1806 in music
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This is a list of music-related events in 1806.
- Carl Czerny publishes his first composition at the age of 15.
- The marimba is described for the first time by Juan Domingo Juarros, a Spanish historian, in his Compendium of the History of Guatemala.
- Johann Simon Mayr founds a new music school at Bergamo, Italy. Gaetano Donizetti is one of its first pupils.
- Marcussen & Søn, Danish organ-building firm, founded.
- The poem "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" is published in Rhymes for the Nursery; it would later be made into a popular song of the same name.
- Ludwig van Beethoven
- Johann Nepomuk Hummel
- 7 Hungarian Dances
- 12 Minuets
- Joseph Wölfl – Piano Concerto No. 5 "Grand Concerto Militaire", Op. 43
- January 3 – Henriette Sontag, operatic soprano (d. 1854)
- January 27 – Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, "the Spanish Mozart" (d. 1826)
- August 17 – Johann Kaspar Mertz, guitarist and composer (d. 1856)
- September 2 – Josef Gusikov, klezmer musician (d. 1837)
- November 4 – Anders Selinder, dancer and choreographer (d. 1874)
- December 4 – Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller, composer (d. 1874)
- January 30 – Vicente Martín y Soler, opera and ballet composer (b. 1754)
- February 23 – John Alcock, composer (b. 1715)
- February 24 – Tommaso Giordani, composer (b. c. 1738)
- March 23 – George Pinto, composer (b. 1785)
- June 14 – Domenico Guardasoni, operatic tenor (b. c.1731)
- August 10 – Michael Haydn, composer (b. 1737)
- date unknown