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Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Kaspar Ett, German organist/composer
  • Jan 8 Erik Drake, Swedish composer (Royal Swedish Academy of Music), born on Föllingsö, Östergötland (d. 1870)
  • Jan 13 Carl Ludwig Cornelius Westenholz, composer
  • Feb 10 Johann Peter Pixis, composer
  • Feb 25 Mateo Ferrer, composer
  • Apr 12 Johan Erik Nordblom, Swedish composer, born in Uppsala, Sweden (d. 1848)
  • Aug 20 Jose Bernardo Alcedo, composer
  • Aug 26 Aloys Schmitt, German music theory/composer/royal pianist
  • Oct 11 Simon Sechter, Austrian composer and music theorist, born in Frymburk, Bohemia (d. 1867)
  • Oct 20 Philip Knapton, composer
  • Nov 11 Michal Wielhorski, composer
  • Dec 18 Camille Pleyel, Austrian piano builder/composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Johann Schneider, German composer and pupil of Bach, dies at 85
  • Jan 15 Gaetano Latilla, composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 17 Alessio Prati, Italian composer, dies at 37
  • Jan 31 Francesco Zannetti, Italian composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 22 Franz Joseph Oehlschlagel, composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 1 Orazio Mei, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 12 Carl Joseph Toeschi, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 12 Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 15 Giuseppe Bonno, Austrian composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 28 Johann Christoph Vogel, German composer, dies at 32
  • Jul 14 Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer, dies at 60
  • Sep 14 Theodore-Jean Tarade, composer, dies at 56
  • Sep 26 Francois Bainville, composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 18 Jean-Guillain Cardon, composer, dies at 56
  • Nov 1 Johann Samuel Schroeter, composer, dies
  • Nov 15 Peregrinus Pogl, composer, dies at 77
  • Dec 12 Joseph Gibbs, English composer and organist, dies at 88
  • Dec 14 Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach, German composer, dies at 74
  • Dec 25 John Logan, Scottish conductor (Ode to the Cuckoo), dies at about 40