On This Day

Year 1796 in Music History

Events in Music

  • May 27 James S McLean patents his piano

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 24 Nicholas Mori, Anglo-Italian violinist & conductor, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • Feb 17 Giovanni Pacini, Italian composer of opera (Saffo), born in Catania, Sicily (d. 1867)
  • Apr 26 Auguste Mathieu Panseron, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1859)
  • Jun 25 Ferdinando Giorgetti, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1867)
  • Jul 20 Edward Hodges, English organist and composer, born in Bristol (d. 1867)
  • Jul 23 Franz Berwald, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1868)
  • Jul 28 Ignaz Bösendorfer, Austrian musician (d. 1859)
  • Sep 20 Franz Wilhelm Ferling, German oboist and composer (48 études for oboe), born in Halberstadt, Kingdom of Prussia (d. 1874)
  • Oct 14 Adolf Ganz, German composer and violinist, born in Wiesbaden, Germany (d. 1870)
  • Nov 14 Carlo Conti, Italian composer, born in Arpino (d. 1868)
  • Nov 19 Johann Wilhelm Mangold, German composer, born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 1875)
  • Nov 30 Carl Loewe, German composer, born in Löbejün, Germany (d. 1869)
  • Dec 9 Prudent-Louis Aubery du Boulley, French composer, born in Verneuil, Eure, France (d. 1869)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 22 Bernhard Hupfeld, composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 28 Friedrich Wilhelm Rust, German violinist and composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 19 Stephen Storace, English composer, dies at 33
  • Mar 22 Gaspare Gabellone, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • May 17 Jacob Wilhelm Lustig, German composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 8 Felice Giardini, Italian composer, dies at 80

Person of interestRobert Burns

Jul 21 Robert Burns, Scottish poet (Auld Lang Syne) considered the national poet of Scotland, dies at 37

Poet and Lyricist Robert Burns
Poet and Lyricist
Robert Burns
  • Sep 22 George Wilhelm Gruber, composer, dies on 67th birthday
  • Sep 22 Joseph Lederer, composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 27 Anton Thadaus Johann Nepomuk Stamitz, composer, dies at 45
  • Dec 30 Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, French composer, dies at 45