On This Day

Musicians Who Died in 1779

  • Feb 2 Georg Philipp Kress, German violinist and composer, dies at 59
  • Feb 7 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at about 69
  • Apr 6 Tommaso MFS Traetta, Italian opera composer (Farnace), dies at 52
  • Oct 28 Raphael Weiss, German composer and priest, dies at 66
  • Dec 15 Manuel Jeronimo Romero de Avila, Spanish theorist and composer, dies at 62
  • Dec 28 Gennaro Manna, Italian composer, dies at 64