On This Day

Year 1661 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Jacob Balthasar Schutz, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1700)
  • Jun 6 Giacomo Antonio Perti, Italian composer, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1756)
  • Sep 2 Georg Bohm, German organist/composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 3 Gottfried Scheidt, German composer and organist, dies at 67
  • Jun 26 Lazaro Valvasensi, Italian organist and composer, dies at 76
  • Aug 26 Louis Couperin, composer, dies