1860-61

<1858-1859 1862-1863>

Jan 1860

6

  • Franz Liszt’s Rigoletto: paraphrase de concert [Rigoletto: paraphrase in concert] for piano premiered in Berlin

13

  • Albert Grisar’s opera La Pénélope normande [The Norman Penelope], lib. Jean-Baptiste-Alphonse Karr, premiered in Paris

15

  • The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gives its first regular concert at the Kärntnertor Theater

23

  • Modest Musorgsky’s Scherzo in B flat major for orchestra premiered in St Petersburg

26

  • Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient (55) dies in Coburg

Feb 1860

4

  • Léo Delibes’s opera Monsieur de Bonne-Etoile premiered in Paris, lib. P. Gille
  • Ambroise Thomas’ opera Le roman d’Elvire [Elvira’s novel], lib. Alexandre Dumas “père” and Adolph Ribbing, premiered in Paris

7

  • Stanislaw Moniuszko’s opera Hrabina premiered in Warsaw. Lib. Wlodzimierz Dyonizy Wolski

10

  • Johannes Brahms’s Serenade no.2 op.16 for orchestra premiered in Hamburg
  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Le carnaval des revues [The carnival journals] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Grangé, P. Gille and L .Halévy

16

  • Carl Venth born (Cologne) German-American composer, violinist, conductor, teacher. Died 1938

17

  • Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s opera Esceñas campestres [Country Scenes], lib. M. Ramirez & Symphonie romantique ‘La nuit des tropiques’ [The night in the tropics] premiered in Havana

18

  • Charles-François Gounod’s opera Philémon et Baucis premiered in Paris, lib. J. Barbier and M. Carré

23

  • William Vincent Wallace’s opera Lurline premiered in London. lib. Edward Fitzball

28

  • Mario Ancona born (Livorno) Italian baritone singer, singing teacher. Died 1931

29

  • George Bridgetower (81) dies in London
Johannes Brahms 1833-1897

Johannes Brahms 1833-1897

Mar 1860

3

  • Johannes Brahms’s Serenade no.1 op.11 for orchestra premiered in Hanover

6

  • Friedrich Dotzauer (77) dies in Dresden

13

  • Hugo Wolf born (Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia) Austrian composer, critic. Died 1903

14

  • Louis Antoine Jullien (47) dies in an asylum in Neuilly-sur-Seine

21

  • Johannes Brahms’s Ballades no.2 op.10/2 & no.3 op.10/3 for piano premiered in Vienna

25

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Symphony no.2 in A minor op.55 premiered in Paris

27

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Daphnis et Chloé premiered in Paris, lib. L.F. Nicolaie and E. Mestépès

Apr 1860

9

  • Camille Saint-Saëns’ Concerto for violin and orchestra no.2 op.58 premiered in Paris

24

  • Bedrich Smetana’s symphonic poem Richard III op.11 premiered in Gothenburg
  • Ivan Zajc’s opera Amelia ossia Il bandito [Amelia namely the Bandit], lib. anon after Friedrich Schiller, premiered in Rijeka, Croatia

26

  • Fabio Campana’s opera Almina, lib. Achille de Lauzières-Thémines, premiered in London

May 1860

4

  • Emil von Reznicek born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor. Died 1945

5

  • Pietro Floridia born (Modica, Italy) Italian composer, teacher. Died 1932

7

  • Gaetano Donizetti’s opera Rita premiered in Paris, lib. G. Vaëz

16

  • Georges Marty born (Paris) French conductor, composer. Died 1908

21

  • Johannes Frederik Fröhlich (53) dies in Copenhagen

25

  • Arthur Sullivan’s overture The Feast of Roses premiered in Leipzig

29

  • Isaac Albéniz born (Camprodon, Spain) Catalan composer, pianist. Died 1909

Jun 1860

5

  • Stanislaw Moniuszko’s opera Jawnuta premiered in Warsaw. Lib. Wladyslaw Ludwik Anszyc

9

  • Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto op.129 premiered in Leipzig

10

  • Hariclea Darclée née Haricli born (Brăila, Romania) Romanian soprano singer. Died 1939

25

  • Gustave Charpentier born (Dieuze, France) French composer, teacher, critic, librettist. Died 1956

29

  • Ernest Fanelli born (Paris) French composer, percussionsit. Died 1917

publications

  • Daniel Emmet’s song Dixie aka I wish I was in Dixie’s Land published in New York

Jul 1860

3

  • William Wallace born (Greenock) Scottish composer, opthalmic surgeon, writer, teacher. Died 1940

