1781 in Music

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Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 29 Mozart's opera "Idomeneo" premieres in Munich

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 22 Francois-Antoine Habeneck, composer
  • Mar 11 Anthony Philip Heinrich, composer
  • Mar 18 Gustave Vogt, French composer, born in Strasbourg (d. 1870)
  • Apr 22 Friedrich Christian Hermann Uber, German composer, born in Breslau
  • May 24 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, born in Paris (d. 1868)
  • Jun 10 Giovanni Battista Polledro, composer
  • Jul 27 Mauro Giuliani, Italian musician and composer, born in Bisceglie, Italy (d. 1829)
  • Aug 9 Michael Umlauf, Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (premiere of Beethoven's 9th), born in Vienna (d. 1842)
  • Sep 6 Anton Diabelli, Austria publisher and composer, born in Mattsee, Austria (d. 1858)
  • Nov 3 Johann Ernst Friedrich Wollank, composer
  • Nov 18 Felice Blangini, composer
  • Dec 1 Charles Philippe Lafont, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 22 Johann Siebenkas, composer, dies at 66
  • Feb 4 Josef Mysliveček, Czech composer, dies at 43
  • May 22 Garret Wesley, 1st Earl of Mornington, Anglo-Irish composer, dies at 45
  • Jul 11 Adolph Carl Kunzen, composer, dies at 60
  • Jul 30 Augustin Ullinger, German composer, dies at 35
  • Oct 9 Thomas Erskine, 6th earl of Kellie, Scottish composer and musician, dies at 49
  • Oct 27 Herman-Francois Delange, Belgian composer, dies at 66
  • Dec 16 Georg Simon Löhlein, German pianist and composer, dies at 56