Year 1776 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1776

  • Jan 24 Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German writer/judge/composer (Undine)
  • Feb 18 John Parry [Bardd Alaw], Welsh composer and harpist, born in Denbigh (d. 1851)
  • Feb 21 Vincenzo Lavigna, Italian composer, born in Altamura (d. 1836)
  • Apr 8 Thaddäus Weigl, German-Austrian composer, publisher, and conductor, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1844)
  • May 10 George Thomas Smart, composer

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Musicians Who Died in 1776

  • Apr 22 Johann Adolph Scheibe, German music theorist & composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 24 Giuseppe Paolucci, Italian composer, dies at 49
  • May 6 James Kent, English composer, dies at 76
  • Nov 22 Johann Caspar Simon, composer, dies at 75