1800-04

<1795-1799 … 1805-1809>

Jan 1800

1

  • Václav Emanuel Horák born (Lobeč, Czech Rep) Czech composer, organist, teacher. Died 1871
  • Johann Kulik born (Prague) Czech luthier. Died 1872

10

  • Johan Wikmanson (46) dies in Stockholm

11

  • Giuseppina Ronzi de Begnis born (Milan) Italian soprano singer. Died 1853
  • Karl Traugott Queisser born (Döben, Germany) German viola player, trombonist. Died 1846

14

  • Ludwig Ritter Von Köchel born (Stein, Austria) Austrian musicologist, writer, publisher, botanist. Compiler of the catalogue of Mozart’s works. Died 1877

16

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera Les deux journées [the two days] premiered in Paris, lib. J.N. Bouilly

20

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera La testa riscaldata [the hot head] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

25

  • Antonio Salieri’s Veni sancte spiritus [I came holy spirit] for choir and orchestra premiered in Vienna

publications

  • Joseph Haydn’s 3 String Quartets Op.76 published in London

Feb 1800

14

  • Nicolas Isouard and Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Le petit page [the little page] premiered in Paris, lib. R.C.G. de Pixérécourt and L.T. Lambert

15

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera La sonnambula [the sleepwalker] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

19

  • Yevstigney Fomin’s opera Amerikantsy [The Americans], lib. A. Krilov, premiered in St Petersburg

21

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Gli sciti [the Scythians], lib. Gaetano Rossi, premiered in Venice

Mar 1800

14

  • Luigi Cherubini & Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Epicure premiered in Paris, lib. C.A. Demoustier

15

  • Raimondo Boucheron born (Turin) Italian composer, maestro di cappella of Milan Cathedral. Died 1876

17

  • Carl Friedrich Zöllner born (Mittelhausen, Germany) German composer, choirmaster. Father of Heinrich Zöllner (1854-1941). Died 1860

28

  • Antonio Tamburini born (Faenza, Italy) Italian baritone singer. Died 1876
  • Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet concerto premiered in Vienna

31

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s opera Lieb’ und Treue [Love and loyalty] premiered in Berlin, lib. Reichardt

Apr 1800

2

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Septet op.20 & Symphony no.1 op.21 premiered at a concert at the Burgtheater, Vienna

18

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Sonata for french horn and piano op.17 premiered in Vienna

24

  • Georg Hellmesberger, Sr. born (Vienna) Austrian composer, violinist, conductor. Father of Georg Hellmesberger, Jr. (1830-52) & Joseph Hellmesberger, Sr (1828-93). Died 1873
  • The Library of Congress founded in Washington, DC

27

  • Yevstigney Fomin (38) dies in St Petersburg
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827

Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827

May 1800

7

  • Niccolo Piccinni (72) dies in Paris

20

  • Adelaide Tosi born (Milan) Italian soprano singer. Died 1859

Jun 1800

2

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Cesare in Farmacusa [Caesar in Farmacusa] premiered in Vienna, lib. C.P. Defranceschi

8

  • François-Adrien Boieldieu’s opera Béniowski premiered in Paris, lib. Alexandre-Vincent Pineux Duval

10

  • Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (53) dies in Schwedt, Germany

14

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s ballet-pantomime La dansomanie premiered in Paris, lib. P.G. Gardel

21

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s opera Der Jubel [the jubilation] premiered in Berlin, lib. Reichardt

28

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Il carretto del venditore d’aceto [the vinegar seller’s cart] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

Jul 1800

5

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr’s opera Gülnare premiered in Vienna. Lib. Lippert

Aug 1800

2

  • Pierre Gaveaux’s opera Le trompeur trompé [the fooler fooled], lib. François-Bernard Valville, premiered in Paris

3

  • Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch (63) dies in Berlin

7

  • Henri-Joseph Rigel’s opera Le Magot de la Chine [The Macaque of China], lib. Louis Hurtaut Dancourt, premiered in Paris

26

  • Joseph Christoph Kessler born (Augsburg) German pianist, composer. Died 1872

28

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Gli Elisi delusi [Elysium disappointed] premiered in Palermo, lib. Monti

Sep 1800

2

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Ginevra degli Almieri [Geneva of Almieri] premiered in Vienna, lib. G. Foppa

