On This Day

Year 1749 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 27 First performance of George Frideric Handel's "Music For The Royal Fireworks"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, 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)
  • May 5 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1794)
  • Jun 15 George Joseph Vogler, German composer, organist and teacher, born in Würzburg (d. 1814)
  • 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, German organist and composer, born in Suhl, Germany (d. 1810)
  • Oct 4 Jean-Louis Duport, French cellist and composer, born in France (d. 1819)
  • Nov 10 Prince Maciej Radziwiłł, Polish-Lithuanian noble, composer and librettist, born in Szydłowiec, Poland (d. 1800)
  • Dec 17 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto), born in Aversa, Italy (d. 1801)
  • Dec 23 Johann Lukas Schubaur, German composer, baptized in Lechfeld (d. 1815)

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 Stölzel, German composer and librettist, dies at 59
  • Dec 19 Francesco Antonio Bonporti, composer, dies at 76