December 1770 in Music

Birthdays in Music

  • 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

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