1795-99

<1790-1794 1800-1804>

Jan 1795

5

  • Isabella Lampe (79) dies in London

8

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera La pupilla scaltra [the sly pupil], lib. Carlo Goldoni, premiered in Venice

12

  • Friedrich Heinrich Himmel’s opera La morte di Semiramide [the death of Semiramide], lib. A. di Benedetto and Pietro Giovannini, premiered in Naples

13

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Il mondo alla rovescia [The World Upside Down] premiered in Vienna, lib. Caterino Mazzola

19

  • Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini (74) dies in Milan

22

  • Michel Corrette (87) dies in Paris

26

  • Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (62) dies in Bückeburg, Germany

27

  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s opera La scuola dei maritati [The school of the married] premiered in London, lib. L. da Ponte

Feb 1795

2

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 102 premiered in London opening the fourth and final season of Haydn-Salomon concerts (although Salomon is no longer involved). A chandelier falls during the concert but there are no injuries

4

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s opera Don Quixot der Zweyte [Don Quixote the second] premiered in Oleśnica, Poland, lib. Dittersdorf

5

  • Antoine Trial (57) commits suicide in Paris by poison

11

  • Carl Michael Bellman (55) dies in Stockholm

21

  • Francisco Manuel da Silva born (Rio de Janeiro) Brazilian songwriter, teacher, singer, cellist. Writer of the Brazilian national anthem. Died 1865

Mar 1795

2

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphony no.103 ‘Drumroll’ premiered in London

5

  • Josef Reicha (43) dies in Bonn from gout

9

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera On respire premiered in Paris, lib. C.L. Tissot

12

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Doria premiered in Paris, lib. G.M.J.B. Legouvé

14

  • Robert Lucas de Pearsall born (Bristol) English composer, barrister. Died 1856

23

  • Leopold Jansa born (Ústí nad Orlicí, Czech Rep) Czech violinist, composer, teacher. Died 1875

29

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.2 op.19 premiered at his public debut at Vienna’s Burgtheater

Apr 1795

4

  • Joseph Böhm born (Pest, Hungary) Austro-Hungarian violinst, teacher. Died 1876

7

  • Benjamin Carr’s ballet Poor Jack premiered in New York, NY

14

  • Pedro Albéniz born (Logroño, Spain) Spanish pianist, composer. Died 1855

27

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Adèle et Dorsan premiered in Paris. Lib. Benoît-Joseph des Marsollier Vivetières

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s 2 Piano sonatas and 2 Capriccios op.34 for piano published in London

May 1795

1

  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s Violin concerto premiered in London

4

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphony no.104 ‘London’ aka ‘Salomon’ premiered in London. This is Haydn’s final symphony

6

  • James Hook’s opera Jack of Newbury premiered in London. Lib. James Hook jr.

11

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr’s opera Idris und Zenide premiered in Vienna. Lib. Karl Ludwig Gieseke

13

  • Joseph Boulogne de Saint Georges is reinstated to his command of the reconstituted 13th Chausseurs in the French army after being released from prison.

18

  • The fourth and final season of the Salomon-Haydn concerts ends in London

22

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (76) dies in Berlin

26

  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s opera L’isola del piacere [The island of pleasure] premiered in London, lib. L. da Ponte

28

  • Jeremiah Dencke (69) dies in Bethlehem, PA
  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s opera Le nozze de’ contadini spagnuoli [The Marriage of the Spanish peasants], lib. various, premiered in London

30

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s opera Gott Mars und Der Hauptmann von Bärenzahn [The god Mars and the captain from Bear Tooth] premiered in Oleśnica, Poland, lib. Dittersdorf
  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Il trionfo di Camilla [the triumph of Camilla] premiered in Naples, lib. S. Stampiglia

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Three Piano Trios op.1 published in Vienna

Jun 1795

6

  • Esther Young (78) dies in London

13

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Il Cinna premiered in Padua, lib. A. Anelli

Jul 1795

14

  • La Marseillaise is adopted as the national anthem of France

25

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Le brigand premiered in Paris, lib. F.-B. Hoffman

31

  • Nicolò Paganini’s Carmagnola variations premiered in Genoa performed by the 12 year old violinist

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  • Ranieri de’ Calzabigi (80) dies in Naples

