1820-24

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Jan 1820

1

  • Józef Elsner’s opera Jagiello w Tenczynie [Jagiello in Tenczyn], lib. Aleksander Chodevicius Chodkiewicz, premiered in Warsaw

9

  • Pavel Krížkovský born (Kreutzendorf, Czech Rep) Czech composer, conductor, Augustinian monk. Died 1885

11

  • Aleksandr Nikolayevitch Serov born (St Petersburg) Russian composer, critic. Died 1871

19

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Violenza e costanza [Violence and persistence] premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

22

  • Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner’s opera Timantes premiered in Stuttgart. Lib. Franz Xaver Hiemer

25

  • Joseph Franz Weigl (79) dies in Vienna

27

  • Daniel Auber’s opera La bergère châtelaine [The lady shepherdess] premiered in Paris, lib. F.-A.-E. de Planard

30

  • Josepha Barbara Auernhammer (61) dies in Vienna

Feb 1820

1

  • Gaspare Spontini appointed music director at the Prussian court in Berlin

10

  • Cornelius Gurlitt born (Altona, Germany) German composer, organist, painter. Died 1901

13

  • Béla Kéler born (Bardejov, Slovakia) Hungarian composer, conductor. Died 1882

14

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Vallace premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

17

  • Henri Vieuxtemps born (Verviers, Belgium) Belgian composer, violinist. Died 1881

22

  • Samuel Adams Holyoke (57) dies in Concord, NH

Mar 1820

15

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s music drama Quel bonheur pour mon coeur [What a joy to my heart] premiered at the family home in Berlin

16

  • Enrico Tamberlik born (Rome) Italian tenor singer. Died 1889
  • Daniel Steibelt’s Piano concerto no.8 premiered in St Petersburg

24

  • Fromental Halévy’s Marche Funebre et De Profundis en Hebreu [Funeral march and De Profundis in Hebrew] premiered in Paris
  • Gioachino Rossini’s Messa di gloria for chorus and orchestra premiered in Naples

28

  • Franz Schubert’s Six Antiphons for the consecration of Palms on Palm Sunday premiered in Vienna

Apr 1820

7

  • Alfred Mellon born (Birmingham) English violinist, conductor, composer. Died 1867

10

  • Louis Spohr’s Symphony no.2 premiered in London. Spohr conducts and uses a baton – some sources argue that this was the first time that this had been done

13

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Daniel in der Löwengrube [Daniel in the lion’s den], lib. Johann Anton Friedrich Reil, premiered in Vienna

May 1820

11

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera La sacerdotessa d’Irminsul [The priestess of Irminsul] premiered in Trieste, lib. F. Romani

20

  • Michał Bergson born (Warsaw) Polish pianist, composer, teacher. Died 1898

22

  • Henry Bishop’s opera The Battle of Bothwell Brigg premiered in London. Lib. Charles Farley after Walter Scott

26

  • Ivan Franzevich Kerzelli dies in Moscow. Birth date unknown. Russian composer. Concert master at Moscow’s Petrovsky Theatre. Brother of Mikhail Franzevich Kerzelli

28

  • Gaspare Spontini appointed musical director at the Königliches Opernhaus in Berlin

Jun 1820

6

  • Robert ‘Father’ Kemp born (Wellfleet, MA) American folk song collector, music publisher, conductor, shoe salesman. Died 1897

14

  • Franz Schubert’s opera Die Zwillingsbrüder [the twins] premiered in Vienna, lib. G. von Hofmann

18

  • Martin Andreas Udbye born (Trondheim) Norwegian composer, organist. Died 1889

19

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s ballet-pantomime Clari premiered in Paris

30

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Anacreonte in Samo premiered in Naples, lib. G Schmidt

Jul 1820

19

  • Heinrich Marschner’s opera Heinrich IV und D’Aubigné [Henry IV and D’Aubigne] premiered in Dresden, lib. A.G. Hornbostel

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  • Lucy Anderson (Philpot) marries violinist George Frederick Anderson

Aug 1820

2

  • Maria Carolina Wolf (77) dies in Weimar

6

  • Antonín Vranický (59) dies in Vienna

8

  • Julius Stern born (Wroclaw) German conductor, choirmaster, teacher. Died 1883

13

  • George Grove born (London) English music writer, director, civil engineer, founding editor of Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians (1877-89). Died 1900

19

  • Franz Schubert’s opera Die Zauberharfe [The Magic Harp] premiered in Vienna, lib. G. von Hofmann

28

  • Antonín Kraft (70) dies in Vienna

30

  • George Frederick Root born (Sheffield, MA) American popular songwriter, teacher, music journalist. Died 1895

