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1841 Emmanuel Chabrier, French composer, born
1841 T.J> Dibdin, English prolific musician and dramatist, dies
1841 Anton Dvorak, Czech composer, born
1841 Felipe Pedrell, Spanish composer and musicologist, born
1841 Rossini: "Stabat Mater," Paris, Salle Herz
1841 Adolphe Sax Belgian instrument maker invents the saxophone (patented 1846)
1841 Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Opus 38 ("The Spring"), Leipzig
1841 Giovanni Sgambati, Italian composer and pianist, born
1842 Arrigo Boito, Italian composer and librettist, born
1842 Luigi Cherubini, Italian composer, dies
1842 Glinka: " Russlan and Ludmilla," St. Petersburg
1842 Joseph Hopkinson, American lawyer who wrote "Hail Columbia," dies
1842 Lortzing: "Der Wildschutz" ( "The Poacher"), Leipzig
1842 Jules Massenet, French composer, born
1842 Meyerbeer becomes general musical director of the Royal Opera House, Berlin
1842 Karl Millocker, Austrian operetta composer, born
1842 New York Philharmonic Society founded by violinist Ureli C. Hill and other American professional musicians
1842 Sir Aurther Sullivan, English composer, born
1842 Wagner: "Rienzi, " Dresden
1843 Joseph Lanner, Viennese waltz composer, dies
1843 M.W. Balfe: "The Bohemian Girl," London, Drury Lane
1843 Donizetti: " Don Pasquale," Paris, Theatre Italien
1843 Edward Grieg, Norwegian composer, born
1843 Mendelssohn: music to Shakespeare's " A Midsummer Night's Dream " performed for the first time, Potsdam; Overture 1826
1843 Christine Nilsson, Swedish coloratura soprano, born
1843 Adelina Patti, Spanish born American soprano, born
1843 Hans Richter, German conductor, born
1843 Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri" ("Paradise and the Peri"), secular oratorio, Leipzig
1843 Wagner: "Der fliegende Hollander" ( "The FLying Dutchman"), Dresden
1844 Berlioz: "Traite di l'instrumentation et d'orchestration modernes"
1844 H.M. Berton, French composer, dies
1844 Flotow: "Alessandro Stradella," Hamburg
1844 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Opus 64
1844 Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer, born
1844 Pablo de Sarasate y Navascues, Spanish violin virtuoso and composer, born
1844 Verdi: "Ernani," Venice
1845 Gabriel Faure, French composer, born
1845 "Lenora," American opera by W. H. Fry produced at Philadelphia
1845 Lortzing: "Undine," opera, Magdeburg
1845 Wagner: "Tannhauser," Dresden
1845 Charles Marie Widor, French composer and organist, born
1846 Berlioz: "Damnation de Faust," dramatic cantata, Paris, Opera-Comique
1846 Electric lighting at the Opera, Paris
1846 Lortzing: "Der Waffenschmied," opera, Vienna
1846 Mendelssohn: "Elijah," oratorio, Birmingham
1847 Friedrich von Flotow: "Martha," opera, Vienna
1847 Mendelssohn dies
1847 Verdi: "MacBeth," opera, Florence
1848 Donizetti dies
1848 Sir Hubert Parry, English composer, born
1849 Chopin dies
1849 Liszt: "Tasso," symphonic poem, Weimar
1849 Meyerbeer: "Le Prophete," Paris
1849 Otto Nicolai: "The Merry Wives of Windsor," opera, Vienna
1849 Nicolai dies
1849 Schumann: music to Byron's "Manfred"
1849 Johann Strauss I dies
1849 Richard Wagner takes part in Dresden revolt and is forced to flee to Zurich
1850 Adalbert Gyrowetz, Bohemian composer, dies
1850 Foundation of Bach-Gesellschaft to publish the complete works of J.S. Bach (46 vols)
1850 George R. Bristow: "Rip Van Winkle," American opera, New York
1850 Jenny Lind, the "Swedish Nightingale" tours America under the management of P.T. Barnum
1850 Schumann: "Genoveva," Leipzig
1850 Wagner: "Lohengrin," Weimar
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