German conductor. Died 1882

13

  • William Sterndale Bennett born (Sheffield) English composer, pianist. Died 1875

24

  • Gioachino Rossini’s cantata Le nozze di Teti, e di Peleo [The wedding of Thetis and Peleus] premiered in Naples, lib. A.M. Ricci

29

  • Luigi Cherubini’s cantata Inno alla primavera [Ode to Spring] premiered in Naples

May 1816

4

  • Marie-Madeleine Guimard (72) dies in Paris
  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera L’ingenua [the ingenue] premiered in Venice, lib. F. Marconi

11

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera L’une pour l’autre [the one or the other], lib. Charles-Guillaume Étienne, premiered in Paris

25

  • Samuel Webbe (c. 74) dies in London

Jun 1816

3

  • François Prume born (Stavelot, Belgium) Belgian, violinist, composer, teacher. Died 1849

5

  • Giovanni Paisiello (76) dies in Naples

8

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Malvina premiered in Venice. Lib. Gaetano Rossi

21

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer & Gaspare Spontini’s opera-ballet Les dieux rivaux [the two rivals] premiered in Paris, lib. C. Briffaut and M. Dieulafoy

26

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Etelinda premiered in Venice. Lib. Gaetano Rossi

Jul 1816

3

  • Michele Carafa’s opera Gabriella di Vergy premiered in Naples. Lib. Andrea Leone Tottola
  • Antoine Reicha’s opera Natalie premiered in Paris, lib. J.H. Guy

5

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera La primavera felice [happy spring] premiered in Paris, lib. L. Balocchi

7

  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan (64) dies in London

16

  • Antoine François Marmontel born (Clermont-Ferrand) French pianist, teacher, musicologist, writer. Died 1898

24

  • Franz Schubert’s cantata Prometheus premiered in Vienna

26

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Margarita d’Anjou [Margaret of Anjou], lib. Luigi Romanelli, premiered in Milan

31

  • Josef Fiala (68) dies in Donaueschingen

Aug 1816

3

  • E T.A. Hoffmann’s opera Undine premiered in Berlin, lib. F.H.C. de la Motte Fouqué

8

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Le maître et le valet [the master and the valet] premiered in Paris, lib. M. A. J. Gensoul

17

  • Benjamin Bilse born (Legnica, Poland) German conductor, composer. Died 1902

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Septet op.74 published

Sep 1816

1

  • Louis Spohr’s opera Faust premiered in Prague, lib. J.K. Bernard

4

  • François Bazin born (Marseille) French opera composer. Died 1878

26

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Der Gemahl von ungefähr [the approximate husband], lib. François Planard, premiered in Vienna
  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera La gazzetta premiered in Naples, lib. G. Palomba

27

  • Louis Spohr’s violin concerto no. 8 premiered in Milan

30

  • Carl Maria von Weber leaves his post as Musikdirektor of the Estates Theatre in Prague
Louis Spohr 1784-1859

Louis Spohr 1784-1859

Oct 1816

2

  • Siegfried Saloman born (Tønder, Denmark) Danish composer, violinist, teacher. Died 1899

3

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s rondo Perchè muni tiranni premiered in Genoa

31

  • Joseph Borremans’s opera Offrande à Vlujmen [Offering to Vlujmen], lib. composer, premiered in Brussels

Nov 1816

10

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Piano Sonata J.199 premiered in Berlin

16

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera La journée aux aventures [the day of adventures] premiered in Paris, lib. P.D.A. Chapelle and L. Mézières-Miot

17

  • August Wilhelm Ambros born (Rokycany, Czech Rep) Austrian composer, music historian, critic. Died 1876

24

  • Matteo Salvi born (Bergamo) Italian opera composer, theatre director. Died 1887

Dec 1816

4

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Otello premiered in Naples, lib. F. Berio di Salsa

14

  • Carl Maria von Weber appointed musical director of the Grosses Königliches Opernhaus am Zwingerhof in Dresden

