Year 1778 in Music History

Events in Music in 1778

  • Jan 27 Niccolò Piccinni's tragic opera "Roland" premieres at Théâtre du Palais-Royale in Paris, France

Musicians Born in 1778

  • Jan 5 Fortunato Santini, Italian priest & composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1861)
  • Jan 13 Anton Fischer, German composer (d. 1808)
  • Feb 12 Franz Joseph Volkert, Austrian composer, conductor and organist, born in Vienna (d. 1845)
  • Feb 14 Fernando Sor, Spanish classical guitarist, and composer (Twelve Studies), baptized in Barcelona, Spain (d. 1839)
  • Mar 8 Friedrich August Kanne, Austrian-German composer, born in Delitzsch, Saxony (now Germany) (d. 1833)

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