31

  • Jean-Étienne Despréaux (71) dies in Paris

Sep 1820

5

  • Louis Köhler born (Braunschweig) German composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1886
  • Georg Vierling born (Frankenthal, Germany) German composer, music director, teacher. Died 1901

16

  • Marie Bigot (34) dies in Paris

Oct 1820

3

  • Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith (74) dies in Paris

6

  • Jenny Lind born (Stockholm) Swedish soprano singer, teacher. Known as the Swedish Nightingale. Died 1887

13

  • Louis Spohr’s Violin Concerto no.9 op.55premiered in Quedlinberg, Germany

20

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera La schiava in Bagdad [The slave in Baghdad] premiered in Turin, lib. V. Pezzi

Nov 1820

14

  • Lodovico Graziani born (Fermo, Italy) Italian tenor singer. Died 1885
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Emma di Resburgo premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi
Giacomo Meyerbeer 1791-1864

Giacomo Meyerbeer 1791-1864

Dec 1820

1

  • Franz Schubert’s Lied Der Erlkönig [the Erl-King] op.1 D328 premiered at a private event in Vienna (the first public performance is 7/3/1821). Words: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

3

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Maometto premiered in Naples, lib. C. della Valle

17

  • Karl Anton Eckert born (Berlin) German conductor, composer. Died 1879

18

  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera L’auteur mort et vivant [The author living and dead] premiered in Paris, lib. F.A.E. de Planard

26

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Fedra [Phaedra] premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli
  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Scipione in Cartagine [Scipio in Carthage] premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti
  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera La gioventù di Enrico V [the youth of Henry V] premiered in Rome, lib. G. Tarducci or J. Ferretti

1820 (date unknown)

  • Maria Severa Onofriana born (Lisbon) Portuguese fado singer known as A Severa, the first nationally famous artist of the genre. Died 1846
  • Johann Michael Bach (75) dies in Elberfeld, Germany
  • Louis Joseph Saint-Amans (c.70) dies in Paris

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ten National Airs with Variations op.107 published in Bonn and Cologne
  • Ferdinando Carulli’s Duo In D Major for guitar and piano op.134 published in Paris
  • Muzio Clementi’s Piano sonata in B op.46 published in London
  • Gaetano Donizetti’s Variazioni sopra la canzonetta del bardo nell’Alfredo di Mayr for piano published Milan
  • John Field’s Six danses for piano published in Leipzig
  • Franz Krommer’s Clarinet concerto op.36 published in Offenbach
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Sonatinas For Piano op.20 published
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s Sonate, op.9 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Nicolò Paganini’s 24 Caprices op.1 for violin; 6 Sonatas op.2 for violin; 6 Sonatas op.3 for violin; 3 Quartets (nos.1-3) for violin, viola, guitar and cello & 3 Quartets (nos.4-6) for violin, viola, guitar and cello published in Milan
  • Antoine Reicha’s op.96 – octet in E for strings and wind & op.100 – 6 wind quintets published in Paris
  • Louis Spohr’s Introduction and Rondo op.46 for violin and piano published in Vienna
  • Louis Spohr’s Violin concerto no.8 op.47; Symphony no.2 op.49; Quintet op.52 for piano and wind & Clarinet concerto no.2 op.57 published in Leipzig
  • Václav Tomášek’s 5 Poems op.69, lib. K.E. Ebert & Requiem in c op.70 published in Prague
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s overture Jubel-Ouvertüre op.59; 8 pièces op.60 for piano 4 hands & Trio op.63 for flute, cello and piano published in Berlin

songs published

  • D’ye Ken John Peel (John Woodcock Graves, trad)

Saverio Mercadante 1795-1870

Jan 1821

12

  • Nikolay Afanas’yev born (Tobolsk, Russia) Russian violinist, composer. Died 1898

14

  • Jens Zetlitz (59) dies in Kviteseid, Norway

18

  • John Ella makes his professional debut as a violinist in the orchestra of Drury Lane Theatre, London

25

  • Maciej Kamieński (86) dies in Warsaw

27

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Lalla Rûkh premiered in Berlin, lib. S.H. Spiker

Feb 1821

3

  • Frédéric Chopin, aged 10, completes his first composition, a polonaise in A flat

12

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s opera Die Soldatenliebschaft [The soldier’s love affair] , lib. J.L. Casper, premiered at the family home in Berlin on his twelfth birthday

24

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Matilde (di) Shabran premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano Concerto op.85 published in Vienna

Mar 1821

3

  • Franz Berwald’s Piano Quartet in E flat major; Symphony in A major & Violin Concerto premiered in Stockholm