1816 (date unknown)

  • Luigi Cherubini appointed professor of composition at the Paris Conservatory
  • Johann Mälzel receives a patent for the portable metronome

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Wellingtons Sieg op.91; Symphony no.7 op.92; String Quartet op.95 ‘Serioso’; An die ferne Geliebte op.98, lib. A. Jeitteles (6 songs); song Der Mann von Wort op.99, lib. F.A. Kleinschmid & song Merkenstein op.100, lib. J.B. Rupprecht published in Vienna
  • Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem in C-minor published
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s Grande sonate, op.6 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Louis Spohr’s Notturno in C op.34 for wind published in Leipzig; 6 deutsche Lieder op.37; Violin concerto no.7 op.38 & 3 Duets op.39 for 2 violins published in Leipzig
  • Louis Spohr’s Fantasia for harp op.35 published in Bonn
  • Daniel Steibelt’s Piano concertos no.6 & no.7 published
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Quintet op.34; Andante e Rondo ungarese op.35 for bassoon; Piano Sonata no.2 op.39 & Leyer und Schwerdt op.42 (6 songs) published in Berlin

Giacomo Rossini – Otello (Opera Rara)

Jan 1817

2

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Il matrimonio per procura [Marriage by proxy] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Scannamusa

4

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s Canone finito [finished canon] premiered in Rome

11

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Dalla beffa il disinganno [the disillusioned prank] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Scopabirba

12

  • Simon Mayr’s cantata Il sogno di Partenope [The dream of Partenope] premiered in Naples, lib. U. Lampredi

14

  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny (87) dies in Paris

21

  • Luigi Cherubini’s Requiem Mass in c premiered in Paris

27

  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera Les rosières premiered in Paris, lib. M.E.G.M. Théaulon de Lambert

28

  • Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen (55) dies in Copenhagen following a stroke

30

  • Carl Maria von Weber begins his first season as artistic director of the Grosses Königliches Opernhaus am Zwingerhof  in Dresden

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Adagio, Variations and Rondo on “The Pretty Polly” op.75 published

Feb 1817

3

  • Émile Prudent born (Angoulême, France) French pianist, composer, teacher. Died 1863

6

  • August Kindermann born (Potsdam) German bass-baritone singer. Died 1891

9

  • Franz Wilhelm Tausch (54) dies in Berlin

22

  • Niels Wilhelm Gade born (Copenhagen) Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist. Died 1890

25

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera La Cenerentola [Cinderella] premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

Mar 1817

1

  • Luigi Gatti (56) dies in Salzburg

22

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Mennone e Zemira premiered in Milan, lib. G. Rossi

24

  • Aimé Maillart born (Montpellier, France) French opera composer. Died 1871
  • Charles-Simon Catel’s opera Wallace premiered in Paris. Lib. Jean-Victor Fontanès de Saint-Marcellin

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Two Cello Sonatas op.102 published in Bonn
  • Muzio Clementi’s  Gradus Ad Parnassum, The Art of playing the Pianoforte, exemplified in a series of exercises in the strict free style volume 1 published in London, Paris and Leipzig. Volumes 2 & 3 follow in 1819 & 1826

May 1817

2

  • Simon Mayr’s cantata Arianna e Bacco premiered in Bergamo

12

  • Alexey Nikolayevich Titov’s operas Intrigue in the Basket & Valour of the People of Kiev premiered in St Petersburg. Both libs Aleksandr Yakovlevich Knyazhnin

14

  • Antonio Salieri appointed director of the Singakademie von der Gesellschaft Musikfreunde in Vienna

18

  • Marcelina Czartoryska born (Podłużne, Poland) Polish concert pianist, aristocrat. Pupil of Carl Czerny and Frederic Chopin. Died 1894

28

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Piglia il mondo come viene [He takes the world as it is] premiered in Milan, lib. A. Anelli
  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Fernand Cortez premiered in Paris, lib. J.A. d’Esmenard and E. de Jouy (second version)

