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Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

May 1 Mozart's opera "Marriage of Figaro" premieres in Wien (Vienna)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
  • Nov 7 The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society.

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 3 [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, German composer and conductor (d. 1853)
  • Apr 18 Franz Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee, composer
  • Jul 25 Giacomo Cordella, composer
  • Sep 11 Friedrich Kuhlau, composer
  • Sep 27 Jose Mariano Elizaga, composer
  • Nov 7 Francisco Andrevi y Castellar, Spanish choirmaster and composer, born in Sanaüja, Spain (d. 1853)
  • Nov 10 Carl Eberwein, German composer and violinist, born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1868)
  • Nov 18 Henry Rowley Bishop, British composer/conductor
  • Nov 18 Carl Maria von Weber, German romantic composer (Der Freischutz), [or 19]
  • Dec 20 Pietro Raimondi, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 14 Michael Arne, English composer (b. 1740 or 1741)
  • Feb 20 Johann Wolfgang Kleinknecht, German composer, dies at 70
  • Mar 7 Frantisek Benda, composer, dies at 76
  • May 19 John Stanley, English blind composer and organist, dies at 74
  • Jul 22 Vaclav Kalous [Simon à Scto Bartholomaeo], Czech composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 29 Franz Asplmayr, composer, dies at 58
  • Aug 7 Friedrich Schwindl, composer, dies at 49
  • Aug 16 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer/bandmaster, dies at 80

Person of interestFrederick the Great

Aug 17 Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia (1740-86)/composer, dies at 74

King of Prussia Frederick the Great
King of Prussia
Frederick the Great
  • Oct 6 Antonio Maria Gasparo Giaccino Sacchini, composer, dies at 56
  • Oct 19 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, composer, dies at 58