7

  • Hyacinthe Jadin (24) dies in Paris of tuberculosis

16

  • François-Adrien Boïeldieu’s opera Le Calife de Bagdad [The Caliph of Baghdad] premiered in Paris, lib. Claude Godard d’Aucort de Saint-Just

19

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s ballet Les amours de Flore et de Zéphire [The loves of Flora and Zephyr] premiered in Gatchina, Russia

26

  • William Billings (53) dies in Boston, MA

publications

  • Daniel Belknap’s The Evangelical Harmony published in Boston, MA

Oct 1800

2

  • Heinrich Werner born (Kirchohmfeld, Germany) German composer, organist, chorister. Died 1833

14

  • Giacomo Meyerbeer makes his debut public performance aged 9 playing a Mozart piano concerto

16

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s opera Tamerlan premiered in Berlin, lib. E. Morel de Chédeville

22

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera L’Angiolina premiered in Vienna, lib. C.P. Defranceschi

23

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Maison à vendre [house for sale], lib. Alexandre-Vincent Pineux-Duval, premiered in Paris

30

  • Claudio Brindis de Salas born (Havana) Cuban violinist, bass player, bandleader (Concho de Oro). Father of Claudio Brindis de Salas Garrido (1852-1911). Died 1872

Nov 1800

5

  • Simon Mayr’s opera L’equivoco [The misunderstanding] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Foppa

18

  • Yevstigney Fomin’s opera Klorida i Milon [Chloris and Milo], lib. Vasily Vasilyevich Kapnist, premiered posthumously in St Petersburg

24

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Das Waldmädchen [the forest maidens] premiered in Freiberg, Germany, lib. C. von Steinsberg

Dec 1800

1

  • Publishing firm C.F.Peters Musikverlag aka Edition Peters founded in Leipzig by Franz Anton Hoffmeister and Ambrosius Kühnel as the Bureau de Musique

9

  • Simon Mayr’s opera L’imbroglione e il castiga-matti [The trickster and the bogeyman] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Foppa

18

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Poche ma buone [Few but good] premiered in Vienna, lib. G. Foppa

26

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Clitennestra premiered in Milan. Lib. Giacomo Ferretti

27

  • John Goss born (Fareham, Hants) English composer, organist, teacher. Died 1880
  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Bion premiered in Paris, lib. F.-B. Hoffman

1800 (date unknown)

  • The André publishing house in Offenbach becomes the first music publisher to use lithographic printing
  • Carl Friedrich Zelter appointed director of the Berliner Singakademie

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s 12 Waltzes op.39 for piano and percussion published in London
  • Hyacinthe Jadin’s 3 piano sonatas op.6 published in Paris
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s Violin concerto no.3 op.3 published in Paris
  • Franz Krommer’s Three string quartets op.16 published in Vienna
  • John Peacock’s A Favorite Collection of Tunes with Variations Adapted for the Northumberland Small Pipes, Violin, or Flute published in Newcastle
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s song collection 12 deutsche Lieder published in Zerbst
  • Daniel Steibelt’s Piano concerto no.4 & 3 String Quartets op.49 published
  • Václav Tomášek’s 6 Songs op.2 & 6 Songs op.6 published in Prague
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Six variations on an original theme op.2 for piano published in Munich
  • The first of seven volumes of Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg’s Kleine Lieder und Balladen published in Leipzig (the final book appearing in 1805)

Daniel Steibelt 1765-1823

Jan 1801

11

  • John Lodge Ellerton born (Cheshire) English composer, poet. Died 1873
  • Domenico Cimarosa (51) dies in Venice of ‘inflammation of the intestines’ (possibly stomach cancer)

12

  • Friedrich Heinrich Himmel’s opera Vasco da Gama premiered in Berlin. Lib. Antonio de’ Filistri da Caramondani

17

  • Domenico Cimarosa’s unfinished opera Artemisia premiered in Venice, lib. Hieronymus von Colloredo

29

  • Johannes Bernardus van Bree born (Amsterdam) Dutch composer, violinist, conductor. Died 1857

Feb 1801

1

  • Adolf Fredrik Lindblad born (Skänninge, Sweden) Swedish composer, songwriter. Died 1878

6

  • Laure Cinti-Damoreau born (Paris) French soprano singer, teacher. Died 1863
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s opera Rosmonda premiered in Berlin, lib. A. de’ Filistri da Caramondani

17

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera L’irato premiered in Paris, lib. B.-J. Marsollier des Vivetières

