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October 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.

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 4 Tommaso Sogner, Italian composer, born in Villa S Pedro Pescador, Gerona (d. 1821)
  • Oct 15 Samuel Adams Holyoke, American composer, born in Boxford, Massachusetts (d. 1820)

Deaths in Music

  • Oct 6 Francesco Onofrio Manfredini, composer, dies at 78