On This Day

April 1803 in Music History

Events in Music

Music Premiere

Apr 5 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 2nd Symphony in D, conducted by the composer, in Vienna

Birthdays in Music

  • 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)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 2 Hieronymus van Alphen, Dutch attorney/poet (church hymns), dies at 56
  • Apr 15 Václav Norbert Brixi, Czech organist, composer and priest (aka s Jeroným) dies at 65