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Year 1668 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 7 Dutch Prince William III dances in premiere of "Ballet of Peace"
  • Jul 13 Van Marco Cesti's opera "Il Pomo d'Oro" (the Golden Apple or Tomato) premieres in Vienna

Musicians Born in 1668

  • Jan 8 Jean Gilles, French composer, born in Tarascon (d. 1705)
  • Mar 19 Francesco Gasparini, Italian baroque composer (Ambleto; Missa Canonica), born in Camaiore, Lucca (now Italy) (d. 1727)
  • Jun 21 Cajetan Kolberer, composer, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1732)
  • Nov 10 Fran├žois Couperin, French composer and organist (Les Concerts Royaux), born in Paris, France (d. 1733)
  • Nov 27 Pantaleon Hebenstreit, German musician, composer, and instrument inventor, born in Eisleben (d. 1750)

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Musicians Who Died in 1668

  • Mar 27 Clemens Thieme, German composer, dies at 36
  • Jul 10 Adam-Nicolas Gascon, composer, dies at 45