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1825
STRAUSS, J. (Jr) was born
BEETHOVEN (55)
Great Fugue in B flat, for strings
String Quartet No 13, Scherzoso (1825-6)
Rondo a capriccio, for piano (1825 6)
BOIELDIEU (50)
La dame blanche, opera
PAGANINI (43)
Sonata, Militaire
HEROLD (34)
Le Lapin Blanc, opera
ROSSINI (33)
Il viaggio a Reims, opera
BERWALD (29)
Serenade for tenor and six instruments
SCHUBERT (28)
Piano Sonatas Nos 15-17
BELLINI (24)
Adelson e Salvina, opera
Bianca e Fernando, opera
MENDELSSOHN (16)
Wedding of the Camacho, comic opera
Trumpet Overture, for orchestra
String Octet
Capriccio for piano
CHOPIN (15)
Polonaise No 8
1826
WEBER and ARRIAGA died
BEETHOVEN (56)
String Quartets Nos 14-16
Andante maestoso in C major, for piano
SOR (48)
Hercule et Omphale, ballet
PAGANINI (44)
Concertos Nos 2 and 3
WEBER (39)
fp Oberon, opera
HÉROLD (35)
Marie, opera
ROSSINI (34)
Le Siège de Corinthe, opera
SCHUBERT (29)
String Quartet No 15
Piano Trio
Rondo Brillant, for violin and piano
Piano Sonata No 18
GLINKA (22)
Memorial Cantata
Pathétique, trio for piano, clarinet and bassoon, or piano, violin and cello
MENDELSSOHN (17)
A Midsummer Night's Dream, overture
String Quintet
Piano Sonata No 1
Six songs (1826-7)
CHOPIN (16)
Polonaise No 11
Three Ecossaises
Introduction and Variations on Der Schweizerbub
1827
BEETHOVEN died
SOR (49)
Le Sicilien, ballet
HEROLD (36)
Astophe et joconde, ballet
La Somnambule, ballet
ROSSINI (35)
Moise, opera (French version of Mose)
BERWALD (31)
Gustav Wasa, opera
Konzertstücke, for bassoon and orchestra
SCHUBERT (30)
Piano Trio
Phantasie, for violin and piano
Die Winterreise, song cycle
HALEVY (28)
L'artisan, opera
BELLINI (26)
Il Pirata, opera
BERLIOZ (24)
Les francs Juges, overture
Waverley, overture
La Mort d'Orphée, cantata
MENDELSSOHN (18)
String Quartet No 2
Fugue for string quartet
Piano Sonata No 3
p Seven Pieces for piano
CHOPIN (17)
Nocturne No 19
1828
SCHUBERT died
SOR (50)
Hassan et le Calife, ballet (lost)
AUBER (46)
La muette de Portici, opera
PAGANINI (46)
Pur Amabile, canzonetta for voice and piano
La Tempesta, for chorus and orchestra
Maestoso sonata sentimentale
Sonata and Variations on 'Pria ch'io l'impegno'
Le Couvent du St Bernard, for male voices and orchestra
HEROLD (37)
Lydie, ballet
La Fille malgardee, ballet
ROSSINI (36)
fp Comte Ory, comedy-opera
SCHUBERT (31)
Symphony No 9 in C major, The Great Symphony
No 10 (unfinished, discovered in 1980s)
String Quintet in C major
Piano Sonatas Nos 19-21
Schwanengesang, song cycle
HALEVY (29)
Le roi et le batelier, opera
Clari, opera
BERLIOZ (25)
Herminie, cantata
CHOPIN (18)
Krakowiak, concerto rondo for orchestra
Fantasia on Polish Airs, for piano and orchestra
Rondo for two pianos
Piano Sonata No 1
Polonaises Nos 9 and 10
1829
GOTTSCHALK and RUBINSTEIN were born;
GIULIANI and GOSSEC died
SPONTINI (55)
Agnes von Hohenstaufen, opera
PAGANINI (47)
Variations on 'God Save the King'
Variations on 'O mamma, mamma cara'
Sonata,
Varsawia Sonata,
Appassionata
HEROLD (38)
La Belle au bois dormant, ballet
L'Illusion, opera
Emmeline, opera
ROSSINI (37)
William Tell, opera
HALEVY (30)
Le dilettante d'Avignon, opera
