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1869 in music

This article is about music-related events in 1869.

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Events

  • February 28 - The premiere of Brahms' Rinaldo took place in Vienna at a concert of the Akademischer Gesangverein. The composer conducted, with the tenor Gustav Walter, a student chorus numbering 300, and the Court Opera orchestra.
  • April 3 – Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto is premiered at Copenhagen's Casino.
  • May 25 – The Vienna State Opera is inaugurated with a performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni.
  • September 22 – Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold debuts at the Königlich Hof- und Nationaltheater in Munich.
  • Approximate date – Start of "golden age" of flamenco.
  • Tchaikovsky completes the initial version of Romeo and Juliet. It will be revised the next year and in 1880.
  • Published popular music

  • "The Little Brown Jug" by J. Eastburn Winner
  • "Now the Day is Over" by w. Sabine Baring-Gould m. Joseph Barnby
  • "Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me" attributed to T. Brigham Bishop (possibly w. Billy Reeves m. Frank Campbell)
  • "Sweet Genevieve" w. George Cooper m. Henry Tucker
  • Classical music

  • Johannes Brahms
  • Ein deutsches Requiem
  • Hungarian Dances
  • George Stephanescu – Symphony in A
  • Mili Balakirev - Islamey an 'Oriental Fantasy' for piano.
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Six romances, Op. 6 including None but the lonely heart
  • Opera

  • Frederic Clay – Ages Ago
  • Karel Miry – Een engel op wacht (opera in 1 act, libretto by P. Geiregat, premiered on December 8 in Brussels)
  • Richard Wagner – Das Rheingold
  • Births

  • February 1 – Kerry Mills, US violinist and songwriter (d. 1948)
  • February 3 – Giulio Gatti-Casazza, opera manager (d. 1940)
  • March 3 – Henry Wood, conducting (d. 1944)
  • May 5 – Hans Pfitzner, composer (d. 1949)
  • June 6 – Siegfried Wagner, composer (d. 1930)
  • July 9 – Arnold Volpe, composer (d. 1940)
  • July 13 – Florence Perry, opera singer (d. 1949)
  • August 14 – Armas Järnefelt, Finnish composer and conductor (d. 1958)
  • September 2 – Carlos Hartling, composer of the national anthem of Honduras (d. 1920)
  • September 6 – Walford Davies, British composer and organist, Master of the King's Musick (d. 1941)
  • September 21 – Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński, Polish composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher (d. 1928)
  • September 30 – Ernst Albert Couturier, American cornet virtuoso, composer, inventor and instrument manufacturer (d. 1950)
  • October 8 (September 26 O.S.) – Komitas, born Soghomon Soghomonian, Turkish Armenian priest and ethnomusicologist (d. 1935)
  • date unknown
  • Kate Carney, born Catherine Pattinson, English music hall singer (d. 1950)
  • Maximilian Maksakov, born Max Schwartz, Austro-Russian operatic baritone (d. 1936)
  • Deaths

  • January 10 – Joan Aulí, organist and composer (b. 1796)
  • January 17 – Alexander Dargomyzhsky, Russian composer (b. 1813)
  • March 8 – Hector Berlioz, composer (b. 1803)
  • March 23 – Charles Lucas, cellist (b. 1808)
  • April 1 – Alexander Dreyschock, pianist and composer (b. 1818)
  • April 12 – Antonie Brentano, friend of Beethoven (b. 1780)
  • April 15 – August Wilhelm Bach, German composer and organist (b. 1796)
  • April 20 – Carl Loewe, composer, baritone, conductor (b. 1796)
  • May 10 – Bernhard Molique, German violinist and composer (b. 1802)
  • June 4 – Joseph Ascher, pianist and composer (b. 1829)
  • June 15 – Albert Grisar, composer (b. 1808)
  • August 13 – Giuseppe Persiani, opera composer (b. 1799)
  • August 24 – Macedonio Alcalá, pianist, violinist and songwriter (b. 1831)
  • November 29 – Giulia Grisi, opera singer (b. 1811)
  • December 18 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk, composer and pianist (b. 1829) (overdose of quinine)
  • December 23 – Julian Fontana, pianist (b. 1810)
  • References

    1869 in music Wikipedia


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