21

  • Jan Kalivoda born (Prague) Czech composer, violinist, conductor. Died 1866

24

  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg’s opera Das Pfauenfest [The peacock festival] premiered in Stuttgart, lib. Werthes

27

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer and Nicolas Isouard’s opera Flaminius à Corinthe [Flaminius in Corinth] premiered in Paris, lib. R.C.G. de Pixérécourt and L.T. Lambert

28

  • Francesco Bianchi’s opera Alzira premiered in London. Lib. xx

Mar 1801

2

  • Andreas Peter Berggreen born (Copenhagen) Danish composer, teacher, organist, folklorist. Died 1880

17

  • R. J. S. Stevens succeeds Theodore Aylward Sr. as Gresham Professor of Music in London, a post he holds until 1837

21

  • Andrea Luchesi (59) dies in Bonn

28

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s ballet Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus op.43 [The Creatures of Prometheus] premiered in Vienna

30

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s opera Jery und Bätely premiered in Berlin, lib. J.W. von Goethe

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Six String Quartets op.18 published in Vienna
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  • John Field’s Three Sonatas op.1 for piano published in London

Apr 1801

12

  • Josef Lanner born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor, violinist. Father of August Lanner (1835-55). Died 1843
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s opera Astyanax premiered in Paris, lib. J.E.B. Dejaure

13

  • Hyacinthe Jadin’s Piano Concerto no.3 premiered posthumously in Paris

21

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Ginevra di Scozia [Geneva of the Scots] premiered in Trieste, lib. G. Rossi

24

  • Joseph Haydn’s oratorio Die Jahreszeiten [The Seasons] premiered in Vienna

25

  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann’s opera Aci e Galtea [Acis and Galtea], lib. Giuseppe Maria Foppa , premiered in Dresden

May 1801

14

  • Johann Ernst Altenburg (66) dies in Bitterfeld, Germany

19

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Le Tonnelier [the Cooper], lib. Antoine François Quétant, premiered in Paris

27

  • Domenico Cosselli born (Parma) Italian bass-baritone singer. Died 1855

Jun 1801

6

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Achille premiered in Vienna, lib. G. De Gamerra after Homer

13

  • The opera house Theater an der Wien opens in Vienna

29

  • Ludwig van Beethoven makes first mention of his encroaching deafness in a letter to Franz Gerhard Wegeler in Berlin

30

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera L’Impromptu de campagne [The Impromptu campaign], lib. Étienne-Joseph-Bernard Delrieu, premiered in Paris

Jul 1801

11

  • John Hill Hewitt born (New York, NY) American songwriter, playwright, poet, newspaper editor. Died 1890

21

  • Ernst Carl Gottfried Bach (63) dies in Ohrdruf, Germany

25

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr’s opera Phasma premiered in Vienna. Lib.  Süssmayr

Aug 1801

18

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Le due giornate [The two days] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Foppa

Sep 1801

13

  • Joseph Haydn’s mass Schöpfungsmesse [Creation mass] premiered in Eisenstadt

14

  • Nicolò Paganini makes his first appearance in Lucca after moving from his native Genoa

16

  • The Compagnie du Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique founded in Paris with the merger of the companies of the Salle Feydeau and Salle Favart

Oct 1801

23

  • Albert Lortzing born (Berlin) German opera composer, actor, tenor singer. Died 1851
  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann (60) dies in Dresden

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata op.23 & Violin Sonata op.24 ‘Spring’ published in Vienna
  • Muzio Clemente’s book Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Piano Forte published in London

Nov 1801

3

  • Vincenzo Bellini born (Catania, Italy) Italian composer of 11 operas. Died 1835
  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Gli amanti in cimento [Lovers in Cimento] premiered in Rome, lib. G. Bertati

7

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera-ballet Le casque et les colombes [The helmet and the doves] premiered in Fontainebleau, lib. N.-F. Guillard

9

  • Carl Stamitz (56) dies in Jena

27

  • Alexander Egorovich Varlamov born (Moscow) Russian composer, teacher. Died 1848

publications

  • Muzio Clemente’s book Clementi’s Practical Harmony (volume 1 of 3) published in London

Dec 1801

12

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

26

  • Simon Mayr’s opera I virtuosi [The virtuous] premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi

27

  • Nicolò Paganini appointed first violin in the national orchestra of Lucca

28

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Argene premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi

