1780-84

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Jan 1780

10

  • Francesco Antonio Vallotti (82) dies in Padua

20

  • Anton Schweitzer’s opera Rosamunde, lib. Christoph Martin Wieland, premiered in Mannheim

22

  • Giovanni Velluti born (Pausula, Italy) Italian castrato singer. Died 1861

27

  • Giuseppe Siboni born (Forli, Italy) Italian tenor singer, conductor, opera director, teacher. Died 1839

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  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera Le donne rivali [rival women], lib. unknown, premiered in Rome

Feb 1780

1

  • Johann Ludwig Krebs (c. 66) dies in Altenburg, Germany

22

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Atys premiered in Paris, lib. J.F. Marmontel

Mar 1780

10

  • Juan José Landaeta born (Caracas) Venezuelan composer, songwriter, freedom fighter. Died 1814
  • Antoine Dauvergne’s opera Le Sicilien premiered in Versailles. Lib. Pierre François Levasseur

28

  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg’s opera Das tartarische Gesetz [The Tatar Law], lib. Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter, premiered in Stuttgart

May 1780

10

  • Angelica Catalani born (Senigallia, Italy) Italian soprano singer, teacher. Died 1849

14

  • Pierre Montan Berton (53) dies in Paris

22

  • François Joseph Gossec appointed deputy director of the Paris Opera

30

  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s opera Ipermestra premiered in Naples, lib. P. Metastasio

Jun 1780

2

  • Elisabetta Manfredini-Guarmani born (Bologna) Italian soprano singer. Died c.1829

5

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera La finta amante [The fake lover], lib. Giovan Battista Casti, premiered in Mogilev

6

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Andromaque premiered in Paris, lib. L.G. Pitra

Jul 1780

5

  • João de Sousa Carvalho’s opera Testoride argonauta [Argonaut Testoride], lib. Gaetano Martinelli, premiered in Lisbon

24

  • Henri-Joseph Rigel’s opera Rosanie premiered in Paris. Lib. Alphonse-Marie-Denis Devismes de Saint-Alphonse

25

  • Christian Theodor Weinlig born (Dresden) German composer, teacher, conductor. Pupils included Clara Schumann and Richard Wagner. Died 1842

Aug 1780

29

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony no.34 K338 completed

Sep 1780

23

  • Christian Gottlob Neefe’s opera Adelheit von Veltheim, lib. Gustav Friedrich Wilhelm Grossmann, premiered in Frankfurt

Oct 1780

27

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Persée premiered in Paris, lib. J.F. Marmontel

28

  • Ernst Anschütz born (Suhl, Germany) German organist, composer, poet, teacher. Author of O Tannenbaum (1824). Died 1861

Nov 1780

3

  • Victor Dourlen born (Dunkerque) French composer, Music theorist, teacher at Conservatoire de Paris 1816-42. Died 1864

18

  • Franz Clement born (Vienna) Austrian violinist, pianist, conductor, composer. Died 1842

22

  • Conradin Kreutzer born (Messkirch, Germany) German composer, conductor. Died 1849

Dec 1780

6

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Alcide al bivio [Alcide at the crossroads] premiered in St Petersburg, lib. P. Metastasio

26

  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s opera Andromaca premiered in Turin, lib. A. Zeno

30

  • The Petrovsky Theatre opens in Moscow, home to the Bolshoi Ballet and Bolshoi Opera

1780 (date unknown)

  • Franciszek Lessel born (Warsaw) Polish composer, music administrator, teacher. Died 1838

publications

  • Carl Friedrich Abel’s 6 String Quartets op.15 published in London
  • CPE Bach’s Clavier-Sonaten nebst einigen Rondos für Kenner und Liebhaber II (6 sonatas and rondos) & Orchester-Sinfonien (4 symphonies) published in Leipzig & Geistliche Gesänge mit Melodien I (30 hymns) published in Hamburg
  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 sestetti op.24 (string sextets) published in Paris
  • Muzio Clementi’s 6 Sonatas op.4 for harpsichord or piano with flute or violin published in London
  • Franz Krommer’s Three string quartets op.1 published in Offenbach
  • Carl Stamitz’s op.14 – 6 trio sonatas for flute and violin, or 2 violins, and cello published in London
  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel’s op.10 – 12 piano solos published in Vienna
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal’s 6 violin duets op.28 published in Vienna
  • Georg Joseph Vogler’s 6 concerti facili op.2 (piano concertos) & 6 sonate facili op.3 (piano sonatas) published in Paris

