1827 in music
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This article is about music-related events in 1827.
- March 29 – The funeral of Ludwig van Beethoven is attended by huge crowds.
- April 5 – Pope Leo XII honours Nicolo Paganini with the Order of the Golden Spur.
- April 13 – 18-year-old soprano Eugenia Savorani marries Giovanni Tadolini, her 42-year-old singing teacher.
- date unknown
- Franz Liszt moves to Paris after the death of his father. He will live there for the next five years.
- François Dauverné becomes one of the first musicians to use the new F three-valved trumpet in public performance.
- Rossini's mother dies, prompting his return home to Bologna.
- The term "Gesamtkunstwerk" is first used in print, in an essay by Eusebius Trahndorff; it is later adopted by Richard Wagner.
- Soprano Laure-Cinthie Montalant marries the tenor Vincent-Charles Damoreau.
- The Zagreb Music Association is founded; one of its earliest members is Ivan Padovec.
- "I'd Be a Butterfly" w.m. Thomas Haynes Bayly
- Dionisio Aguado – 4 Rondos brillants, Op. 2
- Hector Berlioz – La mort d’Orphée (cantata)
- Frederic Chopin – Variations on "Là ci darem la mano" Op. 2
- Carl Czerny
- 3 Sonatines faciles et brillantes, Op. 104
- Piano Sonata Nos.6–9, Opp. 124, 143–145
- 100 Progressive Studies, Op. 139
- Concerto for Piano Four-Hands and Orchestra, Op. 153
- Mauro Giuliani – 6 Airs Irlandois nationales variées (for guitar), Op. 125
- Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda – Symphony No.1, Op. 7
- Friedrich Kuhlau
- Flute Sonata, Op. 85
- 4 Sonatinas, Op. 88
- Kaspar Kummer – Trio for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon, Op. 32
- Felix Mendelssohn – String Quartet No.2, Op.13
- Pierre Rode – Violin Concerto No.11 in D major, Op. 23
- Franz Schubert
- Ignaz Seyfried – Libera me Domine, continuation of Mozart's Requiem
- Louis Spohr – Violin Concerto No.11, Op. 70
- Vincenzo Bellini – Il Pirata
- Michele Carafa – Les Deux Figaro
- Giovanni Pacini – Margherita regina d'Inghilterra
- January 16 or (17) – Antonio Giuglini, operatic tenor (d. 1865)
- March 5 – Hans Balatka, composer (d. 1899)
- April 25 – Jean Antoine Zinnen, composer (d. 1898)
- August 20 (or 22) – Josef Strauss, composer (d. 1870)
- September 5 – Goffredo Mameli, lyricist of the Italian national anthem (d. 1849)
- November 12 – Gustav Merkel, organist and composer (d. 1885)
- November 26 – Hugo Ulrich, composer, teacher and arranger (d. 1872)
- December 31 – Marie Caroline Miolan-Carvalho, French operatic soprano (d. 1895)
- date unknown
- January 18 – John Hoyland, organist and composer (b. 1783)
- January 30 – Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer (b. 1773)
- February 2 – Johann Nepomuk Kalcher, opera composer (b. 1764)
- February 11 – José Lidon, composer and musician (born 1748)
- February 26 – David Moritz Michael, composer (b. 1751)
- March 9 – Franz Xaver Gerl, operatic bass and composer (b. 1764)
- March 26 – Ludwig van Beethoven, composer (b. 1770)
- April 3 – Ernst Chladni, physicist and musician, "Father of acoustics" (b. 1756)
- July 17 – Charles Borremans, violinist and conductor (b. 1769)
- August 2 – James Hewitt, composer, conductor and music publisher (b. 1770)
- August 3 – Lorenz Leopold Haschka, lyricist of the Austrian national anthem (b. 1749)
- August 9 – Marc-Antoine Madeleine Désaugiers, composer, dramatist and songwriter (b. 1772)
- August 28 – Adam Liszt, Hungarian musician, father of Franz Liszt (b. 1776)
- November 6 – Bartolomeo Campagnoli, violinist (b. 1751)
- November 11 – Franz von Walsegg, count who commissioned Mozart's Requiem (b. 1763)
- November 20 – Alexey Nikolayevich Titov, violinist and composer (b. 1769)
- date unknown
- Owain Tudor Edwards; Open University. Age of Revolutions Course Team (1 January 1972). Beethoven. Open University Press. p. 43.
- Francois-Joseph Fetis; Stewart Pollens (17 April 2013). Nicolo Paganini: With an Analysis of His Compositions and a Sketch of the History of the Violin. Courier Corporation. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-486-49798-3.
- Oscar Thompson; Nicolas Slonimsky (1958). The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians. Dodd, Mead. p. 1022.
- Journal of the American Musical Instrument Society. American Musical Instrument Society. 1997. p. 122.
- Paul Knowlton Whitaker (1974). Studies in nineteenth century and early twentieth century German literature: essays in honor of Paul K. Whitaker. APRA Press. p. 127.
- Kimberly White (24 May 2018). Female Singers on the French Stage, 1830–1848. Cambridge University Press. p. 144. ISBN 978-1-108-64319-1.
- Ivan Padovec (February 2009). Second Concertino. DGA Editions. p. 3. ISBN 978-0-9776926-7-5.
- Bibliographie von Deutschland, oder wöchentliches vollständiges Verzeichniß aller in Deutschland herauskommenden neuen Bücher, Musikalien und Kunstsachen (etc.). Industrie-Comptoir. 1827. p. 263.
- Arndt Mehring (1 January 2000). Friedrich Kuhlau in the Mirror of His Flute Works. Harmonie Park Press. p. 90. ISBN 978-0-89990-091-9.
- Gramophone (2002). Gramophone Classical Good Guide 2003. Gramophone. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-86024-902-3.
- Joseph Wechsberg (1973). The waltz emperors: the life and times and music of the Strauss family. Weidenfeld and Nicolson. p. 116.
- Albert Ernest Wier (1938). The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians: In One Volume. Macmillan. p. 296.
- Laura Williams Macy (2008). The Grove Book of Opera Singers. Oxford University Press. p. 187. ISBN 978-0-19-533765-5.
- William Thomas Parke (1830). Musical memoirs : comprising an account of the general state of music in England from the first commemoration of Handel in 1784 to the year 1830... Colburn & Bentley. p. 253.