1803 in Music

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Events in Music


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Apr 5 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Henri Herz, Austrian pianist and composer, born in Vienna (d. 1888)
  • Feb 20 Friedrich Theodor Frohlich, composer
  • Apr 2 Franz Paul Lachner, German composer, born in Rain, Swabia, Germany (d. 1890)
  • Apr 27 Alfred Julius Becher, Austrian journalist and composer, born in Manchester, England (d. 1848)
  • May 7 Johan Peter Cronhamm, Swedish composer, born in Östra Karup, Skåne, Sweden (d. 1875)
  • Jun 24 George James Webb, composer
  • Jul 20 Jakob Zeugheer, Swiss composer, born in Zürich (d. 1865)
  • Jul 23 Johann Vesque von Püttlingen, Austrian lawyer and composer, born in Lubomirski Palace, Opole Lubelskie, Poland (d. 1883)
  • Sep 3 Alexander Gurilyov, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1858)
  • Dec 11 Hector Berlioz, French composer (d. 1869)
  • Dec 15 August Freyer, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 2 Ignaz Franz von Beecke, composer, dies at 69
  • Jan 26 Georg von Pasterwiz, Austrian composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 16 Jan V clav Stich, Bohemian composer, dies at 56
  • Mar 17 Candido Jose Ruano, composer, dies at 42
  • Mar 29 Gottfried van Swieten, Dutch composer (b. 1733)
  • Jul 5 William Jackson [Jackson of Exeter], English composer and organist, dies at 73
  • Jul 14 Esteban Salas y Castro, composer, dies
  • Sep 5 Francois Devienne, composer, dies at 44
  • Sep 9 Armand-Emmanuel Trial, composer, dies at 32
  • Sep 17 Franz Xaver Sussmayr, composer, dies
  • Sep 30 Charles Broche, composer, dies at 51
  • Nov 3 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, dies at 75