On This Day

April 1792 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 25 "La Marseillaise", later the national anthem of France, is composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle in Strasbourg

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 30 Johann Friedrich Schwencke, German organist and composer, born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1852)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 25 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, German composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 30 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer, dies at 36