A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Ignaz Pleyel

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June 18, 1757: Ignaz Josef Pleyel is born in Ruppersthal, Archduchy of Austria, son of Martin Pleyel, a schoolteacher and chorus master, and Anna Theresia Pleyel.
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November 1, 1783: Publication of Six String Quartets B.301-306 by Ignaz Pleyel (26) is announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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December 15, 1784: Publication of Six String Quartets B.307-312 by Ignaz Pleyel (27) is announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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May 30, 1785: Ifigenia in Aulide, an opera by Ignaz Pleyel (27) to words of Zeno, is performed for the first time, in Teatro San Carlo, Naples for the name day of King Ferdinando IV.
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December 24, 1785: Publication of Two Symphonies in D and B flat B.126-127 by Ignaz Pleyel (28) is announced in the Berlinische Nachrichten .
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April 2, 1786: Publication of Six String Quartets B.319-324 by Ignaz Pleyel (28) is announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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July 29, 1786: Ignaz Pleyel (29) announces in the Pressburger Zeitung that because of pirated incorrect editions he has become his own publisher. He will continue this practice, with great success, for the rest of his life.
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August 19, 1786: Publication of Three String Quintets B.271-273 by Ignaz Pleyel (29) is announced in the Amsterdamsche Courant.
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September 12, 1786: Publication of Six String Quartets B.313-318 by Ignaz Pleyel (29) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto .
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November 25, 1786: Publication of Two Symphonies in C and B flat B.131-132 by Ignaz Pleyel (29) is announced in the Amsterdamsche Courant.
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December 8, 1786: Symphonie Concertante B.111 by Ignaz Pleyel (29) is performed for perhaps the first time, in Strasbourg.
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January 3, 1787: The Wiener Zeitung announces Artaria’s printing of six allemandes IX: 9 by Joseph Haydn (54) and the Twelve Minuets and Six Trios B.203-214 by Ignaz Pleyel (29).
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January 31, 1787: Publication of Three String Quartets B.331-333 by Ignaz Pleyel (29) is announced in the Journal de Paris.
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April 7, 1787: Publication of Three String Quintets B.274-276 by Ignaz Pleyel (29) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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June 5, 1787: Publication of Three String Quartets B.337-339 by Ignaz Pleyel (29) is announced in the Morning Herald, London.
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June 6, 1787: Publication of Three String Quartets B.334-336 by Ignaz Pleyel (29) is announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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July 19, 1787: Publication of Three String Quartets B.340-342 by Ignaz Pleyel (30) is announced in the Berlinische Nachrichten.
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August 7, 1787: Publication of Three Trios Concertants B.401-403 for violin, viola and cello by Ignaz Pleyel (30) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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September 7, 1787: Publication of the Nocturne (Serenade) B.215 and a Septet for five strings and two horns B.251 by Ignaz Pleyel (30) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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November 21, 1787: Two Grand Sonatas for harpsichord or piano with violin ad.lib. B.571-572 by Ignaz Pleyel (30) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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January 21, 1788: Publication of Six String Quartets B.346-351 by Ignaz Pleyel (30) is announced in the Amsterdamsche Courant. Publication of Pleyel’s Six String Trios B.404-409 and Six Keyboard Trios B.431-436 is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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January 22, 1788: Ignaz Pleyel (30) marries Franziska Gabrielle Ignatia Lefebvre, daughter of the tapissier Stephen Laurence Lefebvre.
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February 4, 1788: Six Duos for violin and cello B.501-506 by Ignaz Pleyel (30) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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February 9, 1788: Publication of a Sonata for piano or harpsichord with violin accompaniment B.573 by Ignaz Pleyel (30) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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March 19, 1788: Publication of Three String Quartets B.343-345 and the Six Duos for two violins or two flutes B.507-512 by Ignaz Pleyel (30) is announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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April 20, 1788: A Concerto for violin in D B.103 by Ignaz Pleyel (30) is entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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September 12, 1788: Publication of the String Quartet B.352 by Ignaz Pleyel (31) is announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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September 22, 1788: Publication of Three String Quintets B.280-282 by Ignaz Pleyel (31) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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January 14, 1789: Six Duets B.513-518 for two violins by Ignaz Pleyel (31) is entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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February 7, 1789: Publication of two String Quintets B.278-279 by Ignaz Pleyel (31) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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April 29, 1789: Three Quartets for flute, violin, viola and cello B.381-383 by Ignaz Pleyel (31) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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May 2, 1789: Publication of Six Duets B.519-524 for two violins by Ignaz Pleyel (31) are announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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August 14, 1789: Publication of the Concerto for cello in C B.104 by Ignaz Pleyel (32) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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September 5, 1789: The Wiener Zeitung announces the publication of three works: Joseph Haydn’s (57) Fantasia in C XVII: 4, Das Veilchen K.476, a song for voice and piano by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (33), and String Quintet B.285 by Ignaz Pleyel (32).
