1825-29

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Jan 1825

2

  • The second Munich opera house opens. It is destroyed by bombing in 1943

15

  • Maurice Strakosch born (Židlochovice, Czech Rep) Czech-American pianist, composer, impresario. Died 1887

18

  • Léon Carvalho born (Port-Louis, Mauritius) French opera and theatre director, impresario. Died 1897
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Quartet No. 3 completed

23

  • Louis Ehlert born (Kaliningrad) German composer, critic. Died 1884

25

  • The Bolshoi Petrovsky Theatre opens in Moscow

29

  • Christopher Ernst Friedrich Weyse’s opera Floribella premiered in Copenhagen. Lib. Caspar Johannes Boye

30

  • Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner’s opera Der Bergkönig [the mountain king], lib. Karl Hanisch, premiered in Stuttgart

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  • Nicolò Paganini sets out on his second tour of Italy

The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow

Feb 1825

1

  • Francis Child born (Boston, MA) American academic, folklorist. Author of the Child Ballads (1882-98), a collection of folk songs from the United Kingdom. Died 1896

4

  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Der schwarze See [the Black Sea], lib. Jakob Lenz, premiered in Vienna

5

  • Pierre Gaveaux (63) dies in an asylum in Paris

12

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Adelson e Salvini premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

21

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Zadig ed Astartea [Zadig and Astartea], lib. A.L. Tottola, premiered in Naples

22

  • Heinrich August Marschner’s opera Der Holzdieb [The wood thief], lib. J.F. Kind, & incidental music for F. von Uechtritz’s play Alexander und Darius op.26 premiered in Dresden

28

  • Jean-Baptiste Arban born (Lyon) French cornetist, conductor, teacher. Died 1889

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  • Alexander Alyabyev hosts an all night gambling session during which one of the players dies under mysterious circumstances. Charged with murder, Alyabyev spends 1828-43 in exile in Siberia and the Caucasus.

Mar 1825

2

  • Michele Carafa’s opera La belle au bois dormant [Sleeping Beauty], lib. François-Antonine Eugène-de Planard, premiered in Paris

6

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet op.127 premiered in Vienna

12

  • August Manns born (Gdansk) German conductor. Died 1907

24

  • Giovanni Domenico Perotti (64) dies in Vercelli, Italy
  • Louis Spohr’s opera Der Berggeist [the mountain ghost] premiered in Kassel, lib. G. Döring

25

  • Antoine Fabre d’Olivet (57) dies in Paris

29

  • Johann Andreas Amon (61) dies in Wallerstein, Germany

Apr 1825

17

  • Aniceto Ortega born (Tulancingo, Mexico) Mexican physician, surgeon, composer, pianist. Died 1875

18

  • Franz Lauska (61) dies in Berlin

May 1825

3

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Le maçon [the mason] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and G. Delavigne

7

  • Antonio Salieri (74) dies in Vienna

9

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Les noces de Gamache [The wedding of Gamache] premiered in Paris, lib. J.H. Dupin and T. Sauvage

17

  • Stanislao Mattei (75) dies in Bologna

21

  • Stepan Davydov (48) dies in Moscow
  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera Le lapin blanc premiered in Paris, lib. A.-H.-J. Duveyrier and P. Carmouche

23

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Alcidor premiered in Berlin, lib. C.A. Herklots

29

  • Luigi Cherubini’s Mass in A for 3 voices and orchestra premiered in Rheims

Jun 1825

10

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Pharamond premiered in Paris, lib. J.A.P.F. Ancelot, P.M.T.A. Guiraud and L.A. Soumet

11

  • Maria Malibran makes her operatic debut in London as Rosina in Rossini’s Barber of Seville

19

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Il viaggio a Reims [The Journey to Rheims] premiered in Paris, lib. L. Balocchi

30

  • Hervé aka Florimond Ronger born (Houdain, France) French composer, librettist, conductor, singer. Died 1892

publications

  • Frédéric Chopin’s Rondo in c op.1 for piano published in Warsaw, his first published work

Jul 1825

3

  • Laureano Fuentes born (Santiago de Cuba) Cuban composer. Died 1898

6

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Amazilia premiered in Naples, lib. G. Schmidt

9

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera L’exilé [the exile], lib. Adam, premiered in Paris

10

  • Ludwig Fischer (79) dies in Berlin

11

  • Johann Strauss Sr. marries Mary Anna Streim in Vienna

25

  • Hector Berlioz’s Messe solennelle [solemn mass] for solo voices, chorus and orchestra premiered in Paris

29

  • Micah Hawkins (48) dies in New York

Aug 1825

3

  • Ambrogio Minoja (72) dies in Naples

12

  • Frederick Ouseley born (London) English composer, organist, musicologist, teacher. Died 1889

18

  • Kate Loder born (Bath) English composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1904

22

  • Julius Schulhoff born (Prague) Czech composer, pianist. Died 1898

24

  • Heinrich August Marschner’s opera Die Wiener in Berlin [The Viennese in Berlin] premiered in Dresden, lib. C.E. von Holtei

25

  • Louise Bertin’s opera Guy Mannering premiered in Les Roches, France. Lib. Bertin after Walter Scott