7

  • Franz Schubert’s vocal works Das Dörfchen [the hamlet] & Gesang der Geister über den Wassern [Song of the Spirits over the Waters] premiered in Vienna

8

  • Harriett Abrams (63) dies in Torquay, Devon

10

  • Michele Carafa’s opera Jeanne d’Arc à Orléans [Joan of Arc in Orleans], lib. Marie-Emmanuel-Guillaume Théaulon de Lambert and François-Victor-Armand Dartois, premiered in Paris

12

  • Italo Gardoni born (Parma) Italian tenor singer. Died 1882
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Margherita d’Anjou [Margaret of Anjou] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

14

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Music for Preciosa op.78 premiered in Berlin

24

  • Mathilde Marchesi born (Frankfurt-am-Main) German mezzo-soprano singer, singing teacher. Died 1913

29

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Le maître de chapelle [the master of the chapel] premiered in Paris, lib. S. Gay

Apr 1821

12

  • Carl Bergmann born (Ebersbach, Germany) German cellist, conductor. Died 1876

23

  • Pierre Dupont born (Lyon) French songwriter, activist. Died 1870
  • Louis Lewandowski born (Września, Poland) German composer of Jewish religious music, music director. Died 1894

May 1821

1

  • Charles Samuel Bovy-Lysberg born (Geneva) Swiss pianist, composer. Died 1873
  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Blanche de Provence premiered in Paris, lib. M.E.G.M. Théaulon and de Rancé

6

  • Emilie Hammarskjöld born (Stockholm) Swedish singer, composer, pianist, organist, teacher. Died 1854

11

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera König Waldemar [King Waldemar], lib. Ignaz Franz Castelli, premiered in Vienna

14

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Olimpia premiered in Berlin, lib. A.M. Dieulafoy, C. Brifaut and E.T.A. Hoffmann (second version)

15

  • John Wall Callcott (54) dies in London

17

  • Charlotte Sainton-Dolby born (London) English contralto singer. Died 1885

25

  • Diederich Krug born (Hamburg) German pianist, composer. Father of Arnold Krug (1849-1904). Died 1880

29

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Maria Stuarda regina di Scozia [Mary Stewart, Queen of Scotland] premiered in Bologna, lib. G. Rossi

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s Lied Der Wanderer op.4/1 D493 published in Vienna. Words: Georg Philipp Schmidt. Revised version of a song first written in 1816

Jun 1821

15

  • Nikolai Zaremba born (Vitebsk, Russia) Russian teacher, music theorist, composer. Died 1879

18

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Der Freischütz [The Marksman] premiered in Berlin, lib. J.F. Kind

25

  • Anton Bullandt (71) dies in St Petersburg
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra in F minor premiered in Berlin

27

  • August Conradi born (Berlin) German organist, composer. Died 1873

28

  • Max Maretzek born (Brno) Czech composer, conductor, opera impresario. Died 1897

Jul 1821

7

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Emma premiered in Paris, lib. F.-A.-E. de Planard

18

  • Pauline García-Viardot born (Paris) Franco-Spanish composer, mezzo-soprano singer, pianist. Daughter of Manuel del Pópulo Vicente Rodriguez García (1775-1832), sister of Maria Malibran (1808-36). Died 1910

Aug 1821

6

  • Antonio Bartolomeo Bruni (64) dies in Cuneo, Italy

30

  • Franz Schubert’s Der 23. Psalm premiered in Vienna

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  • Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 7 sketched out but not completed

Sep 1821

17

  • Arthur Saint-Léon born (Paris) French ballet dancer, choreographer, balletmaster, teacher. Died 1870

18

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Psalm xix for chorus premiered in Berlin

22

  • Louise-Rosalie Lefebvre (66) dies in Paris

Oct 1821

8

  • Friedrich Kiel born (Puderbach, Germany) German composer, teacher. Died 1885

11

  • Angelo Mariani born (Ravenna) Italian opera conductor, composer, viola player. Died 1873

13

  • Oscar Byström born (Stockholm) Swedish composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1909

15

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Le négociant de Hambourg [The merchant from Hamburg] premiered in Paris, lib. J.B.C. Vial and J.A. de R. St-Cyr

16

  • Franz Doppler born (Lvov, Ukraine) German composer, flautist. Brother of Karl Doppler (1825-1900). Died 1883

20

  • Emilio Arrieta born (Navarre, Spain) Spanish opera and zarzuela composer. Died 1894

21

  • John Sims Reeves born (London) English tenor singer, teacher. Died 1900
  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Edmund und Caroline premiered in Vienna. Lib. Georg Friedrich Treitschke

28

  • Gaspare Pacchierotti (81) dies in Padua

30

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Elisa e Claudio premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

