1809 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Sep 18 Royal Opera House in London opens

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 2 Friedrich Wilhelm Jahns, composer
  • Jan 20 Sebastian de Iradier, Spanish composer (La Paloma)

Person of interestFelix Mendelssohn

Feb 3 Felix Mendelssohn [Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy], German composer and pianist (Great Scherzos), born in Hamburg, Germany (d. 1847)

Composer and Pianist Felix Mendelssohn
Composer and Pianist
Felix Mendelssohn
  • Mar 19 Fredrik Pacius, composer
  • Mar 31 Otto Jonas Lindblad, composer
  • Apr 23 Eugene-Prosper Prevost, French composer, born in Paris (d. 1872)
  • May 6 William Walker, composer
  • Aug 21 Francesco Schira, composer
  • Aug 30 Adolf Friedrich Hesse, German composer, born in Wrocław, Poland (d. 1863)
  • Oct 2 Anton Emil Titl, composer
  • Oct 22 Federico Ricci, composer
  • Nov 26 Mariano Obiols, composer
  • Nov 30 Thomas Molleson Mudie, composer
  • Dec 20 Friedrich Karl Kuhmstedt, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 4 Bartolomeo Giacometti, composer, dies at 67
  • Feb 20 Johann Joseph Emmert, composer, dies at 76
  • Mar 7 Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Austrian composer, dies at 73
  • Mar 23 Ferdinand-Philippe-Joseph Staes, composer, dies at 60
  • Mar 26 Gabriele Mario Piozzi, composer, dies at 68
  • May 31 Franz Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer (Jahreszeiten), dies at 77
  • Jun 3 John "Christmas" Beckwith, composer, dies at 58
  • Jul 3 Joseph Quesnel, French-Canadian composer and playwright (b. 1746)
  • Jul 24 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer, dies at 74
  • Sep 21 Alexander Reinagle, English-American composer, dies at 53
  • Nov 26 Nicolas-Marie Dalayrac, French composer, dies at 56
  • Dec 31 Franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75