On This Day

Musicians Born in 1788

  • Jan 5 Kaspar Ett, German organist & composer, born in Eresing, Germany (d. 1847)
  • Jan 8 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Royal Swedish Academy of Music), born on Föllingsö, Östergötland (d. 1870)
  • Jan 13 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer
  • Feb 10 Johann Peter Pixis, composer
  • Feb 25 Mateo Ferrer, Spanish composer and organist, born in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1864)
  • Apr 12 Johan Erik Nordblom, Swedish composer, born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1848)
  • Aug 20 José Bernardo Alcedo, Peruvian composer, born in Lima, Peru (d. 1878)
  • Aug 26 Aloys Schmitt, German pianist, composer and music theorist (Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16), born in Erlenbach am Main, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1866)
  • Oct 11 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, born in Frymburk, Bohemia (d. 1867)
  • Oct 20 Philip Knapton, composer
  • Nov 11 Mikhail Vielgorsky, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1856)
  • Dec 18 Camille Pleyel, Austrian piano builder/composer