On This Day

Year 1732 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 7 The Royal Opera House opens at Covent Garden, London.

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Franz Xaver Brixi, composer
  • Jan 18 Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer
  • Feb 5 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer
  • Feb 25 Robert Hudson, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1815)
  • Mar 24 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer
  • Mar 31 Franz Joseph Haydn, prominent composer of the classical period (The Creation/Die Schopfung), born in Vienna, Austria
  • May 17 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, Italian composer, born in Como, Italy (d. 1817)
  • Jun 21 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer and 5th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1795)
  • Sep 1 Johann Gottlieb Sollner, composer
  • Sep 1 Thomas Erskine 6th Earl of Kellie, Scottish composer and musician, born in Kellie Castle, Scotland (d. 1781)
  • Nov 27 Johann Joseph Emmert, German composer, born in Kitzingen, Würzburg, Germany (d. 1809)
  • Dec 13 Jean-Claude Trial, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1771)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 17 Louis Marchand, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 5 Joseph François Salomon, French composer, dies at 82
  • Apr 5 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German composer, dies at 52
  • Apr 23 Cajetan Kolberer, composer, dies at 63
  • May 13 Theodor Schwartzkopff, German composer, dies at 72
  • Jul 20 Francesco Bartolomeo Conti, composer, dies at 51
  • Sep 17 Josef Antonín Plánický, Czech composer, dies at 40
  • Dec 4 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar's Opera), dies at 47
  • Dec 14 Johann Philipp Fortsch, German composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 18 Johann Valentin Eckelt, German composer, dies at 59