Year 1762 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Oct 5 Opera "Orfeo Ed Euridice" by Christoph Willibald Gluck is first produced in Vienna in front of Empress Maria Theresa.

Musicians Born in 1762

  • Jan 20 Jerome-Joseph de Momigny, Belgian French composer, born in Philippeville, Belgium (d. 1842)
  • Jan 21 Giuseppe Antonio Silvani, composer
  • Feb 19 Friedrich Franz Hurka, Czech tenor and composer (d. 1805)
  • Mar 24 Marcos Antonio da Fonseca, Portuguese opera composer (Portogallo)
  • Mar 25 Francesco Giuseppe Pollini, Italian composer and pupil of Mozart, born in Ljubljana (d. 1846)

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Musicians Who Died in 1762

  • Jan 13 Leonhard Trautsch, German composer, dies at 68
  • Feb 11 Johann Tobias Krebs, German organist and composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 12 Laurent Belissen, French composer, dies at 68
  • Apr 23 Johann Samuel Endler, German composer, dies at 67
  • May 16 Ernst Christian Hesse, German composer, dies at 86

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