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Events in Music

  • Aug 4 Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes his riding school with performances in London, precursor of the circus

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Micah Hawkins, composer
  • Jan 3 Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker
  • Jan 8 Filippo Traetta, Italian composer/musicologist
  • Apr 18 Ignac Ruzitska, composer
  • May 4 Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer
  • May 28 Joseph-Henri-Ignace Mees, composer
  • Jun 2 Christian Traugott Tag, composer
  • Sep 7 Heinrich Stölzel, German musician and composer (d. 1844)
  • Sep 20 Ramón Cuéllar y Altarriba, Spanish composer, born in Santiago de Compostela, Spain (d. 1833)
  • Oct 6 William Russell, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1813)
  • Dec 16 Janos Fusz, Hungarian-German composer, born in Tolna, Hungary (d. 1819)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Emanuele Barbella, composer, dies at 58
  • Mar 1 Georg Christoph Wagenzeil, Austria (court) composer/pianist, dies at 62
  • Jul 27 William Hayes, English composer and organist, dies at 69
  • Aug 17 Giuseppe Scarlotti, composer, dies at 54
  • Aug 23 Giuseppe Sellitto, composer, dies at 77
  • Sep 1 Johann Ernst Bach, composer, dies at 55
  • Oct 13 Dismas Hatas, Czech composer, dies at 52
  • Nov 30 Jean-Marie Leclair, composer, dies at 74