On This Day

January 1791 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 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)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh hymnist (b. 1717)