On This Day

Year 1653 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 17 Arcangelo Corelli, Italian violinist/composer (Concerto Grossi), born in Fusignano, Italy (d. 1713)
  • Mar 25 Joseph Sauveur, French mathematician, physicist and sound engineer who coined the name acoustics for the study of sound from the ancient Greek word ακουστός, meaning "able to be heard", born in La Flèche, France (d. 1716)
  • Jun 1 Georg Muffat, baroque composer, born in Megève, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1704)

Person of interestJohann Pachelbel

Sep 1 Johann Pachelbel, German composer (Canon in D), born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1706)

  • Sep 20 Benedict Schultheiss, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1693)
  • Nov 26 Andreas Anton Schmelzer, Austrian composer, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1701)
  • Dec 24 Georg Motz, German composer, born in Augsburg, Germany (d. 1733)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 16 Johannes Schultz, German composer, dies at 70
  • Feb 19 Luigi Rossi, Italian early baroque composer, dies at about 55