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Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 2 George Frideric Handel's opera "Poro" premieres in London

  • Dec 30 1st US music concert (Peter Pelham's great room in Boston)

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 7 Jean-Louis Laruette, composer
  • Apr 4 Francesc Morera i Cots, Valencian composer, born in Sant Mateu (d. 1793)
  • May 11 Johann Gottfried Seyfert, composer
  • May 29 Orazio Mei, Italian composer, born in Pisa (d. 1788)
  • Aug 4 Giuseppe Colla, composer
  • Sep 7 Damasus Brosmann, Moravian composer, born in Fulnek, Czech Republic (d. 1798)
  • Sep 7 Elisabetta de Gambarini, English composer, born in Holles Street, St Marylebone, Middlesex (d. 1765)
  • Nov 1 Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer
  • Nov 11 Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer
  • Nov 27 Gaetano Pugnani, composer
  • Dec 8 Frantisek Xaver Dusek, composer
  • Dec 28 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 27 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, dies at 75
  • Feb 20 Frederich Karl Erbach, composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 27 Angelo Predieri, composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 10 Maximilian Dietrich Freisslich, composer, dies at 58
  • May 1 Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (b. 1677)
  • Aug 17 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer, dies at 57
  • Sep 1 Pierre Danican Philidor, French composer, dies at 50
  • Nov 2 Johann Matthias Leffloth, composer, dies at 26