On This Day

Year 1736 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 19 George Frideric Handel's "Alexander's Feast" premieres at the Covent Garden Theatre, London


Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 3 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austria organist/composer
  • May 24 Juan de SesĂ© y Balaguer, Aragonese composer, born in Calanda, Aragon, Spain (d. 1801)
  • Jun 7 Karl Frieberth, Austrian composer, born in Wullersdorf, Austria (d. 1816)
  • Aug 15 Johann Christoph Kellner, German organist and composer, born in Gräfenroda, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1803)
  • Sep 8 Bernardo Ottani, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1827)
  • Nov 18 Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, German composer, born in Zerbst, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany (d. 1800)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 7 Ceslav Vanura, composer, dies at 41
  • Mar 16 Giovanni B Pergolesi, Italian composer (Stabat Mater), dies at 26
  • Mar 26 Georg Balthasar Schott, German composer, dies at 49
  • Apr 8 Pedro Vaz Rego, Portuguese composer, dies at 63
  • May 7 John Weldon, English composer, dies at 60
  • Dec 26 Antonio Caldara, composer, dies