Year 1801 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Apr 24 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten" (The Seasons)

Musicians Born in 1801

  • Jan 11 John Lodge Ellerton, British classical composer (The Bridal of Triermain, Domenica), born in Cheshire, England (d. 1873)
  • Jan 21 Ramon Vilanova y Barrera, composer
  • Jan 29 Johannes Bernardus van Bree, Dutch violinist, composer, and conductor (Felix Meritis Society, 1829-57), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1857)
  • Feb 1 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, Swedish lieder and classical composer, born in Skänninge, Sweden (d. 1878)
  • Feb 21 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, Bohemian violinist, and composer, born in Prague, Bohemia (d. 1866)

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Musicians Who Died in 1801

  • Jan 11 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto), dies at 51
  • Feb 8 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, German composer, dies at 43
  • Mar 14 Christian Friedrich Penzel, German musician and composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 17 Juan de Sesé y Balaguer, Aragonese composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 21 Andrea Lucchesi, Italian composer, dies at 59

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