On This Day

Year 1807 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 5 1st performance of Ludwig van Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki, Polish composer, born in Studzianka, West Galicia, (now Poland) (d. 1852)
  • Jan 4 Baltasar Saldoni, composer
  • Jan 6 Ludwig Erk, German composer and folk song collector, born in Wetzlar (d. 1883)
  • Feb 6 Hans Matthison-Hansen, Danish composer, born in Flensburg, Germany (d. 1890)
  • Feb 15 Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski, Polish composer, born in Romanów, Russian Empire (d. 1867)
  • Mar 7 Franz Grave von Pocci, German poet/composer (Der Alchemist)
  • Mar 15 Gaetano Gaspari, Italian composer, born in Bolonga (d. 1881)
  • May 15 Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata, composer
  • Jun 2 Robert Fuhrer, composer
  • Jun 6 Adrien-François Servais, Belgian composer, born in Halle, Belgium (d. 1866)
  • Sep 11 Ignaz Lachner, German composer, born in Rain, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1895)
  • Oct 3 Heinrich Panofka, German violist and composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1887)
  • Oct 21 Napoléon Henri Reber, French composer, born in Mulhouse, Alsace (d. 1880)
  • Oct 21 Miguel Hilarion Eslava y Elizondo, composer
  • Nov 16 François George-Hainl, French cellist and composer, born in Issoire, France (d. 1873)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 6 John Reid [Robertson], British Army General and composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 23 François Guichard, French guitarist and composer, dies at 61
  • Mar 11 Anton Eberl, Austrian composer, dies at 41
  • Apr 1 Louis François Chambray, French composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 1 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer, dies at 61
  • Sep 12 Edward Miller, English composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 21 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, died at 82