On This Day

Year 1774 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • 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 Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek, Czech composer, born in Skuteč, Bohemia (d. 1850)
  • Oct 7 Ferdinando Orlandi, composer
  • Nov 14 Gaspare Spontini, Italian opera composer and conductor (La Vestale), born in Maiolati, Papal State (now Maiolati Spontini, Italy) (d. 1851)
  • Nov 15 William Horsley, English musician and composer, born in London (d. 1858)
  • Dec 20 Guillaume-Perre-Antoine Gatayes, French composer & guitarist, born in Paris, France (d. 1846)

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

Oct 10 Composer Antonio Salieri (24) weds Therese Helferstorfer

Composer Antonio Salieri
Composer
Antonio Salieri

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 30 František Tůma, Czech composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 30 Jean-Pierre Guignon, composer, dies at 71
  • Feb 10 Florian Leopold Gassmann, Bohemian composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 7 Giuseppi Maria Carretti, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 25 Niccolò Jommelli, Italian composer, dies at 59
  • Dec 2 Johann Friedrich Agricola, German (court) composer and organist, dies at 54