BELLINI (28)
La Straniera, opera
Zaira, opera
BERLIOZ (26)
Cleopatre, cantata
Huit scenes de Faust,
cantata Irlande,
five songs with piano (1829-30)
BALFE (21)
I rivali di se stesso, opera
CHOPIN (19)
Piano Concerto No 2
Introduction and Polonaise for cello and piano
Twelve Grand Studies for piano (1829-32): No 5 'Black Keys', No 12 'Revolutionary'
Polonaise No 12
Waltzes Nos 10 and 13
Variations on a Theme by Paganini
SCHUMANN (19)
Papillons, twelve pieces for piano (1829 31)
MENDELSSOHN (20)
Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde, operetta
String Quartet No 1
Variations concertantes, for cello and piano
Three Fantasies for piano
Twelve Songs
1830
GOLDMARK was born
AUBER (48)
Fra Diavolo, opera
PAGANINI (48)
Quel jours heureux, for solo, chorus and piano
Violin Concertos Nos 4 and 5
Moto Perpetuo, for violin and orchestra
HEROLD (39)
L'Auberge d'Aurey, opera
DONIZETTI (33)
Anna Bolena, opera
HALEVY (31)
Manon Lescaut, ballet
BELLINI (29)
I Capuletti ed I Montecchi, opera
BERLIOZ (27)
Symphonie fantastique (revised 1831)
Sardanapale, cantata
GLINKA (26)
String Quartet
BALFE (22)
Un avvertimento al gelosi, opera
MENDELSSOHN (21)
Hebrides, concert overture
Symphony No 5, Reformation
Eighteen Songs
CHOPIN (20)
Piano Concerto No 1
Nine Mazurkas for piano (1830-1)
Nocturnes Nos 16 for piano (1830 1)
SCHUMANN (20)
Theme and Variations on the name 'Abegg', for piano
LISZT (19-38)
Piano Concerto No 1 (1830 49)
WAGNER (17)
Overture
1831
PAGANINI (49)
Sonata amoroso galante
Potpourri St Patrick's Day, variations on an Irish song
Sonatina e Polacchetta
Concertino for bassoon, horn and orchestra
MEYERBEER (40)
Robert le diable, opera
HEROLD (40)
Zampa, opera
HALVEVY (32)
La Langue musicale, opera
BELLINI (30)
La Sonnambula, opera
Norma, opera
BERLIOZ (28)
Le Corsaire, overture (revised 1855)
King Lear, overture
MENDELSSOHN (22)
Piano Concerto No 1
Die erste Walpurgisnacht, for solo voices, chorus and orchestra
CHOPIN (21)
Waltzes Nos 1 and 3
Andante Spianato, and Grand Polonaise Brillant (1831-4)
NICOLAI (21)
Symphony
LISZT (20)
Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, for piano and orchestra
WAGNER (18)
Piano Sonata
1832
CLEMENTI died
FIELD (50)
fp Piano Concerto No 1
HEROLD (41)
La Médicine sans Medicin, opera
Le Pre aux Clercs, opera
ROSSINI (40)
Stabat Mater (1832-41)
DONIZETTI (35)
L'Elisir d' Amore, opera
HALEVY (33)
La tentation, ballet-opera
ADAM (29)
Faust, ballet
BERLIOZ (29)
Le Cinq Mal, cantata (1832)
MENDELSSOHN (23)
Meerstille (Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage) concert overture
Capriccio Brillant, for piano and orchestra
Six Preludes and Fugues for piano (1832-7)
CHOPIN (22)
Allegro de Concert
Scherzo No 1
NICOLAI (22)
Mass
SCHUMANN (22)
Six Concert Studies on Caprices by Paganini, Set 1
THOMAS (21)
Hermann et Ketty, cantata
ALKAN (19)
Hermann et Ketty, vocal work
Chamber Concerto N o l
WAGNER (19)
Symphony in C major
Die Hochzeit, opera (unfinished)
1833
BORODIN and BRAHMS were born;
HEROLD died
CHERUBINI (73)
Ali Baba, opera
HEROLD (41) Ludovic, opera (completed by Halevy)
DONIZETTI (36)
Lucrezia Borgia, opera
BELLINI (32)
Beatrice di Tenda, opera
