1801 in music
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- January 12 - Domenico Cimarosa is buried at Chiesa di Sant’Angelo, Venice, with a requiem mass performed by local musicians.
- March 28 - Ludwig van Beethoven's ballet The Creatures of Prometheus (Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus) premières in Vienna's Burgtheater.
- April 12 - Théâtre Feydeau in Paris closes down as a result of its director's other commitments.
- April 21 - The Teatro Nuovo in Trieste is inaugurated with a performance of Johann Simon Mayr's Ginevra di Scozia.
- April 24 - Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Seasons is premièred as Die Jahreszeiten in Vienna for its aristocratic patrons at the Palais Schwarzenberg; it has its public première on May 19 at the Redoutensaal.
- December 27 - Nineteen-year-old Niccolò Paganini becomes first violin of Lucca's national orchestra.
- Publication of Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Piano Forte by Muzio Clementi in London.
Published popular music
- "'Twas in the Solemn Midnight Hour", composed and sung by Mrs Bland
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Jan Ladislav Dussek - Two piano sonatas C.184-5
- John Field - Three piano sonatas op.1
- John Marsh – Symphony no. 30 in E minor
- Pavel Vranický – Ballet Das Urteil des Paris
- January 11 - John Lodge Ellerton, composer (died 1873)
- January 29 – Johannes Bernardus van Bree, composer (died 1857)
- February 21 – Jan Kalivoda, composer
- March 26 – Sophie Daguin, ballerina and choreographer (died 1881)
- April 12 – Joseph Lanner, composer (died 1843)
- June 25 – Antonio D'Antoni, composer and conductor (died 1859)
- October 17 - Alessandro Curmi, pianist and composer (died 1857)
- October 23 – Albert Lortzing, composer (died 1851)
- November 3 – Vincenzo Bellini, composer (died 1835)
- January 11 – Domenico Cimarosa, composer, 51 (probable stomach cancer)
- March 14 - Christian Friedrich Penzel, composer, 63
- March 21 – Andrea Luchesi, composer, 59
- May 13 - Bartholomeus Ruloffs, Dutch conductor and composer, 59
- May 14 - Johann Ernst Altenburg, composer, organist and trumpeter, 66
- August 31 - Nicola Sala, composer and music theorist, 88
- October 23 – Johann Gottlieb Naumann, conductor and composer, 60
- November 9 – Carl Stamitz, composer, 56
- December 10 – Jonathan Battishill, composer of church music, 63
- MusicAndHistory.com - 1801. Accessed 17 March 2014
- Clark, Caryl (2005). The Cambridge Companion to Haydn. Cambridge Companions to Music. Cambridge University Press.
- The Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music. Accessed 13 Dec 2014
- Marsh, John; Graham-Jones, Ian (2001). Symphonies. Part 2, The Chichester symphonies and finales (1788–1801). Middleton, Wis.: A-R Editions. pp. ix. ISBN 0-89579-487-X. Retrieved 2008-05-18.
- "List of Wranitzky's Works". Retrieved 2008-05-18.
- "Altenburg Johann Ernst". Editions Bim. Retrieved 22 December 2013.