Aug 1795

3

  • The Conservatoire Nationale de Musique is founded in Paris by Bernard Sarrette

7

  • Etienne-Nicolas Mehul appointed an inspector of the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique in Paris. Four others are appointed – François-Joseph Gossec, André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, Luigi Cherubini and Jean-François Le Sueur

10

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera La journée du 10 août 1792 premiered in Paris, lib. G. Saulnier

13

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Eraclito e Democrito [Heraclitus and Democritus] premiered in Vienna, lib. G. De Gamerra

15

  • Joseph Haydn leaves London for the last time

16

  • Heinrich Marschner born (Zittau, Germany) German composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1861

19

  • Friedrich Hartmann Graf (67) dies in Augsburg

22

  • François Devienne’s opera Agnès et Felix premiered in Paris. Lib. Charles-Albert Demoustier

27

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr’s opera Die edle Rache [The noble revenge], lib. Franz Xaver Huber, premiered in Vienna

31

  • François-André Philidor (69) dies in exile in London

Sep 1795

15

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s opera Der Schach von Schiras [The bay of Shiraz] premiered in Oleśnica, Poland, lib. Dittersdorf

16

  • Saverio Mercadante born (Altamura, Italy) Italian composer of neasrly 60 operas. Died 1870

Oct 1795

14

  • Joseph Haydn’s VI Original Canzonettas II completed, lib. A. Hunter
  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Palmira regina di Persia [Palmira Queen of Persia] premiered in Vienna, lib. G. De Gamerra

25

  • Francesco Uttini (72) dies in Stockholm

26

  • Nikolaos Mantzaros born (Corfu) Greek composer. Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Society of Corfu from 1841 and composer of the Greek National Anthem. Died 1872

publications

  • Joseph Haydn’s String Quartets op.71 published in London

Nov 1795

4

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Gli Orazi e Curiazi [The Horatii and Curiazi], lib. Carlo Sernicola, premiered in Naples

6

  • Jiří Antonín aka Georg Benda (73) dies in Köstritz, Germany

17

  • Antonio Bagioli born (Bologna) Italian composer, teacher, writer. Died 1871

19

  • Thomas Linley the elder (62) dies in London

21

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera L’impegno superato [Commitment exceeded] premiered in Naples, lib. G.M. Diodati
  • Joseph Wölfl’s opera Der Höllenberg [Hell Mountain], lib. Emanuel Schikaneder, premiered in Vienna

22

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s 12 Minuets & 12 German dances premiered in Vienna
  • Pierre Rode appointed professor of violin at the Conservatoire Nationale de Musique in Paris

Dec 1795

4

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera L’intrigo amoroso [love intrigues] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Bertati

5

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Lacaverne premiered in Paris, lib. N.J. Forgeot

18

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.1 op.15 premiered at a concert organised by Joseph Haydn in Vienna

1795 (date unknown)

  • Ignace Joseph Pleyel sets up a music shop and publishing house in Paris (Maison Pleyel)

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quintet op.4 published in Vienna
  • Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s 6 cello sonatas op.40 published in Paris
  • Hyacinthe Jadin’s 3 chamber quartets op.1 & 3 piano sonatas op.5 published in Paris

Hyacinthe Jadin 1776-1800

Jan 1796

3

  • Johann Baptist Streicher born (Vienna) Austrian piano maker. Son of Nannette Streicher (1769-1833) and Johann Andreas Streicher (1761-1833). Died 1871

24

  • Nicolas Mori born (London) English violinist, conductor, publisher. Died 1839

26

  • Simon Mayr’s opera La Lodoiska premiered in Venice, lib. F. Gonella

30

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Giulietta e Romeo premiered in Milan. Lib. Giuseppe Maria Foppa after Shakespeare

Feb 1796

2

  • Giovanni Pacini born (Catania, Italy) Italian composer of more than 80 operas. Died 1867

16

  • Caterina Gabrielli (65) dies in Bologna

20

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera La Famille américaine [the American family], lib. Jean-Nicolas Bouilly, premiered in Paris

25

  • Giovanni Battista Borghi (57) dies in Loreto, Italy

28

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Rust (56) dies in Wörlitz, Germany

Mar 1796

1

  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s opera Camille premiered in St Petersburg, lib. B.-J. Marsollier des Vivetières

11

  • Ludwig van Beethoven gives a concert in Prague

12

  • Stephen Storace’s opera The Iron Chest premiered in London. Lib. George Colman jr