HALEVY (34)
Ludovic, opera (completion of Herold's work)
Les souvenirs de Lafleur, opera
GLINKA (29)
Sextet for piano and strings (1833-4)
BALFE (25)
Enrico IV al passo della Marna, opera
MENDELSSOHN (24)
Symphony No 4, Italian
Die schone Melusine, overture
Fantasy in F sharp minor for piano
Three Capriccios for piano (1833-4)
CHOPIN (23)
Bolero in C major
Introduction and Variations on a Theme by Herold
SCHUMANN (23)
Six Concert Studies on Caprices by Paganini, Set II
WAGNER (20)
Die Feen, opera
1834
PONCHIELLI was born, BOIELDIEU died
PAGANINI (52)
Sonata for viola and orchestra
DONIZETTI (37)
Rosmonda d'Inghiiterra, opera
ADAM (31)
Le Chalet, opera
BERLIOZ (31)
Harold in Italy, symphony with solo viola
Les nuits d'ete, song cycle for soprano and orchestra
Sara la baigneuse, for choirs and orchestra
MENDELSSOHN (25)
Rondo Brillant, for piano and orchestra
Piano Sextet
p Songs without Words, Book 1, for piano
Three Studies for piano (1834-7)
Seven Songs
CHOPIN (24)
Etudes Nos 13-24 (1834-6)
Fantaisie Impromptu in C# minor
Polonaises Nos 1-2 (1834-5)
Prelude No 26
SCHUMANN (24)
Carnaval, twenty-one pieces for piano (1834 5)
WAGNER (21)
Das Liebesverbot, opera
ALKAN (21)
Chamber Concerto No 2
L'Entree en Loge, vocal
1835
CUI, SAINT-SAËNS and WIENIAWSKI were born;
BELLINI died
CHERUBINI (75)
String Quartets Nos 4-6
AUBER (53)
The Bronze Horse, opera (revised 1857)
DONIZETTI (38)
Lucia di Lammermoor, opera
HALEVY (36)
La juive, opera
L'eclair, opera
BELLINI (34)
I Puritani, opera
BALFE (27)
The Siege of Rochelle, opera
MENDELSSOHN (26)
p Songs Without Words, Book II, for piano
Four Songs
CHOPIN (25)
Ballade
Nocturnes Nos 7 and 8
Waltzes Nos 2, 9 and 11
NICOLAI (25)
Symphony Funeral March (for the death of Bellini)
LISZT (24)
Annees de pelerinage, for piano begun (completed 1883)
1836
DELIBES was born
CHERUBINI (76)
Requiem Mass
MEYERBEER (45)
Les Huguenots, opera
ADAM (33)
Le Postillon de Longjumeau, opera
GLINKA (32)
A Life for the Tsar, opera
The Moldavian Gipsy, incidental music
BALFE (28)
The Maid of Artois, opera
MENDELSSOHN (27)
St Paul, oratorio
Etude for piano
CHOPIN (26)
Ballade (1836-9)
Nocturnes Nos 9 and 10 (1836-7)
Twenty-four Preludes for piano (1836-9)
SCHUMANN (26)
Phantasie, for piano
1837
BALAKIREV and WALDTEUFEL were born;
FIELD and HUMMEL died
CHERUBINI (77)
String Quintet
AUBER (55)
Le Domino noir, opera
BERLIOZ (34)
Grande messe des morts, requiem
BALFE (29)
Catherine Grey, opera
Joan of Arc, opera
MENDELSSOHN (28)
Piano Concerto No 2
String Quartets Nos 3-5 (1837-8)
Three Organ Preludes and Fugues
Six Songs
Two Pieces for piano
CHOPIN (27)
Impromptu, Op 29
Nocturne in C minor, Op 20
Scherzo No 2
SCHUMANN (27)
Davidsbundler-Tanze, eighteen piano pieces (revised 1850)
p Etudes symphoniques, twelve symphonic studies for piano
Fantasiestucke, for piano, Books I and II
THOMAS (26)
La double echelle, opera
GOUNOD (19)
Scherzo for orchestra
1838
BIZET and BRUCH were born
PAGANINI (56)
Sonata, La Primavera
HALEVY (39)
Guido et Ginevra, opera
BERLIOZ (35)
Benvenuto Cellini, opera (1837-8)
Romeo and Juliet, dramatic symphony (1838-9)
BALFE (30)
Falstaff, opera
Diadeste, opera
MENDELSSOHN (29)
