Back

ⓘ 1804 in music




                                     

ⓘ 1804 in music

  • February 20 – Giovanni Paisiello is appointed Maestro di Cappella at Naples.
  • January 23 – François-Adrien Boieldieu becomes musical director at the court of Tsar Alexander I of Russia.
  • Nicolas Dalayrac is awarded the Legion dhonneur.
  • May 14 – Napoleon proclaims himself emperor, causing Beethoven to tear up the title page of his recently-completed Symphony No. 3 and rename it the Eroica.
  • May 8 – Seventeen-year-old Carl Maria von Weber becomes Kapellmeister at Breslau in Silesia.
  • September 18 – Composer Muzio Clementi marries 19-year-old pianist Caroline Lehmann, the daughter of Johann Georg Lehmann, director of the Royal Opera, Berlin. There is a 33-year age gap between bride and groom.
  • January 1 – Johann Nepomuk Hummels Concerto for trumpet and orchestra receives its premiere in Vienna, in the presence of Nicholas II, Prince Esterhazy.
  • April 22 – Twelve-year-old Gioachino Rossini gives a concert at Imola.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Piano Sonata No. 23, Op.57
  • Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major
  • Triple Concerto, Op.56
  • Gedenke mein!, WoO 130
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Symphony No. 2 published; composed 1801–02
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek – Fantasia and Fugue for piano
  • Isabella Colbran – Cavatina di partenza
  • Anton Eberl – Symphony in D minor, Op. 34
  • Rondo in E-flat major, Op. 11
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel
  • Rondo-Fantasie, Op. 19
  • Variations for piano Op. 15
  • Mass in E-flat major, Op. 80
  • 6 Lieder, Op. 30
  • Carl Maria von Weber
  • Ferdinand Ries – Piano sonata in A minor, Op. 1 No. 2
  • Turandot, Op.37 incidental music for Schillers production
  • 6 Variations sur lair de Naga de Samori, Op.6
  • Leopold Kozeluch – Three Piano Sonatas
  • Gioachino Rossini – 6 Sonate a quattro
  • Louis Spohr – Concerto for Violin No. 2 in D minor, Op. 2
  • Niccolo Paganini – Divertimenti Carnevaleschi
  • Antonio Salieri – Requiem in C minor
  • Joseph Wolfl – Symphony in C major, Op. 41
                                     

2. Opera

  • Gaspare Spontini – Milton
  • Ferdinando Paer – Leonora
  • Ludwig van Beethoven – Fidelio, Op.72 composed; premiered 1805
  • Adalbert Gyrowetz – Selico
  • François-Adrien Boieldieu – Aline, reine de Golconde
  • Georg Joseph Vogler – Samori
  • Pierre Gaveaux – Le Mariage inattendu
                                     

3. Births

  • July 14 – Julius Schuberth, German author and publisher, founder of Schuberth & Co. d. 1875
  • February 5 – Johan Ludvig Runeberg, lyricist and poet died 1877
  • January 25 – Antoni Edward Odyniec, librettist and writer died 1885
  • January 24 – Delphine de Girardin, lyricist and writer died 1855
  • July 17 – Carl Ferdinand Becker, music collector and musician died 1877
  • March 30 – Salomon Sulzer, Austrian Jewish composer d. 1890
  • September 8 – Eduard Morike, lyricist and poet died 1875
  • March 14 – Johann Strauss I, Austrian composer d. 1849
  • June 21 – Johann Gabriel Seidl, librettist and archeologist died 1875
  • May 13 – Aleksey Khomyakov, lyricist and philosopher died 1860
  • October 18
  • August 19 – Christina Enbom, Swedish operatic soprano d. 1880
  • Alexandre Charles Fessy, composer and musician died 1856
  • May 31 – Louise Farrenc, born Jeanne-Louise Dumont, French pianist and composer d. 1875
  • April 15 – Otto Friedrich Gruppe, lyricist and poet died 1876
  • Joseph-Bernard Rosier, librettist and playwright died 1880
  • June 1 – Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer d. 1857
  • June 13 – Gustave de Wailly, librettist and writer died 1878
  • October 1 – Eduard Sobolewski, Polish-American violinist, composer and conductor may have been born in 1808; d. 1872
  • date unknown – Ferdinand Giovanni Schediwy, Czech-born organist, conductor and composer d. 1877
  • November 27 – Sir Julius Benedict, German-born conductor and composer d. 1885


                                     

4. Deaths

  • Abraham Wood, early American composer b. 1752
  • November 19 – Pietro Guglielmi, composer b. 1728
  • November 5 – Maria Anna Adamberger, actress and singer, wife of Valentin Adamberger b. 1752
  • date unknown
  • June 16 – Johann Adam Hiller, conductor, composer and music writer b. 1728
  • Giovanni Valentini, composer, poet and painter b. c. 1730
  • Lorenzo Quaglio, stage designer b. 1730
  • July 17 – Christian Ernst Graf, composer and kapellmeister born 1723
  • August 24 – Valentin Adamberger, operatic tenor b. 1740
  • Christian Felix Weisse, lyricist and writer born 1726
  • March 29 or 30 – Ivan Khandoshkin, violinist and composer b. 1747
  • Marie Louise Marcadet, actress and singer b. 1758
  • Gioacchino Cocchi, opera composer b.c.1720