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Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 10 Louis Massonneau, composer
  • Feb 24 Samuel Wesley, composer/organist (Exultate Deo), born in Bristol, England
  • Mar 28 Joseph Weigl, Austrian composer and conductor (Emmeline), born in Eisenstadt, Austria (d. 1846)
  • Jun 19 Edmund Weber, composer
  • Jul 18 Friedrich Fleischmann, German composer, born in Marktheidenfeld, Germany (d. 1798)
  • Aug 1 Ignaz Anton Franz Xavier Ladurner, pianist/composer
  • Aug 22 Joseph-Denis Doche, composer
  • Oct 9 Bedrich Divis Weber, Bohemian composer and musicologist, born in Velichov, Czech Republic (d. 1842)
  • Nov 16 Rodolphe Kreitzer, French composer/virtuoso violinist (Paris Conserv)
  • Nov 20 John Wall Calcott, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 26 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, dies at 30
  • Mar 3 Gregor Joseph Werner, composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 25 Johannes Ritschel, composer, dies at 26
  • Oct 7 Andre Cheron, French composer organist and harpsichordist, dies at 71
  • Nov 9 Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer, Dutch composer, dies at 74