1792 in music
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- April 13 – Joseph Martin Kraus's Symphonie funèbre is played at the funeral of Gustavus III of Sweden.
- May 16 – La Fenice in Venice is inaugurated with a performance of Giovanni Paisiello's opera I giuochi d'Agrigento.
- July 11-14 – The Belfast Harp Festival in Ireland brings together and records the work of most of the remaining traditional players of the clàrsach. It is organised by Dr. James McDonnell, Robert Bradshaw and Henry Joy McCracken and Edward Bunting transcribes the music.
- The Academy of Ancient Music (formed 1726)
- "Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin" aka "La Marseillaise" by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
- "The Irish Washerwoman" trad. Irish
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- "An Laura", for voice and piano, WoO 112
- "An Minna", for voice and piano, WoO 115
- Octet for winds in E♭ major, Op. 103
- Six Variations on a Swiss song for piano or harp, WoO 64
- Variations on an original theme in E♭ major for violin, cello, and piano, Op. 44
- Joseph Haydn
- Johann Nepomuk Hummel – Trio for piano, violin and cello, no. 1
- Maria Theresia Ahlefeldt – Telemak på Calypsos
- Domenico Cimarosa – Il Matrimonio Segreto
- Giuseppe Farinelli – I dotorato di Pulcinella
- Louis Emmanuel Jadin – Amélie de Montfort
- Etienne Méhul – Stratonice
- February 29 – Gioacchino Rossini, composer (died 1868)
- March 11 – Natale Abbadia, composer (died 1861)
- August 28 – Karolina Bock, singer, actress, dancer, drama teacher
- October 2 – Cipriani Potter, pianist and composer (died 1871)
- October 13 – Moritz Hauptmann, writer and composer (died 1868)
- date unknown – Matteo Carcassi, guitarist and composer (died 1853)
- February 29 – Johann Andreas Stein, maker of keyboard instruments (born 1728)
- June 28 – Elizabeth Ann Linley, singer (born 1754)
- June 30 – Antonio Rosetti, double bass player and composer (born c. 1750)
- October 11 – Gaetano Guadagni, castrato singer (born 1728)
- November 29 (or 30) – Ernst Wilhelm Wolf, composer (b. 1735)
- December 15 – Joseph Martin Kraus, composer ("the Swedish Mozart") (born 1756)
- December 18 – Johann van Beethoven, singer, father of Ludwig van Beethoven (born 1740)
- date unknown
- Lanier, Sara C. (1999). ""It is new-strung and shan't be heard": nationalism and memory in the Irish harp tradition". British Journal of Ethnomusicology. 8.
- Anon., "Academy of Ancient Music", The Oxford Companion to Music, edited by Alison Latham (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2002). ISBN 9780198662129.