On This Day

Year 1817 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 25 Gioacchino Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola" (Cinderella) premieres in Rome

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 18 Jacques Gregoir, composer
  • Feb 2 Jose Maria de la Purificacion Ventura, composer
  • Feb 3 Emile Racine Gauthier Prudent, composer
  • Feb 22 Niels Wilhelm Gade, Danish violinist/composer/conductor
  • Mar 24 Aimé Maillart, French opera composer (Les Dragons de Villars), born in Montpellier, Hérault, France (d. 1876)
  • Mar 28 Mariano Soriano Fuertes y Piqueras, Spanish composer, born Murcia, Spain (d. 1880)
  • Apr 2 Teodulo Mabellini, Italian composer, born in Pistoia, Italy (d. 1897)
  • May 2 Zikmund Kolešovský, Czech composer, born in Prague, Czech Republic (d. 1868)
  • May 11 Fanny Cerrito, Italian ballet dancer (d. 1909)
  • May 31 Édouard Deldevez, French violinist and composer, born in Paris (d. 1897)
  • Jul 17 Ignace Leybach, French pianist and composer, born in Gambsheim, Alsace, France (d. 1891)
  • Aug 13 Károly Thern, Hungarian composer, born in Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia (d. 1886)
  • Sep 21 Charles Balmer, German composer, born in Gottingen, Germany (d. 1892)
  • Sep 23 Leon Charles Francois Kreutzer, composer
  • Oct 2 Gunnar Wennerberg, Swedish poet and composer, born in Lidköping, Sweden (d. 1901)
  • Oct 5 Eduard Franck, German composer, born in Breslau, Germany (d. 1893)
  • Oct 27 Antoni de Kontski, Polish pianist and composer, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1899)
  • Nov 12 Carlo Pedrotti, composer
  • Nov 12 Martin Gustav Nottebohm, composer, born in Lüdenscheid, Westphalia (d. 1882)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 14 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer, dies at 87
  • Jan 16 Antonín Volánek, Czech organist and composer, dies at 55
  • Jan 28 Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen, German composer, dies at 55
  • Feb 9 Franz Wilhelm Tausch, composer, dies at 54
  • Feb 20 Martin de Ron, composer, dies at 27
  • Mar 1 Luigi Gatti, Italian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 13 Matej Sojka, Bohemian composer, dies at 77
  • Mar 18 Johann Jakob Walder, composer, dies at 67
  • Apr 6 Bonaventura Furlanetto, Italian composer, dies at 78
  • May 21 Johann Friedrich Christmann, German composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 23 Otto Carl Erdmann Kospoth, Prussian composer, dies at 63
  • Oct 12 Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel, German composer, dies at 66
  • Oct 18 Etienne-Nicolas Méhul, French composer (b. 1763)
  • Nov 1 Giovanni Zanotti, Italian composer, dies at 79
  • Nov 7 Francesco Pasquale Ricci, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Dec 1 Justin Heinrich Knechtl, composer, dies at 65