Classic (1750-1820)

Events

First New York performance of Messiah

1770

American Revolutionary War

1775 - 1783

Burney's "History of Music" published

1776

Beginning of the French Revolution

1789

Haydn's first trip to London

1790

Haydn's second trip to London

1794

Paris Conservatory founded

1795

Beethoven's First Symphony completed

1799

American Composers and Musicians

William Billings

1746 - 1800

Austrian Composers and Musicians

F. X. Richter

1709 - 1789

Georg Christoph Wagenseil

1715 - 1777

Franz Joseph Haydn

1732 - 1809

Michael Haydn

1737 - 1806

Karl von Dittersdorf

1739 - 1799

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756 - 1791

Johann Nepomuk Hummel

1778 - 1837

Czech Composers and Musicians

Johann Stamitz

1717 - 1757

English Composers and Musicians

Thomas Arne

1710 - 1788

William Boyce

1711 - 1779

Sir John Hawkins

1719 - 1789

Charles Burney

1726 - 1814

Johann Christian Bach

1735 - 1782

French Composers and Musicians

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

Francois-Joseph Gossec

1734 - 1829

Joseph Boulogne Saint-Georges

1739 - 1799

Andre Gretry

1741 - 1813

German Composers and Musicians

Johann Joachim Quantz

1697 - 1773

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

1710 - 1784

Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach

1714 - 1788

Christoph Willibald Gluck

1714 - 1787

Christian Cannabich

1731 - 1798

Johann Friedrich Peter Benda

1746 - 1813

Juliane Benda

1752 - 1783

Ludwig van Beethoven

1770 - 1827

Italian Composers and Musicians

Giovanni Sammartini

1701 - 1775

Niccolo Jommelli

1714 - 1774

Niccolo Piccini

1728 - 1800

Luigi Boccherini

1743 - 1805

Domenico Cimarosa

1749 - 1801

Luigi Cherubini

1760 - 1842

Prominent Historical Figures

Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

Louis XV

1710 - 1774

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

1712 - 1778

Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria

1717 - 1780

George III of England

1738 - 1820

Johann Wolfgang Goethe

1749 - 1832

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France

1755 - 1793

Napoleon Bonaparte

1769 - 1821