Year 1607 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 24 Claudio Monteverdi's opera "L'Orfeo" premieres in Mantua, oldest opera still regularly performed

Musicians Born in 1607

  • Feb 9 Abraham Megerle, Austrian organist, composer, and Kapellmeister, born in Wasserburg am Inn (d. 1680)
  • Mar 1 Giovanni Francesco Milanta, Italian composer and organist, born in Parma
  • Mar 8 Johann von Rist, German composer and poet known for his hymns, born in Ottensen, Holstein (d. 1667)
  • Mar 12 Paul Gerhardt, German Luthern hymnist, born in Gräfenhainichen, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1676)
  • Aug 5 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, German composer and court organist, born in Hagenau (d. 1683)

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Musicians Who Died in 1607

  • Mar 11 Giovanni Maria Nanino, Italian composer
  • Sep 10 Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian composer and organist, at about 63 [birth date unconfirmed]
  • Oct 26 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutheran pastor, poet, composer and hymnodist, dies at 52