On This Day

Year 1649 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 5 Francesco Cavalli's opera "Giasone" premieres in Venice (the most popular opera of the 17th century)

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 22 Pascal Collasse, composer
  • Feb 23 John Blow, English composer, composed 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized date) (d. 1708)
  • Feb 27 Johann Philipp Krieger, composer
  • Apr 3 Joseph François Salomon, French composer, born in Toulon, France (d. 1732)
  • Apr 23 Andreas Kneller, German composer, born in Lübeck, Germany (d. 1724)
  • May 3 Johann Valentin Meder, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1719)

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 28 Ottavio Vernizzi, Italian composer, dies at 79