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  • Louis Spohr appointed Konzertmeister in Kassel, a post he holds until his death in 1859

Nov 1821

1

  • François Antoine Habeneck appointed director of the Paris Opera

9

  • Jean-Baptiste Weckerlin born (Guebwiller, France) French composer, arranger, music publisher. Died 1910

10

  • Andreas Jakob Romberg (54) dies in Gotha, Germany

27

  • François Benoist’s opera Léonore et Félix premiered in Paris. Lib. xx

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s Drei Lieder op.7 published in Vienna including Der Tod Und Das Mädchen (Death and the Maiden) D 531. Words: Matthias Claudius

Dec 1821

6

  • Heinrich August Marschner’s incidental music for H. von Kleist’s play Prince Friedrich von Homburg op.56 premiered in Dresden

11

  • Józef Elsner’s opera Ofiara Abrahama [Abraham’s sacrifice] premiered in Warsaw. Lib. Jean-Guillaume-Antoine Cuvelier de Trie and Léopold Chandezon

22

  • Giovanni Bottesini born (Crema, Italy) Italian composer, conductor, bassist. Died 1889

26

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Andronico premiered in Venice, lib. G. Kreglianovich
  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Cesare in Egitto [Caesar in Egypt] premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

27

  • Gioachino Rossini’s cantata La riconoscenza [the recognition] premiered in Naples, lib. G. Genoino

1821 (date unknown)

  • José Bernardo Alcedo composes Somos libres, seámoslo siempre, the national anthem of Peru, with lyricist José de la Torre Ugarte

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.30 op.109 published in Berlin
  • Muzio Clementi’s 2 Capriccios op.47 for piano; Fantaisie with Variations on ‘Au clair de la lune’ op.48 for piano; 12 Monferrinas op.49 for piano & 3 Piano sonatas op.50 published in London
  • Johann Baptist Cramer’s Keyboard Sonata in D minor op.63 published in London
  • John Field’s Nocturne nos.7 & 8 for piano published in St Petersburg
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Op. 85 published in Vienna
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano Concerto No. 3 Op. 89 published in Leipzig
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Sonatas For Piano op.26 & Quartet For Piano, Violin, Viola, And Violoncello op.32 published
  • Fernando Sor’s Variations on a Theme of Mozart for guitar op.9 published in London
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Aufforderung zum Tanze op.65 for piano published in Berlin

Józef Elsner 1769-1854

Jan 1822

2

  • Heinrich Marschner’s opera Der Kiffhäuser Berg [Kiffhäuser mountain] premiered in Zittau, lib. A. von Kotzebue

8

  • Carlo Alfredo Piatti born (Bergamo) Italian cellist, composer, teacher. Died 1901

28

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Zoraida di Granata [Zoraida of Granada] premiered in Rome, lib. B. Merelli

Feb 1822

6

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Elena e Costantino premiered in Lisbon. Lib. Andrea Leone Tottola
  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Aladin premiered in Paris. Lib. Charles-Guillaume Étienne

11

  • Franz Schubert’s Am Geburtstag des Kaisers [On the birthday of the Emperor] premiered in Vienna

16

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

18

  • Nicolas Maline born (Mirecourt, France) French luthier, especially renowned for his bows. Died 1877

19

  • Jerónimo Francisco de Lima (78) dies in Lisbon

26

  • Franz Strauss born (Bayreuth, Germany) German composer, horn player. Father of Richard Strauss (1864-1949). Died 1905

Mar 1822

2

  • Hermann Uber (40) dies in Dresden

6

  • John Field’s Fantaisie sur un air favorit de mon ami N.P for piano premiered in Moscow

7

  • Victor Massé born (Lorient, France) French opera composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1884

12

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera L’esule di Granata [The exile of Granada], lib. Felice Romani, premiered in Milan

16

  • Isabella Colbran marries Giacomo Rossini in Bologna

22

  • Johann Wilhelm Hässler (74) dies in Moscow

23

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Le paradis de Mahomet [the paradise of Mohammed] premiered in Paris, lib. A.E. Scribe and A.-H.-J. Duveyrier

Apr 1822

8

  • Giuseppe Apolloni born (Vicenza) Italian opera composer. Died 1889

13

  • A three month Rossini Festival begins in Vienna, with six of the composer’s operas being staged

25

  • James Pierpont born (Boston, MA) American popular songwriter, organist, composer. Died 1893

29

  • Lucy Anderson becomes the first female to play at a Philharmonic Society concert in London

May 1822

8

  • Franz Liszt arrives in Vienna to study piano with Carl Czerny and composition with Antonio Salieri

12

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera La zingara premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

17

  • Bernhard Cossmann born (Dessau, Germany) German cellist, writer, composer, teacher. Died 1910

