1741 Funeral of Italian composer Antonio Vivaldi in Vienna. The burial for a pauper.
1750 Death of German composer J.S. BACH in Leipzig at age of 65 following a stroke. The Lutheran Church observes a special Music/Composer recognition Sunday in honor of Bach whenever the 28th of July falls on a Sunday. b-Eisenach, 21 MAR 1685.
1802 Death of Italian composer Giuseppe Sarti in Berlin. b-Faenza, 1 DEC 1729.
1826 Birth of German-American conductor Carl ZERRAHN in Mecklenburg-Schwerin. In 1848, living in Boston, became conductor of the Handel and Haydn Society in Boston, 1854-96. Harvard Symphony Concerts 1865-82. Worcester Festival 1866-97. d- Milton, MA, 29 DEC 1909.