16

  • Stephen Storace (33) dies in London, possibly of influenza or pneumonia

26

  • Joseph Haydn’s oratorio Die Sieben letzten Worte unseres Erlösers am Kreuze [The Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross] premiered in Vienna

27

  • Louis Lambillotte born (Charleroi) French music historian, composer, organist. Died 1855

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas nos.1-3 op.2 published in Vienna

Apr 1796

18

  • Benjamin Carr’s opera The Archers premiered in New York, NY. Lib. William Dunlap

26

  • Auguste Mathieu Panseron born (Paris) French composer, voice teacher. Died 1859

27

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Imogène premiered in Paris, lib. J.E.B. Dejaure. Lib. Jean-Élie Bédéno

29

  • Ludwig van Beethoven gives a concert in Dresden for the elector of Saxony

May 1796

11

  • Jean-François Le Sueur’s opera Télémaque dans l’île de Calypso [Telemachus on the Island of Calypso], lib. Alphonse François Palat-Dercy, premiered in Paris

14

  • Jakob Haibel’s opera Der Tiroler Wastel [The Tyrolean Wastel], lib. Emanuel Schikaneder, premiered in Vienna

29

  • Luigi Cherubini’s Hymne à la victoire [hymn to victory] for chorus premiered in Paris

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  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas No. 1 and No. 2 op.5 premiered in Berlin (or June)

Jun 1796

8

  • Felice Giardini (80) dies in Moscow

11

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s opera Ugolino premiered in Oleśnica, Poland, lib. Dittersdorf and Duke F.A. von Braunschweig-Oels

22

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera La morte di Cleopatra [the death of Cleopatra] premiered in Naples, lib. S. A. Sografi

25

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s opera Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor [the Merry Wives of Windsor] premiered in Oleśnica, Poland, lib. G.C. Römer after Shakespeare

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s 3 Sonatas op.35 for piano, violin and cello published in London

Jul 1796

7

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Marianne premiered in Paris. Lib. Benoît-Joseph Marsollier

17

  • Thomas Sanders Dupuis (62) dies in London

21

  • Robert Burns (37) dies in Dumfries, possibly from an infection contracted during a dental extraction

23

  • Franz Berwald born (Stockholm) Swedish composer, orthopaedic surgeon, factory manager. Died 1868

24

  • Jan Stefani’s opera Wdieczni poddani [grateful subjects], lib. Jan Drozdowski, premiered in Warsaw

Aug 1796

7

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Il moro [the dark] premiered in Vienna, lib. G. De Gamerra

Sep 1796

9

  • Joseph Haydn’s opera Alfred, König der Angelsachsen [King Alfred of the Anglo-Saxons] premiered in Eszterháza, lib. J.W. Cowmeadow

11

  • Joseph Haydn’s Missa Sancti Bernardi d’Offida [Mass of St Bernard of Offida] premiered in Eisenstadt

27

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr’s opera Die Freiwilligen [the volunteers], lib. Johann Gottlieb Stephanie,  premiered in Vienna

Oct 1796

8

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Un pazzo ne fa cento [A fool makes one hundred] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

17

  • Franz Paul Rigler (c.48) dies in Vienna

23

  • Joseph Panny born (Vienna) Austrian composer, violinist. Died 1838

25

  • Jakob Haibel’s opera Östreichs treue Brüder [Austria’s true brothers], lib. Emanuel Schikaneder, premiered in Vienna

29

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s opera Der schöne Herbsttag [The beautiful autumn day] premiered in Oleśnica, Poland, lib. Pietro Metastasio

30

  • Johann Baptist Schenk’s opera Der Dorfbarbier [the village barber], lib. Paul & Joseph Weidmann, premiered in Vienna

Nov 1796

8

  • Domenico Cimarosa appointed first organist at the Neapolitan royal chapel

17

  • Catherine II (67) dies in St Petersburg following a stroke

21

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ah! Perfido for soprano and orchestra premiered in Vienna

22

  • Dmitry Bortniansky appointed Director of the Imperial Chapel Choir in St Petersburg

23

  • Ludwig van Beethoven gives a concert in Bratislava

30

  • (Johann) Carl (Gottfried) Loewe born (Löbejün, Germany) German composer, baritone singer, conductor. Mainly known for his Lieder. Died 1869