22

  • Henry Wylde born (Bushey, Herts) English conductor, composer, teacher, critic. Died 1890

27

  • Joachim Raff born (Lachen, Switzerland) Swiss composer, teacher, pianist. Died 1882
  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera-ballet Nurmahal premiered in Berlin, lib. C.A. Herklots

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Quintet for Piano and Strings op.87 published

Jun 1822

17

  • Wilhelm Joseph von Wasielewski born (Gdansk) German composer, violinist, conductor. Died 1896

18

  • Henry David Leslie born (London) English composer, conductor, choirmaster. Died 1896

25

  • E. T. A. Hoffmann (46) dies in Berlin of syphilis

29

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera La lettera anonima [the anonymous letter] premiered in Naples, lib. G. Genoino

Jul 1822

22

  • Luigi Arditi born (Crescentino, Italy) Italian composer, conductor, violinist. Died 1903

Aug 1822

13

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera La festa della rosa [The Feast of the Rose], lib. Francesco Maria Berio di Salsa, premiered in Lisbon

22

  • Michele Carafa’s opera Le solitaire [the solitary], lib. Eugène de Planard, premiered in Paris

25

  • William Herschel (83) dies in Slough, Berkshire

Sep 1822

21

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Il posto abbandonato [The abandoned place] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

29

  • Ernst Christian Bach (75) dies in Wechmar, Germany

Oct 1822

3

  • C. Meisl’s play Die Weihe des Hauses [Consecration of the House] premiered in Vienna with overture by Ludwig van Beethoven (op.124)

4

  • Giovanni Pacini’s cantata Il puro omaggio [The pure gift] premiered in Trieste

9

  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Aline oder Wien in einem andern Welttheil [Aline or Vienna in a different part of the world], lib. Adolf Bäuerle, premiered in Vienna

13

  • Carl Martin Reinthaler born (Erfurt) German composer, organist, conductor. Died 1896

15

  • Kornél Ábrányi born (Szentgyörgyábrány, Hungary) Hungarian composer, pianist, music theorist. Grandfather of Emil Ábrányi (1882-1970). Died 1903

26

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Chiara e Serafina premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani
Gaetano Donizetti 1797-1848

Gaetano Donizetti 1797-1848

Nov 1822

3

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Gratulations-Menuet for orchestra premiered in Vienna

18

  • Anton Teyber (66) dies in Vienna

24

  • Gioachino Rossini’s cantata La santa alleanza [The unholy alliance] premiered in Verona, lib. G. Rossi

28

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Valentine de Milan premiered in Paris, lib. J.-N. Bouilly

Dec 1822

1

  • Franz Liszt gives his first public concert in Vienna, aged 11

3

  • Gioachino Rossini’s cantata Il vero omaggio [gratitude] premiered in Verona, lib. G. Rossi

4

  • Conradin Kreutzer’s opera Libussa premiered in Vienna. Lib. Joseph Carl Bernhard

5

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto premiered in Berlin

10

  • César Franck born (Liège, Belgium) French composer, organist, pianist, teacher. Died 1890

16

  • Antoine Reicha’s opera Sapho premiered in Paris, lib. H Cournol and A.J.S. Empis

22

  • Charles Lebouc born (Besançon, France) French composer, cellist. Died 1893

26

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Alfonso ed Elisa premiered in Mantua, lib. V. Alfieri
  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Amleto premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani

28

  • Albert Christoph Dies (67) dies in Vienna

1822 (date unknown)

  • Luigi Cherubini appointed director of the Paris Conservatoire (then known as the Ecole Royale de Musique et de Déclamation)
  • The Royal Academy of Music founded in London by Lord Burghersh (John Fane)

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.31 op.110 published in Paris, Berlin and Vienna
  • Ferdinando Carulli’s Grande Marche de Ries op.168 published in Paris
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s Sonata For Piano And Violin op.33, Sonata For Piano op.34,3 Fantasies For Flute op.38, 3 Sonatinas For Piano Four Hands op.44 & Quartet For Piano, Violin, Viola, And Violoncello op.50 published
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s 4 polonaises op.13 for piano 4 hands & 3 grandes marches, op.16 for piano 4 hands published in Leipzig
  • Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 (unfinished) composed (2 movements only)
  • Louis Spohr’s Mass in c op.54 & Three Quartets op.58 for string quartet published in Leipzig
  • Louis Spohr’s Violin concerto no.9 op.55 published in Offenbach
  • Jan Václav Voříšek’s Impromptus op.7 for piano published
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 6 songs op.64 & Piano Sonata no.4 op.70 published in Berlin