1801 (date unknown)

publications

  • JS Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier published in Bonn
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.1 op.15Piano Concerto no.2 op.19 & Symphony no.1 op.21 published in Leipzig
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Quintet for piano and wind op.16 & Horn Sonata op.17 published in Vienna
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s autobiography Lebenbeschreibun published in Vienna
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s Violin concertos no.1 op.1 & no.2 op.2 published in Paris
  • Václav Tomášek’s Piano sonata in B op.10 published in Zürich
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 sonates op.15 for piano, violin and cello (nos 1-3) & 3 trios op.16 for 2 violins and viola (nos 10-12) published in Paris (approx date)
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 quartets for strings or flute and string trio op.22 (nos 16-18) published in London (approx date)
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 6 petites pièces faciles op.3 & 12 allemandes op.4 published

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.1 op.15

Jan 1802

2

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s opera Das Zauberschloss [The Magic Castle] premiered in Berlin, lib. A. von Kotzebue

16

  • Simon Mayr’s opera I misteri èleusini [The Eleusinian Mysteries] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Bernardoni

27

  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg (42) dies in Stuttgart following a heart attack

Feb 1802

6

  • Jakob Haibel’s opera Tsching! Tsching! Tsching! premiered in Vienna. Lib. Emanuel Schikaneder

9

  • William Reeve’s opera The Cabinet premiered in London. Lib. Thomas John Dibdin

20

  • Charles de Bériot born (Leuven, Belgium) Franco-Belgian composer, violinist. Died 1870

26

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera L’Antichambre premiered in Paris. Lib. Louis Emmanuel Félicien Charles Mercier-Dupaty

publications

  • Muzio Clemente’s book Clementi’s Practical Harmony (volume 2 of 3) published in London

Mar 1802

3

  • Adolphe Nourrit born (Montpelier) French tenor singer, librettist, composer. Died 1839

5

  • James Turle born (taunton) English organist, composer. Organist at Westminster Abbey in London from 1831. Died 1882

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonata no.12 op.26 published in Vienna & String Quintet op.29 published in Leipzig

Apr 1802

1

  • Hubert Ries born (Bonn) German violinist, composer. Son of Franz Anton Ries (1755-1846), brother of Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838), father of Franz Ries (1846-1932). Died 1886

5

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Une folie [a madness] premiered in Paris, lib. J.-N. Bouilly

10

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s opera Herkules Tod [Hercules’ death] premiered in Berlin, lib. Sophocles

24

  • Giovanni Paisiello arrives in Paris

26

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera La Statue premiered in Paris. Lib. François-Benoît Hoffman

27

  • Louis Niedermeyer born (Nyon, Switzerland) Swiss composer, teacher. Died 1861

May 1802

4

  • Charles Simon Catel’s opera Sémiramis premiered in Paris. Lib. Philippe Desriaux

6

  • Samuel Wesley’s Symphony in B flat premiered in London

30

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Siface e Sofonisba [Syphax and Sophonisba] premiered in Naples, lib. A. L. Tottola

31

  • Cesare Pugni born (Genoa) Italian composer, pianist, violinist. Best known for his ballet music. Died 1870

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Serenade in D for flute, violin & viola op.25 published in Vienna

Jun 1802

2

  • Simon Mayr appointed kapellmeister of Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

Jul 1802

4

  • Joseph Labitzky born (Krásno, Czech Rep) Czech composer, conductor, violinist. Father of August Labitzky (1832-1903). Died 1881

15

  • John Barnett born (Bedford) English composer, writer. Uncle of John Francis Barnett (1837-1916). Died 1890

20

  • Giovanni Paisiello appointed maître de chapelle at the Palais des Tuileries in Paris by Napoleon

26

  • E.T.A. Hoffmann marries Marianna Thekla Michaelina Rorer in Plock, Poland

28

  • Giuseppe Sarti (72) dies in Berlin

29

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Le trésor supposé [The supposed treasure] premiered in Paris, lib. F.-B. Hoffman

Aug 1802

10

  • Wilhelm Friedrich Wieprecht born (Aschersleben, Germany) German conductor, composer, bandmaster. Recognised for his work in improving the valves of brass instruments. Died 1872
  • Antonio Lolli (c. 77) dies in Palermo

15

  • Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, Luigi Cherubini, Nicolò Isouard, Rodolphe Kreutzer, Etienne-Nicolas Méhul and Pierre Rode set up their own music publishing business in Paris.