Sep 1825

8

  • Franz Schubert’s Erstes Offertorium [first Offertory], Zweites Offertorium [second Offertory] &Tantum ergo premiered in Vienna

11

  • Eduard Hanslick born (Prague) Czech-Austrian music critic, writer. Died 1904

13

  • Luigi Bassi (59) dies in Dresden

19

  • Louis Spohr’s Violin Concerto no.11 op.70 premiered in Leipzig

Oct 1825

10

  • Dmitry Bortniansky (73) dies in St Petersburg

13

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Kyrie in d for 5 voices and orchestra premiered in Berlin

17

  • Peter Winter (71) dies in Munich
  • Ferdinando Paër and Franz Liszt’s opera Don Sanche, lib. Marie-Emmanuel-Guillaume Théaulon de Lambert, premiered in Paris

25

  • Johann Strauss II born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor. Son of Johann Strauss I (1804-49), brother of Josef (1827-70) & Eduard (1835-1916) Strauss. Died 1899

31

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Giulietta e Romeo [Romeo and Juliet], lib. Felice Romani after Shakespeare, premiered in Milan

Nov 1825

2

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Trumpet overture op.101 premiered in Berlin

6

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet op.132 premiered in Vienna

19

  • Jan Václav Voríšek (34) dies in Vienna of tuberculosis
  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera L’ultimo giorno di Pompei [The Last Day of Pompeii] premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

Dec 1825

19

  • George Frederick Bristow born (Brooklyn, NY) American composer, conductor. Died 1898

26

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera L’eroismo in amore [The heroism of love] premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

27

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Erode premiered in Venice, lib. L. Ricciuti

29

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Ipermestra premiered in Naples, lib. L. Ricciuti (first version)

30

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Kyrie in c for voice and double chorus premiered in Frankfurt

Date unknown

  • Master Juba aka Boz’s Juba aka William Henry Lane born (Providence, RI?) American dancer, vaudevillian. Died c.1852
  • Giuseppe Cambini (c.78) dies in Paris (approx date)

publications

  • Dionisio Aguado’s guitar tutor Escuela de Guitarra published in Madrid
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Die Weihe des Hauses overture op.124 & Six Bagatelles op.126 for piano published in Mainz
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Overture ‘Namensfeier’ op.115 & song Der Kuss op.128, lib. C.F. Weisse published in Vienna
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Sonatinas With Variations For Piano op.60 & 3 Sonatinas For Piano Four Hands op.66 published
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s Grand divertissement, op.17; 3me grande sonate in g, op.24 for piano & 3 sonatines, op.33 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Piano Quartet no.2 op.2; Piano Quartet no.3 op.3 & Capriccio in f op.5 for piano published in Berlin
  • Franz Schubert’s Tantum ergo op.45; Offertory: Totus in corde langueo op.46; Salve regina op.47 & Mass no.4 op.48 published in Vienna
  • Louis Spohr’s Double string quartet op.65; Potpourri on themes from Jessonda op.66 for violin; 3 Duets op.67 for 2 violins & Quatuor brillant op.68 for string quartet published in Leipzig
  • Václav Tomášek’s 3 Songs op.92 & 3 Songs op.94 published in Prague

songs published

  • The Minstrels Return from the War (John Hill Hewitt)

Dionisio Aguado y García 1784-1849

Jan 1826

7

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Alahor in Granata premiered in Palermo, lib. Giovanni Ruffini

17

  • Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (19) dies in Paris of a lung ailment

20

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Bianca di Messina premiered in Turin. Lib. Lodovico Piossasco Feys

Feb 1826

11

  • Charles Incledon (63) dies in Worcester

17

  • Franz Schubert’s Abschied von der Erde [Farewell to Earth] for voice and piano premiered in Vienna

21

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Caritea, regina di Spagna [Caritea, Queen of Spain] premiered in Venice, lib. P. Pola

28

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Olimpie premiered in Paris, lib. A.M. Dieulafoy and C. Brifaut (third version)

Mar 1826

5

  • Carl Maria von Weber arrives in London for the first time

6

  • Marietta Alboni born (Citta di Castello, Italy) Italian contralto singer. Died 1894

7

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera La dame jaune [the yellow lady], lib. Pierre François Adolphe Carmouche and Édouard-Joseph-Ennemond Mazères, premiered in Paris

12

  • Robert Lowry born (Philadelphia, PA) American minister, hymnwriter, professor of literature. Died 1899

14

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera L’oncle d’Amérique [the American uncle] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and E.J. Mazères

21

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet no.13 op.130 & Grosse Fuge op.133 for string quartet premiered in Vienna

23

  • Ludwig Minkus born (Velké Meziříčí, Czech Rep) Austrian ballet composer, violinist, teacher. Died 1917

24

  • Jakob Haibel (61) dies in Đakovo, Croatia

27

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera La gelosia corretta [proper jealousy] premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

Apr 1826

2

  • Valentin Alkan makes his debut stage performance in Paris, aged 12

3

  • Vincent Adler born (Győr, Hungary) Hungarian pianist, composer, teacher. Died 1871

12

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Oberon premiered in London, lib. J.R. Planché

13

  • Franz Danzi (62) dies in Karlsruhe

29

  • Henry Bishop’s opera Aladdin premiered in London. Lib. George Soane

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  • Louis Spohr’s String Quintet No.3 op.69 completed

