Year 1783 in Music History

Events in Music

Musicians Born in 1783

  • Jan 20 (Justus Johann) Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist (Dresden Court Orchestra, 1821-50), composer, and teacher, born in Haselrieth, Germany (d. 1860)
  • Feb 15 Johann Nepomuk Poissl, Bavarian composer, born in Rattiszell, Bavaria (d. 1865)
  • Mar 8 Gottfied Wilhelm Fink, German composer, born in Sulza, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1846)
  • Mar 26 Johann Baptist Weigl, German composer and clergyman, born in Hahnbach, Bavaria (d. 1852)
  • May 10 Niccola Benvenuti, composer

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Musicians Who Died in 1783

  • Jan 5 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday
  • Jan 7 William Tans'ur, English hymnist, dies at 76
  • Jan 31 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, dies at 72
  • Feb 10 James Nares, British organist, harpsichord player and scared music composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 23 Gaspard Fritz, Swiss composer and violinist, dies at 67

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