Year 1749 in Music History

Events in Music

Musicians Born in 1749

  • Feb 22 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
  • Mar 10 Lorenzo Da Ponte [Emanuele Conegliano], Italian-American librettist (Don Giovanni), poet, and libertine priest, born in Ceneda, Republic of Venice (now Vittorio Veneto, Italy) (d. 1838)
  • Mar 23 Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, German composer (d. 1802)
  • Mar 24 Bernard Jumentier, French composer, primarily of sacred music, born in Lèves, France (d. 1829)
  • Apr 21 Johann Michael Malzat, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1787)

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Musicians Who Died in 1749

  • Feb 7 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer, dies at 76
  • Oct 26 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French composer/organist, dies at 72
  • Nov 27 Balthasar Schmid, German composer and printer, dies at 44
  • Nov 27 Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel, German composer and librettist, dies at 59
  • Dec 19 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer, dies at 76