1816 in Music

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Events in Music

  • Feb 20 Rossini's opera "Barber of Seville" premieres in Rome

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 17 Friedrich Wilhelm Markull, composer
  • Feb 20 Josef Michal Ksawery Jan Poniatowski, composer
  • Mar 19 Johannes Josephus Hermanus Verhulst, composer
  • Mar 27 George Elvey, English composer, born in Canterbury, England (d. 1893)
  • Apr 13 William Sterndale Bennett, composer
  • May 14 Gualtiero Sanelli, composer
  • Aug 16 Joseph Robinson, composer
  • Sep 1 Gustav Schmidt, composer
  • Sep 4 Francois-Emmanuel-Joseph Bazin, composer
  • Sep 15 Edward Wolff, composer
  • Oct 6 William Batchelder Bradbury, American composer, born in York, Maine (d. 1868)
  • Nov 17 August W Ambros, Austria musicologist (History of Music)
  • Nov 29 Carl Binder, Austrian composer, born in Vienna (d. 1860)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 1 Francois Alexander Sallantin, French composer, dies at 60
  • Jan 15 Henry Harington, composer, dies at 88
  • Feb 4 Meingosus Gaelle, composer, dies at 63
  • Feb 10 Johann Paul Aegidius Martini, composer, dies at 74
  • Mar 18 Johann Paul Schulthesius, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 23 Ignaz Vitzthumb, Austrian musician, composer, and conductor, dies at 91
  • Jun 5 Giovanni Paisiello, Italian composer (Serva Padrona), dies at 76
  • Jul 6 Philipp Meissner, composer, dies at 67
  • Aug 6 Karl Frieberth, Austrian composer, dies at 80
  • Aug 8 Blas de Laserna, composer, dies at 65
  • Dec 15 Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 44
  • Dec 16 Vincenzo Galeotti, [Tomazelli], Italian dancer/choreographer, dies at 73