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1752 in Music

Events in Music

  • Oct 18 Premiere of Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village"

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Nov 3 George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 23 Muzio Clementi, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1832)
  • Jan 30 Joseph Matthias Kracher, Austrian composer, born in Mattighofen, Austria (d. 1835)
  • Feb 12 Josef Reicha, Czech composer
  • Feb 20 Charles Broche, composer
  • Mar 19 Jose Mauricio, composer
  • Mar 22 Johann Georg Joseph Spangler, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1802)
  • Mar 29 Edward Jones, Welsh harpist and composer, born in Llandderfel, Wales (d. 1824)
  • Apr 4 Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, Italian composer (Andromeda), born in Naples, Italy (d. 1837)
  • Apr 5 Sébastien Érard, French musical instruments maker, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1831)
  • Apr 6 Johann Friedrich Kranz, composer
  • May 2 Ludwig August Lebrun, German composer, born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1790)
  • May 3 Braz Francisco de Lima, Portuguese composer (d. 1813)
  • Jun 16 Meingosus Gaelle, composer
  • Sep 8 Carl Stenborg, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1813)
  • Sep 9 Johann Friedrich Christmann, composer
  • Sep 18 Johann Anton Sulzer, Swiss writer and composer, born in Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1828)
  • Sep 30 Justin Heinrich Knecht, composer
  • Oct 22 Ambrogio Minoja, composer
  • Nov 25 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1814)
  • Dec 3 Georg-Friederich Fuchs, composer
  • Dec 27 Johann Georg Anton Mederitsch-Gallus, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 20 John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85
  • Nov 23 Conrad Michael Schneider, composer, dies at 79