On This Day

January 1783 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 20 Justus Johann Friedrich Dotzauer, German cellist and composer (d. 1860)

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