On This Day

January 1798 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Ferdinand Simon Gassner, Austrian composer and music writer, born in Vienna; (d. 1851)
  • Jan 31 Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 20 Christian Cannabich, German composer/royal chaplain master, dies at 66
  • Jan 26 Christian Gottlob Neefe, German composer, conductor and tutor of Ludwig van Beethoven, dies at 49