Year 1785 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 14 Amadeus Mozart completes his "Dissonanzenquartett / "Dissonance quartet" (opus 10)
  • Jan 15 Mozart's string quartet opus 10 premieres
  • Sep 1 Mozart publishes 6th string quartet, opus 10, in Vienna

Musicians Born in 1785

  • 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 [Sanders], British violin prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer,, born in Lambeth, South London (d. 1806)

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Musicians Who Died in 1785

  • Jan 3 Baldassare Galuppi, Venetian composer (opera buffa), dies at 68
  • Feb 19 Johann Christoph Richter, German 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, French opera composer, dies at 36

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