The Royal Academy of Music .Marylebone Road, London

Jan 1823

3

  • Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens born (Westerlo, Belgium) Belgian composer, organist. Died 1881

18

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Didone abbandonata [Dido abandoned] premiered in Turin, lib. P. Metastasio

21

  • Alexandre Goria born (Paris) French piano virtuoso, composer, Died 1860

25

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Leicester premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and A.-H.-J. Duveyrier

27

  • Édouard Lalo born (Lille) French composer. Died 1892

Feb 1823

2

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Cantata for the birthday of the hereditary Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar premiered in Weimar

3

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Semiramide premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi

6

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera La vestale [the Vestal] premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

7

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Das Ständchen [the serenade], lib. Georg von Hofmann, premiered in Vienna
  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Die Eiserne Pforte [The Iron Gate], lib. Joseph von Seyfried after E. T. A. Hoffmann, premiered in Vienna

16

  • Johann Gottfried Schicht (69) dies in Leipzig

23

  • Jan Vaclav Vorísek’s Symphony in D premiered in Vienna

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s Wandererfantasie [Wanderer Fantasy] for piano published in Vienna

Mar 1823

18

  • Jean-Baptiste Bréval (69) dies in Colligis, France
  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Gli sciti [the Scythians] premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

Apr 1823

1

  • Gioachino Rossini’s cantata Omaggio pastorale [pastoral tribute] premiered in Treviso

11

  • Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner’s opera Sulmona premiered in Stuttgart. Lib. Franz Xaver Hiemer

24

  • Simon Mayr’s cantata La vita campestre [The country life] premiered in Bergamo

May 1823

8

  • Henry Bishop’s opera Clari premiered in London. Lib. John Howard Payne

12

  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera Le muletier [the mule] premiered in Paris, lib. P. de Kock

30

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s cantata I voti dei sudditi [The votes of the subjects] premiered in Naples, lib. G.F. Schmidt

Jun 1823

20

  • Theodor von Schacht (75) dies in Regensburg, Germany

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Thirty-Three Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli in C op.120 published by Cappi & Diabelli in Vienna as part one of Vaterländischer Künstlerverein

Jul 1823

2

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Alfredo il grande [Alfred the Great] premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

3

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto for piano, violin and strings premiered in Berlin

28

  • Louis Spohr’s opera Jessonda premiered in Kassel, lib. E. Gehe

Aug 1823

14

  • Karel Miry born (Ghent) Belgian composer of 21 operas, teacher. The first composer to set Flemish librettos to music. Died 1889

23

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Temistocle premiered in Lucca, lib. P. Angillesi

Sep 1823

3

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Il fortunato inganno [The lucky deception] premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola
  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Costanzo ed Almerisca premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

8

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s opera L’asthénie [Asthenia] premiered in Paris, lib. B. Chaillou

15

  • Alexey Nikolayevich Titov’s opera La fête du Mogol [The Feast of the Mogul] premiered in St Petersburg. Lib. Aleksandr Yakovlevich Knyazhnin

16

  • Michele Carafa’s opera Le valet de chambre [the valet of the chamber], lib. Eugène Scribe and Anne-Honoré-Joseph Duveyrier, premiered in Paris

Oct 1823

2

  • Daniel Steibelt (57) dies in St Petersburg

9

  • Daniel Auber’s opera La neige [the snow] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and G. Delavigne

10

  • Gioachino Rossini leaves Italy for Paris

15

  • Bernhard Klein’s opera Dido premiered in Berlin. Lib. Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Rellstab

25

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Euryanthe premiered in Vienna, lib. H. von Chézy

Nov 1823

9

  • Gioachino Rossini arrives in Paris

12

  • Emanuel Aloys Förster (75) dies in Vienna

20

  • Frank Brower born (Baltimore, MD) American singer, dancer, bones player, vaudevillian (Virginia Minstrels). Died 1874

22

  • Heinrich August Marschner’s incidental music for K.G.T. Winkler’s play Ali Baba, oder Die vierzig Räuber [Ali Baba or the forty thieves] op.26 premiered in Dresden
  • Louis Spohr’s Hymne an die heilige Cäcilie premiered in Kassel

26

  • Thomas Tellefsen born (Trondheim) Norwegian composer, pianist. Died 1874

Dec 1823

1

  • Ernest Reyer born (Marseilles) French composer, critic. Died 1909

3

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Quartet No. 2 completed

5

  • Daniel Auber and Ferdinand Herold’s opera Vendôme en Espagne premiered in Paris, lib. E. Mennechet and A.-J.-S. d’Empis

7

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E for 2 pianos premiered in Berlin

