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Events in Music


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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, composer
  • 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, composer
  • 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)
  • Nov 18 Felix Maximo Lopez, composer
  • Nov 21 Alessandro Felici, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 6 Johann Georg Reinhardt, composer, dies
  • Apr 13 Giovanni Veneziano, 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 Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner, composer, dies at 52
  • Jul 1 Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Czech monk/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