On This Day

1668 in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 8 Jean Gilles, French composer, born in Tarascon (d. 1705)
  • Mar 5 Francesco Gasparini, composer
  • Jun 21 Cajetan Kolberer, composer, born in Salzburg, Austria (d. 1732)
  • Nov 10 Francois Couperin, French composer and organist (Concerts Royaux), born in Paris, France (d. 1733)
  • Dec 3 Casimir Schweizelsperg, composer

Deaths in Music

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