On This Day

Year 1789 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 2 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Hippolyte-André-Baptiste Chélard, French violist, composer and conductor, born in Paris (d. 1861)
  • Feb 8 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer
  • Feb 15 Friedrich Fesca, German composer and violinist, born in Magdeburg (d, 1826)
  • Jun 27 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, German composer, born in Weinstadt, Germany (d. 1860)
  • Aug 9 Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, French harpist and composer, born in Montmédy, France (d. 1856)
  • Sep 1 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer
  • Sep 3 Edmund Passy, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1870)
  • Oct 18 Giovanni Tadolini, composer
  • Oct 24 Ramon Carnicer y Batlle, Spanish composer, born in Tàrrega, Catalonia (d. 1855)
  • Oct 26 Joseph Mayseder, Austrian violinist and composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1863)
  • Oct 28 Johann Schneider, German composer and organist (d. 1864)
  • Nov 13 Jean Martin de Ron, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1817)
  • Dec 8 John Fawcett, English sacred music composer, born in Wennington, Lancahire, England (d. 1867)
  • Dec 14 Maria Szymanowska, Polish pianist and composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1831)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Christleib Siegmund Binder, German composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Johann Christoph Oley, German composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 2 Armand-Louis Couperin, French composer and organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63
  • May 10 Guillaume-Gommaire Kennis, Belgian violinist and composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 7 Vaclav Jan Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, dies at 81
  • Jun 14 Johann Wilhelm Hertel, German composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 15 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Luca Sorkocevic, Croatian composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Franz Xaver Richter, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 10 Pierre-Louis Couperin, French organist and composer, dies at 34
  • Oct 24 Joaquín Martínez de Oxinagas, composer, dies at 69