1845 in music

Events

*March 13 - Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto premiered in Leipzig
*April 21 - Albert Lortzing's opera "Undine" debuts in Magdeburg.
* June 4 - William Fry's opera "Leonora" debuts in Philadelphia.
* October 19 - Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser" debuts at the Dresden Hoftheater.

Classical music

* Robert Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor

Opera

*W. H. Fry - "Leonora"
*Albert Lortzing - "Undine"
*Temistocle Solera - "La Hermana de Palayo"
*Richard Wagner - "Tannhäuser"

Births

*March 14 - August Bungert, opera composer
*May 12 - Gabriel Fauré, composer
*August 25 - King Ludwig II of Bavaria, the great patron of Richard Wagner.
*"date unknown" - Alphonse Hasselmans, harpist and composer

Deaths

*September 23 - Matija Ahacel, collector of folk songs (b. 1779)
*October 7 - Isabella Colbran, soprano and first wife to Gioacchino Rossini (b. 1785)
*October 16 - Martha Llwyd, hymn-writer (b. 1766)
*November 2 - Chrétien Urhan, violinist and organist (b. 1790)
*December 2 - Johann Simon Mayr, composer (b. 1763)
*"date unknown" - Alexander Juhan, violinist, conductor and composer (b. 1765)


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