Serenade and Allegro Gioioso, for piano and orchestra
Cello Sonata
Piano Trio No 1
CHOPIN (28)
Nocturnes Nos 11 and 12 (1838 9)
Polonaises Nos 3 and 4 (1838-9)
Waltz No 4
NICOLAI (28)
Von Himmel Hoch, overture
SCHUMANN (28)
Kinderscenen, thirteen short piano pieces
Kreisleriana, for piano
Novelleten, eight piano pieces
THOMAS (27)
Le Perruquier de la Regence, opera
1839
MUSSORGSKY was born;
SOR died
HALEVY (40)
Les treize, opera
Le sherif, opera
ADAM (36)
La Jolie Fille de Gand, ballet
BERLIOZ (36)
Rêverie et Caprice, for violin and orchestra
GLINKA (35)
Valse-fantasie, for orchestra
MENDELSSOHN (30)
Ruy Blas, overture
p Songs Without Words, Book III, for piano
Seven Songs
CHOPIN (29)
Etudes Nos 2-7
Impromptu, Op 36
Scherzo No 3
Piano Sonata No 2
SCHUMANN (29)
Nachtstucke, for piano
NICOLAI (29)
Henry II, opera
LISZT (28)
Piano Concerto No 2
THOMAS (28)
Le panierfleuri, opera
La Gipsy, ballet
VERDI (26)
fp Oberto, opera
1840
TCHAIKOVSKY and STAINER were born;
PAGANINI died
DONIZETTI (43)
La Favorita, opera
La Fille du Regiment, opera
HALEVY (41)
Le drapier, opera
BERLIOZ (37)
Symphonie Funebre et triomphale, for chorus, strings and military band
GLINKA (36)
Farewell to Petersburg, song cycle
MENDELSSOHN (31)
Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), symphony-cantata (Symphony No 2)
CHOPIN (30)
Ballade, Op 47 (1840-1)
Fantasia in F minor
Waltz No 5
NICOLAI (30)
Gildippe ed Odoardo, opera
Il Templario, opera
SCHUMANN (30)
Dichterliebe, song cycle
Frauenliebe und Leben, song cycle
Liederkreis, nine songs (Heine)
LISZT (29)
Malediction, for piano and strings (c1840)
THOMAS (29)
Carlino, opera
ALKAN (27)
Pas redouble, for wind band
Grand duo concertante, for violin and piano
WAGNER (27)
Faust, overture
GADE (23) Faedrelandets Muser, ballet
Echoes from Ossian, overture
Piano Sonata
GOUNOD (22)
Marche Militaire suisse, for orchestra
FRANCK (18)
Three Piano Trios, Op 1
1841
CHABRIER and DVORAK were born
AUBER (59)
Les Diamants de la couronne, opera
HALEVY (42)
Le guitarrero, opera
La reine de Chypre, opera
ADAM (38)
Giselle, ballet
BALFE (33)
Keolanthe, opera
MENDELSSOHN (32)
Songs Without Words, Books IV and VII, for piano
Cornelius March
Six Songs
Variations in B flat major, Eb
Variations serieuses
CHOPIN (31)
Nocturnes Nos 13 and 14
Polonaise No 5
Prelude No 25
Waltz No 12
NICOLAI (31)
Il Proscritto, opera
SCHUMANN (31)
Symphony No 1, Spring
Symphony No 4 (revised 1851)
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, for orchestra (Finale revised 1845)
Piano Concerto (1841-5)
THOMAS (30)
Le Comte de Carmagnola, opera
ALKAN (28)
Piano Trio
GADE (24)
Symphony No 1
1842
BOITO, MASSENET and SULLIVAN were born;
CHERUBINI died
BERWALD (46)
Symphony No 2, Serieuse
Symphony No 3
DONIZETTI (45)
Linda de Chamounix, opera
GLINKA (38)
Russlan and Ludmilla, opera
MENDELSSOHN (33)
Symphony No 3, Scottish
Cello Sonata (1842-3)
Songs Without Words, Book VIII, for piano (1842-5)
Kinderstucke (Children's Pieces), for piano
CHOPIN (32)
Ballade, Op 52
Impromptu, Op 51
Polonaise No 6
Scherzo No 4
SCHUMANN (32)
Piano Quintet
Piano Quartet
Three String Quartets
Andante and Variations for two pianos, two cellos and horn (1842?)
