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Year 1774 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 19 CW Glucks opera "Iphigenia in Aulis" premieres in Paris

Musicians Born in 1774

  • Jan 24 Karl Moser, German composer and violinist, born in Berlin (1851)
  • Feb 16 Pierre Rode, French composer and violinist, born in Bordeaux, Aquitaine (d. 1830)
  • Mar 5 Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, composer
  • Mar 20 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, born in London (d. 1856)
  • Apr 17 Václav Tomášek, Czech pianist, composer (Eclogues), and pedagogue, born in Skuteč, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1850)

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Musicians Married in 1774


Musicians Who Died in 1774

  • Jan 30 František Tůma, Czech composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 30 Jean-Pierre Guignon [Giovanni Pietro Ghignone], Italian-French violinist and composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 10 Florian Leopold Gassmann, Bohemian composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 7 Giuseppe Maria Carretti, Italian composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 25 Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer, dies at 59

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