On This Day

November 1787 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 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)

Deaths in Music

  • Nov 15 Christoph Willibald Gluck, Austrian composer (Iphigénie Tauride), dies at 73
  • Nov 23 Anton Schweitzer, German composer, dies at 52