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s song cycle (7 songs) Das Fräulein vom See (The Lady of the Lake) op.52 published in Vienna. Words: Walter Scott trans. Adam Storck

May 1826

1

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Des Kaisers Genesung [The Emperor’s recovery], lib. Johann Christian Mikan, premiered in Vienna

11

  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Herr Josef und Frau Baberl, lib. Joseph Alois Gleich, premiered in Vienna

17

  • Sigismond Thalberg makes his debut public performance in London

24

  • Frederic Ernest Fesca (37) dies in Karlsruhe of tuberculosis

25

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer marries Minna Mosson in Paris

27

  • Carl David Stegmann (74) dies in Bonn

29

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera L’anonyme premiered in Paris, lib. A.F. Jouslin de la Salle, C.D. Dupeuty and F. de Villeneuve

30

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Bianca e Fernando premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni
  • Carl Maria von Weber plays his final concert in London

Jun 1826

1

  • Carl Bechstein born (Gotha, Germany) German piano maker, founder of C. Bechstein Pianofortefabrik. Died 1900

2

  • Daniel Auber’s opera Le timide [the shy] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and X. Boniface

5

  • Ivar Hallström born (Stockholm) Swedish opera composer. Died 1901
  • Carl Maria von Weber (39) dies in London of tuberculosis

12

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Adina, o Il califfo di Bagdad [Adina or the Caliph of Baghdad] premiered in Lisbon, lib. G. Bevilacqua-Aldobrandini

21

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s funeral takes place in London

Jul 1826

4

  • Stephen Foster born (Pittsburgh, PA) American popular songwriter. Died 1864

6

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Elvida premiered in Naples. Lib. xx

8

  • Friedrich Chrysander born (Lübtheen, Germany) German historian, critic, music editor. Died 1901

22

  • Julius Stockhausen born (Paris) German baritone singer, conductor, teacher. Brother of Franz Stockhausen (1839-1926). Died 1906

28

  • Carl Zerrahn born (Malchow, Germany) German-American conductor, flautist, teacher. Died 1909

Aug 1826

6

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s overture A Midsummer Night’s Dream completed

9

  • Adelaide Borghi-Mamo born (Bologna) Italian mezzo-soprano singer. Died 1901

12

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s opera Marie premiered in Paris, lib. F.A.E. de Planard

13

  • William Thomas Best born (Carlisle) English organist, composer. Died 1897

16

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Il precipizio [the precipice], lib. Bartolomeo Merelli, premiered in Milan
Ferdinand Hérold 1791-1833

Ferdinand Hérold 1791-1833

Sep 1826

12

  • Richard Pohl born (Leipzig) German music critic, writer, poet. Died 1896

15

  • Antonio Pacini and Gioachino Rossini’s opera Ivanhoé premiered in Paris. Lib. Émile Deschamps and Gabriel-Gustave de Wailly after Walter Scott

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s Vier Lieder op.59 published in Vienna including Du bist die Ruh (You are Rest and Peace) D531. Words: Friedrich Rückert

Oct 1826

9

  • Michael Kelly (63) dies in Margate, Kent
  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Le siège de Corinthe [the siege of Corinth] premiered in Paris, lib. L. Balocchi and A. Soumet

13

  • Johanna Jachmann-Wagner born (Hanover) German mezzo-soprano singer, actress, teacher. Niece of Richard Wagner (1813-83). Died 1894

14

  • Georges Mathias born (Paris) French composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1910

17

  • Gioachino Rossini appointed premier compositeur du Roi and Inspector général du chant en France

22

  • Guglielmo Quarenghi born (Milan) Italian composer, cellist. Died 1882

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s Gradus ad Parnassum (100 piano pieces) published simultaneously in Paris, Leipzig and London

Nov 1826

12

  • Achille-Félix Montaubry born (Niort, France) French tenor singer. Cellist. Died 1898

17

  • Louise Reichardt (47) dies in Hamburg

19

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Niobe premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

28

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

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  • Ferdinand Herold appointed premier chef de chant at the Paris Opéra

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s Three Songs op.65 published in Vienna

Dec 1826

10

  • Benedikt Schack (68) dies in Munich

11

  • Henry Burstow born (Horsham) English shoemaker, bellringer, folk song collector. Provided songs for Lucy Broadwood and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Died 1916

20

  • Otto Dresel born (Geisenheim, Germany) German- American pianist, composer, teacher. Died 1890

21

  • Ernst Pauer born (Vienna) Austrian composer, pianist, teacher, music editor. Died 1905

1826 (date unknown)

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s König Stephan overture op.117 published in Vienna
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no.9 op.125 & String Quartet op.127 published in Mainz
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Cello Sonata in A op.104 published in London
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Amusement in F op.108 for piano and violin & Piano Concerto in E op.110 published in London, Paris and Leipzig
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s Sonata For Flute And Piano op.69 & Sonata For Flute And Piano op.71 published
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Sonata in E op.6 for piano published in Berlin
  • Antoine Reicha’s treatise Traité de haute composition musicale published in Paris

A facsimile score of Beethoven’s Symphony no.9

Jan 1827

7

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Olivo e Pasquale premiered in Rome, lib. J. Ferretti