31

  • Édouard Deldevez born (Paris) French composer, violinist, conductor, teacher. Died 1897
  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera La gazza ladra [The Thieving Magpie] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Gherardini

Jun 1817

13

  • Antonio Torres Jurado born (Almeria, Spain) Spanish guitarist, guitar maker. Died 1892

19

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s Concertino in G for english horn and orchestra premiered in Bergamo

20

  • Michael Balfe performs his first public concert in Wexford, Ireland

27

  • Thomas German Reed born (Bristol) English theatre composer, impresario. Died 1888

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Variations for Piano op.76 published

Jul 1817

17

  • Ignace Leybach born (Gambsheim, France) French teacher, composer, pianist, organist. Died 1891

19

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Romilda e Costanza premiered in Padua, lib. G. Rossi

29

  • The National-Theater in Berlin is destroyed by fire just 15 years after opening

Aug 1817

1

  • Johannes Zahn born (Pegnitz, Germany) German theologian, musicologist, teacher. Died 1895

13

  • Károly Thern born (Jihlava, Czech Rep) Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor. Father of Willi (1847-1911) and Louis (1848-1920) Thern. Died 1886

19

  • Charlotte Caroline Wilhelmine Bachmann (59) dies in Berlin

24

  • Nancy Storace (50) dies in London

Sep 1817

13

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Claudina in Torino premiered in Rome. Lib. Giuseppe Maria Foppa

Oct 1817

2

  • Gunnar Wennerberg born (Lidköping, Sweden) Swedish poet, composer, politician. Died 1901

5

  • Eduard Franck born (Wroclaw) German pianist, composer, teacher. Died 1893

11

  • Franz Xaver Hammer (c.76) dies in Ludwigslust, Germany

18

  • Étienne Méhul (54) dies in Paris of tuberculosis
  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera La clochette premiered in Paris, lib. M.E.G.M. Théaulon de Lambert

21

  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel (66) dies in Würzburg

29

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s cantata L’Accoglienza [Hospitality] premiered in Dresden

Nov 1817

4

  • Carl Maria von Weber marries soprano Caroline Brandt in Prague

7

  • Francesco Pasquale Ricci (85) dies in Como

9

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Armida premiered in Naples, lib. G. Schmidt

12

  • Gustav Nottebohm born (Lüdenscheid, Germany) German composer, musicologist, teacher, pianist, music editor. Died 1882
  • Carlo Pedrotti born (Verona) Italian conductor, opera composer, music administrator. Died 1893

13

  • Henry Brinley Richards born (Carmarthen) Welsh composer. Died 1885

29

  • Gaspare Spontini is officially naturalised as a French citizen

unk

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fugue in D for string quintet op.137 premiered in Vienna

Dec 1817

1

  • Justin Heinrich Knecht (65) dies in Biberach an der Riss, Germany

19

  • Charles Dancla born (Bagnères-de-Bigorre, France) French violinist, composer. Died 1907

26

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Lanassa premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi and B. Merelli

27

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Adelaide di Borgogna premiered in Rome, lib. G. Schmidt

30

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Adelaide e Comingio premiered in Milan, lib. G. Rossi

1817 (date unknown)

  • John Peacock (c. 61) dies in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  • Nicolas Bochsa flees to London from Paris to avoid counterfeiting and fraud charges
  • William Shield appointed Master of the King’s Music, succeeding William Parsons
  • Louis Spohr appointed director of opera in Frankfurt

