December 1770 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 13 John Clarke-Whitfeld, English organist and composer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1836)

Ludwig van BeethovenLudwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Dec 16 German composer (5th Symphony, Ode to Joy), born in Bonn, Electorate of Cologne

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

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 9 Gottlieb Theophil Muffat, German composer, dies at 80
  • Dec 10 Theophil "Gottlieb" Muffat, German court organist/composer, dies at 80