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Year 1787 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jun 8 "Tarare" an opera by Antonio Salieri premieres at the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin in Paris

Composer Antonio Salieri
Antonio Salieri

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 10 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (A Little Serenade)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Birthdays in Music

  • 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)
  • Sep 1 John Bake, classical composer
  • 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)
  • Nov 25 Franz Xaver Gruber, Austrian organist and composer (Silent Night), born in Hochberg, Austria (d. 1863)
  • Nov 27 Christian Rummel, German conductor and composer, born in Gollachostheim, Bavaria (d. 1849)
  • Dec 1 Pavel Ivanovich Dulgorukov, composer

Deaths in Music

  • 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 Johann Georg Leopold Mozart, Austrian composer, 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
  • Nov 23 Anton Schweitzer, German composer, dies at 52