23

  • Jean-Étienne-Auguste Massol born (Lodève, France) French baritone singer, theatre director. Died 1887
  • Corona Schröter (51) dies in Ilmenau, Germany from respiratory problems

Sep 1802

8

  • Joseph Haydn’s mass Harmoniemesse [Harmony Mass] premiered in Eisenstadt

17

  • Amédée Méreaux born (Paris) French musicologist, composer, pianist. Died 1874

publications

  • Muzio Clementi’s 3 Piano sonatas op.40 published in London

Oct 1802

2

  • Giuseppe Millico (65) dies in Naples
  • Valentino Fioravanti’s opera La capricciosa pentita [The whimsical regret], lib. Luigi Romanelli, premiered in Milan

7

  • Wilhelm Bernhardt Molique born (Nuremberg) German composer, violinist. Died 1869

22

  • Samuel Arnold (c. 62) dies in London

Nov 1802

18

  • Johann Baptist Schenk’s opera Der Fassbinder [The Cooper] premiered in Vienna, lib. Audinot

23

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera Joanna premiered in Paris, lib. B.-J. Marsollier des Vivetières

27

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera I fuorusciti di Firenze [The exiles of Florence] premiered in Dresden, lib. A. Anelli

publications

  • Daniel Belknap’s The Middlesex Collection of Sacred Harmony published in Boston, MA

Dec 1802

10

  • Jonathan Battishill (63) dies in London

11

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Michel-Ange premiered in Paris. Lib. Étienne-Joseph Bernard Delrieu

19

  • John Ella born (Leicester) English violinist, concert director. Died 1888

26

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli’s opera Edipo a Colono [Oedipus at Colonus], lib. Antonio Simeone Sografi, premiered in Venice

1802 (date unknown)

  • Simon Mayr appointed maestro di cappella at Bergamo Cathedral succeeding his teacher Carlo Lenzi
  • Alessandro Rolla appointed orchestra director at la Scala, Milan

publications

  • JS Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin BWV 1001–1006 published posthumously in Bonn
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas nos.13-14 op.27 ‘quasi una fantasia’ (op.14: ‘Moonlight’) & Piano Sonata no.15 op.28 ‘Pastoral’ published in Vienna
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Septet op.20 & Piano Sonata no.11 op.22 published in Leipzig
  • Johann Nikolaus Forkel’s biography of JS Bach Über Johann Sebastian Bachs Leben, Kunst und Kunstwerke published in Leipzig
  • Joseph Haydn’s 2 Quartetti (String Quartets nos 66 & 67 ‘Lobkowitz Quartets’) published
  • Johann Christoph Kellner’s Six fugues pour les Orgues ou le Clavecin published in Amsterdam
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s Violin concertos no.9 op.9no.10 op.10 & no.11 op.11 published in Leipzig
  • Franz Krommer’s String quartet in G major op.23 published in Bonn
  • Antoine Reicha’s Etude de transitions et 2 fantaisies op.31 published in Paris
  • Daniel Steibelt’s Piano concerto no.5 published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 sonatinas op.7 for piano, violin and cello (nos 4-6) published in London (approx date)
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 trios op.17 for 2 violins and viola (nos 13-15) published in Paris and London
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 duos concertans op.18 for 2 violins (nos 25-27) published in Paris (approx date)
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 12 allemandes op.4 for piano published in Augsburg

Johann Nikolaus Forkel 1749-1818

Jan 1803

2

  • Franz Ignaz von Beecke (69) dies in Wallerstein, Germany

6

  • Henri Herz born (Vienna) Austrian composer, pianist, piano maker. Died 1888

13

  • Francois-Adrien Boieldieu’s opera Ma tante Aurore [My aunt Dawn] premiered in Paris, lib. Longchamps

14

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s ballet-pantomime Daphnis et Pandrose premiered in Paris, lib. P.G. Gardel

26

  • Georg von Pasterwitz (72) dies in Kremsmünster, Austria

28

  • Music is added as a category in the French Prix de Rome scholarship prize (originally established in 1663 for painting and sculpture). The first winner is Albert Androt

29

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Ercole in Lidia [Hercules in Lidia] premiered in Vienna, lib. G. De Gamerra

Feb 1803

5

  • Giovanni Battista Casti (78) dies in Paris

6

  • Gasparo Angiolini (71) dies in Milan

15

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Delphis et Mopsa premiered in Paris, lib. J.H. Guy