17

  • Heinrich August Marschner’s opera Lucretia premiered in Gdansk, lib. J.A. Eckschlager

29

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s ballet Astolphe et Joconde premiered in Paris

30

  • Fromental Halévy’s opera L’artisan premiered in Paris. Lib. Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges and Antoine-Jean-Baptiste Simonnin

31

  • Marie Cabel aka Marie-Josèphe Dreulette born (Liège) Belgian soprano singer. Died 1885

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s 12 Valses nobles op.77 for piano published in Vienna

Feb 1827

1

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony no. 1 premiered in Leipzig

2

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Ezio premiered in Turin, lib. Pietro Metastasio

17

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Giovanna d’Arco [Joan of Arc], lib. Gaetano Rossi, premiered in Venice

20

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Concerto in A for 2 pianos & overture Ein Sommernachtstraum op.21 (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) premiered in Szczecin

26

  • David Moritz Michael (75) dies in Neuwied, Germany

Mar 1827

6

  • Julius Otto Grimm born (Pärnu, Estonia) German composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1903

8

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Gli arabi nelle Gallie [The Arabs in Gaul] premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

9

  • Franz Xaver Gerl (62) dies in Mannheim
  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le hussard de Felsheim [The hussar of Felsheim] premiered in Paris, lib. A. Vilain de Saint-Hilaire, C.D. Dupeuty and F. de Villeneuve

10

  • Louise Bertin’s opera Le Loup-garou [The Werewolf], lib. Eugène Scribe and Joseph-Édouard-Ennemond Mazères, premiered in Paris

26

  • Ludwig van Beethoven (56) dies in Vienna, probably from liver failure, but possibly through lead poisoning
  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Moïse et Pharaon premiered in Paris, lib. L. Balocchi and E. de Jouy

29

  • Up to 20,000 people attend Ludwig van Beethoven’s funeral in Vienna

Apr 1827

3

  • Ernst Chladni (70) dies in Wroclaw

5

  • Vincenzo Bellini moves from Naples to Milan

6

  • Sigismond Thalberg makes his Viennese debut playing music by Hummel

16

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Il montanaro [the mountaineer] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani
  • Franz Schubert’s Octet in F premiered in Vienna

25

  • Jean Antoine Zinnen born (Amsterdam) Luxembourgian composer, music director. Composer of the Luxembourg national anthem. Died 1898

26

  • János Bihari (62) dies in Budapest

29

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s opera Die Hochzeit des Camacho op.10 [Camacho’s Wedding], lib. J.L. Casper, premiered in Berlin

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Quod quod in orbe [But what in the world] op.88 & Offertorium op.89a published
  • Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata no.20 op.78 published in Vienna

May 1827

5

  • Johann Nepomuk Beck born (Budapest) Hungarian baritone singer. Died 1904

11

  • Septimus Winner born (Philadelphia, PA) American popular songwriter, music publisher, teacher. Also wrote under pseudonyms including Alice Hawthorne, Percy Guyer, Mark Mason, Apsley Street, and Paul Stenton. Died 1902

12

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera L’héritière et l’orpheline [The heiress and the orphan] premiered in Paris, lib. T. Anne and J. Henry de Tully

13

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Otto mesi in due ore [Eight months in two hours] premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni

15

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Perkin Warbeck premiered in Paris, lib. M. Théaulon and P.F.A. Carmouche

26

  • Christopher Ernst Friedrich Weyse’s opera Et eventyr i Rosenborg Have [An adventure in Rosenborg Garden], lib. Johan Ludvig Heiberg, premiered in Copenhagen

28

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Agnes von Hohenstaufen premiered in Berlin. Lib. Ernst Benjamin Salomo Raupach

Jun 1827

7

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Maria Stuart, regina di Scozia [Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland], lib. Pietro Giannone, premiered in London

29

  • Hippolyte André Jean Baptiste Chélard’s opera Macbeth premiered in Paris. Lib. Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle after Shakespeare

Jul 1827

13

  • The Théâtre de l’Ambigu-Comique in Paris is destroyed by fire

16

  • Gioachino Rossini’s Cantata per il battesimo del figlio del banchiere Aguado [Cantata for the baptism of the son of the banker Aguado] premiered in Paris

Aug 1827

2

  • James Hewitt (57) dies in Boston, MA

9

  • Marc-Antoine Madeleine Désaugiers (54) dies in Paris

19

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Il borgomastro di Saardam [The mayor of Saardam] premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni

20

  • Josef Strauss born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor. Son of Johann Strauss I (1804-49), brother of Johann Strauss II (1825-99) & Eduard Strauss (1835-1916). Died 1870

Sep 1827

8

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Mon ami Pierre premiered in Paris, lib. A. Dartois

11

  • Clara Wieck (Schumann) makes her public debut in Leipzig, aged 7

19

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s ballet La somnambule [the sleepwalker] premiered in Paris

28

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Une Nuit de Gustave Wasa [A Night of Gustav Wasa], lib. Jean-Michel Constant Leber and Charles-Guillaume Étienne, premiered in Paris

Oct 1827

6

  • Carl Riedel born (Wuppertal) German conductor, composer, teacher. Died 1888

13

  • Louis Spohr’s opera Pietro von Abano premiered in Kassel, lib. C. Pfeiffer

27

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Il pirata [the pirates] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Romani
Vincenzo Bellini 1801-1835