Muzio Clementi 1752-1832

Jan 1781

2

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera Il pittore parigino [The Parisian painter] premiered in Rome, lib. G. Petrosellini

3

  • GiuseppeSarti’s opera Giulio Sabino [Julius Sabinus], lib. Pietro Giovannini, premiered in Venice

22

  • François Antoine Habeneck born (Charleville-Mézières, France) French composer, violinist, conductor. Died 1849

23

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Iphigénie en Tauride premiered in Paris, lib. A. du Congé Dubreuil
  • Antonio Sacchini’s opera Mitridate premiered in London, lib. A. Zeno

29

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Idomeneo, re di Creta [Idomeneo, King of Crete] K366 premiered in Munich, lib. G.B. Varesco

Feb 1781

2

  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg’s opera Der Schuss von Gänzewiz [The shot by Gänzewiz], lib. Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter, premiered in Stuttgart

4

  • Josef Mysliveček (44) dies in Rome, possibly of syphillis

11

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera Alessandro nell’Indie [Alexander in India] premiered in Rome, lib. P. Metastasio

15

  • Christian Gottlob Neefe succeeds Gilles van den Eeden as organist at the court of Cologne

17

  • François Joseph Gossec’s ballet-pantomime La fête de Mirza [The Feast of Mirza] premiered in Paris, lib. M. Gardel

22

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Emilie, ou La belle esclave [Emilie, or the beautiful slave], lib. Nicolas-François Guillard, premiered in Paris

25

  • Joseph Haydn’s opera La fedeltà premiata aka Die belohnte Treue [loyalty rewarded] premiered in Eszterháza, lib. G. Lorenzi

Mar 1781

5

  • Henri-Joseph Rigel’s opera Blanche et Vermeille [Blanche and Vermilion], lib. Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian, premiered in Paris

11

  • Anthony Philip Heinrich born (Krásný Buk, Czech Rep) German-American composer. Died 1861

23

  • Johann Peter Salomon makes his first appearance in London playing violin

24

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata for violin and keyboard K372 completed

Apr 1781

2

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Rondo for violin K373 completed

8

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata for piano and violin K379 premiered in Vienna

9

  • The 1,015th and last of the ‘Bach-Abel’ concerts takes place in Hanover Square, London

21

  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann’s opera Elisa premiered in Dresden. Lib. Caterino Mazzolà

22

  • Hermann Uber born (Wrocław) German composer, cantor, violinist, conductor. Died 1822

30

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Der Rauchfangkehrer [the chimney sweep] premiered in Vienna, lib. J.L. Auenbrugger

May 1781

9

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 53 premiered in London

24

  • Louis-François Dauprat born (Paris) French composer, horn player, teacher. Died 1868

25

  • Johann André’s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail [The Abduction from Seraglio], lib. Christoph Friedrich Bretzner, premiered in Berlin

27

  • Joseph Haydn’s song collection XII Lieder für das Clavier I completed

Jun 1781

6

  • Joseph Martin Krauss’s opera libretto Proserpina [Prospero’s books], lib. King Gustav III, premiered in Stockholm

8

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart leaves the employ of the Salzburg court for a second and final time
  • The second Théâtre du Palais-Royal in Paris is destroyed just over a decade after its opening. It is never rebuilt

Jul 1781

5

  • João de Sousa Carvalho’s opera Seleuco rè di Siria [Seleucus king of Syria], lib. Gaetano Martinelli, premiered in Lisbon