Dec 1796

9

  • Emilie Zumsteeg born (Stuttgart) German choir conductor, composer, pianist, songwriter. Died 1857

26

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s opera Gli Orazi ed i Curiazi [The Horatii and the Curiazi] premiered in Venice, lib. S.A. Sografi
  • Joseph Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli [Mass in Time of War] premiered in Vienna
  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera L’amante servitore [The servant lover] premiered in Venice, lib. A. Sografi

29

  • Valentino Fioravanti’s opera Il ciabattino incivilito [the civilised cobbler], lib. xx, premiered in Venice

30

  • Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne (45) dies in Paris

1796 (date unknown)

  • Anton Pann born (Sliven, Bulgaria – approximate date) Romanian composer, musicologist, poet, folklorist, translator. Died 1854
  • Thomas Attwood appointed organist at St Paul’s, London

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Trio op.3 published in Vienna
  • Edward Bunting’s Ancient Irish Music published in London
  • Joseph Haydn’s 6 Quartetti (String Quartets nos 54 to 59 ‘Apponyi Quartets’) published
  • Hyacinthe Jadin’s 3 chamber quartets op.2 published in Paris
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s 42 études ou caprices for violin published in Paris
  • Daniel Steibelt’s Piano concertos no.1 & no.2 published
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 trios for 2 violins and viola (nos 7-9) published in London
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 6 duos faciles, 3me livre for 2 violins (nos 13-18) published in Paris (approx date)

Ferdinando Paer 1771-1839

Jan 1797

3

  • Lucia Elizabeth Vestris née Bartolozzi born (London) English contralto singer, actress, theatre manager, producer. Died 1856

5

  • Joseph Wölfl’s opera Das schöne Milchmädchen [the beautiful milkmaid], lib. Joseph Richter, premiered in Vienna

10

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Lisbeth premiered in Paris, lib. E.-G.-F. de Favières

16

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Telemaco nell’isola di Calipso [Telemachus on Calypso’s island] premiered in Venice, lib. A. Sografi

17

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Anacréon chez Polycrate [Anacreon in Polycrates] premiered in Paris, lib. J.H. Guy

31

  • Franz Schubert born (Vienna) Austrian composer, schoolteacher. Wrote  600 Lieder, 9 symphonies and many other works. Died 1828
Simon Mayr 1763-1843

Simon Mayr 1763-1843

Feb 1797

8

  • Johann Friedrich Doles (81) dies in Leipzig

11

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s opera Der terno secco [the dry inside] premiered in Oleśnica, Poland, lib. Dittersdorf
  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Il principe di Taranto [The Prince of Taranto] premiered in Parma, lib. F. Livigni

12

  • Antoine Dauvergne (c. 83) dies in Lyon
  • Joseph Haydn’s Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser [God Save Emperor Franz] premiered in Vienna, the tune still used as the German national anthem

14

  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Das lustige Beylager [The merry nuptials], lib. Joachim Perinet, premiered in Vienna

17

  • Henry E. Steinway (Steinweg) born (Wolfshagen im Harz, Germany) American piano maker. Founded the piano company Steinway & Sons in New York in 1853. Died 1871
  • Pasquale Anfossi (69) dies in Rome

Mar 1797

1

  • Juan Manuel Olivares (36) dies in Caracas

4

  • Jakob Haibel’s opera Das medizinische Konsilium [The medical Konsilium], lib. Emanuel Schikaneder, premiered in Vienna

13

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera Médée premiered in Paris, lib. F.-B. Hoffman

15

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera I solitari [The lonely ones], lib. Giovanni de Gamerra, premiered in Vienna

19

  • Philip Hayes (58) dies in London

20

  • Vasily Pashkevich (c. 55) dies in St Petersburg

22

  • François Devienne’s opera Volécour premiered in Paris. Lib. Edmond-François-Guillaume de Favières

30

  • Franz Joseph Aumann (69) dies in Sankt Florian, Austria

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s 6 Progressive piano sonatinas op.36 published in London

Apr 1797

6

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Quintet op.16 for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon premiered in Vienna

12

  • Johann Georg Bach (c.47) dies in Eisenach

18

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s opera Der Mädchenmarkt [The girls market] premiered in Oleśnica, Poland, lib. C.A. Herklots

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  • Josef Antonín Štěpán (71) dies in Vienna

May 1797

1

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Le jeune Henri [young Henry] premiered in Paris, lib. J.-N. Bouilly

6

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Le barbier du village [the village barber] premiered in Feydeau, lib. A.J. Grétry

11

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera La Maison isolée [the isolated house], lib. Benoît-Joseph Marsollier des Vivetières, premiered in Paris

23

  • James Hook’s opera Diamond Cut Diamond premiered in London. Lib. James Hook jr.

