On This Day

Deaths in Music in 1783

  • Jan 5 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer, dies on 73rd birthday
  • Jan 7 William Tans'ur, English hymnist (b. 1700)
  • Jan 31 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, dies at 72
  • Feb 10 James Nares, composer, dies at 67
  • Mar 23 Gaspard Fritz, Swiss composer and violinist, dies at 67
  • Apr 7 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 10 František Václav Habermann, Czech composer, dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, dies at 62
  • Dec 16 Johann Adolf Hasse, Dutch operatic composer (Sesostrate), dies at 84
  • Dec 20 Antonio Francisco Jawer Jose Soler, Sp composer (Fandango), dies at 54