6

  • Alexandre Goria (37) dies in Paris

7

  • Florence Farr born (Bickley, Kent) English actress, composer, director, writer, suffragist. Died 1917
  • Gustav Mahler born (Kaliště, Czech Rep) Austrian composer, conductor. Died 1911

10

  • Bedrich Smetana marries Betty Ferdinandi in Prague

24

  • Maurice Renaud born (Bordeaux) French baritone singer. Died 1933

Aug 1860

3

  • Charles-François Gounod’s opera La colombe [the dove] premiered in Baden-Baden, lib. J. Barbier and M. Carré

10

  • Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande born (Mumbai) Indian musicologist, teacher, musician, author. Died 1936

26

  • Friedrich Silcher (71) dies in Tübingen, Germany

27

  • Wilhelm Bernhardt Molique’s Cello concerto premiered in Baden-Baden

Sep 1860

1

  • Cleofonte Campanini born (Parma) Italian conductor. Brother of Italo Campanini (1845-96). Died 1919

18

  • Alberto Franchetti born (Turin) Italian opera composer. Died 1942

19

  • Thomas Dartmouth Rice (52) dies in New York of alcohol-related causes

25

  • Carl Friedrich Zöllner (60) dies in Leipzig

Oct 1860

11

  • Fernando De Lucia born (Naples) Italian tenor singer, singing teacher. Died 1925

20

  • Johannes Brahms’s Sextet no.1 op.18 premiered in Hanover

29

  • Joel Sweeney (c.50) dies in Appomattox, VA of edema
  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Gianni di Nisida premiered in Rome, lib. G. Checchetelli

Nov 1860

6

  • Ignacy Jan Paderewski born (Kuryłówka, Ukraine) Polish pianist, composer, politician (Prime Minister of Poland 1919). Died 1941

18

  • Charles Kenningham born (Hull) English tenor singer. Died 1925

24

  • Franz Suppé’s operetta Das Pensionat [the boarding house], lib. Suppé, premiered in Vienna

26

  • Jacques Offenbach’s ballet Le papillon [the butterfly] premiered in Paris

27

  • Victor Ewald born (St Petersburg) Russian composer. Died 1935

29

  • Hans Haym born (Halle) German conductor. Died 1921

Dec 1860

4

  • Lillian Russell born (Clinton, IO) American stage singer, actress. Died 1922

6

  • Michael William Balfe’s opera Bianca premiered in London, lib. J.P. Simpson

16

  • Stanislaw Moniuszko’s cantata Florian Szary [Florian Gray] premiered in Warsaw

17

  • Aimé Maillart’s opera Les Pêcheurs de Catane [The Fishermen of Catania], lib. Eugène Cormon, premiered in Paris

18

  • Edward MacDowell born (New York, NY) American composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1908

20

  • Dan Leno aka George Wild Galvin born (London) English comedian, dancer, music hall singer. Died 1904

24

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Barkouf premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe and H. Boisseaux

28

  • Harry B Smith born (Buffalo, NY) American stage writer, composer, lyricist. Died 1936

31

  • Sophie Bawr (87) dies in Paris

1860 (date unknown)

publications

  • Johannes Brahms’s Serenade No.1 op.11 & Serenade No.2 op.16 published in Hamburg
  • Robert Schumann’s Das Glück von Edenhall op.143 for voice, chorus and orchestra; Romanzen und Balladen III op.145 (5 songs) & Romanzen und Balladen IV op.146 (5 songs) published
  • Johann Strauss II’s waltzes Accelerationen op. 234 Accelerations & Immer heiterer op. 235 More and More Cheerful premiered in Vienna
  • Henri Vieuxtemps’s Fantasie Appassionata in G minor op.35 & Ballade et Polonaise op.38 published

Songs published

  • Old Black Joe (Stephen Foster); Wildwood Flower (Maud Irving, Joseph Philbrick Webster)

Stanislaw Moniuszko 1819-72

Jan 1861

1

  • Stanislaw Moniuszko’s opera Verbum nobile [The word of a nobleman], lib. Jan Chęciński, premiered in Warsaw

5

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta La chanson de Fortunio [Fortunio’s song] premiered in Paris, lib. Crémieux and L. Halévy

6

  • Emilio De Marchi born (Voghera, Italy) Italian tenor singer. Died 1917

15

  • Vasily Vasilievich Andreyev born (Bezhetsk, Russia) Russian balalaika virtuoso, folk orchestra founder. Died 1918
  • Johannes Brahms’s Gesänge op.17 – 4 songs for 3 female voices, 2 horns and harp premiered in Hamburg

16

  • Louis Lacombe’s opera La Madone [The Madonna], lib. Pierre François Adolphe Carmouche, premiered in Paris

