Music Between 1790 - 1840

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    Music Between 1790 - 1840

  • The Magic Flute Was Premiered

    The Magic Flute Was Premiered
    The Magic Flute was an opera composed by Mozart when he was 35. The opera first premiered in Vienna, and it was successful - performing 24 shows in a single month (the month and day are unknown).
  • Niccolò Paganini - Violin Virtuoso at age 11

    Niccolò Paganini - Violin Virtuoso at age 11
    Niccolò Paganini became a violin virtuoso when he was 11 because his father made him practice the violin everyday since he was 7 (The month and the day are unknown)He was even locked up in his room for 15 hours a day just to practice his instrument. He could already perform solos at 11 years of age, so he beacme known as the Violin Virtuosoo.
  • Music Box was invented

    Music Box was invented
    A Swiss watchmaker invented the Music Box in 1796 (the month and the day are unknown).The sound produced sounded like a group of harpists or a hand bell choir.
  • Violin Sonata No. 9 (aka Kreutzer Sonata)

    Violin Sonata No. 9 (aka Kreutzer Sonata)
    Beetoven finished composing the Violin Sonata No. 9 in 1803 (the month and day are unknown). It was nicknamed the Kreutzer Sonata because Beetoven dedicated the Sonata to famous volinist, Rodolphe Kreutzer.
  • Haydn Dies

    Haydn Dies
    Joseph Haydn died on May 31st, 1809. He died at his home in Gumpendorf, Vienna, Austria, when he was 77 years old. Joseph Haydn was an Austrian composer, and he is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms.
  • Richard Wagner is Born

    Richard Wagner is Born
    Richard Wagner, a German operatic composer, was born on May 22nd, 1813 in Liepzig, Germany. Wagner was the most important inspirational figure in 19th century music and cultural history for both his criticism and polemical writing.
  • Francis Scott Key writes Star Spangled Banner

    Francis Scott Key writes Star Spangled Banner
    On Sept. 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key visited the British fleet in Chesapeake Bay to secure the release of Dr. William Beanes, who had been captured after the burning of Washington, DC. The release was secured, but Key was detained on ship overnight during the shelling of Fort McHenry. In the morning, he was so delighted to see the American flag still flying over the fort that he began writing a poem. The tune behind it was “To Anacreon in Heaven.”.
  • Silent Night was Written

    Silent Night was Written
    Silent Night, now a popular Christmas tune, was written by Joseph Mohr in 1818.He was walking to his grandfather's house when he came up with the words, "Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!" (Silent Night! Holy NIght! in German).On Dec. 24, Mohr went to Franz Gruber's house, a musician-schoolteacher.. He showed his friend the poem and asked him to add a melody and guitar accompaniment so that it could be sung at Midnight Mass. He wanted it to be a new carol for Christmas.
  • Royal Academy of Music Founded

    Royal Academy of Music Founded
    The Royal Adademy of Music in London was founded in 1822 (the month and day are unknown). The Academy was founded by Lord Burghersh with the help of French harpist and composer Nicolas Bochsa.
  • Symphony No. 9 is first performed in England

    Symphony No. 9 is first performed in England
    Symphony No. 9 was composed by Beethoven, when he turned completely deaf. The Symphony went to the public on May 7, 1824 in the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna. It was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony (making it a choral symphony). The words are sung during the last movement by four vocal soloists and a chorus.
  • Beethoven Dies

    Beethoven Dies
    Ludwig van Beetovhen died on March 26, 1827 in Vienna, Austria. He was a German composer and pianst. His greatest works were his symphonies, all of his concertos and his piano sonatas. Some of his composed music was written when he was deaf. Beetovhen died of lead poisoning.
  • Federic Chopin Makes his Debut

    Federic Chopin Makes his Debut
    Chopin made a debut in Vienna in August 1829 with his Krakowiak for piano and orchestra (day unknown). A Krakowaik is a lively Polish folk dance.
  • Fanny Elssler Makes her Debut at the Paris Opera

    Fanny Elssler Makes her Debut at the Paris Opera
    Fanny Elssler was an Austrian Dancer and Ballerina. She made her debut performing in Coralli's La Tempete in 1834 (month and day are unknown).
  • A Life for the Tsar - First Russian Opera

    A Life for the Tsar - First Russian Opera
    The opera was given its premiere performance on November 29th, 1836 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Saint Petersburg. It was written by Mikhail Glinka, and it was the first Russian Opera. A tsar is an emperor or king.
  • Harmonium was Invented

    Harmonium was Invented
    A harmonium is an organ-type keyboard instrument with a sound similar to an accordion. The instrument was invented by Alexandre Debain in Paris in 1840, but was patented in 1842 (month and day are unknown).