On This Day

January 1780 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 3 Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 14 François Joseph Dizi , Belgian composer, born in Namur, Belgium (d. 1840)
  • Jan 28 Giovanni Battista Velluti, Italian castrato singer 'the last great castrato', born in Pausula, Italy (d. 1861)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Johann Ludwig Krebs, German musician & composer, dies at 66
  • Jan 10 Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist/composer, dies at 82