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1862 in music

Events

  • February 1 – "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by Julia Ward Howe is published in Atlantic Monthly.
  • March 17 – Anton Rubinstein is named first director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory, which opens in September.
  • March 24 – Fromental Halévy's funeral, in Paris, is attended by an estimated 15,000 people.
  • April 24 – A letter from Giuseppe Verdi is published in The Times, complaining about the rejection of a work commissioned from him for the Great Exhibition.
  • May 17 – Teatro Comunale Florence inaugurated as an open-air amphitheatre, the Politeama Fiorentino Vittorio Emanuele, with a production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.
  • May 21 – Edvard Grieg gives his first concert in his home town of Bergen, Norway.
  • August 4 – Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray wins the Prix de Rome in the Musical Composition category. Jules Massenet is one of the runners-up.
  • August 9 – Béatrice et Bénédict, opera by Hector Berlioz, is premièred in Baden-Baden.
  • November 2 - The overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Richard Wagner is publicly performed in Leipzig, conducted by the composer.
  • November 10 – Giuseppe Verdi's opera La forza del destino is premièred in Saint Petersburg.
  • November 18 – Antonín Dvořák is a member of the orchestra at the opening of the Provisional Theater in Prague.
  • date unknown
  • Stephen Heller and Charles Hallé perform Mozart's E-flat concerto for two pianos at The Crystal Palace.
  • Ludwig von Köchel publishes Chonologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang Amadé Mozarts (Catalogue of Mozart's Works or "The Köchel Catalog").
  • Published popular music

  • "Here's Your Mule" – C. D. Benson
  • "Kingdom Coming" – Henry C. Work
  • "The Merry, Merry Month of May" – Stephen Foster
  • "We Are Coming, Father Abra'am, 300,000 More", a poem by James S. Gibbons, set to music by eight different composers, including Stephen Foster.
  • Classical music

  • Felix Draeseke – Fantasiestücke in Walzerform, opus 3: Nr. 1 in B; Nr. 2 in A-flat
  • Asger Hamerik – Quintetto
  • Joachim Raff – Piano quintet opus 107 in A minor
  • Alexander Borodin - Piano Quintet in C minor
  • Camille Saint-Saëns - Mazurka No. 1 for piano in G minor Opus 21
  • Opera

  • Julius Benedict – The Lily of Killarney
  • Frederic Clay – Court and Cottage (libretto by Tom Taylor)
  • Charles Gounod – La reine de Saba
  • Franz von Suppé – Die Kartenschlägerin
  • Hector Berlioz – Béatrice et Bénédict
  • Births

  • January 29 – Frederick Delius, composer (d. 1934)
  • January 30 – Walter Damrosch, conductor (d. 1950)
  • February 13 – Karel Weis, composer (d. 1944)
  • February 17 – Edward German, composer (d. 1936)
  • March 21 – Elmer Samuel Hosmer, composer (d. 1945)
  • May 2 – Maurice Emmanuel, composer (d. 1938)
  • June 27 – May Irwin, actress and singer (d. 1938)
  • August 11 – Carrie Jacobs-Bond, US songwriter (d. 1946)
  • August 22 – Claude Debussy, composer (d. 1918)
  • September 25 – Léon Boëllmann, composer and organist (d. 1897)
  • October 10 – Arthur De Greef, composer and pianist (d. 1940)
  • November 1 – Johan Wagenaar, organist and composer (d. 1941)
  • December 18 – Moriz Rosenthal, pianist (d. 1946)
  • date unknown – Marcelle Lender, French singer-dancer and entertainer (d. 1926)
  • Deaths

  • February 5 – Ignaz Franz Castelli, dramatist and songwriter (b. 1780)
  • February 7 – František Škroup, composer (b. 1801)
  • February 16 – Leopold Schefer, composer and poet (b. 1784)
  • March 17 – Fromental Halévy, composer (b. 1799)
  • May 21 – Edwin Pearce Christy, founder of Christy's Minstrels (b. 1815) (suicide)
  • May 23 – Friedrich Ruthardt, oboist and composer (b. 1800)
  • May 25 – Johann Nestroy, singer and actor (b. 1801)
  • August 31 – Ignaz Assmayer, composer (b. 1790)
  • December 24 – Joseph Funk, composer and music teacher (b. 1778)
  • date unknown
  • Joseph Fonclause, bow-maker (b. 1799)
  • Jon Eriksson Helland, Hardanger fiddle maker (b. 1790)
  • Luigi Piccioli, singer and music teacher (b. 1812)
  • Geltrude Righetti, operatic contralto (b. 1793)
  • References

    1862 in music Wikipedia


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