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1785 in Music

Events in Music


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Jan 14 Amadeus Mozart completes his "Dissonanzenquartett / "Dissonance quartet" (opus 10)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Sep 1 Mozart publishes 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna

Birthdays in Music

  • Mar 6 Karol Kurpiński, Polish composer and conductor (Pygmalion), born in Włoszakowice, Poland (d. 1857)
  • Mar 19 Pierre-Joseph-Guillaume Zimmermann, composer
  • Apr 4 Bettina von Arnim, German writer and composer of the Romantic era (This Book Belongs to the King), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1859)
  • Apr 19 Alexandre Pierre François Boëly, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1858)
  • Sep 25 George Pinto, English composer, born in London (d. 1806)
  • Nov 2 Frederich Kalkbrenner, German-French pianist and composer, born in Kassel, Germany (d. 1849)
  • Nov 2 Johann Leopold Fuchs, German pianist and composer, born in Dessau (d. 1853)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 3 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer (b. 1706)
  • Feb 19 Johann Christoph Richter, composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 26 Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, German composer, dies at 40
  • May 9 Franz Xaver Schnitzer, German composer, dies at 44
  • May 10 Etienne Joseph Floquet, composer, dies at 36
  • May 15 Karel Blazej Kopriva, Czech organist and composer, dies at 29
  • Jun 5 Gottfried August Homilius, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 6 Johann Michael Demmler, German composer, dies at 36
  • Jun 25 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, dies at 63
  • Oct 24 Jean-Jacques Robson, Flemish composer, dies at 64
  • Nov 19 Bernard de Bury, French musician and composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 8 Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer, dies at 68
  • Dec 29 Johann Heinrich Rolle, composer, dies at 69