On This Day

September 1739 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 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)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 12 Reinhard Keiser, German conductor/composer (Markus-Passion), dies at 65