On This Day

1739 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 7 Joseph Pouteau, composer
  • Mar 20 Eligio Celestino, composer
  • May 12 Johann Baptist (Jan Krtitel) Vanhal, composer
  • Jul 6 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, born in W├Ârlitz, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1796)
  • Jul 29 Johannes Ritschel, composer
  • Aug 27 Michel-Richard Delalande, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1812)
  • Sep 7 Joseph Legros, French singer and composer who was the most prominent haute-contres of his generation, born in Monampteuil, France (d. 1793)
  • Sep 13 Giuseppe Sigismondo, Italian historian and composer, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1826)
  • Oct 27 Franz Ignaz Kaa, composer
  • Nov 2 Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1799)

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 24 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), dies on 53rd birthday
  • Sep 12 Reinhard Keiser, German conductor/composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65
  • Nov 12 Ludwig Ernst, German composer, dies at 71