Year 1791 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Mar 18 Robert Burns poem “Tam o’ Shanter,” is published in the "Edinburgh Herald"
  • Sep 6 Mozart's opera "La Clemenza di Tito" premieres in Prague
  • Sep 30 Mozart's opera "Magic Flute", with German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, premieres at Schikaneder's Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria

Musicians Born in 1791

  • Jan 6 Jose Melchor Gomiz, Spanish composer, born in Ontinyent, Spain (d. 1836)
  • Jan 28 (Louis Joseph) Ferdinand Hérold, French pianist, violinist, and composer of over twenty operas, born in Paris (d. 1833)
  • Feb 1 Charles-Joseph Sax, Belgian music instrument builder of wind and brass instruments whose son invented the saxophone, born in Dinant, Wallonia, Belgium (d. 1865)
  • Feb 20 Carl Czerny, Czech-Austrian pianist, composer (Schule der Virtuosen), and teacher, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1857)
  • Mar 31 Franciszek Wincenty Mirecki, Polish composer, conductor and pedagogue, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1862)

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