1762 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Feb 2 Thomas Arnes' opera "Artaxerxes" premieres in London

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Jul 10 Louis-Fran├žois Roubiliac's monument to George Frideric Handel is unveiled at Westminster Abbey in London

  • Oct 5 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" is produced in Vienna

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 20 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, composer
  • Jan 21 Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
  • Feb 19 Friedrich Franz Hurka, composer
  • Mar 24 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portuguese opera composer (Portogallo)
  • Mar 25 Francesco Giuseppi Pollini, composer
  • Apr 4 Stephen Storace, English composer, born in London (d. 1796)
  • Apr 13 Karl Friedrich Horn, composer
  • Jun 24 Johann Paul Wessely, composer
  • Jul 4 Marco Santucci, composer
  • Jul 20 Jakob Haibel, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d.1826)
  • Jul 21 William G.F. Bentinck, 3rd Count Bentinck and Lord of Rhoon and Pendrecht
  • Aug 10 Santiago Ferrer, composer
  • Oct 4 Tommaso Sogner, composer
  • Oct 15 Samuel Adams Holyoke, composer
  • Dec 26 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 13 Leonhard Trautsch, composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 11 Johann Tobias Krebs, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 12 Laurent Belissen, composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 23 Johann Samuel Endler, composer, dies at 67
  • May 16 Ernst Chreistian Hesse, composer, dies at 86
  • May 24 Joseph Umstatt, Austrian composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 19 Johann Ernst Eberlin, German composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 16 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, dies at 87
  • Jul 20 Christoph Nichelsmann, German klavecinist/composer, dies
  • Sep 17 Francesco Xaverio Geminiani, composer, dies at 74
  • Oct 6 Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer, dies at 78