18

  • Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim (83) dies in Halberstadt, Germany

Mar 1803

1

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

29

  • Margarethe Stockhausen née Schmuck born (Guebwiller, France) French soprano singer. Mother of Julius (1826-1906) and Franz (1839-1926) Stockhausen. Died 1877
  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Proserpine premiered in Paris, lib. N.-F. Guillard

31

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Les Confidences premiered in Paris. Lib. Antoine-Gabriel Jars

unk

  • Carl Maria von Weber’s opera Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn [Peter Schmoll and his neighbors], lib. Weber after C. G. Cramer, premiered in Augsburg
Carl Maria von Weber 1786-1826

Carl Maria von Weber 1786-1826

Apr 1803

2

  • Franz Lachner born (Rain Am Lech, Germany) German composer, conductor. Died 1890

5

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no.2 op.36Piano Concerto no.3 op.37 & oratorio Christus am Oelberge op.85, lib. F.X. Huber premiered in Vienna

27

  • Yevstigney Fomin’s opera Zolotoye yabloko [The Golden Apple], lib. I. Ivanov, premiered posthumously in St Petersburg

May 1803

24

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Violin Sonata op.47 ‘Kreutzer’ premiered in Vienna

26

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Sargino premiered in Dresden, lib. G. Foppa

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Three Violin Sonatas op.30 published in Vienna

Jun 1803

18

  • Francois-Adrien Boieldieu, Etienne-Nicolas Méhul, Rodolphe Kreutzer and Nicolò Isouard’s opera Le baiser et la quittance [Kissing and release] premiered in Paris, lib. L.B. Picard, M. Dieulafoy and C. de Longchamps

24

  • George James Webb born (Salisbury) English composer, organist, conductor, music publisher, musicologist, educator. Died 1887

Jul 1803

5

  • William Jackson (73) dies in Exeter, Devon

14

  • Esteban Salas y Castro (77) dies in Santiago de Cuba

20

  • Jakob Zeugheer born (Zürich) Swiss violinist, conductor, composer. Director of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society from 1843. Died 1865

23

  • Johann Vesque von Püttlingen born (Opole, Poland) Austrian composer. Died 1883

24

  • Adolphe Adam born (Paris) French composer of nearly 70 operas and 14 ballets, critic. Died 1856

Aug 1803

20

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Le finte rivale [The false rival] premiered in Milan, lib. L. Romanelli

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Piano trio op.12 published in Vienna

Sep 1803

5

  • François Devienne (44) dies in Paris

17

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr (c. 37) dies in Vienna of tuberculosis

Oct 1803

4

  • Luigi Cherubini’s opera-ballet Anacréon premiered in Paris, lib. R. Mendouze
  • Michael Haydn’s Missa subtitulo San Francesci Seraphaci premiered in Vienna

7

  • Pierre Vachon (65) dies in Berlin

28

  • Caroline Unger born (Vienna) Austrian contralto singer. Died 1877

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Variations for piano & flute op.14 published in Vienna

Nov 1803

19

  • Nicolas Isouard’s opera Le Médecin turc [the Turkish physician], lib. Pierre Antoine Jean-Baptiste Villiers and Armand Gouffé, premiered in Paris

Dec 1803

5

  • William Reeve’s opera The Caravan premiered in London. Lib. Frederic Reynolds

8

  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg’s opera Ebondocani premiered posthumously in Stuttgart, lib. Haug

11

  • Hector Berlioz born (Lyon) French composer, conductor, critic. Died 1869

13

  • François Joseph Gossec’s opera Les sabots et le cerisier [The hooves and the cherry tree] premiered in Paris, lib. M.-J. Sedaine and J. Cazotte

26

  • Joseph Haydn makes his last appearance as a conductor, directing his The Seven Last Words in Vienna.
  • Simon Mayr’s opera Alonso e Cora premiered in Milan, lib. G. Bernardoni

29

  • Etienne-Nicolas Méhul’s opera L’heureux malgré lui [fortunate in spite of it] premiered in Paris, lib. C.G. d’A. de Saint-Just

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Romance for violin and orchestra op.40 published in Leipzig

1803 (date unknown)

  • Johann Christoph Kellner (c. 66) dies in Kassel
  • William Reeve appointed director of music at Sadler’s Wells Aquatic Theatre (a theatre with an 8000 gallon water tank beneath the stage which specialised in ‘aquadramas’)

