Year 1779 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1779

  • Jan 22 Stefano Pavesi, composer
  • Feb 22 Joachim Nicolas Eggert, Swedish violinist and composer, born in Ginst, Rügen Island (d. 1813)
  • Mar 1 Jacob Gottfried Weber, German composer, born in Freinsheim (d. 1839)
  • Mar 6 Philipp Roth, German cellist, and composer, born at Tarnowitz in Prussian Silesia (now Tarnowskie Góry, Poland) (d. 1898)
  • Mar 13 Oliver Shaw, early American composer, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1848)

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Musicians Who Died in 1779

  • Feb 2 Georg Philipp Kress, German violinist and composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 7 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at about 69
  • Apr 6 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52
  • Oct 28 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, Spanish theorist and composer, dies at 62

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