Vincenzo Bellini 1801-1835

Nov 1827

6

  • Bartolomeo Campagnoli (76) dies in Neustrelitz, Germany

8

  • Fromental Halévy’s opera Le Roi et le batelier [The King and the boatman], lib. Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges, premiered in Paris

12

  • Gustav Adolf Merkel born (Dresden) German composer, organist. Died 1885

15

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Monsieur Botte premiered in Paris, lib. C.D. Dupeuty and F. de Villeneuve

19

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Margherita regina d’Inghilterra [Queen Margaret of England] premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

20

  • Alexey Nikolayevich Titov (58) dies in St Petersburg

21

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Le convenienze teatrali [theatrical conveniences] premiered in Naples, lib. Donizetti

26

  • Johann Strauss I’s waltz Wiener Launen-Walzer [Viennese Caprice Waltz] premiered in Vienna

Dec 1827

3

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera La testa di bronzo [The bronze head] premiered in Lisbon, lib. F. Romani

12

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le Caleb de Walter Scott premiered in Paris, lib. A. Dartois and F. de Villeneuve

19

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Der blinde Harfner [The blind harper], lib. Johann Blum, premiered in Vienna

24

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Kindersymphonie for violin, cello, toy instruments & piano premiered in Berlin

28

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le mal du pays [Homesickness] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and A.-H.-J. Duveyrier

31

  • Marie Caroline Miolan-Carvalho born (Marseille) French soprano singer, teacher. Died 1895

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  • Louis Spohr’s Second Double Quartet in E Flat Major op.77 completed

1827 (date unknown)

  • François Joseph Fétis founds the weekly music newspaper Revue musicale in Paris

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet op.130; Grosse Fuge op.133 & Grosse Fuge op.134 for piano, four hands (arrangement of op.133) published in Vienna
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet op.131 published in Mainz; String Quartet op.132 & String Quartet op.135 published in Paris and Berlin
  • Johann Baptist Cramer’s Keyboard Sonata in F major “Il Mezzo” op.74 published in London
  • John Field’s Nocturne no.9 ‘The Troubador’ for piano published in Moscow
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s 3 Sonatas For Violin And Piano op.79, 3 Duos For Two Flutes op.80, 3 Duos For Two Flutes op.81, 3 Trios For 3 Flutes op.86, 3 Duos For 2 Flutes op.87 & 4 Sonatinas For Piano op.88 published
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s Piano quartet op.36 published in Leipzig
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Sieben Charakterstücke op.7 for piano & Zwölf Gesänge op.8 (including 3 by Fanny Mendelssohn) published in Berlin
  • Gioachino Rossini’s 3 quartetti da camera published in Paris
  • Franz Schubert’s Vier Lieder op.88 published in Vienna including An die Musik (To Music) D547. Words: Franz von Schober
  • Louis Spohr’s String quintet op.69; Violin concerto no.11 op.70; 6 deutsche Lieder op.72 &  Three Quartets op.74 for string quartet published in Leipzig
  • Johann Strauss I’s Täuberln-Walzer op. 1 Little Doves published in Vienna

A modern edition of Felix Mendelssohn’s Zwölf Gesänge op.8

Jan 1828

1

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera L’esule di Roma [The exile of Rome] premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni

8

  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Die gefesselte Phantasie [The fettered imagination], lib. Ferdinand Raimund, premiered in Vienna

 

16

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Lidda premiered in Paris, lib. T. Anne

17

  • Ede Reményi born (Miskolc, Hungary) Hungarian violinist, composer, arranger. Died 1898

20

  • Franz Schubert’s Fantasy in C for piano premiered in Vienna

24

  • Franz Schubert’s lieder Ständchen [serenade] premiered in Vienna

30

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera La reine de seize ans premiered in Paris, lib. J.F.A. Bayard

publications

  • The first half of Franz Schubert’s song cycle (24 songs) Winterreise [Winter Journey] op.89 D911 published in Vienna. The second half follows in Dec. Words: Wilhelm Müller

Feb 1828

1

  • Albert Lortzing’s opera Ali Pascha von Janina premiered in Münster. Lib. Lortzing

4

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Saladino e Clotilde premiered in Milan. Lib. Luigi Romanelli

7

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le barbier châtelain [The barber lord] premiered in Paris, lib. T. Anne and M. Théaulon
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Overture ‘Leonore no.1’ op.138 premiered in Vienna

8

  • Antonio Cagnoni born (Godiasco, Italy) Italian opera composer, music director, conductor. Died 1896

11

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Der Geburtstag [the birthday], lib. anon, premiered in Vienna

12

  • Franz Berwald’s opera Gustaf Wasa premiered in Stockholm. Lib. Berwald

24

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in Lisbon, lib. Pietro Metastasio

29

  • Daniel Auber’s opera La muette de Portici premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and G. Delavigne

publications

  • Frédéric Chopin’s Rondo à la mazur in F op.5 for piano published in Warsaw

Mar 1828

9

  • The Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire gives its first concert in Paris under conductor François-Antoine Habeneck. The orchestra disbands in 1967

23

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet op.135 premiered in Vienna