19

  • Amilcare Ponchielli’s opera La Savoiarda [The Savoyards] premiered in Cremona, lib. F. Guidi

22

  • Giovanni Velluti (80) dies in Venice

25

  • Léo Delibes’s operetta Les musiciens de l’orchestre [The musicians of the orchestra] premiered in Paris, lib. A. Bourdois

30

  • Charles Martin Loeffler born (Schöneberg, Germany) German-American composer, teacher, violinist. Died 1935

unk

  • Johann Strauss II’s waltz Dividenden op. 252 [Dividends] premiered in Vienna

Feb 1861

1

  • Emilio Pizzi born (Verona) Italian composer, teacher, choirmaster. Died 1940

2

  • Daniel Auber’s opera La circassienne [the circus] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Scribe

4

  • Johann Strauss II’s waltz Klangfiguren op. 251 [Nodal Figures] premiered in Vienna

7

  • Johann Strauss II’s waltz Grillenbanner op.247 [Banisher of Gloom] premiered in Vienna

11

  • Anton Bruckner’s Am Grabe [at the Grave] for 4 voices premiered in Linz

12

  • Hippolyte André Jean Baptiste Chélard (72) dies in Weimar

21

  • Pierre de Bréville born (Bar-le-duc, France) French composer, critic. Died 1949

23

  • Anton Rubinstein’s opera Die Kinder der Heide [The children of the heath] premiered in Vienna, lib. S.H. Mosenthal

28

  • William Vincent Wallace’s opera The Amber Witch premiered in London. Lib. Henry Fothergill Chorley

Mar 1861

1

  • Herbert Sharpe born (Halifax, Yorkshire) English pianist, teacher, composer. Died 1925

2

  • George Frederick Bristow’s oratorio Praise to God premiered in New York

9

  • Ferenc Erkel’s opera Bánk bán [Bank ban] premiered in Budapest, lib. B. Egressy

13

  • Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg [Tannhäuser and the Singers’ Contest at Wartburg] premiered in Paris, lib. Wagner (third version)

14

  • Louis Niedermeyer (58) dies in Paris

20

  • Sigrid Arnoldson born (Stockholm) Swedidh soprano singer, singing teacher. Died 1943

23

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Le pont des soupirs [Bridge of Sighs] premiered in Paris, lib. Crémieux and L. Halévy

28

  • Josef Staudigl (53) dies in the National Lunatic Asylum in Vienna

Apr 1861

2

  • César Franck’s Messe à 3 voix [Mass for 3 voices] op.12 for soprano, tenor, baritone and orchestra premiered in Ste Clotilde basilica, Paris

6

  • Arthur Sullivan’s incidental music for Shakespeare’s play The Tempest op.1 premiered in Leipzig

8

  • Stanislao Gastaldon born (Turin) Italian composer, singing teacher, critic, art dealer. Died 1939

9

  • The Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona is severely damaged by fire

11

  • Ernest Reyer’s opera La Statue premiered in Paris. Lib. Michel Carré and Jules Barbier

25

  • Marco Enrico Bossi born (Salo, Italy) Italian composer, organist, teacher. Died 1925
  • Rudolf Dittrich born (Bielsko-Biała, Czech Rep) Austrian composer, conductor, teacher, pioneer of Western music in Japan. Died 1919

27

  • Georgy Catoire born (Moscow) Russian composer, teacher. Died 1926

publications

  • George Frederick Root’s song The First Gun is Fired: May God Protect the Right published, the first song written specifically about the American Civil War

May 1861

3

  • Anthony Philip Heinrich (80) dies in New York

7

  • Rabindranath Tagore born (Calcutta) Indian playwright, poet, novelist, artist, composer, songwriter, independence campaigner. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. Died 1941

12

  • Ivan Caryll aka Félix Marie Henri Tilkin born (Liège) Anglo-Belgian composer of operettas. Died 1921
  • Anton Bruckner’s Ave Maria in F for 7 voices premiered in Linz

16

  • Alfred Sormann born (Gdansk) German pianist, composer. Died 1913

19

  • Nellie Melba aka Helen Porter Mitchell born (Melbourne) Australian soprano singer. Died 1931

25

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Il mulattiere di Toledo [The muleteer of Toledo] premiered in Rome, lib. Cencetti

31

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta M. Choufleuri restera chez lui le [Mr. Choufleuri will remain at home] premiered in Paris, lib. Duc de Morny, E. L’Epine, Crémieux and L. Halévy

Jun 1861

15

  • Ernestine Schumann-Heink aka Tini Rössler born (Lieben, Czech Rep) German contralto singer. Died 1936