10

  • Theodor Kirchner born (Chemnitz, Germany) German composer, pianist. Died 1903
  • Wilhelm Kuhe born (Prague) German pianist, composer, concert promoter, teacher. Died 1912

18

  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Der Barometermacher auf der Zauberinsel [The barometer makers on the Magic Island], lib. Ferdinand Raimund, premiered in Vienna

22

  • 12 year old Franz Liszt makes his Paris debut

27

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Demetrio premiered in Turin. Lib. L.P. Feys

1823 (date unknown)

  • Gioachino Rossini appointed musical director of the Théâtre-ltalien in Paris

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.32 op.111 published in Paris, Berlin, Vienna and London; Die Ruinen von Athen overture op.113 published in Vienna & Eleven Bagatelles op.119 for piano published in London
  • John Field’s Piano concerto no.6 published in Moscow and Leipzig
  • Friedrich Kalkbrenner’s Piano Concerto No. 1 op.61 published in London
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Sonatas For Piano op.46, Quintet For Flute, Violin, Two Violas, And Violoncello op.51, 3 Sonatas For Piano op.52 & 6 Sonatinas For Piano op.55 published
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s Piano trio op.29 published in Leipzig
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Quartet no.1 op.1 published in Berlin, his first publication
  • Louis Spohr’s Potpourri on Irish themes op.59 for violin & Quatuor brillant op.61 for string quartet published in Leipzig
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Grand pot-pourri for cello op.20 published in Bonn & Concert-Stück op.79 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 6 songs op.68 for 4 voices; Clarinet Concerto no.1 op.73 & 6 songs op.80 published in Berlin

songs published

  • Home, Sweet Home (John Howard Payne)

Wenzel Müller 1767-1835

Jan 1824

6

  • Gottardo Aldighieri born (Lazise, Italy) Italian baritone singer. Died 1906

14

  • Vladimir Stasov born (St Petersburg) Russian music and art critic. Died 1906

17

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Pietro il grande [Peter the Great], lib. Bartolomeo Merelli, premiered in Parma

22

  • Josef Leopold Zvonař born (Kublov, Czech Rep) Czech composer, teacher, critic. Died 1865
  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Pierre et Marie premiered in Paris. Lib. Adam

24

  • Carlo Coccia appointed music director at the King’s Theatre, Haymarket, London

Feb 1824

1

  • Maria Theresia Paradis (64) dies in Vienna

4

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera L’ajo nell’imbarazzo [the embarrassing secret] premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

7

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s opera Die beiden Neffen [The two nephews], lib. J.L. Casper, premiered at the family home in Berlin
  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Gli amici di Siracusa [Friends of Syracuse] premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

14

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Viola Sonata completed

22

  • Richard Wüerst born (Berlin) German composer, teacher. Died 1881

Mar 1824

1

  • Antonio Salieri leaves his position as Kapellmeister at the Imperial Chapel in Vienna

2

  • Bedřich Smetana born (Litomysl, Czech Rep) Czech composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1884

3

  • Giovanni Battista Viotti (68) dies in London

7

  • Franz Liszt makes his Paris concert debut
  • Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Il crociato in Egitto [The Crusader in Egypt] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi

14

  • Franz Schubert’s String Quartet No. 13 premiered in Vienna

31

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Ipsiboé premiered in Paris, lib. M. de St-Lyon

unk

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano Sonata in D major op.106 completed

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s song cycle (20 songs) Die schöne Müllerin (The lovely maid of the mill) op.25 D795 published in Vienna. Words: Wilhelm Müller

Apr 1824

6

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Ferdinand Cortez premiered in Berlin, lib. J.A. d’Esmenard, E. de Jouy, M. Théaulon de Lambert and J.C. May (third version)

7

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Mass in D op.123 ‘Missa solemnis’ premiered in Vienna

18

  • Edward Jones (72) dies in London

22

  • Richard Wüerst born (Berlin) German composer, teacher. Died 1881

27

  • François Adrien Boieldieu and Daniel Auber’s opera Les trois genres [the three genres], lib. Eugène Scribe, Emmanuel Mercier-Dupaty and Michel Pichat, premiered in Paris

unk

  • Louis Spohr’s First Double Quartet in D minor op.65 completed
Beethoven - Missa Solemnis conducted by Otto Klemperer (EMI)

Beethoven – Missa Solemnis conducted by Otto Klemperer (EMI)

May 1824

5

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Le concert à la cour [The concert in the courtyard] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and A.-H.-J. Duveyrier

7

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 op.125 premiered in the Kärntnertor Theater, Vienna. Also premiered is the overture Die Weihe des Hauses [Consecration of the House]

19

  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka begins work in the Russian civil service

23

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 op.125 is played for a second time in the Grosser Redoutensaal, Vienna