26

  • Elisabeth Olin (87) dies in Stockholm
  • The first concert consisting entirely of the works of Franz Schubert takes place in Vienna

29

  • Heinrich August Marschner’s opera Der Vampyr [the vampire] premiered in Leipzig, lib. W.A. Wohlbrück
  • Nicolò Paganini sets out on a tour of engagements in Vienna and, to begin with, Prague

Apr 1828

6

  • Louis Spohr’s Symphony No.3 op.78 premiered in Kassel

7

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Bianca e Fernando premiered in Genoa, lib. D. Gilardoni (second and final version)
  • Gaetano Donizetti’s cantata Inno reale [royal anthem] premiered in Genoa, lib. F. Romani

14

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Les comédiens par testament [Actors by will] premiered in Paris, lib. B. Picard and J.B.P. Laffite

18

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s cantata Grosse Festmusik zum Dürerfest [Great festival music for the Dürer festival], lib. K. Levetzow, premiered in Berlin

25

  • François-Benoît Hoffman (67) dies in Paris

26

  • Francesco Graziani born (Fermo, Italy) Italian baritone singer, voice teacher. Died 1901

May 1828

10

  • Franz Schubert’s Fantasia in F minor for piano four-hands premiered in Vienna

12

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Alina, regina di Golconda [Alina, Queen of Golconda] premiered in Naples, lib. F. Romani

26

  • Hector Berlioz’s overture Waverley premiered in Paris

Jun 1828

7

  • The second Théâtre de l’Ambigu-Comique (arch. Jacques Hittorff and Jean-François-Joseph Lecointe) opens in Paris. It is demolished in 1966

11

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera I cavalieri da Valenza [The riders from Valencia] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Rossi

13

  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka leaves the Russian civil service and sets out for Italy, ostensibly for medical reasons

16

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Les trois cantons [The three cantons] premiered in Paris, lib. C.D. Dupeuty and F. de Villeneuve

24

  • Adolphe Blanc born (Manosque, France) French composer, conductor. Died 1885

27

  • Nicoló Paganini’s Maestoso Sonata Sentimentale [Majestic Sentimental Sonata] for violin premiered in Vienna

Jul 1828

2

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s ballet Lydie premiered in Paris

6

  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Alexi premiered in Naples. Lib. Andrea Leone Tottola

15

  • Raffaele Fiorini born (Bologna) Italian luthier. Died 1898

28

  • Nicoló Paganini’s violin concerto no. 3 premiered in Vienna

31

  • François-Auguste Gevaert born (Oudenaarde, Belgium) Belgian composer, teacher, writer. Died 1908

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s Moments musicaux op.94 for piano published in Vienna

Aug 1828

2

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Gianni di Calais premiered in Genoa, lib. D. Gilardoni

8

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Gabriella di Vergy premiered in Lisbon, lib. A.L. Tottola

20

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Le comte Ory [Count Ory] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and C.-G. Delestre-Poirso

Sep 1828

8

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s overture Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt op.27 [Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage] premiered in Berlin

18

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s cantata Begrüssung [welcome], lib. L. Rellstab, premiered in Berlin

21

  • Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner’s opera Der Vampyr [the vampire], lib. Max Eigel Caesar, premiered in Stuttgart

26

  • Franz Schubert’s Piano Sonata No. 21 completed

29

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera Ipermestra premiered in Lisbon, lib. Pietro Metastasio (second version)

publications

  • Franz Schubert’s Lied Im Frühling (In Spring) op.101/1 D882 published in Vienna. Words: Ernst Schulze

Oct 1828

2

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Valentine premiered in Paris, lib. A. Vilain de Saint-Hilaire and F. de Villeneuve

3

  • Woldemar Bargiel born (Berlin) German composer, teacher. Half-brother of Clara Schumann (1819-96). Died 1897

17

  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind [The King of the Alps and the Misanthrope], lib. Ferdinand Raimund, premiered in Vienna

19

  • Adolfo Fumagalli born (Inzago, Italy) Italian virtuoso pianist, composer, Died 1856

30

  • Franz Lachner’s opera Die Bürgschaft [the guarantee], lib. Friedrich Schiller, premiered in Budapest

unk

  • Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 10 begun

Nov 1828

3

  • Joseph Hellmesberger, Sr. born (Vienna) Austrian composer, violinist, conductor, teacher. Son of Georg Hellmesberger, Sr (1800-73), brother of Georg Hellmesberger, Jr. (1830-52), father of Joseph Hellmesberger, Jr (1855-1907) & Ferdinand Hellmesberger (1863-1940). Died 1893

5

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le clé [the key] premiered in Paris, lib. M.F. Leroi and Hyppolyte

13

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera I crociati in Tolemaide [The Crusaders of Ptolemais] premiered in Trieste, lib. C. Bassi

15

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera L’orfano delle selve [The orphan of the forest], lib. Gaetano Rossi, premiered in Milan

17

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s ballet La fille mal gardée [The girl badly guarded] premiered in Paris

18

  • Franz Berwald’s Konzertstuck for Bassoon and Orchestra premiered in Stockholm

19

  • Franz Schubert (31) dies in Vienna, possibly of syphilis, typhoid or mercury poisoning

