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1864 in music

Events

  • February 24 – Bedřich Smetana's symphonic poem Hakon Jarl premieres in Prague
  • February 29 – Composer Gioachino Rossini celebrates his 72nd (18th) birthday with a party.
  • December 17 – Jacques Offenbach's operetta La Belle Hélène receives its first performance at the Paris Variétés
  • Hans von Bülow takes over from Franz Lachner at the Munich opera.
  • Anton Bruckner composes his Symphony No. 0 ("Die Nullte").
  • Mili Balakirev begins his Symphony No. 1. It would not be performed till 1898.
  • Published popular music

  • "Beautiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster
  • "Der Deitcher's Dog" ("O Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone?") by Septimus Winner
  • "The Picture on the Wall" by Henry Clay Work
  • "Pretty Polly Perkins of Paddington Green" w. Harry Clifton m. traditional?
  • "Shall We Gather at the River?" w.m. Robert Lowry
  • "Somebody's Darling" w.m. John Hill Hewitt
  • "Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (The Boys Are Marching)" by George F. Root
  • Classical music

  • Niels Gade - 3 Fantasi pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 43
  • Louis Gottschalk – The Dying Poet
  • Friedrich Kiel – Piano Concerto
  • Franz Strauss – Nocturno for Horn and Piano
  • Thomas Tellefsen – Trio for piano, violin and cello (opus 31)
  • Robert Volkmann – Symphony no. 2
  • Peter Tchaikovsky - The Storm
  • Opera

  • Flor van Duyse – Rosalinde (libretto by Karel Versnaeyen, premiered in Antwerp)
  • Karel Miry – Bouchard-d'Avesnes (opera in 5 acts, libretto by Hippoliet van Peene, premiered on March 6 in Ghent)
  • Jacques Offenbach – Die Rheinnixen (The Rhine Fairies)
  • Musical theatre

  • La Belle Hélène (Lyrics: Henri Meilhac & Ludovic Halévy Music: Jacques Offenbach) opens at the Théâtre des Variétés, Paris, on December 17.
  • Births

  • February 7 – Arthur Collins, singer (d. 1933)
  • April 10 – Eugen d'Albert, composer, pianist (d. 1932)
  • May 23 – Louis Glass, composer (d. 1936)
  • June 11 – Richard Strauss, composer, conductor (d. 1949)
  • July 6 – Alberto Nepomuceno, composer and conductor (d. 1920)
  • August 18 – Gemma Bellincioni, operatic soprano (d. 1950)
  • October 7 – Louis F. Gottschalk, composer (d. 1934)
  • date unknown – Alice Esty, operatic soprano (d. 1935)
  • Deaths

  • January 13 – Stephen Foster, songwriter (b. 1826) (domestic accident)
  • January 26 – Otto Lindblad, composer (b. 1809)
  • February 16 – Václav Jindřich Veit, lawyer and composer (b. 1806)
  • March 30 – Louis Schindelmeisser, clarinettist, conductor and composer (b. 1811)
  • May 2 – Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer (b. 1791)
  • October 1 – Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann, musical instrument maker (b. 1805)
  • October 7 – Apollon Grigoryev, poet and songwriter (b. 1822) (alcoholism)
  • December 20 – Josef Proksch, pianist and composer (b. 1794)
  • References

    1864 in music Wikipedia


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