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no.8 op.93 & Piano Sonata no.28 op.101 published in Vienna
  • Muzio Clementi’s Gradus ad Parnassum, or The Art of Playing on the Piano Forte op.44 published in London
  • Johann Baptist Cramer’s Keyboard Sonata in B-flat major “Les suivantes No.2” op.58 & Keyboard Sonata in E minor “Les suivantes No.3” op.59 published in London
  • John Field’s Nocturne nos.4 & 5 for piano & Piano concerto no.5 ‘L’incendie par l’orage’ published in St Petersburg
  • John Field’s Nocturne no.6 for piano published in Moscow
  • John Field’s 2 Rondos (E and A) for piano published in London
  • Anton Reicha’s Études dans le genre fugué op.97 & Six Wind Quintets op.88 published in Paris
  • Franz Schubert’s Lied Die Forelle (The Trout) op.32 D550 composed. Words: Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart
  • Louis Spohr’s Polonaise op.40 for violin & 6 deutsche Lieder op.41 published in Leipzig
  • Václav Tomášek’s 6 Piano eclogues op.63 published in Leipzig
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 quartets for strings (nos 13-15) published in Paris
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Die Temperamente beim Verluste der Geliebten op.46 (4 songs); 6 songs op.47 published; Grand duo concertant op.48 for clarinet and piano & Piano Sonata no.3 op.49 published in Berlin
  • Gottfried Weber’s Theory of Musical Composition vol.1 of 3 published in Mainz (vol.2 & 3 1818/1821)

William Shield 1748-1829

Jan 1818

2

  • Priscilla Horton born (Birmingham) English stage actress, singer. Wife of Thomas German Reed (1817-88). Died 1895

7

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Donna Caritea, regina di Spagna [Donna Caritea, Queen of Spain], lib. Paolo Pola, premiered in Genoa

10

  • Franz Berwald’s Septet in B flat major premiered in Stockholm

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s song  Erlafsee published, his first music in print

Feb 1818

1

  • Giuseppe Gazzaniga (74) dies in Crema, Italy
  • Saverio Mercadante’s ballet Il servo balordo [the fool’s servant] premiered in Naples

6

  • Henry Charles Litolff born (London) English composer, pianist, publisher. Died 1891

17

  • Simon Mayr’s cantata Arianna a Nasso premiered in Naples

18

  • Marianna Barbieri-Nini born (Florence) Italian soprano singer, teacher. Died 1887

24

  • Frédéric Chopin makes his first public appearance in Warsaw, aged 7, playing a piano concerto by Adalbert Gyrowetz

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Mass op.77 published

Mar 1818

1

  • Franz Schubert’s Overture in the Italian Style for orchestra premiered in Vienna

2

  • Giulio Briccialdi born (Terni, Italy) Italian composer, flautist. Died 1881

5

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Mosè in Egitto [Moses in Egypt] premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

11

  • Antonio Bazzini born (Brescia) Italian composer, violinist, teacher. Died 1897

20

  • Johann Nikolaus Forkel (69) dies in Hannover

23

  • Nicolas Isouard (42) dies in Paris

27

  • Erminia Frezzolini born (Orvieto, Italy) Italian soprano singer. Died 1884

Apr 1818

3

  • Józef Elsner’s opera Król Lokietek [King Wladyslaw the Short], lib. Ludwik Adam Dmuszewski, premiered in Warsaw

19

  • Antonio Salieri’s chorus Do re mi fa premiered in Vienna

20

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Die Nachtigall und der Rabe [The Nightingale and the Raven], lib. Georg Friedrich Treitschke, premiered in Vienna

May 1818

2

  • GioachinoRossini’s cantata La morte di Didone [the death of Dido] premiered in Venice

7

  • Leopold Kozeluch (70) dies in Vienna

16

  • Henry Bishop’s opera December and May premiered in London. Lib. William Dimond

20

  • Jean-Henri Ravina born (Bordeaux) French piano virtuoso, composer, teacher. Died 1906

Jun 1818

3

  • Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner’s opera Die Rosenmädchen [The Rose Girl], lib. Lindpaintner and August von Kotzebue, premiered in Vienna

10

  • Clara Novello born (London) English soprano singer. Daughter of Vincent Novello (1781-1861). Died 1908