27

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera La morte di Mitridate [the death of Mitridate], lib. Antonio Simeone Sografi, premiered in Venice

28

  • Anton Raaff (83) dies in Munich

30

  • Johann Christian Lobe born (Weimar) German composer, music theorist, teacher, critic. Died 1881

Jun 1797

25

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera La Daunia felice [happy Daunia] premiered in Foggia, lib. F.P. Massari

Jul 1797

26

  • Józef Elsner’s opera Amazonki premiered in Lvov. Lib. Wojciech Boguslawski

Aug 1797

5

  • Friedrich August Kummer born (Meiningen, Germany) German cellist, composer, teacher. Died 1879

25

  • Fernando Sor’s opera Telemaco nell’isola di Calipso [Telemachus on Calypso’s island], lib. A. Sografi, premiered in Barcelona

Sep 1797

11

  • Pierre Jélyotte (84) dies in Paris

13

  • David Everard Ford born (Long Melford, Suffolk) English composer, minister, writer. Died 1875

24

  • Simon Mayr’s operas L’intrigo della lettera [The Affair of the letter] & Il segreto [the secret] premiered in Venice, both lib. G. Foppa

27

  • Joseph Haydn’s String Quartet op.76/3 ‘Emperor’ premiered in Eisenstadt

Oct 1797

1

  • Luigi Cherubini’s Hymne et marche funèbre [Hymn and funeral march] premiered in Paris

4

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr’s opera Der Wildfang [The tomboy], lib. Franz Xaver Huber, premiered in Vienna

10

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Adelina Senese premiered in Venice, lib. G. Bertati

15

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera L’amor marinaro [sailor in love], lib. Giovanni de Gamerra, premiered in Vienna

26

  • Giuditta Pasta née Negri born (Saronno, Italy) Italian soprano singer, teacher. Died 1865

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s op.7 Piano Sonata No. 4 & Serenade for Violin, Viola & Cello, op. 8 published in Vienna
  • Daniel Belknap’s The Harmonist’s Companion published in Boston, MA

Nov 1797

18

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Andromaca premiered in Naples. Lib. Giovanni Battista Lorenzi

27

  • Karl Christian Agthe (35) dies in Ballenstedt, Germany

29

  • Gaetano Donizetti born (Bergamo) Italian opera composer. Wrote 75 operas as well as many other works. Died 1848

Dec 1797

10

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s Le chant du retour [the song of return] for choir and band premiered in Paris in honour of Napoléon

12

  • Lucy Anderson aka Philpot born (Bath) English pianist. Wife of George Frederick Anderson (1793-1876). Died 1878

15

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Le pont de Lody {Lody Bridge] premiered in Paris, lib. E.J.B. Delrieu

23

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Variations in C on ‘La ci darem la mano’ from Don Giovanni for 2 oboes and horn premiered in Vienna

30

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Gulnare premiered in Paris. Lib. Benoît-Joseph Marsollier des Vivetières

1797 (date unknown)

  • Ignaz Pleyel founds a music publishing house called Maison Pleyel
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti appointed director of the orchestra at the King’s Theatre, London

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Two Cello Sonatas op.5 & Sonata in D op.6 for piano, four hands published in Vienna
  • Hyacinthe Jadin’s 3 chamber quartets op.3 published in Paris
  • Franz Krommer’s Three string quartets op.7 published in Offenbach
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s song collections Deutsche Gesänge beim Clavier von Matthisson & Gesänge der Klage und des Trostes published in Berlin
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 6 duos concertans op.5 for 2 violins (nos 19-24) published in Hamburg (approx date)

Franz Krommer 1759-1831

Jan 1798

2

  • Désiré-Alexandre Batton born (Paris) French composer, music administrator, teacher. Died 1855

4

  • Giuseppe Giordani (52) dies in Fermo, Italy

5

  • William Flackton (88) dies in Canterbury

11

  • Ferdinand Kauer’s opera Das Donauweibchen [The Danube females], lib. Albrecht Karl Friedrich Hensler, premiered in Vienna

