1749 in Music

Events in Music


FireworksNotable Fireworks

Apr 27 First performance of George Frideric Handel's Fireworks Music in Green Park, London



Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 22 Johann Nikolaus Forkel, musicologist/1st biographer of Bach
  • Mar 23 Hugo Franz Karl Alexander von Kerpen, composer
  • Mar 24 Bernard Jumentier, composer
  • Apr 21 Johann Michael Malzat, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1787)
  • May 5 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1794)
  • Jun 15 George Joseph Vogler, composer
  • Jun 23 Konrad Back, German monastic composer, born in Haigerloch (d. 1810)
  • Jun 26 Louis Joseph Claude Saint-Amans, French composer, born in Marseille, France (d. 1820)
  • Aug 26 Johann Ernst Rembt, composer
  • Oct 4 Jean-Louis Duport, French cellist and composer, born in France (d. 1819)
  • Dec 17 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto), born in Aversa, Italy (d. 1801)
  • Dec 23 Johann Lukas Schubaur, composer

Deaths in Music

  • 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 Stolzel, composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 19 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76