1792 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Feb 7 Domenico Cimarosa's opera "Il Matrimonio Segreto" premieres in Vienna
  • Feb 23 Joseph Haydn's 94th Symphony in G premieres
  • Mar 16 King Gustav III of Sweden is shot by Count Anckarström at a masked ball at the Opera; he dies on March 29
  • Mar 29 King Gustav III of Sweden dies after being shot in the back at a midnight masquerade ball at Stockholm's Royal Opera just 13 days earlier. He is succeeded by Gustav IV Adolf.

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Dec 12 In Vienna, Ludwig Von Beethoven (22) receives 1st lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Lowell Mason, Medfield Mass, organist/composer (Zebulo)
  • Feb 29 Gioacchino Rossini, Pesaro Italy, composer (Barber of Seville)
  • Apr 30 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, composer
  • Sep 5 Alexis-Charles-Maximilien Thibault, composer
  • Sep 8 Joseph Netherclift, composer
  • Oct 2 Philip Cipriani Hambley Potter, pianist/composer
  • Oct 3 Cipriani Potter, composer
  • Oct 13 Moritz Hauptmann, composer
  • Oct 20 Anton Bernhard Furstenau, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 10 Jean-Louis Laruette, composer, dies at 60
  • Apr 25 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 30 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer, dies at 36
  • May 3 Carlo Zuccari, Italian composer and violinist, dies at 87
  • Jun 30 Francesco Antonio Rosetti, composer, dies
  • Aug 2 Nathanael Gottfried Gruner, composer, dies at 60
  • Aug 17 Jan Jachym Kopriva, Czech composer and organist, dies at 38
  • Nov 30 Ernst William Wolf, composer, dies at 57
  • Dec 15 Joseph Martin Kraus, composer, dies at 36