9

  • Samuel Arnold’s opera The Baron Kinkvervankotsdorsprakingatchdern premiered in London. Lib. Miles Peter Andrews

20

  • Sophie Lebrun born (London) German pianist, composer. Daughter of Francesca Lebrun (1756-91). Died 1863

27

  • Mauro Giuliani born (Naples) Italian composer, guitarist, cellist. Died 1829

Aug 1781

5

  • François Joseph Naderman born (Paris) French composer, harpist, teacher, harp manufacturer, music publisher. Died 1835

9

  • Michael Umlauf born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor, violinist. Died 1842

13

  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s ballet Tamas Kouli-Kan premiered in Naples
  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Montezuma premiered in Naples. Lib. Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi

20

  • Henri-Joseph Rigel’s opera L’Automate [The Automaton], lib. Cuinet-Dorbeil, premiered in Paris

Sep 1781

6

  • Anton Diabelli born (Salzburg) Austrian composer, publisher, teacher. Died 1858
  • Vincent Novello born (London) English composer, publisher, organist. Father of Clara Novello (1818-1908) and Joseph Alfred Novello (1810-96). Died 1861

7

  • CPE Bach’s Funeral Music for F. Doormann premiered in Hamburg

10

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera La serva padrona [the maid mistress] premiered in Pushkin, lib. G.A. Federico

28

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s serenata Diana amante [Diana lover] premiered in Naples, lib. Pietro Metastasio

Oct 1781

9

  • Thomas Erskine (49) dies in Brussels of a ‘putrid fever’

16

  • Anton Zimmerman (39) dies in Eszterháza

20

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera I Mietitori [The Harvesters] premiered in Naples, lib. F. S. Zini

23

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Iphigenia auf Tauris premiered in Vienna, lib. J.B.E. von Alxinger and composer

27

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Adèle de Ponthieu, lib. J.-P.-A. des Rasins de Saint-Marc, premiered in Paris at the inauguration of the Théâtre de la Porte Saint-Martin (architect Nicolas Lenoir)

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade K375 for wind ensemble completed

Nov 1781

4

  • Faustina Bordoni (84) dies in Venice

18

  • Felice Blangini born (Turin) Italian composer, organist. Died 1841

publications

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 6 sonatas for piano and violin KV296, KV376-80 op.2 published in Vienna

Dec 1781

1

  • Charles Philippe Lafont born (Paris) French composer, violinist. Died 1839

12

  • Georg Joseph Vogler’s opera Erwin und Elmire premiered in Darmstadt, lib. J.W. von Goethe

24

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Muzio Clementi have an informal piano playing contest at the instigation of Emperor Joseph II in Vienna. Mozart is deemed to have won, narrowly

25

  • Joseph Haydn’s String Quartets, Op. 33 premiered in Vienna

1781 (date unknown)

  • Michael Haydn appointed organist at Salzburg Cathedral
  • The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra formed under director Johann Adam Hiller

publications

  • Carl Friedrich Abel’s 4 Trio Sonatas for 2 Flutes and Basso Continuo op.16 published in London
  • CPE Bach’s Clavier-Sonaten nebst einigen Rondos für Kenner und Liebhaber III (6 sonatas and rondos) published in Leipzig & Geistliche Gesänge mit Melodien II (30 hymns) published in Hamburg
  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 quartettini op.32 (string quartets) published in Vienna & 6 tercetti op.35 (string trios) published in Paris
  • Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s 6 quatuors concertants op.7 published in Paris
  • Muzio Clementi’s op.5 – 3 Sonatas for keyboard and violin and 3 Fugues for harpsichord & op.6 – 1 Duo for keyboard, four hands, 2 Sonatas for keyboard and violin and 3 Fugues for harpsichord published in Paris
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s 6 sinfonies à grande orchestre op.13 published in Paris (approx date)
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s song collection Frohe Lieder für deutsche Männer published in Berlin & Lieder für Kinder aus Campes Kinderbibliothek I & II published in Hamburg
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal’s 6 Solos or Sonatas op.10 for flute published in London

