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Year 1783 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Nov 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Symphony No. 36" premieres in Linz, Austria

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 20 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (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, born in Hahnbach, Bavaria (d. 1852)
  • May 10 Niccola Benvenuti, composer
  • May 22 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, English composer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1866)
  • Jun 8 Joseph Lincke, German cellist and composer, born in Trachenberg, Silesia (d. 1837)
  • Jun 29 August Alexander Klengel, German pianist and composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1852)
  • Oct 13 Frantiszek Sołtyk, Polish composer, born in Piastów, Poland (d. 1865)
  • Dec 14 Johann Christoph Kienlen, German composer, born in Ulm, Germany (d. 1829)
  • Dec 28 Robert Gallenberg, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday
  • Jan 7 William Tans'ur, English hymnist (b. 1700)
  • Jan 31 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, dies at 72
  • Feb 10 James Nares, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 23 Gaspard Fritz, Swiss composer and violinist, dies at 67
  • Apr 7 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, Austrian composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 10 František Václav Habermann, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62
  • Dec 16 Johann Adolf Hasse, Dutch operatic composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84
  • Dec 20 Antonio Soler, Spanish Catalan composer (Fandango), dies at 54