15

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Avviso ai maritati [Notice to married] premiered in Venice, lib. F. Gonella

20

  • Christian Cannabich (66) dies in Frankfurt

24

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Alexis premiered in Paris. Lib. Benoît-Joseph Marsollier des Vivetières

26

  • Vicente Martín y Soler’s opera La festa del villagio [the village festival] premiered in St Petersburg, lib. F. Moretti

28

  • Christian Gottlob Neefe (49) dies in Dessau, Germany

31

  • Carl Gottlieb Reissiger born (Belzig, Germany) German composer, conductor, music director. Died 1859

Feb 1798

14

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Lauso e Lidia premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

22

  • Giuseppe Cambini’s opera Encore un tuteur dupé [Another tutor duped], lib. P.-J.-A.Roussel, premiered in Paris

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  • Giovanni Battista Viotti expelled from London, suspected of Jacobin sympathies. He returns in 1801

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s 3 Piano sonatas op.37 published in London

Mar 1798

13

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s mother Genovefa Brenner dies of tuberculosis

26

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr and seven others’ opera Liebe macht kurzen Prozess [Love makes short work], lib. Joachim Perinet, premiered in Vienna

Apr 1798

17

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera Das Dorf im Gebirge [The village in the mountains], lib. August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue, premiered in Vienna

18

  • (Giuseppe) Antonio Rolla born (Parma) Italian virtuoso violinist and viola player, composer. Died 1837

19

  • Franz Joseph Glæser born (Horní Jiřetín, Czech Rep) Czech-Danish composer. Died 1861

23

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in Venice, lib. P. Metastasio

29

  • Joseph Haydn’s oratorio Die Schöpfung [The Creation] premiered in Vienna
Joseph Haydn - The Creation conducted by Simon Rattle (EMI)

Joseph Haydn – The Creation conducted by Simon Rattle (EMI)

May 1798

16

  • John Danby (41) dies in London during a benefit concert organised for him

18

  • Franz Danzi appointed vice-Kapellmeister to the Court of Monaco

22

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Teseo riconosciuto [Theseus recognised] premiered in Florence, lib. C. Giotti

28

  • Josef Dessauer born (Prague) Czech composer, songwriter. Died 1876

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s 3 Sonatas op.5 published in Vienna

Jun 1798

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s 12 Waltzes op.38 for piano and percussion published in London

Jul 1798

2

  • José Mauricio Nunes Garcia appointed mestre de capela at the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro

6

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s opera Die Geisterinsel [The Haunted Island] premiered in Berlin, lib. J.F.W. Gotter after W. Shakespeare

15

  • Gaetano Pugnani (66) dies in Turin

25

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera L’hôtellerie portugaise [Portuguese hotels] premiered in Paris, lib. E. Saint-Aignan

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Opus 9: Three String trios published in Vienna

Aug 1798

15

  • Felice Alessandri (50) dies in Casalino, Italy

Sep 1798

23

  • Joseph Haydn’s mass Missa in angustiis premiered in Eisenstadt

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Opus 10: Three Piano Sonatas published in Vienna

Oct 1798

3

  • The first issue of the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung [General music journal] is published in Leipzig. It closes in 1848

11

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Ines de Castro premiered in Milan. Lib. Antonio Gasperini

14

  • Joseph Weigl’s opera L’accademia del maestro Cisolfaut [The academy teacher Cisolfaut], lib. Giovanni de Gamerra, premiered in Vienna

15

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Léon premiered in Paris. Lib. François-Benoît Hoffman

18

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Che originali! [That original!] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi

28

  • Henri Bertini born (London) French composer, pianist. Died 1876

unk

  • Muzio Clementi and his partners including John Longman establish the company Longman, Clementi & Co to publish music and manufacture instruments, particularly pianos

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Opus 11: Piano Trio No. 4 published in Vienna
  • Pavel Vranický’s Drey grosse Sinfonien op.33 published in Offenbach

Nov 1798

4

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Ippolito premiered in Naples. Lib. O. Balsamo
  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Andromeda premiered in St Petersburg, lib. F. Moretti

7

  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg’s opera Die Geisterinsel [The Haunted Island] premiered in Stuttgart, lib. J.F.W. Gotter after W. Shakespeare

14

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek’s musical drama The Captive of Spilberg premiered in London, lib. Prince Hoare