17

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Il lupo di Ostenda [The wolf of Ostend], lib. Bartolomeo Merelli, premiered in Venice

18

  • Charles Gounod born (Paris) French composer, conductor. Wrote 13 operas, 6 oratorios, 3 ballets and numerous sacred works. Died 1893

29

  • Charles-Simon Catel’s opera Zirphile et Fleur de Myrte [Zirphile and Myrtle flower], lib. Victor-Joseph-Étienne de Jouy and Noël Lefebvre, premiered in Paris

Jul 1818

1

  • Henrietta Treffz born (Vienna) Austrian mezzo-soprano singer, first wife of Johann Strauss II. Died 1878

5

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Il finto Stanislao [The bogus Stanislaus], lib. Felice Romani, premiered in Milan

24

  • Félix Godefroid born (Namur, Belgium) Belgian composer, harpist. Died 1897

Aug 1818

3

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s cantata Natur und Liebe [nature and love] premiered in Dresden

13

  • Agostino Accorimboni (78) dies in Rome

25

  • Elizabeth Billington (c. 50) dies in Venice

Sep 1818

12

  • Theodor Kullak born (Krotoschin, Germany) German composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1882

23

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Il barone di Dolsheim [the baron of Dolsheim] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s cantata Jubel-Cantate zur Feier des 50 jährigen Regierungsantritts Sr. Majestät [Jubilant cantata to celebrate 50 years of His Majesty’s Government] op.58 premiered in Dresden, lib. J.F. Kind

28

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s opera Le premier venu [The first come] premiered in Paris, lib. J.B.C. Vial and F.A.E. de Planard

30

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s ballet La servante justifiée [The servant justified] premiered in Paris

Oct 1818

11

  • Heinrich August Marschner’s Ouvertüre über ungarische Nationalweisen [Overture on Hungarian National Airspremiered in Stuhlweissenburg]

15

  • Alexander Dreyschock born (Zaky, Czech Rep) Czech composer, pianist. Died 1869

26

  • Stefano Golinelli born (Bologna) Italian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1891

28

  • Felix Mendelssohn makes his first public performance in Berlin, aged 9

Nov 1818

14

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Enrico di Borgogna [Henry of Burgundy] premiered in Venice, lib. B. Merelli

19

  • Saverio Mercadante’s ballet Il flauto incantato o Le convulsioni musicali [the enchanted flute or musical convulsions] premiered in Naples

26

  • Louis Lacombe born (Bourges, France) French composer, pianist. Died 1884
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s opera Saidar und Zulima premiered in Bratislava, lib. A.G. Hornbostel

Dec 1818

3

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Ricciardo e Zoraide premiered in Naples, lib. F. Berio di Salsa

10

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s arrangement of Piano trio op.1 no.3 for string quintet op.104 premiered in Vienna
  • Publishing firm Cappi & Diabelli founded in Vienna by Anton Diabelli and Pietro Cappi

15

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Una follia [a folly] premiered in Venice, lib. B. Merelli

25

  • The first performance of the Christmas Carol Silent Night composed by Franz Gruber and Josef Mohr takes place in Oberndorf, Austria

26

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Le danaide premiered in Rome. Lib. xx

31

  • Jean-Pierre Duport (77) dies in Berlin

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  • Mikhail Franzevich Kerzelli dies in Moscow. Birth date unknown. Vienna-born Russian pianist, violinist, composer, teacher. Brother of Ivan Franzevich Kerzelli

1818 (date unknown)

  • Franz Berwald founds the journal Musikalisk journal in Stockholm

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Twenty-Five Scottish Songs op.108 published in London and Edinburgh
  • Johann Baptist Cramer’s Keyboard Sonata in E major “Le Retour a Londres” op.62 published in London
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Trio in A major op.78 published in Vienna
  • Francis Johnson’s Collection of New Cotillions published in Philadelphia
  • Louis Spohr’s Quatuor brillant op.43 for string quartet & 6 Gësange op.44 published in Leipzig
  • Václav Tomášek’s 4 Songs op.64 published in Leipzig
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 divertissemens/nocturnes for violin and piano (nos 19-21) published in Paris (approx date)
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Divertimento assai facile op.38 for guitar and piano published in Berlin
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Concertino for horn op.45 & 7 songs op.54 published in Leipzig