Dec 1828

9

  • Fromental Halévy’s opera Clari premiered in Paris. Lib. Pietro Giannone

14

  • Franz Schubert’s Symphony no. 6 premiered in Vienna

publications

  • Mikhail Glinka’s collection Lyrical Album for 1829 published
  • Franz Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise (part 2) published in Vienna. (see Jan 1828)

1828 (date unknown)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Rondo a capriccio in G op.129 ‘Rage over a Lost Penny’ for piano published in Leipzig
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s A Complete Theoretical and Practical Course of Instruction on the Art of Playing the Piano Forte published in Weimar
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Zwölf neue favorit Ländler op.112 for piano published in London, Paris and Leipzig
  • Jan Kalivoda’s Violin concerto No. 1 in E op. 9 published in Leipzig
  • Friedrich Kuhlau’s Trio For 3 Flutes op.90 published
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s 5me grande sonate in E, op.38 for piano; 6me grande sonate in A, op.39 for piano & 2da sonata quasi fantasia, op.40 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s 6 Gesänge op.41 published in Bonn and Cologne
  • Louis Spohr’s Double string quartet op.77 & Symphony no.3 op.78 published in Berlin
  • Johann Strauss I’s Wiener Carneval op. 3 Viennese Carnival & Kettenbrücke-Walzer op. 4 Suspension Bridge published in Vienna
  • Václav Tomášek’s Zpěvy české (Czech Songs) op.107-108 published in Prague

Songs published

  • Oh! No! We Never Mention Her (Thomas Haynes Bayly, E. Riley)

Original sheet music for Thomas Haynes Bayly and E. Riley’s song Oh! No! We Never Mention Her

Jan 1829

10

  • Daniel Auber’s opera La fiancée premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe

12

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Il paria [the outcast] premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni
  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Der dreizehnte Mantel [The thirteenth coat], lib. Eugène Scribe, premiered in Vienna

24

  • William Mason born (Boston, MA) American composer, pianist. Died 1908

25

  • William Shield (80) dies in London

unk

  • Nicolò Paganini sets out on a two year German tour

Feb 1829

5

  • Henry Bishop’s opera Yelva premiered in London. lib. Bishop

6

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Le jeune propriétaire et le vieux fermier [The young proprietor and the old farmer] premiered in Paris, lib. A. Dartois

9

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Pierre et Catherine premiered in Paris, lib. J.-H. Vernoy de Saint-Georges

14

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

16

  • François Joseph Gossec (95) dies in Paris
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Cantata for the engagement of Princess Augusta of Saxe-Weimar premiered in Weimar

18

  • Jan Krtitel Kuchar (77) dies in Prague

21

  • Saverio Mercadante’s opera La rappresaglia [retaliation] premiered in Cádiz, lib. C. Sterbini

24

  • Jan Stefani (c. 82) dies in Warsaw

26

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Il giovedì grasso [Fat Thursday] premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni

27

  • Carlo Coccia’s opera Rosmunda d’Inghilterra [Rosmunda of England], lib. Felice Romani, premiered in Venice

Mar 1829

6

  • Heinrich Lichner born (Harpersdorf, Germany) German composer, organist, teacher, festival director. Died 1898

11

  • Felix Mendelssohn conducts the first performance of JS Bach’s St. Matthew Passion in nearly a century in Berlin
  • Nicola Vaccai’s opera Saul premiered in Naples. Lib. Felice Romani

26

  • John Rogers Thomas born (Newport, Gwent) Welsh-American tenor singer, pianist, popular songwriter, composer. Died 1896

Apr 1829

16

  • Domenico Mustafà born (Perugia) Italian castrato singer, composer, choirmaster, teacher. Died 1912

21

  • Felix Mendelssohn arrives in London for the first time

26

  • Theodor Billroth born (Bergen auf Rügen, Germany) Austrian surgeon, pianist, violinist, music patron. Died 1894

27

  • Ferdinand Hérold’s ballet La belle au bois dormant [Sleeping Beauty] premiered in Paris

May 1829

6

  • Cyrillus Damian of Vienna patents the accordion

8

  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk born (New Orleans, LA) American composer, pianist. Died 1869
  • Mauro Giuliani (47) dies in Naples

12

  • Pavlos Carrer born (Zakynthos, Greece) Greek composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1896

16

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s opera Zaira premiered in Parma, lib. F. Romani

19

  • Meyer Lutz born (Münnerstadt, Germany) German composer, organist, conductor, arranger. Died 1903

25

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony no.1 op.11 (revised version) premiered at his public debut in London

27

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Ave maris stella for soprano and orchestra premiered in Berlin
Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847

Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847

Jun 1829

4

  • Joseph Ascher born (Groningen) Dutch composer, pianist. Died 1869

9

  • Gaetano Braga born (Giulianova, Italy) Italian composer, cellist. Died 1907

10

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Il talismano [the talisman] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Barbieri

12

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Agnes von Hohenstaufen premiered in Berlin, lib. E. Raupach (first version)

15

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s Variations concertantes for cello and piano op.17 premiered in London

Jul 1829

4

  • Hermann Kotzschmar born (Finsterwalde, Germany) German-American composer, conductor, organist, teacher. Died 1908

