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Year Event
1776 Charles Burney: "History of Music"
1776 "Concerts of Ancient Music," London
1776 Mozart: Serenade in D Major, K 250 (Haffner)
1777 Gluck: "Armide," Paris
1777 Haydn: Symphony no 63 in C major (La Roxolane)
1778 Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer, dies
1778 Beethoven (now eight) is presented by his father as six year old prodigy
1778 La Scala, Milan, opened
1778 Mozart: "Les Petits Riens," ballet, Paris
1779 William Boyce, English composer, dies
1779 J.C. Bach: Amadis de Gaule," opera, Paris
1779 Gluck: "Iphigenie en Tauride," Paris
1780 Spanish dance "bolero" invented by dancer Sebastiano Carezo
1780 Sebastien Erard (Paris) makes first modern pianoforte
1780 Haydn: "Toy" Symphony
1780 Giovanni Paisiello: "Il Barbiere di Siviglia," St. Petersburg
1780 Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf: "Job," oratorio
1781 Haydn: "Russian" String Quartets (37-42)
1781 Johann Adam Hiller establishes the Gewandhaus Concerts at Leipzig
1781 Mozart: "Idomeneo, re di Creta," opera, Munich
1782 Metastasio, famous opera librettist, dies
1782 Farinelli (Carlo Broschi), great Italian castrato singer, dies
1782 Daniel Auber, French composer, born
1782 J.C. Bach dies
1782 John Field, English composer, born
1782 Mozart: "Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail" ("The Abduction from the Seraglio"), opera, Vienna
1782 Nicolo Paganini, Italian composer and violinist, born
1783 Johann Adolf Hasse, German composer, dies
1783 Beethoven's first works printed
1783 John Broadwood, English pianoforte maker, patents his piano pedals
1783 Mozart: Mass in C minor
1784 Wilhelm Freidemann Bach dies
1784 Andre Gretry: "Richard Coeur de Lion," Opera, Paris
1784 Salieri: "Les Danaides," opera, Paris
1784 Louis Spohr, German composer, born
1785 Baldassare Galuppi, Italian composer, dies
1785 Mozart: six "Haydn" String Quartets
1786 Ditters von Dittersdorf: "Doctor und Apotheker," comic opera, Vienna
1786 Mozart: " The Marraige of Figaro," Vienna
1786 Carl Maria von Weber, German composer, born
1787 Leopold Mozart dies
1787 Luigi Boccherini made court composer in Berlin
1787 Gluck dies
1787 Mozart: "Don Giovanni," Prague
1788 Johann Gottfried Muthel, German composer and organist, dies
1788 K.P.E. Bach dies
1788 Mozart: The three "great" symphonies: E flat, G minor, Jupiter
1789 Franz Xaver Richter, German composer, dies
1789 Charles Burney "History of Music" finished
1789 Gretry: "Raoul Barbe-Bleue," opera, Paris
1789 Friedrich Silcher, German composer, born
1790 Mozart: "Cosi fan tutte," opera, Vienna
1790 First musical competition in America
1791 Cherubini: "Lodoiska," opera, Paris
1791 Carl Czerny, Austrian composer, born
1791 Haydn: "Surprise" symphony
1791 Giacomo Meyerbeer, German composer, born
1791 First performance of Mozart's " Magic Flute," Vienna
1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies
1791 The waltz becomes fashionable in England
1792 Beethoven becomes Haydn's pupil in Vienna
1792 Domenico Cimarosa: " Il matrimonio segreto," comic opera, Vienna
1792 Rossini, Italian composer, born
1792 C.J. Rouget de Lisle: "La Marseillaise"
1793 Paganini (at 11) makes his debut as a violin virtuoso, Genoa
1794 "Auld Lang Syne" (Burns) published
1794 "Tammany, or The Indian Cheif," one of the earliest American operas, music by James Hewitt, performed in New York
1795 Pedro Albeniz, Spanish composer, born
1795 Beethoven: three piano trios, Op. 1
1795 Haydn completes the 12 London symphonies
1795 Heinrich Marshner, German composer, born
1795 Paris Conservatoire de Musique founded
1796 "The Archers of Switzerland," a William Tell opera by Benjamin Carr produced in New York
1796 Karl Loewe, German composer, born
1797 Cherubini: "Medee," opera, Paris
1797 Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer, born
1797 Franz Schubert, Austrian composer, born
1797 Haydn: "Emporer" Quartet
1799 Beethoven: Symphony no. 1 in C major
1799 Barberina Campanini, Italian dancer, dies
1799 Karl Ditter von Dittersdorf, Austrian composer, dies
1799 Haydn: " The Creation," oratorio, Vienna
1800 Boieldieu:"Le Calife de Bagdad", opera, Paris
1800 Cherubini:"Les Deux Journees" (The Water Carrier), opera, Paris
1800 Nicola Piccini, Italian composer, Gluck's rival in Paris, dies


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