1822 in music
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This article is about music-related events in 1822.
- March 16 – Marriage of Gioacchino Rossini and Spanish soprano Isabella Colbran.
- Official date of the invention of the accordion by Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann. (This has been thrown into doubt by the discovery of an accordion apparently manufactured in 1816.)
- The Royal Academy of Music was founded.
- Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda became musical director to Prince Karl Egon II of Furstenburg.
- Harpist Franz Stockhausen marries soprano Margarethe Schmuck.
- Franz Liszt arrives in Vienna and commences piano lessons with Carl Czerny and theory lessons with Antonio Salieri. The latter writes a letter to Prince Esterhazy to advocate for Liszt's continued study in Vienna. On December 1, Liszt gives his first public performance in Vienna, sharing the billing with Caroline Unger. He plays Hummel's Piano Concerto No. 2.
- "Araby's Daughter" (song) w. Thomas Moore m. George Kiallmark. The words are derived from Moore's "Farewell to Araby's Daughter" published in 1817.
- Johann Nepomuk Hummel – Birthday Cantata for Goethe
- Franz Liszt – Variation on a Waltz by Diabelli
- Ferdo Livadić – Nocturne in F-sharp minor
- Felix Mendelssohn – Piano Quartet No. 1
- Brizio Petrucci – Requiem Mass
- Franz Schubert
- Jan Václav Voříšek – Impromptu
- Gaetano Donizetti – Zoraida di Granata
- Giacomo Meyerbeer – L'esule di Granata
- Franz Schubert – Alfonso und Estrella
- February 14 – Betty Boije, Finnish-Swedish contralto and composer (d. 1854)
- February 26 – Franz Strauss, horn player and composer, father of Richard Strauss (d. 1905)
- February 28 – Nicolas Maline, luthier (d. 1877)
- March 7 – Victor Massé, composer (d. 1884)
- April 3 – Elma Ström, Swedish opera singer (d. 1889)
- April 8 – Giuseppe Apolloni, opera composer (d. 1889)
- April 25 – James Pierpont, songwriter (d. 1893)
- May 27 – Joachim Raff, pianist, composer and music teacher (d. 1882)
- July 22 – Luigi Arditi, violinist, conductor and composer (d. 1903)
- August 15 – Wilhelm Rust, musicologist and composer (d. 1892)
- October 13 – Carl Martin Reinthaler, organist, conductor and composer (d. 1896)
- October 14 – Julie Berwald, singer.
- October 15 – Kornél Ábrányi, pianist and composer (d. 1903)
- December 3 – Korla Awgust Kocor, conductor and composer (d. 1904)
- December 10 – César Franck, organist and composer (d. 1890)
- December 16 – Charles Edward Horsley (d.1876)
- December 22 – Charles Lebouc, cellist (d. 1893)
- date unknown – Giulio Regondi, guitarist and composer (d. 1872)
- January – Americo Sbigoli, operatic tenor (burst blood vessel)
- February 2 – Jean-Baptiste Davaux, French violinist and composer
- March 2 – Hermann Uber, composer (b. 1781)
- March 22 – Johann Wilhelm Hässler, organist, pianist and composer (b. 1747)
- April 3 – Jean Baptiste Édouard Du Puy, violinist, singer and composer (b. 1770)
- June 25 – E. T. A. Hoffmann, composer and author, inspiration for Tales of Hoffmann (b. 1776)
- September 8 – Joseph Karl Ambrosch, operatic tenor and composer (b. 1754)
- October 16 – Eva Marie Veigel, dancer (b. 1724)
- November 18 – Anton Teyber, pianist and composer (b. 1756)
- date unknown