On This Day

January 1800 in Music History

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)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 6 William Jones, English composer, dies at 73
  • Jan 10 Johan Wikmanson, composer, dies at 46