Year 1752 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 18 Premiere of Jean-Jacques Rousseau's opera "Le Devin du Village" (The Village Soothsayer), before the royal court at Fontainebleau, France
  • Nov 3 George Frideric Handel undergoes (failed) eye operation

Musicians Born in 1752

  • 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, French organist and composer, born in Rouen, France (d. 1803)
  • Mar 19 Jose Mauricio, composer

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Musicians Who Died in 1752

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