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Year 1742 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" performed for the 1st time at New Music Hall in Dublin


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 15 Eugene Godecharle, Belgian violinist & composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1798)
  • Jan 26 Johann Friedrich Ludwig Sievers, German composer, born in Hanover (d. 1806)
  • Mar 4 Johann Heinrich Egli, composer
  • Apr 24 Roman Hoffstetter, German classical composer, born in Weikersheim, Germany (d. 1815)
  • May 8 Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz, Czech composer, born in Budenice, Zlonice, Czech Republic (d. 1790)
  • Jun 22 Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, German composer, born in Schleiz (d. 1801)
  • Jul 19 Jean-Baptiste Davaux, French classical composer, born in La Côte-Saint-André, France (d. 1822)
  • Aug 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), born in Marseille, France (d. 1802)
  • Nov 18 Félix Máximo López, Spanish composer, born in Madrid, Spain (d. 1821)
  • Nov 21 Alessandro Felici, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1772)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 6 Johann Georg Reinhardt, composer, dies
  • Apr 13 Giovanni Veneziano, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 23 Mihael Omerza, Slovenian composer, dies at 62
  • May 11 Francesco Stradivari, Italian violin maker & son of Antonius, dies at 70
  • Jun 8 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius, dies at 62
  • Jun 28 Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Bohemian composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 1 Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Czech monk and composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 12 Evaristo Felice dall'Abaco, Italian cellist and composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • Aug 25 José António Carlos de Seixas, Portuguese composer, dies at 38