Johann Adam Hiller 1728-1804

Jan 1782

1

  • Johann Christian Bach (46) dies in London, possibly following a stroke
  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Colinette à la cour [Colinette in the court] premiered in Paris, lib. J.-B. Lourdet de Santerre

12

  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel’s opera Il Farnace premiered in Naples, lib. Antonio Maria Lucchini

25

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera Armida abbandonata [Armida abandoned] premiered in Florence, lib. B. Vitturi

29

  • Daniel Auber born (Caen) French composer of nearly 50 operas, music director. Died 1871

Mar 1782

1

  • François Joseph Gossec’s opera Thésée premiered in Paris, lib. E. Morel de Chéfdeville

3

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s cantata Le tue parole o padre [your words oh father] premiered in Rome, lib. V. Monti
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s first public concert of his own works takes place in Vienna

7

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera L’Éclipse total [the total eclipse], lib. Auguste Étienne Xavier Poisson de Lachabeaussière, premiered in Paris

17

  • Giovanni Battista Viotti makes his Paris concert debut at the Concert Spirituel

Apr 1782

6

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Alessandro e Timoteo [Alexander and Timothy] premiered in Parma, lib. G. della Torre di Rezzonico

12

  • Pietro Metastasio (84) dies in Vienna

14

  • Carlo Coccia born (Naples) Italian composer of around 40 operas. Died 1873

16

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in Livorno, lib. P. Metastasio

22

  • Josef Seger (66) dies in Prague

May 1782

12

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera La semplice ad arte [the simple art] premiered in Naples, lib. G. Palomba

18

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s cantata Il ritorno di Tobia [The Return of Tobias] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Gozzi

28

  • Giovanni Battista Grazioli appointed second organist under Ferdinando Bertoni at the Basilica of San Marco in Venice

Jul 1782

5

  • João de Sousa Carvalho’s opera Everardo II rè di Lituania [King Everardo II of Lithuania], lib. Gaetano Martinelli,  premiered in Lisbon

16

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail [The Abduction from Seraglio] K344 premiered in Vienna, lib. C.F. Bretzner

26

  • John Field born (Dublin) Irish composer, pianist. Died 1837

30

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade K388 for wind ensemble completed

Aug 1782

4

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart marries Constanze Weber in Vienna

6

  • Nicolas Chédeville (77) dies in Paris

13

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera L’eroe cinese [the Chinese hero] premiered in Naples, lib. P. Metastasio

22

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphony no.74 completed

24

  • Michael Haydn’s oratorio Figurs: Canticum in tono peregrino [Figure: song in a foreign tone] premiered in Salzburg
  • Jean-Baptiste Forqueray (83) dies in Paris

25

  • Marianna Auenbrugger (23) dies in Vienna of ’emaciation’
Constanze Mozart 1762-1842

Constanze Mozart 1762-1842

Sep 1782

8

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera Mesenzio, re d’Etruria [Mesenzio, King of Etruria] premiered in Florence, lib. F. Casorri

11

  • Johann André’s opera Der Liebhaber als Automat [The lover as an automaton], lib. André, premiered in Berlin

14

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Fra i due litiganti il terzo gode [Between the two litigants the third party prospers] premiered in Milan, lib. C. Goldoni

22

  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg’s opera Le delizie campestri [rustic delights], lib. Mattia Verazi, premiered in Stuttgart

23

  • Jacques Féréol Mazas born (Lavaur, France) French composer, violinist, conductor, teacher. Died 1849

24

  • Jean-Frédéric Edelmann’s opera Ariane dans l’isle de Naxos [Ariane on the island of Naxos], lib. Pierre-Louis Moline , & ballet Feu [fire] premiered in Paris

26

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Il barbiere di Siviglia [the barber of Seville] premiered in St Petersburg, lib. P.-A. Beaumarchais

30

  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann’s opera Cora och Alonzo [Cora and Alonzo], lib. Gudmund Jöran, premiered at the inauguration of the  Kungliga Teatern [Royal Opera House] in Stockholm, architect Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz

