1820 in music

1820 in music

Events

*Pietro Raimondi returns to Naples and begins his career as an opera composer.

Classical music

*Franz Schubert - "Lazarus" (oratorio)

Opera

*Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga - "Los Esclavos Felices"

Published popular music

*"Hail to the Chief" - words, Sir Walter Scott; music James Sanderson
*"D'ye Ken John Peel" - words, John Woodcock Graves. music traditional.

Births

*January 9 - Pavel Křížkovský, conductor and composer (d. 1885)
*February 10 - Cornelius Gurlitt, composer (d. 1901)
*February 17 - Henri Vieuxtemps, violinist and composer (d. 1881)
*May 21 - Michel Lentz, lyricist of the Luxembourg national anthem (d. 1893)
*August 13 - George Grove, music writer (d. 1900)
*August 30 - George Frederick Root, songwriter (d. 1895)
*September 5 - Louis Köhler, pianist, composer and conductor (d. 1886)
*October 6 - Jenny Lind, Swedish singer (d. 1887)
*"date unknown" - Maria Severa Onofriana, fado singer (d. 1846)

Deaths

*March 26 - Jean-Étienne Despréaux, French dancer, choreographer and composer (b. 1748)
*August 6 - Antonín Vranický, Bohemian violinist and composer (b. 1761)
*"date unknown" - Marie Bigot, piano teacher (b. 1786)
*"probable" - Mikhail Matinsky, scientist, writer and composer (b. 1750)


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