On This Day

1814 in Music

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Feb 27 Ludwig van Beethoven's 8th Symphony in F premieres


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 14 Johannes Josephus Viotta, Dutch physician & composer, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1859)
  • Jan 21 Thomas Attwood Walmisley, composer
  • Feb 21 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer
  • Feb 22 Oskar Kolberg, Polish ethnographer, folklorist, and composer (Lud), born in Przysucha, Poland (d. 1890)
  • Mar 3 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer
  • Mar 16 Jules Eugene Abraham Alary, composer
  • Apr 21 Béni Egressy, Hungarian composer, born in Kazincbarcika, Hungary (d. 1851)
  • May 9 Adolf von Henselt, German composer, born in Schwabach, Bavaria (d. 1889)
  • Jul 2 Thérèse Wartel, French pianist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1865)
  • Jul 3 Janis Cimze, Latvian composer, Father of Latvian choir music, born Rauna parish, Russian Empire (d. 1881)
  • Aug 10 Jacob Edvard Gille, composer
  • Sep 17 Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, composer
  • Nov 6 Adolphe Sax, Belgium musician and inventor (saxophone), born in Dinant, Belgium (d. 1894)
  • Dec 1 August Rockel, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 5 Johann Gottfried Krebs, German composer, dies at 72
  • Feb 3 Jan Antonín Koželuh, Czech composer, dies at 75
  • Feb 13 Georg Augustin Holler, German composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 12 Charles Burney, English music historian, dies at 88
  • May 6 George Joseph Vogler, composer, dies at 64
  • May 7 Franz Volrath Buttstett, German composer, dies at 79
  • Jun 8 Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, composer, dies at 48
  • Jun 27 Johann Friedrich Reichardt, German composer, dies at 61
  • Jul 25 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, dies at 69
  • Sep 1 Erik Eriksson Tulindberg, composer, dies at 53
  • Oct 16 Juan Jose Landaeta, composer, dies at 34
  • Dec 9 Jose Angel Lamas, Venezuelan composer, dies at 39