Oct 1782

6

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera La ballerina amante [The ballerina lover] premiered in Naples, lib. G. Palomba

19

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concert Rondo for piano K386 completed

27

  • Niccolò Paganini born (Genoa) Italian composer, virtuoso violinist, viol player, guitarist. Died 1840

Nov 1782

2

  • Samuel Arnold’s opera The Castle of Andalusia premiered in London. Lib. John O’Keeffe

26

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera L’embarras des richesses [the embarrassment of riches] premiered in Paris, lib. J.-B. Lourdet de Santerre

Dec 1782

6

  • Joseph Haydn’s opera Orlando paladino aka Der Ritter Roland [champion Roland] premiered in Eszterháza, lib. C.F. Badini and N. Porta

17

  • João de Sousa Carvalho’s opera Penelope nella partenza da Sparta [Penelope’s departure from Sparta], lib. Gaetano Martinelli, premiered in Lisbon

26

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Attalo, re di Bitinia [Attalus, king of Bithynia], lib. Antonio Salvi, premiered in Venice

27

  • Amélie-Julie Candeille makes her operatic debut in the title role of Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide in Paris

31

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String quartet K387 completed
  • William Shield’s opera Rosina, lib. Frances Brooke Moore, premiered in London, seen by many as a forerunner of the modern stage musical

1782 (date unknown)

  • Pedro António Avondano (68) dies in Lisbon
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt is founding editor of the Berlin Musikalisches Kunstmagazin, a magazine he edits until 1791

publications

  • Johann Christian Bach’s Six Grand Overtures op.18 published in London
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s first published work, Nine variations for piano on a march by Ernst Christoph Dressler, appears
  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 quartettini op.32 (string quartets) & 6 quintetti op.33 (string quintets) published in Vienna
  • Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s 6 trios concertants op.8 & Airs variés: Les nocturnes, ou 6 airs variés op.9 published in Paris
  • Muzio Clementi’s 3 Sonatas op.7 for harpsichord or piano published in Vienna & 3 Sonatas op.8 for harpsichord or piano published in Lyons and Paris
  • Joseph Haydn’s 6 Quatuors (String Quartets nos 29 to 34 ‘Russian Quartets’) published
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento for piano, violin and cello op.3 (K254) & 3 sonatas for keyboard op.4 (K309-311) published in Paris
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s 3 sonatas op.4 for violin, viola and cello & 6 sonatas op.3 for piano or harpsichord published in Berlin
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s song collection Oden und Lieder von Uz, Kleist und Hagedorn published in Grotkau
  • Johann Abraham Peter Schulz’s song collection Lieder im Volkston I published
  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel’s op.7 – 4 symphonies & op.12 – 3 piano trios published in Paris & op.9 – 3 piano trios published in Mannheim
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal’s 6 Sonatas op.27 for harpsichord and string trio published in London & 3 Sonatas op.29 for piano and string trio published in Vienna
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s violin concertos nos 1-6 published in Paris
  • Georg Joseph Vogler’s 6 sonatas op.6 (for piano, violin and cello) & Piano concerto in C op.8 published in Paris
  • Georg Joseph Vogler’s 112 petits préludes for keyboard published in Mainz

Johann Friedrich Reichardt 1752-1814

Jan 1783

8

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Idalide premiered in Milan, lib. F. Moretti

14

  • Giacobbe Cervetto (100) dies in London

20

  • Friedrich Dotzauer born (Haselrieth, Germany) German composer, cellist, teacher. Died 1860

31

  • Caffarelli (72) dies in Naples

Feb 1783

10

  • James Nares (67) dies in London

23

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Die unnütze Vorsicht [unnecessary caution], lib. Franz Leopold Schmidel, premiered in Vienna

28

  • Antonio Sacchini’s opera Renaud premiered in Paris, lib. J. Leboeuf and S.-J. Pellegrin

Mar 1783

23

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 K385 “Haffner Symphony” premiered in Vienna

