Back

ⓘ 1805 in music




                                     

ⓘ 1805 in music

  • November 20 – Beethovens only opera Fidelio in its original form known retrospectively as Leonore is premiered at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.
  • April 7 – Beethovens Symphony No. 3, Eroica, has its public premiere at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna under his baton, marking the beginning of his middle period.
  • Niccolo Paganini begins touring Europe.
  • Louis Spohr is appointed musical director to the court of Gotha.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Erlkonig, WoO 131
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Piano Concerto No.4, Op. 58
  • Leonora Overture No.2, Op. 72a
  • ETA Hoffmann – Piano Sonatas
  • Three Piano Sonatas, Op. 33
  • Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 25
  • Joseph Wolfl
  • Franz Krommer – Concerto for Oboe in F Major, Op. 52
                                     

2. Births

  • November 14 – Fanny Mendelssohn, pianist and composer d. 1847
  • July 27 – Luigi Felice Rossi, composer and musicologist d. 1863
  • November 1 – Alessandro Nini, composer d. 1880
  • February 22 – Robert Reinick, lyricist and artist died 1852
  • October 28 – John Thomson, composer d. 1841
  • May 14 – Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann, composer d. 1900
  • March 5 – Theodore Labarre, harpist and composer d. 1870
  • January 7 – Philip Klitz, composer d. 1854
  • July 8 – Luigi Ricci, opera composer d. 1859
  • March 17 – Manuel Garcia, singer and music teacher d. 1906
                                     

3. Deaths

  • February 4 – Johann George Tromlitz, flautist b. 1725
  • April 28 – Peter Pelham, harpsichordist, organist and composer b. 1721
  • November – Hamoir, dancer and theatre director
  • January 23 – Wenzel Pichl, composer b. 1741
  • May 28 – Luigi Boccherini, composer b. 1743
  • April – Emerico Lobo de Mesquita, organist, conductor, composer and music teacher b. 1746
  • August – Ann Griffiths, hymn-writer b. 1776
  • May 9 – Friedrich Schiller, librettist and poet born 1759
  • December 18 – Gennaro Astarita, opera composer b. c.1745
  • May 10 – Johann Evangelist Haydn, tenor, brother of Joseph Haydn and Michael Haydn b. 1743