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April 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

  • Apr 24 Roman Hoffstetter, German classical composer, born in Weikersheim, Germany (d. 1815)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 13 Giovanni Veneziano, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • Apr 23 Mihael Omerza, Slovenian composer, dies at 62