Apr 1783

7

  • Ignaz Holzbauer (71) dies in Mannheim

21

  • The National Theatre of Prague opens

22

  • Andrea Luchesi’s prologue Die Liebe für das Vaterland [the love for the fatherland] premiered in Frankfurt

28

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Thalie au nouveau théâtre [Thalia in the new theatre] premiered in Paris, lib. M.-J. Sedaine

May 1783

9

  • Juliane Reichardt (30) dies in Berlin of puerperal fever

10

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Il trionfo della pace [the triumph of peace] premiered in Mantua, lib. C. Olivieri

18

  • Lucrezia Aguiari (c. 42) dies in Parma of tuberculosis

20

  • Johann Heinrich Bach (75) dies in Oehringen, Germany

27

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Horn Concerto K417 completed

Jun 1783

17

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String quartet K421 completed

Jul 1783

25

  • João de Sousa Carvalho’s opera L’Endimione premiered in Lisbon. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

27

  • Johann Philipp Kirnberger (62) dies in Berlin

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String quartet K428 completed

Aug 1783

13

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera Oreste premiered in Naples, lib. L. Serio

Sep 1783

8

  • Giovanni Battista Viotti retires from public concerts aged 28

14

  • Maciej Kamieński’s opera Balik gospodarski [Balik farm], lib. Franciszek Zabloki, premiered in Warsaw

Oct 1783

5

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Il mondo della luna [the world of the moon] premiered in St Petersburg, lib. C. Goldoni

7

  • William Tans’ur (76) dies in St Neots, Cambridgeshire

14

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Three piano sonatas (E-flat major, F minor, D major) (“Kurfürsten Sonatas”) published

16

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Didon premiered in Fontainebleau, lib. J.F. Marmontel

26

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Missa K427 premiered in Salzburg

29

  • Jean le Rond d’Alembert (65) dies in Paris of a bladder infection

30

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera-ballet Le caravane du Caire [the caravan to Cairo] premiered in Fontainebleau, lib. E. Morel de Chédeville

Nov 1783

3

  • Charles Collé (74) dies in Paris
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony no.36 K425 ‘Linz’ completed

4

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony no.36 K425 ‘Linz’ premiered in Linz, Austria
  • William Shield’s opera The Poor Soldier premiered in London. Lib. John O’Keeffe

14

  • Piccinni’s opera Le dormeur éveillé [the sleeper awake] premiered in Paris, lib. J.F. Marmontel

15

  • Georg Joseph Vogler’s opera La kermesse [the fair] premiered in Paris, lib. J. Patrat

18

  • Antonio Sacchini’s opera Chimène premiered in Fontainebleau, lib. N.-F. Guillard

Dec 1783

5

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Le faux lord premiered in Versailles, lib. G.M. Piccinni

16

  • Johann Adolph Hasse (84) dies in Venice

17

  • João de Sousa Carvalho’s opera Tomiri amazzone guerriera [Tomyris Amazon warrior], lib. Gaetano Martinelli, premiered in Lisbon

19

  • Giovanni Paisiello appointed compositore della musica de’ drammi of the Neapolitan court by King Ferdinando

20

  • Antonio Soler (54) dies in El Escorial, Spain

27

  • Agostino Accorimboni’s opera Il regno delle Amazzoni [The kingdom of the Amazons], lib. Giuseppe Petrosellini, premiered in Parma

1783 (date unknown)

  • The Broadwood Piano company established when John Broadwood buys the business of Burkat Shudi who died 10 years earlier

publications

  • CPE Bach’s Clavier-Sonaten und freye Fantasien nebst einigen Rondos für Kenner und Liebhaber IV (6 sonatas, rondos and fantasias) published in Leipzig
  • Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s 6 cello sonatas op.12 published in Paris
  • Luigi Cherubini’s 6 sonatas for harpsichord published in Florence
  • Muzio Clementi’s 3 Sonatas op.9 & 3 Sonatas op.10 for harpsichord or piano published in Vienna
  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s 3 sonates op.1 for keyboard published in Paris
  • Carl Stamitz’s op.22 – 6 quatuors concertant for string quartet published in Paris
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal’s 6 string quartets op.28 published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 6 quartets op.1 for strings (nos 1-6); 6 trios op.2 for 2 violins and viola (nos 1-6) & 6 quartets op.3 2me livre for strings (nos 7-12) published in Paris (approx date)
  • Georg Joseph Vogler’s 6 pièces de musique dans un genre nouveau op.4 published in Mainz & 6 sonatas op.7 (for piano, violin and cello) published in Paris