15

  • Angelo Maria Amorevoli (82) dies in Dresden

30

  • Friedrich Fleischmann (32) dies in Meiningen, Germany

unk

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Romance for violin and orchestra op.50 premiered in Vienna

Dec 1798

3

  • Joseph Wölfl’s opera Der Kopf ohne Mann [the headless man], lib. Joachim Perinet, premiered in Vienna

16

  • Gaetano Brunetti (54) dies in Madrid

26

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera I veri amici repubblicani [True Republican friends], lib. Gian Domenico Boggio, premiered in Turin

27

  • Simon Mayr’s operas Amor ingegnoso [ingenious love] & L’ubbidienza per astuzia [Obedience to cunning] premiered in Venice, both lib. C. Mazzolà

28

  • François Devienne’s opera Les Comédiens ambulants [the street comedians], lib. Louis-Benoît Picard, premiered in Paris

1798 (date unknown)

  • João de Sousa Carvalho (c. 53) dies in Alentejo, Portugal

publications

  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 quartettini op.40 (string quartets) & 6 duos op.46 (for 2 violins) published in Paris
  • Joseph Haydn’s Piano Sonata No. 52 in E-flat major published in Vienna
  • Hyacinthe Jadin’s 3 chamber quartets op.4 published in Paris
  • Franz Krommer’s Symphony no. 1 in F major op.12 published in Offenbach
  • Franz Xaver Niemetschek’s biography of Mozart Leben des k.k.Kapellmeisters Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart published in Prague
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s song collections Lieder der Liebe und der Einsamkeit I & Wiegenlieder für gute deutsche Mütter published in Leipzig
  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel’s op.34 – 3 piano sonatas published in Mainz
  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel’s Grande sonate op.36 for piano & Fantaisie en rondo op.37 for piano published in Offenbach
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 6 duets concertanti op.6 for 2 cellos (nos 37-42) published in London (approx date)
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Sechs Fughetten op.1 for piano published in Salzburg, his first published works

A modern edition of Franz Xaver Niemetschek’s Leben des k.k.Kapellmeisters Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart

Jan 1799

1

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Elisca premiered in Paris, lib. E.-G.-F. de Favières

3

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Falstaff premiered in Vienna, lib. C.P. Defranceschi after Shakespeare

17

  • Avdotia Istomina born (St Petersburg) Russian ballerina. Died 1848

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Three Violin Sonatas op.12 published in Vienna

Feb 1799

7

  • John Field’s Piano Concerto No.1 premiered in London

10

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Adolphe et Clara premiered in Paris. Lib. Benoît-Joseph Marsollier des Vivetières

12

  • František Xaver Dušek (67) dies in Prague

23

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera La punition premiered in Paris, lib. J.-L.B. Desfaucherets

28

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Camilla premiered in Vienna, lib. G. Carpani

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s 3 fugues for piano op.7 published in Vienna

Mar 1799

1

  • Alexey Nikolayevich Verstovsky born (Tambov, Russia) Russian composer, bureaucrat. Died 1862

21

  • Charles Meyer born (Kaliningrad) Russian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1862

30

  • Luigi Cherubini’s Hymne pour la fête de la Jeunesse [Hymn for Youth Day] premiered in Paris

Apr 1799

19

  • Pieter Hellendaal (78) dies in Cambridge

publications

  • Joseph Haydn’s 6 Quartetti (String Quartets nos 60 to 65 ‘Erdödy Quartets’) published in Vienna and London

May 1799

1

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Adelaide di Guesclino premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi

2

  • Henri-Joseph Rigel (58) dies in Paris

4

  • Giovanni Paisiello appointed “maestro di cappella nazionale” of the Neapolitan Republic

7

  • Johann Baptist Schenk’s opera Die Jagd [the Hunt], lib. Christian Felix Weisse, premiered in Vienna

9

  • Claude Balbastre (74) dies in Paris

19

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s republican anthem Inno patriottico [patriotic song] premiered in Naples at a ceremony where the royal flag was burned, lib. L. Rossi

23

  • Antonio Salieri’s cantata Der Tyroler Landsturm [The Tyrolese militia] premiered in Vienna, lib. J.F. Ratschky

27

  • Fromental Halévy born (Paris) French composer of around 40 operas, arts administrator. Died 1862

29

  • John Stevenson’s opera Love in a Blaze premiered in Dublin. Lib. Joseph Atkinson

