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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

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Kaspar Masek, Czech-Slovenian composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1873)
  • Apr 9 Theobald Boehm, German inventor of the modern flute, born in Munich, Germany (d. 1881)
  • May 23 Isaak-Ignaz Moscheles, Bohemian composer, born in Prague (d. 1870)
  • Sep 29 William Michael Rooke, composer
  • Oct 13 Anselm Hüttenbrenner, Austrian composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1868)
  • Oct 18 Ferdinand Lukas Schubert, composer
  • Oct 23 Joseph Panny, composer

Deaths in Music

  • May 6 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, dies at 59
  • Jul 2 Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 7 Pascal Boyer, French composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 17 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, French composer, dies at 45
  • Jul 22 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, dies at 59
  • Aug 11 Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, German composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 12 James Lyon, American composer, dies at 59