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Events in Music

  • Mar 2 Pennsylvania ends prohibition of theatrical performances

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 30 George Augustus Kollmann, composer
  • Feb 1 Hippolyte-Andre-Baptiste Chelard, composer
  • Feb 8 Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer, composer
  • Feb 15 Friedrich Fesca, composer
  • Jun 27 Philipp Friedrich Silcher, composer
  • Sep 1 Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, composer
  • Sep 3 Ludvig Anton Edmund Passy, composer
  • 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 Martin de Ron, composer
  • Dec 8 John Fawcett, composer
  • Dec 14 Maria Agata Szymanowska, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer, dies at 65
  • Jan 2 Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, Swiss composer and organist, dies at 68
  • Jan 20 Johann Christoph Oley, composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 2 Armand-Louis Couperin, Fren composer/organist (Notre Dame), dies at 63
  • May 10 Guillaume Gommaire Kennis, 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 4 Claudio M da Costa, Brazilian conductor, dies at 59
  • Jul 15 Jacques Duphly, French composer and harpsichordist, dies at 74
  • Sep 11 Luca Sorkocevic, composer, dies at 55
  • Sep 12 Franz Xaver Richter, composer, dies at 79
  • Oct 10 Pierre-Louis Couperin, composer, dies at 34
  • Oct 24 Joaquín Martínez de Oxinagas, composer, dies at 69