A 1783 Broadwood piano

Jan 1784

1

  • William Beale born (Landrake, Cornwall) English baritone singer, composer. Died 1854

22

  • Edward Taylor born (Norwich) English bass singer, music critic, teacher, law officer. Gresham professor of music from 1837. Died 1863

24

  • Franz Anton Hoffmeister establishes his own publishing firm in Vienna. Sold to Chemische Druckerey in 1806

27

  • Martin-Joseph Mengal born (Ghent, Belgium) Belgian composer, teacher, conductor, horn player. Died 1851

31

  • Joseph Haydn’s Raccolta de’ menuetti ballabili [collection of dance minuets] comprising 14 minuets and 6 trios) completed

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Contredanses (6) K462 & (2) K463 completed
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti enters the service of Queen Marie Antoinette at Versailles

Feb 1784

5

  • Giovanni Paisiello leaves Russia for Italy, breaking his contract at the court and taking a year’s advance salary with him

9

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.14 K449 completed. It is the first entry in his personal catalogue of compositions

14

  • Heinrich Bärmann born (Potsdam) German clarinetist. Father of Carl Baermann (1810-85). Died 1847

19

  • Thomas Morell (80) dies in London

26

  • Joseph Haydn’s opera Armida premiered in Eszterháza, lib. I. Durandi

Mar 1784

3

  • Joseph Haydn’s XII Lieder für das Clavier II completed

5

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Théodore et Paulin premiered in Versailles, lib. Desforges

8

  • James Hook’s opera The Double Disguise premiered in London. Lib. Harriet Horncastle Hook

15

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.15 K450 completed

22

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.16 K451 completed

23

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 premiered in Vienna (completed Feb 9th)

25

  • François Joseph Fétis born (Mons, Belgium) Belgian composer, musicologist, teacher, critic. Died 1871

26

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 15 premiered in Vienna (completed Mar 15th)

30

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quintet for piano and wind quartet K452 completed

31

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 16 premiered in Vienna (completed Mar 22nd)

Apr 1784

1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Quintet for piano and winds K452 premiered in Vienna (completed Mar 30th)

5

  • Louis Spohr born (Braunschweig) German composer, violinist, conductor, teacher. Works include 9 symphonies, 10 operas and 15 violin concerti. Died 1859

8

  • Dionisio Aguado born (Madrid) Spanish composer, guitarist. Died 1849

12

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.17 K453 completed

17

  • William Shield’s opera Robin Hood premiered in London. Lib. Leonard MacNally and E. Lysaght

21

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata for violin and keyboard K454 completed

26

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Les Danaïdes premiered in Paris, lib. Du Roullet and Tschudi

29

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata for piano and violin K454 premiered in Vienna (completed Apr 21st)

May 1784

2

  • Andrea Luchesi’s opera Ademira premiered in Venice. Lib. Ferdinando Moretti

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s op.11 Sonata in E for piano and Toccata in B for harpsichord or piano published in London

Jun 1784

10

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 premiered in Döbling (completed Apr 12th)

24

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera L’épreuve villageoise [the village trial] premiered in Paris, lib. Desforges

27

  • Ludwig van Beethoven appointed second organist by the Elector of Cologne, reporting to Christian Gottlob Neefe
Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos - Daniel Barenboim (EMI)

Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos – Daniel Barenboim (EMI)

Jul 1784

1

  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (73) dies destitute in Berlin