30

  • Ferdo Livadić born (Celje, Slovenia) Croatian composer. Died 1879

Jun 1799

3

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera L’isola disabitata [the uninhabited island], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Lisbon

4

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Adrien premiered in Paris, lib. F.-B. Hoffman

5

  • Alexei Lvov born (Talinn) Russian composer, army officer. Died 1870

8

  • Joah Bates (59) dies in London

10

  • Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (53) dies in Paris of an ‘ulcerated bladder’

18

  • Johann André (58) dies in Offenbach

unk

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek flees to Hamburg to escape his creditors in England, abandoning his wife and child in the process

Jul 1799

1

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera La finta filosofa [The fake philosopher], lib. Giuseppe Palomba, premiered in Naples

6

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr’s opera Der Marktschreyer [the town crier], lib. Friedrich Karl Lippert, premiered in Vienna

9

  • Théophile Tilmant born (Valenciennes) French violinist, conductor. Died 1878

12

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Il morto vivo [the living dead] premiered in Vienna, lib. C.P. Defranceschi

Aug 1799

16

  • Vincenzo Manfredini (61) dies in St Petersburg

Sep 1799

8

  • Joseph Haydn’s Theresienmesse [Theresa Mass] premiered in Eisenstadt, Austria

12

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera La prisionnière [the prisoner] premiered in Paris, lib. E. de Jouy, C. de Longchamps and C.G. d’A. de Saint-Just

20

  • Polly Young (50) dies in London

22

  • Hyacinthe Jadin makes his final concert appearance in Paris

23

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s cantata No che più lieto giorno [No more that happy day] premiered in Naples, lib. L. Barbarotta. It is an attempt to get back into the good graces of the restored Ferdinand IV after his support for the failed republican uprising

Oct 1799

1

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr’s opera Soliman der Zweite [Solomon the second], lib. Franz Xaver Huber, premiered in Vienna

9

  • Simon Mayr’s operas Labino e Carlotta & L’avaro [The Miser] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi

11

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Ariodant premiered in Paris, lib. F.-B. Hoffman

12

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Il ritratto [the portrait], lib. Luigi Romanelli, premiered in Milan

13

  • Joseph Haydn’s Two String Quartets op.77 premiered in Eisenstadt

16

  • Antoine-Frédéric Gresnick (44) dies in Paris

22

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf completes the dictation of his autobiography to his son

24

  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf (59) dies in Nový Dvůr, Czech Rep

26

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Enea nel Lazio premiered in St Petersburg. Lib. Ferdinando Moretti

Nov 1799

3

  • François Devienne’s opera Le Valet de deux maîtres [the servant to two masters], lib. Jean-François Roger, premiered in Paris

12

  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Die Teufels Mühle am Wienerberg [The Devil’s Mill at Wienerberg], lib. Albrecht Karl Friedrich Hensler and Johann Ludwig Leopold Huber, premiered in Vienna

24

  • Simon Mayr’s opera L’accademia di musica [the academy of music], lib. Gaetano Rossi, premiered in Venice

Dec 1799

9

  • Domenico Cimarosa arrested, charged with treason for his support for the short-lived Neapolitan republic after the restoration of Ferdinand IV, but is spared the death sentence and released after four months

25

  • Thomas Oliphant baptised (Forgandenny, Perthshire) Scottish composer, lyricist, translator, music administrator, artist. Died 1873

26

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Enea nel Lazio premiered in St Petersburg, lib. F. Moretti
  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Il ratto delle Sabine [the rape of the Sabine women], lib. Gaetano Rossi, premiered in Venice

31

  • Jean-François Marmontel (76) dies in Abloville, France

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.8 op.13 ‘Pathétique’ & Piano Sonatas nos.9-10 op.14 published in Vienna

1799 (date unknown)

  • Józef Elsner appointed principal conductor at Warsaw’s National Theatre

publications

  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 quintetti op.55 (for flute and string quartet) published in Paris
  • Franz Krommer’s Three duos for two violins op.6 published in Vienna
  • Franz Krommer’s Violin sonata in C op.15 published in Offenbach
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s children’s song collections Lieder für die Jugend I & II published in Leipzig
  • Daniel Steibelt’s Piano concerto no.3 published
  • George Thomson’s A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice published in Edinburgh, the first of five volumes (to 1818)

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