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28 October, 2012
(1809 - 1847)
||Born 3 February in Hamburg, Germany|
||Public debut as pianist|
||Completes his first opera|
||Attends Berlin University|
||Conducts Bach's St. Matthew Passion in Berlin. First concert tour of Britain, including visit to Scotland|
||Conductor of Rhine Music Festival in Düsseldorf|
||Conductor of Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra|
||Marries Cécile Jeanrenaud|
||Receives honorary doctorate from Leipzig University|
||Last visit to England, conducting for Queen Victoria. Death of sister Fanny comes as major blow. He dies in Leipzig, 4 November|