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A List of Composers Alive in 1810

by Stefan Zucker

Here is a list of composers alive in 1810, the year of La cambiale di matrimonio, the first-performed Rossini opera. I have included their ages, where I have been able to ascertain them:

Adam, 7, Auber, 28, Balducci, Balfe, 2, Beethoven, 40, Bellini, 9, Benedict, 6, Berlioz, 7, Berton, 13, Bishop, 24, Boieldieu, 35, Carafa, 23, Carlini, Cherubini, 50, Chopin, born, Clementi, 58, Coccia, 28, Conti, 14, Cardella, 24, Costa, 2, Diabelli, 29, Donizetti, 13, Dussek, 50, Farinelli, 41, Federici, 46, Field, 28, Valentino Fioravanti, 46, Vincenzo Fioravanti, 11, Florimo, 10, Frasi, Furlanetto, 72, Furno, 62, Gabussi, 10, Gagliardi, Gallenberg, 27, García, 35, Generali, 37, Glinka, 6, Gnecco, Gossec, 76, Grétry, 69, Guglielmi, 47, Gurowetz, 47, Halévy, 11, Hérold, 19, Herz, 7, Hummel, 32, Isouard, 35, Lanza, Lavigna, 34, Leseur, 50, Loewe, 14, L’vov, 12, Manfrocci, 19, Marschner, 15, Martini, 68, Mattei, 60, Mayr, 47, Majocchi, Marliani, Méhul, 47, Mendelssohn, 1, Mercadante, 15, Meyerbeer, 19, Militotti, Monsigny, 81, Morlacchi, 26, Mosca, 38, Moscheles, 16, Nicolai, born, Nicolini, 48, Niedermeyer, 8, Orgitano, 30, Orlandi, 33, Pacini, 14, Paër, 39, Paganini, 28, Paisiello, 70, Pavesi, 31, Persiani, 5, Portogallo, 48, Prota, c. 24, Pucitta, 32, Raimondi, 24, Rieschi, 30, Federico Ricci, 1, Luigi Ricci, 5, Righini, Rode, 36, Rolla, 53, Romagnesi, 29, Rossini, 18, Salieri, 60, Sampieri, Schubert, 13, Schumann, born, Spohr, 16, Spontini, 36, Staffa, Johann Strauss I, 6, Steibelt, 45, Tarchi, 50, Trento, 49, Tritto, 77, Vaccai, 20, Viganò, 41, Viotti, 57, Weber, 24, Wiegl, 44, Winter, 56, Zeiter, 52, Zingarelli, 58, Zumsteeg, 50.

The bel canto revival barely has scratched the surface.