1770 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Jan 1 Date of action in the opera "Madeleine"

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 18 Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, composer
  • Feb 20 Ferdinando Carulli, composer
  • Feb 22 Jan Matyas Nepomuk August Vitasek, composer
  • Feb 26 Antoine Reicha, composer
  • Mar 25 Carl Friedrich Ebers, composer
  • Apr 19 Georg Abraham Schneider, German horn player and composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1839)
  • May 19 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer
  • Jun 4 James Hewitt, American composer and conductor, born in Dartmoor, England (d. 1827)
  • Sep 19 Johann Georg Repsold, German instrument maker and astronomer, born in Wremen, Wurster Nordseek├╝ste, Germany (d. 1830)
  • Nov 8 Friedrich Witt, composer
  • Nov 29 Peter Hansel, composer
  • Dec 13 John Clarke-Whitfeld, English organist and composer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1836)

Person of interestLudwig van Beethoven

Dec 16 Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), born in Bonn, Electorate of Cologne (d. 1827)

  • Dec 17 Johann Friedrich Schubert, German composer, born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1811)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 26 Francois Hanot, French composer and violinist, dies at 72
  • Feb 26 Giuseppe Tartini, Venetian Baroque composer and violinist (Trillo del Diavolo), dies at 77
  • Apr 19 Esprit Antoine Blanchard, French composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 28 Marie AC de Camargo, Spanish/Italian/Belgian dancer, dies at 60
  • May 4 Christian Gottfried Krause, German composer, dies at 51
  • May 10 Charles Avison, English composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 26 Michael Schevenstuhl, composer, dies at 65
  • Oct 1 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 17 Gian Francesco de Majo, composer, dies at 38
  • Dec 9 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, German composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80