Original manuscript of Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber’s Carol Stiile Nacht, Helige Nacht

Jan 1819

5

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel appointed Kapellmeister at the court in Weimar

13

  • Antoine Reicha’s Concertante for wind quintet premiered in Paris

14

  • Fabio Campana born (Livorno) Italian composer of 8 operas, conductor, teacher, opera director. Died 1882
  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera La sposa fedele [the faithful spouse] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Six National Airs with Variations op.105 published in London, Edinburgh and Vienna

Feb 1819

3

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Semiramide riconosciuta [Semiramide recognised], lib. Gaetano Rossi, premiered in Turin

7

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Aladin premiered in Vienna. Lib. Ignaz Franz Castelli

10

  • Richard Storrs Willis born (Boston, MA) American hymn composer, critic, journal editor. Died 1900

17

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Mass in G premiered in Dresden

18

  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera Les troqueurs premiered in Paris, lib. F.V.A. d’Artois and L.C.A. d’Artois

20

  • Gioachino Rossini’s cantata Omaggio umiliato a Sua Maestà [Humble tribute to His Majesty] premiered in Naples, lib. A. Niccolini

22

  • Joseph Philbrick Webster born (Manchester, NH) American popular songwriter, soldier. Died 1875

27

  • Raffaele Ferlotti born (Bologna) Italian baritone singer, teacher. Died 1891

Mar 1819

9

  • János Fusz (41) dies in Hungary

14

  • John Field’s Piano concerto no.6 premiered in London
  • Franz Schubert’s Overture in E premiered in Vienna

19

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s sinfonia L’incendio [The fire symphony] premiered in Bergamo

27

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Ermione premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

Apr 1819

4

  • Louis Spohr’s opera Zemire und Azor premiered in Prague, lib. J.J. Ihlée

7

  • Hubert Léonard born (Liège) Belgian violinist, teacher. Died 1890

11

  • Charles Hallé born (Hagen, Germany) Anglo-German conductor, pianist. Founder of The Hallé Orchestra (1858). Died 1895

12

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Il falegname di Livonia [The carpenter of Livonia] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

17

  • Henry Bishop’s opera The Heart of Mid-Lothian premiered in London. Lib. Daniel Terry after Walter Scott

18

  • Franz von Suppé born (Split, Croatia) Austrian opera composer, conductor. Died 1895

24

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Eduardo e Cristina premiered in Venice, lib. G. Schmidt

May 1819

4

  • Charles-Simon Catel’s opera L’Officier enlevé [The officer removed], lib. Alexandre-Vincent Pineux-Duval, premiered in Paris

5

  • Stanislaw Moniuszko born (Minsk) Polish composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1872
  • Achille De Bassini born (Milan) Italian baritone singer. Died 1881

7

  • Johann Baptist Schenk’s cantata Der Mai premiered in Vienna

9

  • Gioachino Rossini’s cantata 9 maggio 1819 premiered in Naples, lib. G. Genoino

11

  • Kaspar Fürstenau (47) dies in Oldenburg

30

  • Saverio Mercadante’s ballet I portoghesi nelle Indie o La conquista di Malacca [The Portuguese Indies or The conquest of Malacca] premiered in Naples

Jun 1819

20

  • Jacques Offenbach born (Köln) Franco-German composer, cellist. Best known for his operettas of which he claimed to have written more than 100. Died 1880