6

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Elisabetta al castello di Kenilworth [Elizabeth at Kenilworth Castle] premiered in Naples, lib. A.L. Tottola

13

  • Felix Mendelssohn organises a concert in London to benefit flood victims in Silesia

18

  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera L’illusion premiered in Paris, lib. J.-H. Vernoy de Saint-Georges and C. Ménissier

26

  • Felix Mendelssohn arrives in Edinburgh at the start of a walking tour of Scotland

Aug 1829

1

  • Felix Mendelssohn sets out on a three-week tour of the Scottish highlands

3

  • Gioachino Rossini’s opera Guillaume Tell premiered in Paris, lib. E. de Jouy and H.-L.-F. Bis

8

  • Felix Mendelssohn visits the Isle of Staffa, site of Fingal’s Cave

11

  • Frédéric Chopin’s Variations Brillantes on a Theme by Mozart for piano premiered in Vienna

21

  • Otto Goldschmidt born (Hamburg) German composer, conductor, pianist. Died 1907

24

  • Benjamin Jacob (51) dies in London

28

  • Albert Dietrich born (Golk, Germany) German composer, conductor. Died 1908

Sep 1829

9

  • Giovanni Pacini’s cantata L’annunzio felice [the happy announcement] premiered in Naples

12

  • Gaspare Spontini’s cantata Gott segne den König [God bless the King] premiered in Halle, lib. C.A. Herklots

14

  • Katti Lanner born (Vienna) Austriajn ballet dancer, choreographer. Died 1908
  • Felix Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 1 completed

19

  • Gustav Schirmer born (Königsee, Germany) German-American music publisher. Founder of G. Schirmer Inc. in 1861. Died 1893

Oct 1829

1

  • Adolphe Adam’s opera Isaure premiered in Paris. Lib. Adam

3

  • Fanny Mendelssohn marries painter Wilhelm Hensel in Berlin

29

  • Maria Anna Mozart (78) dies in Paris

Nov 1829

7

  • Fromental Halévy’s opera Le Dilettante d’Avignon [The Dilettante of Avignon], lib. François-Benoît Hoffman, premiered in Paris

8

  • Frédéric Chopin makes his concert debut in Vienna

9

  • Jean-Xavier Lefèvre (66) dies in Paris

19

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera I fidanzati [The betrothed] premiered in Naples, lib. D. Gilardoni

28

  • Anton Rubinstein born (Transnistria, Moldova) Russian pianist, conductor, composer. Brother of Nikolai Rubinstein (1835-81). Died 1894
  • Ferdinand Herold’s opera Émmeline premiered in Paris, lib. F.A.E. de Planard

Dec 1829

8

  • Felix Mendelssohn arrives back in Berlin from his British trip

12

  • Michele Carafa’s opera Le nozze di Lammermoor [the bride of Lammermoor], lib. Giuseppe Balocchi after Walter Scott, premiered in Paris

14

  • Luigi Marchesi (75) dies in Inzago, Italy

22

  • Heinrich August Marschner’s opera Der Templer und die Jüdin [The Templar and the Jew] premiered in Leipzig, lib. W.A. Wohlbrück

24

  • Benjamin Ipavec born (Šentjur, Slovenia) Slovenian physician, composer. Died 1908
  • Hippolyte André Jean Baptiste Chélard’s opera La table et le logement [The board and lodging], lib. Jules Joseph de Lurieu and Théophile Marion Dumersan, premiered in Paris

25

  • Patrick Gilmore born (Ballygar, Ireland) Irish composer, bandmaster, lyricist. Died 1892
  • Charles de Bériot’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major op.26 premiered in Brussels

26

  • Felix Mendelssohn’s opera Heimkehr aus der Fremde op.89 [Son and Stranger], lib. K. Klingemann, premiered in Berlin

1829 (date unknown)

  • Frédéric Blasius (71) dies in Versailles
  • Elisabetta Manfredini-Guarmani (c.48) dies. Date and location unknown
  • Michael Costa moves to London from Naples
  • Gioachino Rossini retires from opera composition aged 38

publications

  • Vincenzo Bellini’s song collection 6 ariette da camera published in Milan
  • Hector Berlioz’s Le ballet des ombres, ronde nocturne op.2 published in Paris
  • Luigi Cherubini’s String Quartet No.2 in C major published in Paris
  • John Field’s Nocturne no.10 for piano published in Moscow
  • Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka’s Nouvelles contredanses for piano (4 pieces) published in St Petersburg
  • Heinrich August Marschner’s 3 Tunnellieder op.46 & La belle prude, op.57 for piano published in Leipzig
  • Antoine Reicha’s op.107 – quintet in F for clarinet and strings; op.106 quintet in E for horn and strings & op.105 – quintet in A for flute and strings published in Paris
  • Gioachino Rossini’s Fantasie in E for clarinet and piano published in Paris & Serenata in E for octet published in Leipzig
  • Franz Schubert’s song collection (14 songs) Schwanengesang (Swan Song) D957 published posthumously in Vienna. Words: Ludwig Rellstab, Heinrich Heine and Johann Gabriel Seidl
  • Franz Schubert’s 6 antiphons for Palm Sunday op.113 published in Vienna
  • Louis Spohr’s Violin concerto no.12 op.79 & Three Quartets op.82 for string quartet published in Berlin

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