January 1783 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 20 (Justus Johann) Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist (Dresden Court Orchestra, 1821-50), composer, and teacher, born in Haselrieth, Germany (d. 1860)

Deaths in Music

  • 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