On This Day

1607 in Music

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 9 Abraham Megerle, composer
  • Mar 1 Giovanni Francesco Milanta, composer
  • Mar 8 Johann von Rist, German composer and poet known for his hymns, born in Ottensen, Holstein (d. 1667)
  • Mar 12 Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (d. 1676)
  • Aug 5 Philipp Friedrich Boddecker, composer
  • Nov 6 Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer, born in Kulmbach, Germany (d. 1655)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 11 Giovanni Maria Nanino, Italian composer
  • Sep 10 Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Italian composer and organist (b. 1545)
  • Oct 26 Philipp Nicolai, German Lutherian theologist/poet/composer, dies at 52