On This Day

Year 1800 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 2 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 1st Symphony in C

  • Nov 24 Weber's opera "Das Waldmadchen" premieres in Freiburg

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 1 Sydney Nelson, composer
  • Jan 1 Vaclav Horak, composer
  • Jan 14 Ludwig Alois Ferdinand Köchel, Austrian musicologist, born in Krems an der Donau, Austria (d. 1877)
  • Apr 16 Jozef Stefani, Polish composer, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1876)
  • May 6 Ferdinand Marcucci, Italian harpist and composer, born in Florence (d. 1871)
  • May 10 Nikolay Alexeyevich Titov, composer
  • May 17 Carl Friedrich Zöllner, German composer, born in Mittelhausen, Germany (d. 1860)
  • Sep 16 Józef Nowakowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Koryciska, Przysucha County, Poland (d. 1865)
  • Nov 4 Eduard Brendler, Swedish composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1831)
  • Nov 6 Eduard Grell, German composer, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1886)
  • Nov 14 Heinrich Ludwig Egmont Dorn, composer
  • Nov 15 George Rodwell, English composer, born in London (d. 1852)
  • Dec 23 Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti, Italian classical guitarist and composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1878)
  • Dec 27 John Goss, English organist and composer (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), (d. 1880)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 6 William Jones, English composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 10 Johan Wikmanson, composer, dies at 46
  • Mar 2 Christian Friedrich Schale, composer, dies at 86
  • Mar 3 Johann Baptist Christoph Toeschi, German composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 9 Dominique Della-Maria, French composer, dies at 30
  • Apr 25 William Cowper, English pre-romantic poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68
  • May 7 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Roland), dies at 72
  • Jun 10 Johann Abraham Peter Schulz, German composer, dies at 53
  • Aug 3 Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, German composer, dies at 63
  • Sep 26 William Billings, American hymn composer (Rose of Sharon), dies at 53
  • Dec 19 Georg Peter Weimar, composer, dies at 66