21

  • Georg Druschetzky (74) dies in Budapest

30

  • Lucile Grahn born (Copenhagen) Danish ballerina, teacher. Died 1907
  • Ernst Ludwig Gerber (72) dies in Sondershausen, Germany

unk

  • Vincenzo Bellini enrols at the Naples Conservatory

Jul 1819

2

  • Charles-Louis Hanon born (Renescure, France) French composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1900

3

  • Louis Theodore Gouvy born (Saarbrücken, Germany) French composer. Died 1898

8

  • Vatroslav Lisinski born (Zagreb) Croatian composer. Died 1854

24

  • Sophie Gail (43) dies in Paris

Aug 1819

10

  • Franz Schubert’s Kantate zum Geburtstag des Sängers Johann Michael Vogl [Cantata for the birthday of singer Johann Michael Vogl] premiered in Steyr

19

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera L’apoteosi d’Ercole [The Apotheosis of Hercules] premiered in Naples, lib. G Schmidt

31

  • Nicolo Paganini’s Variations on Non più mesta accanto al fuoco [No longer gloomy by the fireside] premiered in Naples
Franz Schubert 1797-1828

Franz Schubert 1797-1828

Sep 1819

7

  • Jean-Louis Duport (69) dies in Paris

13

  • Clara Schumann née Wieck born (Leipzig) German composer, pianist. Wife of Robert Schumann (1810-56). Died 1896

18

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Le testament et les billets doux [The will and the love letters] premiered in Paris, lib. F.-A.-E. de Planard

21

  • Franz Schubert graduates in music at the Conservatory of Vienna

30

  • Louis Spohr resigns as director of opera in Frankfurt

Oct 1819

20

  • Karol Mikuli born (Chernivtsi, Ukraine) Polish-Armenian composer, pianist, conductor, teacher. Died 1897

24

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera La donna del lago [the lady of the lake] premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

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  • Franz Schubert’s Lied Prometheus D674 composed. Words: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Nov 1819

1

  • Giovanni Battista Viotti appointed director of the Paris Opéra. He resigns two years later

26

  • António Leal Moreira (61) dies in Lisbon

Dec 1819

14

  • Hugh Montgomerie, 12th Earl of Eglinton (80) dies in Ayrshire

22

  • Franz Abt born (Eilenburg, Germany) German composer, conductor. Died 1885
  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Olimpie premiered in Paris, lib. A.M. Dieulafoy and C. Brifaut (first version)

26

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Il falegname di Livonia [The carpenter of Livonia] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Bevilacqua-Aldovrandini
  • Simon Mayr’s opera Alfredo il grande [Alfred the great], lib. Bartolomeo Merelli, premiered in Bergamo
  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Bianca e Falliero premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

1819 (date unknown)

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel appointed as the Grand Ducal Kapellmeister in Weimar, a position he holds until his death

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.29 op.106 ‘Hammerklavier’ published in Vienna and London
  • Ferdinando Carulli’s Nocturne in G major op.127 published in Paris
  • John Field’s Sicilienne in g for piano published in St Petersburg
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano Sonata in f op.81 published in Vienna
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano Trio in E op.83 published in London
  • Franz Krommer’s Quartets for clarinet and strings No.1 & No.2 op.21Quartet for flute and strings op.93 published in Offenbach
  • Paganini’s 24 Caprices for Solo Violin published
  • Anton Reicha’s Six String Quartets op.90 & Six Wind Quintets op.99 published in Paris
  • Louis Spohr’s String quartet op.30; Nonet op.31 & Octet op.32 published in Vienna
  • Louis Spohr’s Three Quartets op.45 for string quartet published in Leipzig
  • Václav Tomášek’s 6 Piano eclogues op.66 published in Leipzig
  • Václav Tomášek’s 3 Songs op.67 & 3 Songs op.68 published in Prague
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 7 Variationen über ein Zigeuner Lied op.55 for piano; Rondo brillante op.62 for piano; 6 songs op.66; 6 songs op.71 & Polacca brillante op.72 for piano published in Berlin

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