On This Day

1801 in Music

Events in Music

  • Apr 24 1st performance of Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Jahreszeiten"

Birthdays in Music

  • 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 (Felix Meritis)
  • Feb 1 Adolf Fredrik Lindblad, composer
  • Feb 21 Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda, composer
  • Apr 12 Joseph Franz Karl Lanner, Austrian composer and violinist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1843)
  • Jun 3 František Jan Škroup, Czech composer (Kde domov můj? - Czech national anthem), born in Osice, Czech Republic (d. 1862)
  • Jul 11 John Hill Hewitt, American songwriter (A Minstrel's Return from the War), born in NYC, New York (d. 1890)
  • Oct 7 Adolf Muller, composer
  • Oct 23 Gustav Albert Lortzing, composer
  • Oct 28 Karl Georg Lickl, composer
  • Nov 3 Vincenzo Bellini, Italian opera composer (La Sonnambula, Norma)
  • Nov 27 Alexander Egorovich Varlamov, composer
  • Dec 7 Johann Nestroy, Austrian actor, singer and playwright (Judith und Holofernes), born in Ratibor, Silesia (d. 1862)
  • Dec 15 August Freyer, Polish musician and composer, born in Saxony (d. 1883)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 11 Domenico Cimarosa, Italian composer (Il Matrimonio Segreto), dies at 51
  • Feb 8 Johann Chrysostomus Drexel, 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
  • May 14 Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer, dies at 66
  • May 22 Heinrich Gottfried Reichard, composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 23 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, German composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 3 Johann Nepomuk Went, Bohemian composer, dies at 56
  • Jul 26 Daniel Dal Barba, Italian composer, dies at 86
  • Oct 23 Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, dies at 60
  • Nov 6 Christian Friedrich Gregor, composer, dies at 78
  • Nov 9 Carl Philipp Stamitz, German composer, dies at 56