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Year 1789 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 2 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

Musicians Born in 1789

  • Feb 1 Hippolyte-André-Baptiste Chélard, French violist, composer and conductor, born in Paris (d. 1861)
  • Feb 8 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, German composer and pianist, born in Potsdam (d. 1878)
  • Feb 15 Friedrich Fesca, German violinist, and composer, born in Magdeburg, Kingdom of Prussia (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)

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Musicians Who Died in 1789

  • 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

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