On This Day

Year 1655 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 14 Angelo Predieri, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1731)
  • Mar 17 Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, French harpsichordist, organist, singer, and composer (Les pièces de clavessin; Céphale et Procris), born in, Paris (d. 1729)
  • May 4 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Italian instrument maker - considered the inventor of the piano, born in Padua (d. 1731)
  • Aug 13 Johann Christoph Denner, German musician and inventor (clarinet), born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1707)
  • Sep 12 Sebastien de Brossard, French composer and music theorist, born in Dompierre, Orne, France (d. 1730)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 14 Johann Erasmus Kindermann, German composer, dies at 39
  • Jul 30 Sigmund Theophil Staden, German composer, dies at 47
  • Oct 16 Joseph Solomon Delmedigo, Italian physician, mathematician, and music theorist (b. 1591)