Jun 1824

9

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le baiser au porteur [The kiss bearer], lib. Eugène Scribe, Marie-Alexis Justin Gensoul and Frédéric de Courcy, premiered in Paris

11

  • Gioachino Rossini’s canzone Il pianto delle muse in morte di Lord Byron [The tears of the muses on the death of Lord Byron] premiered in London

12

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Isabella ed Enrico premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

13

  • Julius Eichberg born (Düsseldorf) German composer, music director, teacher, violinist. Died 1893

19

  • Emma Maria Macfarren aka Jules Brissac born (London) English pianist, composer. Died 1895

21

  • Franz Liszt makes his London concert debut

23

  • Carl Reinecke born (Altona, Germany) German composer, conductor, pianist, teacher. Died 1910

Jul 1824

11

  • Adolphe Samuel born (Liège) Belgian critic, conductor, composer. Died 1898

26

  • Moritz Fürstenau born (Dresden) German flautist, music historian, teacher. Died 1889

28

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Emilia di Liverpool premiered in Naples, lib. S. Scatizzi

Aug 1824

1

  • Josepha Duschek (71) dies in Prague
  • Gioachino Rossini appointed musical director of the Théâtre-Italien in Paris

2

  • Edward Francis Fitzwilliam born (Deal, Kent) English composer. Died 1857

19

  • Georg Goltermann born (Hamburg) German cellist, composer, music director. Died 1898

24

  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera Le roi René [King René] premiered in Paris, lib. G.A. Belle and C.A. de Bassom Pierre

Sep 1824

4

  • Anton Bruckner born (Ansfelden, Austria) Austrian composer, organist. Died 1896

9

  • Svend Grundtvig born (Denmark) Danish historian, ethnographer, folk music collector. Died 1883

16

  • Giacomo Tritto (91) dies in Naples

18

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera La pastorella feudataria [the feudal shepherdess], lib. Bartolomeo Merelli, premiered in Turin
  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Doralice premiered in Vienna, lib. anonymous

30

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Alessandro nelle Indie [Alexander in India] premiered in Naples, lib. G. Schmidt

Oct 1824

21

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le bal champêtre [the rustic ball], lib. Adam, premiered in Paris

Nov 1824

4

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Léocadie premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and A.-H.-J. Duveyrier

5

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Le nozze di Telemaco ed Antiope [the marriage of Telemachus and Antiope] premiered in Vienna, lib. C. Bassi

13

  • Michele Carafa’s opera Il sonnambulo [the sleepwalker], lib. Felice Romani, premiered in Milan

14

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony no.1 op.11 premiered in Berlin

20

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Il podestà di Burgos [The mayor of Burgos] premiered in Vienna, lib. C. Bassi

25

  • Antonio Ghislanzoni born (Lecco, Italy) Italian librettist, novelist, journalist. Died 1893

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Two Piano Pieces op.109a published

Dec 1824

5

  • Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy (79) dies in Villers-sur-Mer, France

14

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera La haine d’une femme [the hatred of a woman], lib. Adam, premiered in Paris

24

  • Peter Cornelius born (Mainz) German composer, writer, poet, translator. Died 1874

26

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Nitocri premiered in Turin, lib. A. Zeno and Conte Piosasco

1824 (date unknown)

  • Music publishing and instrument manufacturing business Cramer & Co founded in London by Johann Baptist Cramer,  Robert Addison and Thomas Frederick Beale

publications

  • John Wall Callcott’s A collection of Glees Canons and Catches published posthumously in London by his son-in-law William Horsley
  • Johann Baptist Cramer’s Piano Quintet in E major “Amicitia” op.69 published in London
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Trois amusements en forme de caprices op.105 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Solos For Flute And Optional Piano op.57 & 3 Sonatinas For Piano op.59 published
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s Le papillon, op.18 for piano & 3 scherzi, op.28 for piano 4 hands published in Leipzig
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Sonata for violin and piano op.4 published in Berlin
  • Antoine Reicha’s op.94 – 3 string quartets; op.95 – 3 string quartets; Grand duo concertant op.103 for flute and piano; Grand quatuor concertant op.104 & Six trios concertants op.101 for violin, cello and piano published in Paris
  • Gioachino Rossini’s Variazioni a clarinetto for clarinet and orchestra published in Leipzig
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto no.2 op.74 & Bassoon Concerto op.75 published in Berlin
  • Part two of Vaterländischer Künstlerverein published by Diabelli & co. including variations by Carl Czerny, Johann Hummel, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert and others

Songs published

  • O Tannenbaum (Ernst Anschütz); The Song of the Western Men (Robert Stephen Hawker)

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