Today in Music Theorist History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1591-06-16 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (d. 1655)
  • 1708-05-03 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1776)
  • 1721-04-24 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, baptised in Saalfeld, Germany (d. 1783
  • 1795-05-15 Adolf B Marx, German music theorist
  • 1799-04-13 Heinrich F L Rellstab, German music theorist

Deaths in Music

  • 1050-05-17 Guido van Arezzo, Italian music theorist, dies
  • 1563-03-28 Heinrich Glarean, Swiss music theorist (b. 1488)
  • 1655-10-16 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)
  • 1741-02-13 Johann Joseph Fux, Austrian composer/music theorist, dies at about 80
  • 1776-04-22 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist and composer, dies at 67
  • 1783-07-27 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62
  • 1860-11-28 Heinrich FL Rellstab, German music theorist, dies
  • 1901-11-25 Josef Gabriel Rheinberger, German composer/music theorist, dies at 62
  • 2008-01-18 Frank Lewin, American composer and music theorist (b. 1925)