Year 1787 in Music History

Events in Music

Musicians Born in 1787

  • Jan 8 Johann Ludwig Bohner, German composer, born in Töttelstädt, Germany (d. 1860)
  • Feb 13 James P Carrell, American hymn composer, born in Washington County, Virgina (d. 1854)
  • Aug 15 Alexander Aliabiev, Russian composer remembered as one of the fathers of Russian art song, born in Tobolsk, Siberia (d. 1851)
  • Oct 30 Karl Guhr, German composer, born in Militsch (d. 1848)
  • Nov 17 Michele Carafa, Italian opera composer (Le nozze di Lammermoor), born in Naples, Kingdom of Naples (d. 1872)

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Musicians Who Died in 1787

  • Mar 11 Maximilien Gardel, French ballet dancer and choreographer (Menuet Reine), dies at 45
  • May 13 Johann Michael Malzat, Austrian composer, dies at 38
  • May 28 Leopold Mozart, Austrian violinist, composer, father and teacher of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, dies at 67
  • Jun 20 Carl Friedrich Abel, German/British viola player/composer, dies at 63
  • Nov 15 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer (Iphigénie Tauride), dies at 73

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