On This Day

Events in Music in 1808

  • Mar 6 1st college orchestra in US founded, at Harvard
  • Mar 27 Joseph Haydn's oratorio "Die Schopfung" premieres in Vienna

Music Premiere

Dec 22 Beethoven's Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Choral Fantasy and Piano Concerto No. 4 (featuring the composer as soloist) premiere at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria