On This Day

Year 1756 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 22 Vincenzo Righini, composer

Person of interestWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Jan 27 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Austrian musical prodigy and composer (Figaro), born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1791)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Jan 28 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer
  • Jan 30 Josef Preindl, Austrian organist & composer, born in Marbach on the Danube, Lower Austria (d. 1823)
  • Feb 9 Karel Blazej Kopriva, Czech organist and composer, born in Cítoliby, Czech Republic (d. 1785)
  • Mar 5 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • Mar 18 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1788)
  • Apr 8 Joseph Gehot, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1820)
  • Apr 23 Alexander Reinagle, English-American composer, born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1809)
  • May 13 Wojciech Żywny, Polish pianist, composer, and Chopin's first piano teacher, born in Mšeno, Bohemia (d. 1842)
  • May 23 Nicolas-Joseph Hüllmandel, Alsatian composer, born in Strasbourg, France (d. 1823)
  • Jun 20 Joseph Martin Kraus, German composer, born in born in Miltenberg am Main, Bavaria (d. 1792)
  • Aug 20 Bernardo Bittoni, Italian composer, born in Fabriano, Italy (d. 1829)
  • Sep 8 Anton Teyber, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1822)
  • Oct 2 Józef Javurek, Polish-Russian composer, born in Benešov, Czech Republic (d. 1840)
  • Nov 30 Ernst Chladni, German physicist and musician (Estimating the speed of sound Chladni's law), born in Wittenberg, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1827)
  • Dec 21 Thomas Anton Kunz, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1830)
  • Dec 30 Pavel Vranicky, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 13 Johann Melchior Conradi, German composer, dies at 81
  • Mar 23 Georg Gottfried Wagner, German composer, dies at 57
  • Apr 10 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, dies at 94
  • Apr 15 Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, German composer, dies at 29
  • Sep 19 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer, dies at 46
  • Oct 26 Johann Theodor Romhild, composer, dies at 72