5

  • João de Sousa Carvalho’s opera Adrasto rè degli Argivi [Adrastus king of the Argives], lib. Giovanni de Gamerra, premiered in Lisbon

10

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera L’olimpiade premiered in Vicenza, lib. P. Metastasio

27

  • George Onslow born (Clermont-Ferrand) Anglo-French composer. Works include 70 string quartets and quintets. Died 1853

publications

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 3 sonatas for keyboard op.7 (K284, 333, 454) published in Vienna

Aug 1784

3

  • Giovanni Battista Martini (78) dies in Bologna

6

  • Karl Kohaut (57) dies in Vienna

15

  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s sacred drama Philistaei a Jonatha Dispersi [Philistines scattering from Jonathan] premiered in Venice

23

  • Maria Anna “Nannerl” Mozart marries Johann Baptist von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg in Salzburg
  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Il re Teodoro in Venezia [King Theodore in Venice] premiered in Vienna, lib. G.B. Casti

25

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 10 Variations for keyboard K455 “Unser dummer Pöbel meint” [Our foolish rabble believes] completed

26

  • Luigi Cherubini’s cantata Il trionfo dell’Arno [The triumph of the Arno] premiered in Volterra

publications

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 3 sonatas for keyboard op.6 (K330-332) published in Vienna

Sep 1784

7

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Diane et Endymion premiered in Paris, lib. J.F. Espic Chevalier de Lirou

18

  • Antonio Sacchini’s opera Dardanus premiered in Versailles, lib. N.-F. Guillard

30

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto no.18 K456 ‘Paradies’ completed

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  • Luigi Cherubini leaves Florence for a post as house composer at the King’s Theatre, London

Oct 1784

5

  • Antonin Kammel (54) dies in London

10

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera I due supposti conti [two alleged accounts] premiered in Milan, lib. A. Anelli

14

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 14 K457 completed

15

  • Thomas Hastings born (Washington, CT) American composer, hymnwriter. Died 1872

21

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Richard Coeur-de-lion [Richard the Lionheart] premiered in Paris, lib. M.-J. Sedaine

Nov 1784

8

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphonies no.80 & no.81 completed

9

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet in B Major K458 “Hunt Quartet” completed

20

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphony no.79 completed

28

  • Ferdinand Ries born (Godesberg, Germany) German composer, pianist. Sectretary and copyist for Beethoven. Works include 7 symphonies and 9 concerti. Died 1838

Dec 1784

1

  • François-Henri-Joseph Blaze aka Castil-Blaze born (Cavaillon, France) French musicologist, music critic, composer, music editor. Died 1857

6

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Il ricco d’un giorno [The rich in one day] premiered in Vienna, lib. L. da Ponte

10

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Lucette premiered in Versailles, lib. G.M. Piccinni

11

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano concerto No.19 completed

14

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart becomes a Freemason, joining a lodge in Vienna

26

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera L’Idalide premiered in Florence, lib. F. Moretti
  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera Artaserse premiered in Turin, lib. P. Metastasio

publications

  • Ignaz Pleyel’s Six String Quartets B.307-312 published in Vienna
Luigi Cherubini 1760-1842

Luigi Cherubini 1760-1842

1784 (date unknown)

  • Giuseppe Sarti appointed director of the imperial chapel at the court of Catherine the Great in St Petersburg

publications

  • Carl Friedrich Abel’s 6 Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin op.18 published in London
  • Johann Christian Bach’s Four Quartettos op.19 published in London
  • Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s Cello concertos no.1 op.14 & no.2 op.17 published in Paris
  • Muzio Clementi’s op.12 for piano published in London
  • Josef Mysliveček’s Six Easy Lessons for the Harpsichord published in Edinburgh
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s song collection Lieder von Gleim und Jacobi published in Gotha
  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel’s op.15 – 3 sonatas for keyboard and violin; op.16 – 3 sonatas for keyboard and violin; op.17 – 3 piano trios & op.22 – 18 piano solos published in Mainz
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal’s Sonates op.12 (3 keyboard quintets) published in Amsterdam
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