On This Day

January 1782 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 29 Daniel François Esprit Auber, French opera composer (Fra Diavolo), born in Caen, Normandy, France (d. 1871)
  • Jan 29 Franciszek Ścigalski, Polish violinist, composer, conductor, and teacher, born in Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland (d. 1846)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Johann Christian Bach (English Bach), German composer & 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, dies at 46