17

  • Sidney Jones born (London) English composer of operettas, conductor. Died 1946

27

  • Fanny Davies born (Guernsey) English concert pianist. Died 1934

Jul 1861

4

  • Emma Juch born (Vienna) Austrian-American soprano singer, opera director. Died 1939

12

  • Anton Arensky born (Novgorod, Russia) Russian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1906

23

  • Nahan Franko born (New Orleans, LA) American violinist, conductor, concert promoter. Brother of Sam Franko (1857-1937). Died 1930

publications

  • Stephen Foster’s song I’ll Be a Soldier copyrighted

Aug 1861

9

  • Wilhelm Berger born (Jena, Germany) German composer, teacher. Died 1911
  • Vincent Novello (79) dies in Nice

14

  • Augustus Stephen Vogt born (Washington, Ontario) Canadian organist, choirmaster, teacher, composer, writer. Died 1926

26

  • Johan Fredrik Berwald (73) dies in Stockholm

29

  • Byron G Harlan born (Kansas) American popular singer, vaudevillian, early recording star. Died 1936
  • Franz Joseph Glæser (63) dies in Copenhagen
  • Franz Schubert’s opera Die Verschworenen [the conspirators] premiered in Frankfurt, lib. I.F. Castelli

Sep 1861

4

  • Carlos Gomes’s opera A noite do castelo [The night at the castle], lib. Antônio José Fernandes dos Reis, premiered in Rio de Janeiro

Oct 1861

17

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Apothicaire et perruquier [Apothecary and barber] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Frébault

22

  • Franz Liszt and Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein’s planned marriage is abandoned when the Russian Czar blocks her plea for a divorce from her previous husband

Nov 1861

16

  • Václav Suk born (Kladno, Czech Rep) Czech-Russian violinist, conductor, composer. Died 1933
  • Johannes Brahms’s Piano Quartet no.1 op.25 premiered in Hamburg

22

  • Leopold Lichtenberg born (San Francisco) American classical violinist. Died 1935

29

  • Spyridon Samaras born (Corfu) Greek opera composer. Died 1917

30

  • Ludwig Thuille born (Bolzano, Italy) German composer, teacher. Died 1907
  • Michael Balfe’s opera The Puritan’s Daughter premiered in London, lib. J.V. Bridgeman

Dec 1861

1

  • Giovanni Pacini’s opera Belfegor premiered in Florence, lib. A. Lanari

5

  • James Thornton born (Liverpool) Anglo-American popular songwriter, singer, comedian. Died 1938
  • Anton Bruckner’s choral piece Du bist wie eine Blume [You are like a flower] completed

7

  • Johannes Brahms’s Variations and Fugue on a Theme by G.F. Handel op.24 (25 variations for piano) premiered in Hamburg

10

  • Jacques Offenbach’s operetta Le roman comique [the comic novel] premiered in Paris, lib. Crémieux and L. Halévy

13

  • Anton Bruckner’s Afferentur regi in F [brought to the King] for 4 voices, 3 trombones and organ premiered in St Florian, Austria

16

  • Karol Lipinski (71) dies in Lviv, Ukraine
  • Heinrich Marschner (66) dies in Hannover

18

  • Lionel Monckton born (London) English composer of musicals, writer. Died 1924
  • Ernst Anschütz (81) dies in Leipzig

21

  • Zélie de Lussan born (Brooklyn, NY) American mezzosoprano and soprano singer, singing teacher. Died 1949

22

  • Friedrich von Flotow’s ballet Der Tannkönig [The Tann King] premiered in Schwerin

25

  • Natale Abbadia (69) dies in Milan

29

  • Walter Galpin Alcock born (Edenbridge, Kent) English organist, composer, teacher. Organist at Salisbury Cathedral from 1916 and at Westminster Abbey for three coronations:  Edward VII (1902), George V (1911) and George VI (1937). Died 1947
Friedrich von Flotow 1812-1883

Friedrich von Flotow 1812-1883

1861 (date unknown)

  • The Free School of Music established in St Petersburg by Mily Balakirev and Gabriel Lomakin
  • Ludwig Minkus appointed concert master at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow
  • Adolf Pollitzer appointed professor of the violin at the London Academy of Music

publications

  • Charles-Valentin Alkan’s Esquisses op.63 published in Paris in 4 volumes
  • Joseph Joachim’s Violin Concerto in the Hungarian Style op.11 published in Leipzig
  • Joachim Raff’s Symphony no.1 An das Vaterland completed
  • Henri Vieuxtemps’s Violin Concerto No. 5 “Le Grétry” Op.37 published

Songs published

  • Go Down, Moses (trad); I’m Going Home to Dixie (Dan Emmett); John Brown’s Body (anon, William Steffe)

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