ⓘ 1802 in music

                                     

ⓘ 1802 in music

  • January 9 – The Harmonic Society of Philadelphia is founded, with native composer Andrew Law as its president.
  • Composers Jan Ladislav Dussek and Louis Spohr are introduced by Herr Kiekhover in Hamburg.
  • May 5
  • January 20 – Luigi Boccherini receives a pension from Joseph Bonaparte.
  • February 15 – Muzio Clementi publishes the second volume of his Practical Harmony.
  • March 19 – Composer François-Adrien Boieldieu marries dancer Clotilde Mafleuray.
  • Composer Giovanni Paisiello, recently arrived in Paris, meets his host, Napoleon, for the first time.
  • April 30 – Louis Spohr begins his violin studies under Franz Eck.
  • July 20 – The chapel created by Napoleon in the Tuileries is officially opened, with Giovanni Paisiello as its musical director.
  • Simon Mayr becomes maestro di cappella at Bergamo Cathedral.
  • August 15 – Luigi Cherubini, Etienne-Nicolas Mehul, François-Adrien Boieldieu, Rodolphe Kreutzer, Pierre Rode and Nicolo Isouard go into business as publishers of their own music.
  • October 6 – Ludwig van Beethoven writes to his brother Carl from Heiligenstadt, in despair over his increasing deafness.
                                     

1. Publications

  • Georg Joseph Vogler – Handbuch zur Harmonielehre Prague: K. Barth
  • Christian Kalkbrenner – Histoire de la Musique Paris: Amand Koenig
  • Frederic Duvernoy – Method pour le Cor Mme Le Roi, Imprimerie du Conservatoire de Musique
  • John Gunn – An Essay Theoretical and Practical London: Preston, for the author
  • Jean-Xavier Lefevre – Methode de clarinette Paris: Imprimerie du Conservatoire de Musique
  • Charles-Simon Catel – Traite d’harmonie Paris: lImprimerie du Conservatoire de Musique
  • Johann Nikolaus Forkel – On Johann Sebastian Bach’s Life, Art, and Work: For Patriotic Admirers of True Musical Art Leipzig: Hoffmeister und Kuhnel
  • Heinrich Christoph Koch – Musikalisches Lexikon Frankfurt am Main: August Hermann der Jungere
                                     

2. Classical music

  • 6 Landler, WoO 15
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Second Symphony
  • Muzio Clementi – 3 Piano Sonatas, Op. 40
  • Jan Ladislav Dussek
  • Piano Sonatas Nos. 22–23, Op. 47
  • Piano Sonata No.17, Op. 43
  • Piano Sonatas Nos. 19–21, Op. 45
  • Giuseppe Maria Cambini – Wind Quintet Nos.1–3
  • Duo in F major, Op. 26
  • Matthieu Frederic Blasius – Clarinet Concerto No. 1
  • Joseph Haydn – Harmoniemesse, his last major work
  • Concerto for 2 Clarinets in E-flat major, Op. 35
  • Franz Krommer
  • Emanuel Aloys Forster – 3 String Quartets, Op. 21
  • Flute Concerto No.1, Op. 30
  • Johann Nepomuk Hummel – Piano Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello and bass, Op. 87 inspiration for Schuberts "Trout" quintet
  • Samuel Wesley – Symphony in B-flat
  • Ignaz Pleyel – Symphonie concertante in F major, B.115
  • Carl Friedrich Zelter – Sammlung kleiner Balladen und Lieder, Z.123
  • Anton Ferdinand Titz – 3 String Quartets
  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt – Das Zauberschloss singspiel
                                     

3. Opera

  • Carl Maria Von Weber – Peter Schmoll und seine Nachbarn
  • Michael Kelly – Urania
  • Charles-Simon Catel – Semiramis
  • William Reeve – Family Quarrels comic opera
  • Etienne Nicolas Mehul – Le tresor suppose
                                     

4. Births

  • February 20 – Charles-Auguste de Beriot, composer and violinist died 1870
  • Jose Zapiola, conductor and composer died 1885
  • October 10 – George Pope Morris, librettist and publisher died 1864
  • George Alexander Lee, singer and composer died 1851
  • March 5 – James Turle, editor and organist died 1882
  • Marion Dix Sullivan, American composer died 1860
  • September 19 – Lajos Kossuth, dedicatee and politician died 1894
  • July 27 – Ida Henriette da Fonseca, alto, composer died 1858
  • July 24 – Alexandre Dumas, librettist and writer died 1870
  • October 7 – Bernhard Molique, composer died 1869
  • March 3 – Adolphe Nourrit, operatic tenor died 1839
  • August 28 – Karl Joseph Simrock, librettist and poet died 1876
  • May 31 – Cesare Pugni, Italian composer died 1870
  • August 13 – Nikolaus Lenau, lyricist and poet died 1850
  • July 12 – Charles-Louis-Joseph Hanssens, composer died 1852
  • date unknown
  • February 26 – Victor Hugo, librettist and poet died 1885
  • August 23 – Manuel Inocêncio Liberato dos Santos, musician and composer died 1887
  • July 3 – Joseph Labitzky, composer and conductor died 1881
  • September 24 – Alexander James Edmund Cockburn, librettist and Lord Chief Justice died 1880


                                     

5. Deaths

  • April 10 – Charlotte Brent, operatic soprano, 66
  • October 22 – Samuel Arnold, composer and organist, 62
  • April 18 – Erasmus Darwin, lyricist and physician born 1731
  • July 26 – Rose-Adelaïde Ducreux, painter and musician, 41 yellow fever
  • September 28 – Heinrich Harries, lyricist and pastor born 1762
  • October 2 – Giuseppe Millico, castrato singer, composer and music teacher, 65
  • July 28 – Giuseppe Sarti, composer, 72
  • August 10 – Antonio Lolli, violinist and composer born c. 1725
  • August 23 – Corona Schroter, singer, 51
  • January 27 – Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg, conductor and composer, 42