Classical era

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach
    Bach dies
  • The Minuet

    The Minuet
    In Europe, the minuet was a popular dance.
  • Giovanni Viotti

    Giovanni Viotti
    talian composer and violinist, Giovanni Viotti, was born.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Mozart is born
  • George Frederic Handel

    George Frederic Handel
    Handel dies
  • Glass Harmonica

    Glass Harmonica
    Benjamin Franklin improved the glass harmonica
  • Mozart's first symphony

    Mozart's first symphony
    Mozart wrote his first symphony
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven
    Beethoven is born
  • Waltz

    Waltz
    In Vienna, the waltz is popular
  • La Scala

    La Scala
    La Scala, a major opera venue was built in Milan.
  • "The Marriage of Figaro"

    "The Marriage of Figaro"
    "The Marriage of Figaro" premiers in Vienna
  • "Don Giovanni"

    "Don Giovanni"
    In Prague, Mozart's "Don Giovanni," premiered.
  • Haydn teaches Beethoven

    Haydn teaches Beethoven
    Haydn becomes Beethoven's teacher.
  • The Paris Conservatory

    The Paris Conservatory
    The Paris Conservatory of Music was founded.
  • "Symphony #1 in C Major"

    "Symphony #1 in C Major"
    Beethoven's "Symphony #1 in C Major" was first performed in Vienna.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    Felix Mendelssohn
    Felix Mendelssohn was born.
  • Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi

    Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi
    Wagner is born. That same year, Giuseppe Verdi, another composer of opera music, was born.
  • Clara Schumann

    Clara Schumann
    Clara Wieck Schumann is born.