On This Day

1778 in Music

Events in Music

  • Jan 27 Piccinni's opera "Roland" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Fortunato Santini, Italian priest & composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1861)
  • Jan 13 Anton Fischer, composer
  • Feb 12 Franz Joseph Volkert, composer
  • Feb 14 Fernando Sor, Spanish composer, baptized in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1839)
  • Mar 8 Friedrich August Kanne, Austrian-German composer, born in Delitzsch, Saxony (d. 1833)
  • Apr 6 Joseph Funk, early American composer, born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • May 8 Johann Baptist Gansbacher, Austrian composer, born in Sterzing, Tyrol, Italy (d. 1844)
  • May 28 Friedrich Westenholz, German composer, born in Ludwigslust, Germany (d. 1840)
  • Jul 7 Antonio Francesco Gaetano S Pacini, composer
  • Jul 10 Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm, Austrian composer and royal chaplain master, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1858)
  • Jul 29 Carl Borromaus Neuner, German composer, born in Munich, Bavaria (d. 1830)
  • Sep 3 Jean Nicolas Auguste Kreutzer, French violinist and composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1832)
  • Nov 14 Johann Nepomuk Hummel, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 15 Johann Gottlieb Gorner, German composer, dies at 80
  • Mar 5 Thomas Arne, British composer (Rule Britannia, A-Hunting We Will Go), dies at 67
  • Apr 7 Johann Balthasar Kehl, composer, dies at 52
  • Jun 7 Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, dies at 62
  • Jun 26 Angelo Antonio Caroli, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Jul 28 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer, dies at 68
  • Aug 5 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart", dies at 22
  • Aug 11 Augustus Montague Toplady, hymn writer (Rock of Ages), dies
  • Nov 26 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer, dies at 68