Year 1794 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 10 Joseph Haydn's 99th Symphony in E premieres
  • Mar 3 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's 101st Symphony in D 9"The Clock") at the HAnover Rooms, in London, England

Musicians Born in 1794

  • Jan 6 Kaspar Masek, Czech-Slovenian composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1873)
  • Apr 9 Aristide Farrenc, French flautist, music publisher, and musicologist (Trésor des pianistes), born in Marseilles, France (d. 1865)
  • Apr 9 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1881)
  • May 23 (Isaac) Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian piano virtuoso, student of Beethoven, teacher of Mendelssohn, and composer, born in Prague, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1870)
  • Jul 28 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician, and piano maker, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1859)

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Musicians Who Died in 1794

  • May 6 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 2 Franz Xaver Pokorny, Czech composer, dies at 64
  • Jul 7 Pascal Boyer, French composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 17 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer, executed by guillotine after false charges of treason during French Revolution at 45 [1]
  • Jul 22 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, dies at 59

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