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Year 1804 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Gioachino Rossini (12) performs in Imola


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 12 Hippolyte Monpou, French organist and opera composer, born in Paris (d. 1841)
  • Jan 14 John Park, Scottish composer & minister, born in Greenock, Renfrewshire (d. 1865)
  • Jan 16 Karl August Krebs, German conductor and composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1880)
  • Feb 2 Leopold Eugen Mechura, composer
  • Mar 14 Johann Strauss the Elder, Viennese violinist and composer (Radetzky March), born in Leopoldstadt, Austria (d. 1849)
  • Mar 30 Salomon Sulzer, composer
  • Apr 4 Joseph Fischhof, Czech-Austrian pianist and composer, born in Bučovice, Moravia (d. 1857)
  • May 31 Louise Farrenc, French pianist, composer and only female professor at the Paris Conservatory during the 19th century, born in Paris (d. 1875)
  • Jun 1 Mikhail Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer ("Jota Aragonesa", "Ruslan and Ludmilla") [OS=May 20]
  • Jun 6 Petter Conrad Boman, Swedish composer, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1861)
  • Oct 10 Albin Masek, Czech composer, born in Prague (d. 1878)
  • Nov 27 Julius Benedict, German opera composer (Protoghesi), born in Stuttgart, Germany (d. 1885)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 1 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, German composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 4 Karl Leopold Rollig, composer, dies
  • Mar 20 Ignaz Malzat, composer, dies at 47
  • Apr 28 Hans Gram, Danish composer, dies at 49
  • Jun 3 Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, Belgian composer, dies at 35
  • Jun 16 Johann Adam Hiller, German composer, dies at 75
  • Jul 17 Christian Ernst Graf, Dutch composer, dies at 80
  • Nov 19 Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian opera composer, dies at 75