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September 13, 1789: With the death of Franz Xaver Richter, Ignaz Pleyel (32) is elevated to the position of cathedral organist in Strasbourg.
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October 17, 1789: Publication of the Concerto for violin in D B.103a by Ignaz Pleyel (32) is announced in the Journal de Paris.
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November 10, 1789: Publication of a Symphony in E flat B.139 by Ignaz Pleyel (32) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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December 29, 1789: Three Quartets for flute, violin, viola and cello B.384-386 by Ignaz Pleyel (32) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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February 20, 1790: Publication of an aria for voice and piano, Du Engel du liebst nur mich B.704 by Ignaz Pleyel (32), is announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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August 27, 1790: Publication of the Concerto for viola or cello in D B.105 by Ignaz Pleyel (33) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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September 20, 1790: Three Piano Sonatas with violin or cello accompaniment B.437-439 by Ignaz Pleyel (33) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London. Publication of his Serenade B.216 is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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October 2, 1790: Publication of a Symphony in c minor B.142 and a Symphony in C B.143 by Ignaz Pleyel (33) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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December 27, 1790: Publication of a Symphony in E flat B.144by Ignaz Pleyel (33) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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January 15, 1791: Because of the political situation in France, Ignaz Pleyel (33) loses his position of organist at the Strasbourg Cathedral.
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February 7, 1791: Publication of Six String Quartets B.353-358 by Ignaz Pleyel (33) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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March 22, 1791: Publication of the Symphonie Concertante B.112 by Ignaz Pleyel (33) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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April 14, 1791: In London, Joseph Haydn (58) is deposed in the case of the publishers Forster v. Longman&Broderip. He confirms that two of the Piano Trios H. XV: 3-5 were actually written by his student, Ignaz Pleyel (33) and supports Forster’s claims in the case. Because of Haydn’s limited English, Johann Peter Salomon serves as interpreter.
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May 14, 1791: Publication of a String Sextet B.261 by Ignaz Pleyel (33) is announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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December 4, 1791: Publication of a Symphony in d minor B.147 by Ignaz Pleyel (34) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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December 15, 1791: Ignaz Pleyel (34) travels to London with his student Jacob Philipp Pfeffinger, at the invitation of Wilhelm Cramer. Cramer wants Pleyel for his “professional concerts” in competition to the Haydn (59) series by Salomon. By coincidence, Pleyel once studied with Haydn.
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December 24, 1791: Joseph Haydn (59) dines with his former student, Ignaz Pleyel (34) in London. Pleyel arrived in London yesterday to take up position as composer for the Professional Concert series staged in competition with the Haydn-Salomon concerts.
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January 7, 1792: Publication of Six String Quartets B.359-364 by Ignaz Pleyel (34) is announced in the Wiener Zeitung .
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February 13, 1792: Ignaz Pleyel (34) opens his concert series in London with a work by his old teacher, Franz Joseph Haydn (59).
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February 16, 1792: Ignaz Pleyel (34) is deposed in the case of Forster v. Longman&Broderip in London. He confirms that he gave permission to Longman&Broderip in 1787 to publish the Three Sonatas op.40.
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February 27, 1792: Symphonie Concertante B.113 by Ignaz Pleyel (34) is performed for probably the first time, in London. Among the listeners is Pleyel’s teacher, Franz Joseph Haydn (59).
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March 12, 1792: Symphonie Concertante B.114 by Ignaz Pleyel (34) is performed for the first time, in London.
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May 14, 1792: Ignaz Pleyel (34) gives his last performance of the current series in London produced by Wilhelm Cramer.
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May 16, 1792: Ignaz Pleyel (34) departs London for his home in Strasbourg.
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December 29, 1792: Publication of a Duo for viola and cello B.525 by Ignaz Pleyel (35) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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March 5, 1793: Le jugement de Paris, a ballet with music by Christoph Willibald Gluck (†5), Joseph Haydn (60), Ignaz Pleyel (35), Étienne-Nicolas Méhul (29), and Rodolphe Kreutzer (26) to a scenario by Gardel, is performed for the first time, at the Paris Opéra.
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May 27, 1793: Three Grand Sonatas for piano with violin and cello accompaniment B.443-445 by Ignaz Pleyel (35) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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June 13, 1793: A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs for the Voice B.707-738 by Ignaz Pleyel (35) is entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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August 10, 1793: La révolution du 10 août 1792, ou Le tocsin allégorique, a patriotic hymn by Ignace Pleyel (36) is performed for the first time, in Strasbourg Cathedral. According to an undocumented story, Pleyel composed the hymn under armed guard in order to prove his loyalty to the revolution.
