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 composer
  • May 19 Antoine-Charles Glachant, composer
  • Jun 4 James Hewitt, composer
  • Sep 19 Johann G Repsold, German instrument maker
  • Nov 8 Friedrich Witt, composer
  • Nov 29 Peter Hansel, composer
  • Dec 13 John Clarke-Whitfeld, composer

Person of interestLudwig van Beethoven

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

  • Dec 17 Johann Friedrich Schubert, composer

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, composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80