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Year 1804 in Music History

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Musicians Born in 1804

  • 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)

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Musicians Who Died in 1804

  • Mar 1 Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, German composer, dies at 63
  • Mar 4 Carl Leopold Röllig, German composer, glass-harmonica player, composer, and inventor (bowed pianos - orphica and xänorphika), dies at about 65 [birth date uncertain]
  • 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

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