Year 1802 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 29 First celebration of Burns Night, in honor of poet Robert Burns's birthday by The Mother Club in Greenock (later realized his actual birthday 25th January)

Musicians Born in 1802

  • Jan 3 Feliks Ostrowski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraśnik, Russian Empire (d. 1860)
  • Feb 6 Charles Wheatstone, English scientist (sound transmission), and inventor (English concertina; stereoscope; Playfair cipher), born in Barnwood, England (d. 1875)
  • Feb 20 Charles-Auguste de Beriot, Belgian violinist and composer, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1870)
  • Apr 1 Hubert Reis, German composer and violinist, born in Bonn (d. 1886)
  • Apr 27 Louis Niedermeyer, composer, born in Nyon, Switzerland (d. 1861)

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Musicians Who Died in 1802

  • Jan 14 Marie Allard, French ballerina (Auguste Vestris), dies at 59
  • Jan 27 Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, German lieder and ballad composer, and conductor, dies at 42
  • Mar 7 Johann Georg Witthauer, German composer, dies at 50
  • Mar 29 Frederic Thieme, French composer, dies at 51
  • Jul 28 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer (Il er pastore, Ifigenia), dies at 72

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