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December 21, 1793: Publication of a Symphony in E flat B.148 by Ignaz Pleyel (36) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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January 11, 1794: Publication of a Symphony in B flat B.149 by Ignaz Pleyel (36) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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March 10, 1794: Three Grand Sonatas for piano with violin or cello accompaniment B.449-451 by Ignaz Pleyel (36) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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February 28, 1795: Three Grand Sonatas for piano with violin or cello accompaniment B.452-454 by Ignaz Pleyel (37) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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April 2, 1795: Publication of Hymne a la nuit B.740 for voice and piano by Ignaz Pleyel (37) to words of Evariste Desire de Forges, Vicomte de Parny, is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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April 21, 1796: Three Grand Sonatas for piano with violin and cello accompaniment B.455-457 by Ignaz Pleyel (38) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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June 15, 1796: Trio for piano, flute or violin and cello B.461 by Ignaz Pleyel (38) is entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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July 2, 1796: Three Piano Sonatas B.462-464 with violin and bass accompaniment by Ignaz Pleyel (39) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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July 12, 1796: Ignace Pleyel (39) advertises in the London and Edinburgh Gazettes that he has entered into a publishing relationship with Corri and Dussek (36).
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September 5, 1796: Publication of Three Duets for violin and viola B.529-531 by Ignaz Pleyel (39) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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November 1, 1796: Instructions on the Art of Playing the Piano Forte or Harpsichord by Jan Ladislav Dussek (36) and Ignaz Pleyel (39) is entered at Stationers’ Hall, London. Also entered is Pleyel’s Six Progressive Sonatinas with violin accompaniment B.574-579.
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December 17, 1796: Publication of Three Grandes Sonates for piano with violin and cello accompaniment B.465-467 by Ignaz Pleyel (41) is announced in the Wiener Zeitung.
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October 7, 1797: Publication of Ludwig van Beethoven’s (26) Piano Sonata op.7 and Serenade for string trio op.8 is announced in the Wiener Zeitung along with Three Grandes Sonates for piano with violin and cello accompaniment B.468-470 by Ignaz Pleyel (41).
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January 5, 1798: Twelve Grand Piano Sonatas with violin and cello accompaniment B.458-460 by Ignaz Pleyel (40) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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February 10, 1798: Six Progressive Sonatinas with violin accompaniment B.580-585 by Ignaz Pleyel (40) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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May 13, 1798: Publication of Three Grandes Sonates for piano with violin and cello accompaniment B.471-473 by Ignaz Pleyel (41) is announced in the Journal typographique et bibliographique, Paris.
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January 4, 1799: Publication of Three Duos for cellos B.532-534 by Ignaz Pleyel (41) is announced in the Frankfurter Ristretto.
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January 14, 1799: Publication of a Symphony in B flat B.150 and Six Duos for violins B.532-537 by Ignaz Pleyel (41) is announced in the Journal typographique et bibliographique, Paris.
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July 4, 1800: Étienne-Nicolas Méhul (37) lends Ignace Pleyel (43) the sum of 10,000 francs to expand his business.
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February 12, 1803: Publication of a Symphony in C B.154 by Ignaz Pleyel (45) is announced in the Correspondance des professeurs et amateurs de musique, Paris.
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March 2, 1803: Three Piano Sonatas with violin and cello accompaniment B.474-476 by Ignaz Pleyel (45) are entered at Stationers’ Hall, London.
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February 1, 1804: Publication of a Symphony in G B.156 by Ignaz Pleyel (46) is announced in the Correspondance des professeurs et amateurs de musique, Paris.
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December 8, 1813: A benefit for wounded Austrian and Bavarian soldiers at the University of Vienna features the first performance of two works by Ludwig van Beethoven (42): the Symphony no.7 and Wellington’s Victory. The works cause ecstatic applause and critical raves. The concert is so successful it will be repeated 12 December. Wellingtons’s Victory is directed by Beethoven with the assistance of Ignaz Moscheles, and Antonio Salieri (63). The violins include Louis Spohr (29), Ignaz Schuppanzigh, and Joseph Mayseder. Playing bass drum are Meyer Beer (Giacomo Meyerbeer) (22) and Johann Nepomuk Hummel (35). Besides the Beethoven works, the concerts also include two marches, one by Jan Ladislav Dussek (†0), one by Ignace Joseph Pleyel (56), performed by Mälzel’s Mechanical Trumpeter with orchestral accompaniment.
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November 14, 1831: Ignace Joseph Pleyel dies in Paris, Kingdom of France, aged 74 years, four months and 27 days. His mortal remains will be interred in Père-Lachaise Cemetery.
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September 5, 1998: A museum dedicated to Ignaz Pleyel (†166) opens in his birthplace in Ruppersthal, Austria.