On This Day

April 1799 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 5 Vincenzo Fioravanti, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1877)
  • Apr 13 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, born in Berlin (d. 1860)
  • Apr 13 Joseph Rastrelli, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1842)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 1 Narciso Casanovas, composer, dies at 52
  • Apr 19 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist, organist, and composer (Glees), dies at 78
  • Apr 28 Francois Giroust, French composer, dies at 62