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas nos.16-18 op.31 published in Zürich
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Six Variations on an Original Theme in F op.34Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E ‘Eroica Variations’ op.35Two Preludes through all Twelve Major Keys op.39 for piano or organ; Serenade in D op.41 for piano and flute or violin & Notturno in D op.42 ‘Archduke’ published in Leipzig
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s 6 songs op.48, lib. C.F. Gellert & song Das Glück der Freundschaft Der lebt ein Leben wonniglich op.88 published in Vienna
  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 quartettini op.58 (string quartets) published in Paris
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s Violin concerto no.12 op.12 published in Leipzig
  • Franz Krommer’s Three string quartets op.26 published in Bonn
  • Antoine Reicha’s Thirty-Six fugues (inc. op.30-32) published in Vienna
  • Antoine Reicha’s Symphonie à grand orchestre op.41 & Symphonie à grand orchestre op.42 published in Leipzig
  • Louis Spohr’s Violin concerto no.1 op.1 published in Leipzig
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 duos concertans ‘Hommage à l’amitié’ for 2 violins (nos 28-30) published in London (approx date)
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s Six petites pièces faciles op.3 for piano 4 hands published in Augsburg

The Sadler’s Wells Aquatic Theatre in London

Jan 1804

1

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Concerto for trumpet and orchestra premiered in Vienna

12

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel appointed Konzertmeister to Prince Nikolas Esterházy at Eisenstadt

14

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera La Jeune prude [The young prude], lib. Louis Emmanuel Charles Mercier-Félicien Dupaty, premiered in Paris

Feb 1804

11

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera La finta filosofa [the false philosopher] premiered in Paris, lib. D. Piccinni

Mar 1804

14

  • Johann Strauss I born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor. Father of Johann Strauss II (1825-99), Josef Strauss (1827-70) and Eduard Strauss (1835-1916). Died 1849
  • Philipp Jakob Riotte’s Clarinet Concerto in B flat Major op.28 & Piano Concerto no.1 premiered in Frankfurt

15

  • Nicolas Mori makes his performing debut at the King’s Theatre, London, aged 7

20

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Une Heure de mariage [an hour of marriage], lib. Charles-Guillaume Étienne, premiered in Paris

30

  • Salomon Sulzer born (Hohenems, Austria) Austrian composer, cantor. Died 1890

unk

  • John Field makes his Russian concert debut in St Petersburg

Apr 1804

1

  • Joseph Haydn made an honorary citizen of Vienna because of his charitable work

20

  • Nicolas Dalayrac’s opera Le Pavillon du calife [the pavilion of the caliph], lib. Étienne Morel de Chédeville, Jean-Baptiste Denis Desprès and Jean-Marie Deschamps, premiered in Paris

May 1804

4

  • Wenzel Müller’s opera Die Belagerung von Ypsilon [The siege of Ypsilon], lib. Joachim Perinet, premiered in Vienna

5

  • Sigismund Neukomm appointed Kapellmeister at the Deutsches Theater in St. Petersburg

8

  • Carl Maria von Weber appointed Kapellmeister at the theatre in Wroclaw

12

  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera La petite maison [the little house] premiered in Paris, lib. A.M. Dieulafoy and N. Gersin

16

  • Friedrich Heinrich Himmel’s opera Fanchon das Leyermädchen [Fanchon and the lyre maidens], lib. August Friedrich Ferdinand von Kotzebue, premiered in Berlin

17

  • Catterino Cavos’s opera Dneprovskaya rusalka [The Dnieper mermaid], lib. Nikolai Stepanovich Krasnopolski, premiered in St Petersburg
  • Georg Joseph Vogler’s opera Samori premiered in Vienna, lib. Franz Xaver Huber

18

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Amor non ha ritegno [love has no restraint] premiered in Milan, lib. F. Marconi

31

  • Louise Farrenc born (Paris) French composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1875

Jun 1804

1

  • Mikhail Glinka born (Novospasskoye, Russia) Russian composer, teacher. Died 1857

11

  • Carl Maria von Weber arrives in Wroclaw to begin his post as kapellmeister

16

  • Johann Adam Hiller (75) dies in Leipzig

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Variations for piano op.10 & Rondo for piano op.11 published in Vienna
Johann Nepomuk Hummel 1778-1838

