On This Day

Year 1795 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 2 Joseph Haydn's 102nd Symphony in B premieres

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Mar 29 Ludwig van Beethoven (24) has his debut performance as a pianist in Vienna

  • Jul 14 The French National Convention decrees "La Marseillaise" by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle France's national anthem

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 21 Francisco Manuel da Silva, composer
  • Mar 14 Robert Lucas Pearsall, English composer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1856)
  • Mar 23 Leopold Jansa, Bohemian violinist, composer, and teacher, born in Wildenschwert, Austria-Hungary (now Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Republic) (d. 1875)
  • May 15 Adolf B Marx, German music theorist
  • Aug 16 Heinrich August Marschner, German opera composer, born in Zittau, Saxony (d. 1861)
  • Sep 17 Saverio Mercadante, Italian composer, born in Altamura, Bari, Italy (d. 1870)
  • Sep 20 Charles Zeuner, German-American composer and organist, born in Eisleben, Saxony (d. 1857)
  • Oct 26 Nikolaos Mantzaros, Italian-Greek composer, born in Corfu Island, Greece (d. 1872)
  • Nov 24 Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer
  • Nov 28 Adolf Bernhard Marx, German composer, born in Halle, Germany (d. 1866)
  • Dec 8 Jacques-François Gallay, French horn player and composer, born in Perpignan, France (d. 1864)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 13 Francois-Joseph Krafft, composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 19 Maria Teresa Agnesi, composer, dies at 74
  • Jan 26 Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, composer and 5th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, dies at 62
  • Feb 1 Giacomo Insanguine, Italian organist & composer, dies at 66
  • Mar 5 Josef Reicha, composer, dies at 42
  • Jul 6 Georg Gottfried Petri, German composer, dies at 79
  • Aug 19 Friedrich Hartmann Graf, German composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 31 François-André Danican Philidor, French composer and chess champion, dies at 68
  • Nov 6 Jiří Antonín Benda, Czech composer and violinist, dies at 73
  • Nov 19 Thomas Linley the elder, English musician and tenor, dies at 62