1829 in music
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This article is about music-related events in 1829.
- March 11 – German composer Felix Mendelssohn (age 20) conducts the first performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion since the latter's death in 1750, at the Sing-Akademie zu Berlin; the success of this performance sparks a revival of interest in Bach.
- April–September – Mendelssohn pays his first visit to Britain. This includes the first London performance of his concert overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream and his trip to Fingal's Cave.
- July – George Washington Dixon popularizes "Coal Black Rose" singing in blackface in New York City.
- December 29 – Soprano Eugenia Tadolini makes a house debut at the Teatro Regio di Parma.
- Frédéric Chopin concludes his studies at the music academy in Warsaw which will later be named after him. He also hears Paganini perform and begins writing his Etudes.
- Hector Berlioz – La Mort de Cleopatre
- Norbert Burgmüller – Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor
- Frederic Chopin
- Fanny Hensel – Capriccio for Cello and Piano in A-flat major
- Gioachino Rossini – William Tell Overture
- Michael William Balfe – I rivali di se stessi
- Gioacchino Rossini – Guillaume Tell (William Tell) first performed in Paris. Libretto by Étienne de Jouy, Florent Bis and Armand Marrast.
- January 24 – William Mason, pianist and composer (d. 1908)
- March 6 – Heinrich Lichner, composer (d. 1898)
- May 8 – Louis Moreau Gottschalk, pianist and composer (d. 1869)
- May 9 – Ciro Pinsuti, pianist and composer (d. 1888)
- June 9 – Gaetano Braga, cellist and composer (d. 1907)
- June 11 – Horace Poussard, violinist and composer (d. 1898)
- August 7 – Timoteo Pasini, composer, conductor, and pianist (d. 1888)
- August 21 – Otto Goldschmidt, pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1907)
- August 25 – Carlo Acton, pianist and composer (d. 1909)
- August 28 – Albert Dietrich, composer (d. 1908)
- November 28 – Anton Rubinstein, pianist, conductor and composer (d. 1894)
- January 25 – William Shield, violinist and composer (b. 1748)
- February 16 – François Joseph Gossec, composer (b. 1734)
- February 18 – Jan Křtitel Kuchař, organist, composer and teacher (b. 1751)
- May 8 – Mauro Giuliani, guitarist and composer (b. 1781)
- October 29 – Maria Anna Mozart, elder sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (b. 1751)
- December 14 – Luigi Marchesi, castrato singer (b. 1754)