Johann Nepomuk Hummel 1778-1838

Jul 1804

10

  • Jean-François Le Sueur’s opera Ossian, ou Les bardes [Ossian, or the bards], lib. Alphonse François Palat-Dercy, premiered in Paris

17

  • Carl Ferdinand Becker born (Leipzig) German critic, organist, music historian, teacher. Died 1877
  • Christian Ernst Graaf (81) dies in Den Haag

unk

  • Ferdinand Ries makes his public debut as a pianist in Vienna

Aug 1804

5

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Elisa premiered in Venice, lib. G. Rossi

10

  • Simon Mayr’s opera Zamori premiered in Piacenza, lib. L. Prividali

24

  • Valentin Adamberger (61) dies in Vienna

Oct 1804

3

  • Ferdinando Paer’s opera Leonora premiered in Dresden, lib. G. Schmidt

15

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Selico premiered in Vienna. Lib. Johann Nepomuk Hummel

18

  • Charles-Alexandre Fessy born (Paris) French composer, organist. Died 1856

31

  • Joseph Borremans’s opera Klapperman ou le Crieur de nuit d’Amsterdam [Klapperman or the night crier of Amsterdam], lib. Borreman, premiered in Brussels

unk

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek appointed Kapellmeister to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, a position he holds until the latter’s death in battle in October 1806

Nov 1804

10

  • Antonio Salieri’s opera Die Neger [the negro] premiered in Vienna, lib. F. Treitschke

14

  • Heinrich Dorn born (Kaliningrad) German composer, conductor, teacher, journalist. Died 1892

19

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi (75) dies in Rome

23

  • Ivan Mane Jarnović (57) dies in St Petersburg

27

  • Julius Benedict born (Stuttgart) German composer, conductor. Died 1885
  • Clorinda Corradi born (Urbino, Italy) Italian contralto singer. Died 1877
  • Gaspare Spontini’s opera Milton premiered in Paris, lib. A.M. Dieulafoy and E. de Jouy

Dec 1804

6

  • Wilhelmine Schröder-Devrient born (Hamburg) German soprano singer. Died 1860

10

  • Louis Spohr’s Violin Concerto no.2 op.2 premiered in Leipzig

12

  • Józef Elsner’s opera Siedem razy jeden [Seven times one], lib. Ludwik Adam Dmuszewski, premiered in Warsaw

18

  • Luigi Cherubini’s ballet-pantomime Achille à Scyros premiered in Paris

publications

  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Variations for piano op.15 published

1804 (date unknown)

publications

  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony no.2 op.36Piano Concerto no.3 op.37 & Three Marches op.45 for piano, four hands published in Vienna
  • Ludwig van Beethoven’s Variations in E on an original theme for piano trio op.44 published in Leipzig
  • Jean-Baptiste Bréval’s book on cello playing Traité du violoncelle op.42 published in Paris
  • Muzio Clementi’s Sonata in E op.41 for piano or harpsichord published in London
  • Rodolphe Kreutzer’s Violin concertos no.13 op.A & no.14 op.B published in Paris
  • Antoine Reicha’s op.44 – sonata in C for violin and pianoop.45 – 3 string duosop.46 – 3 piano sonatasop.47 – sonata in C for violin, cello and piano & op.48 – 3 string quartets published in Leipzig
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt’s song collection Lieder der Liebe und der Einsamkeit II published in Leipzig
  • Philipp Jakob Riotte’s Flute Concerto in G Major op.4 published in Offenbach
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 3 trios op.18 for 2 violins and viola (nos 16-18) published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Viotti’s 6 serenades op.23 for 2 violins (nos 31-36) published in London (approx date)
  • Carl Maria von Weber’s 8 variations sur l’air de ballet de Castor et Pollux op.5 for piano & 6 variations sur l’air de Naga: ‘Woher mag diess wohl kommen?’ op.6 for piano published in Vienna

3 responses to “1800-04

  1. In an article by Raymond E.O.Ella on the musician John Ella (1802-1888) via The Hector Berlioz Website he proves that John was not born at Thirsk but in Leicester,!.
    i.e., http://www.hberlioz.com/others/RElla.htm

    Wikipedia have an article on John but get his birthplace wrong, indeed Wikipedia often quoting from old and out of copyright books and making money from it,!. Note: check for more recent works.

    Sandra Westfield, in the USA.

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