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Year Event
1811 Franz Liszt, Hungarian composer, born
1811 Prague Conservatoire is opened
1811 C.M. von Weber: "Abu Hassan," opera, Munich
1812 Johann Ludwig Dussek, Bohemian composer, dies
1812 Beethoven Symphonies No. 7 (Opus 92) and No. 8 (Opus 93)
1812 Encounter between Beethoven and Goethe at Teplitz
1812 Friedrich von Flotow, German opera composer, born
1812 Founding of Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna
1813 Andre Gretry, French composer, dies
1813 London Philharmonic Society founded
1813 Rossini:"L'Italiana in Algeri," opera, Venice
1813 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian opera composer, born
1813 Richard Wagner, German composer, born
1814 Charles Burney, English music historian, dies
1814 Charles Dibdin, English composer and singer, dies
1814 Georg "Abbe" Volger, German music teacher, dies
1814 Beethoven: "Fidelio," final version, Vienna
1814 John Field, "Nocturnes"
1814 J.N. Maelzel invents metronome in Vienna
1814 Schubert's great lied production begins(till 1828 c. 700 songs)
1814 Francis Scott Key writes poem, "Defense of Fort McHenry," later set to music of "Anacreon in Heaven" to become U.S. National Anthem (The Star Spangled Banner)
1815 Robert Franz, German composer, born
1815 Halfdan Kjerulf, Norwegian composer, born
1815 Robert Volkmann, German composer, born
1816 Viscount Fitzwilliam dies:leaves the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book of 17th Century Music to Cambridge
1816 Rossini" "Barbiere di Siviglia," Rome
1816 Sphor: "Faust," opera, Prague, conducted by C. M Weber
1817 Etienne Mehul, French composer, dies
1817 Clementi: "Gradus ad Parnassum," studies for piano
1817 Rossini: "La Gazza," Milan and "Cenerentola" Rome
1818 Donizetti: "Enrico, Conte di Borgogna", opera, Venice
1818 Charles Gounod, French composer, born
1818 Franz Xaver Huber, an Austrian schoolteacher, writes words of the young curate, Joseph Mohr, the most famous of all Christmas carols: "Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht"
1818 Rossini: "Mose in Egitto," opera, Naples
1819 Beethoven now completely deaf
1819 Jacques Offenbach, French composer, born
1819 Clara Wiek-Schumann, German pianist, born
1820 Henri Vieuxtemps, French violinist and composer, born
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