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1816 in Music
This is a list of music-related events in 1816.
- January 9 - Ludwig van Beethoven obtains custody of his nephew Karl, after a legal battle with the boy's mother.
- January 12 - The première of Gioacchino Rossini's new cantata, Giunone, takes place at the Teatro di San Carlo, Naples, where the composer is musical director.
- February 12 - The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples burns down; reconstruction starts almost immediately, at the behest of King Ferdinand IV.
- February 20 - Rossini's opera, Almaviva, ossia L'inutile precauzione (later better known as The Barber of Seville), receives its première at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.
- March 21 - Prominent Jewish couple Abraham and Lea Mendelssohn arrange for their four children, Fanny, Felix, Rebecka and Paul, to be secretly baptized as Lutherans in the Jerusalemkirche, Berlin.
- April 9 - Returning to Prague after a twenty-year absence, Johann Nepomuk Hummel gives a public recital.
- April 17 - Josef von Spaun writes to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe for permission to have his poems set to music by the youthful Franz Schubert.
- April 29 - Luigi Cherubini's cantata Inno alla primavera, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, is given its première in London, a year later than scheduled and without the composer present.
- June 16 - In recognition of the 50th anniversary of his arrival in Vienna, Antonio Salieri is presented with a gold medal by the Lord Chamberlain on behalf of the Emperor Francis II.
- July 13 - Carl Maria von Weber meets Count Vitzthum von Eckstädt at Carlsbad; the encounter leads to Weber being appointed Kapellmeister at Dresden.
- October 2 - Johann Nepomuk Hummel is offered a post at Stuttgart by Duke Frederick I of Württemberg.
- October 18 - Louis Spohr and Niccolò Paganini meet in Venice.
- November 19 - Carl Maria von Weber becomes engaged to soprano Caroline Brandt.
- November 25 - Muzio Clementi leaves London after a six-month stay.
- February 26 - Franz Krenn, composer and music teacher (d. 1897)
- March 19 - Johannes Verhulst, conductor and composer (d. 1891)
- April 13 - William Sterndale Bennett, pianist and composer (d. 1875)
- April 26 - Eugène Albert, woodwind instrument maker (d. 1890)
- July 16 - Antoine François Marmontel, French pianist (died 1898)
- August 17 - Benjamin Bilse, conductor and composer (d. 1902)
- September 4 - François Bazin, opera composer (d. 1878)
- November 17 - August Wilhelm Ambros, composer and music historian (d. 1876)
- November 24 - Matteo Salvi, composer (d. 1887)
- December 8 - Edvard Helsted, composer (d. 1900)
- date unknown - Edward Edwards, musician and composer (d. 1897)
- February 10 - Jean Paul Egide Martini, composer (born 1741)
- February 19 - Margareta Alströmer, singer and artist (born 1763)
- March 16 - Giuseppe Jannaconi, composer (born 1740)
- March 23 - Ignaz Vitzthumb, conductor and composer (born 1724)
- May 4 - Marie-Madeleine Guimard, ballerina (born 1743)
- May 25 - Samuel Webbe, composer (born 1740)
- June 5 - Giovanni Paisiello, composer (born 1740)
- July 31 - Josef Fiala, musician and composer (born 1748)
- December 15 - Prince Joseph Franz Maximilian Lobkowicz, patron of Beethoven (born 1772)
- date unknown - João José Baldi, pianist and composer (born 1770)