Year 1781 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 29 Wolfgang Mozart's dramatic opera "Idomeneo" premieres at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, Germany
  • Apr 8 Premiere of Mozart's violin sonata K379

Musicians Born in 1781

  • 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 (d. 1822)
  • May 24 Louis François Dauprat, French composer and horn player, born in Paris (d. 1868)

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Musicians Who Died in 1781

  • 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

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