Four Fantasiestucke, for piano trio
Liederkreis, twelve songs (Eichendorff)
THOMAS (31)
Le Guerillero, opera
VERDI (29)
fp Nabucco, opera
WAGNER (29)
fp Rienzi, opera
GADE (25)
Napoli, ballet
Violin Sonata No 1
FRANCK (20)
Piano Trio No 4
1843
GRIEG was born
DONIZETTI (46)
Maria de Rohan, opera
Don Pasquale, opera
Dom Sebastien, opera
HALEVY (44)
Charles VI, opera
BALFE (35)
The Bohemian Girl, opera
Geraldine, opera
MENDELSSOHN (34)
Athalie, incidental music
String Quartet
Pieces, Op 81
Songs Without Words, Books V and VI, for piano
CHOPIN (33)
Berceuse, Op 57
Nocturnes Nos 15 and 16
SCHUMANN (33)
Das Paradies und die Peri, cantata
LISZT (32)
Valse Impromptu, in Ab major
THOMAS (32)
Angelique et Medor, opera
Mina, opera
VERDI (30) fp I Lombardi, opera
WAGNER (30)
fp The Flying Dutchman, opera
FRANCK (21)
Andante quietoso for violin and piano
1844
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, SARASATE and WIDOR were born
BERWALD (48)
A Country Wedding, for organ (four hands)
HALEVY (45)
Le Lazzarone, opera
BERLIOZ (41)
Roman Carnival, overture
BALFE (36)
The Castle of Aymon, opera
The Daughter of St Mark, opera
MENDELSSOHN (35)
Violin Concerto p Six Organ Sonatas (1844-5)
CHOPIN (34)
Piano Sonata No 3
NICOLAI (34)
Ein Feste Burg, overture with chorus
ALKAN (31)
Symphony (lost)
VERDI (31)
fp Ernani, opera
fp I due Foscari, opera
GADE (27)
In the Highlands, overture
1845
FAURÉ was born
BERWALD (49)
Symphony No 5, Singuliere
Symphony No 6
Five Piano Trios
GLINKA (41)
Spanish Overture No 1, Jota Aragonesa
BALFE (37)
The Enchantress, opera
MENDELSSOHN (36)
Piano Trio No 2
String Quintet
Songs Without Words, for cello and piano
SCHUMANN (35)
Symphony No 2 (1845-6)
CHOPIN (35)
Cello Sonata, Op 65
Barcarolle, Op 60
Polonaise No 7
WALLACE (33)
fp Maritana, opera
VERDI (32)
fp Ahira, opera
fp Giovanna d'Arco, opera
WAGNER (32)
fp Tannhauser, opera
ALKAN (31)
Romance du phare d'Eddystone, vocal (lost)
1846
AUBER (74)
fp Manon Lescaut, opera
HALEVY (47)
Les mousquetaires de la reine, opera
BERLIOZ (43)
The Damnation of Faust, dramatic cantata
BALFE (38)
The Bondman, opera
MENDELSSOHN (37)
fp Elijah, oratorio
String Quartet No 6
Lauda Sion, cantata
CHOPIN (36)
Nocturnes Nos 17 and 18
Waltzes Nos 6-8, Op 64 (1846 7)
THOMAS (35)
Betty, ballet
VERDI (33)
fp Attila, opera
GADE (29)
p String Quintet
FRANCK (24) Ruth, cantata
Ce qu'on entend sur la montagne, symphonic poem (c1846)
1847
MENDELSSOHN died
HALEVY (48)
Les premier pas, opera
GLINKA (43)
Greeting to the Fatherland, for piano
BALFE (39)
The Maid of Honour, opera
MENDELSSOHN (38)
Lorely, opera (unfinished)
SCHUMANN (37)
Genoveva, opera (1847-8)
Piano Trios Nos 1 and 2
FLOTOW (35)
Martha, opera
DARGOMIZHSKY (34)
Esmeralda, opera (possibly c1839)
VERDI (34)
fp Macbeth, opera
fp I masnadieri, opera
ALKAN (33)
Etz chajjim Hi, opera
GADE (30)
Symphony No 3
LITOLFF (29)
Die Braut von Kynast, vocal score (c1847)
BORODIN (14)
Flute Concerto (with piano)
1848
PARRY and DUPARC were born;
DONIZETTI died
HALEVY (49)
Le val d'Andorra, opera
BERLIOZ (45)
La Mort d'Ophelie, two-part female chorus (also for voice and piano)
GLINKA (44)
Wedding Song (Kamarinskaya), fantasia for orchestra
RAFF (26)
Psalm CXXI, for soli and chorus Konig Alfred, opera (1848-50)
SMETANA (24)
Festive Overture (1848-9)
1849
GODARD was born;
STRAUSS, J. (Sr.), CHOPIN and NICOLAI died
MEYERBEER (58)
Le Prophete, opera
HALEVY (50)
Le fee aux roses, opera
Promethee Enchaine, incidental music
Italie, cantata
ADAM (46)
Le toreador, opera
NICOLAI (39)
fp The Merry Wives of Windsor, opera
SCHUMANN (39)
Manfred, dramatic poem
Three Fantasiestucke, for piano and clarinet with violin or cello
Adagio and Allegro, for piano and horn
LISZT (38)
Heroide funebre, for orchestra (1849-50)
THOMAS (38)
Le Caïd, opera
VERDI (36)
fp Luisa Miller, opera
GADE (32)
p String Octet
BRUCKNER (25)
Requiem in D minor

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