Year 1674 in Music History

Musicians Born in 1674

  • Jan 12 Reinhard Keiser, German opera composer
  • Feb 21 Johann Augustin Kobelius, German Baroque composer (d. 1731)
  • May 31 Friedrich Erhard Niedt, German composer, born in Jena, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1708)
  • Jul 17 Isaac Watts, English writer, preacher and hymnist (Horae Lyrican), born in Southampton, England (d. 1748)
  • Sep 29 Jacques Hotteterre, French composer and flautist, born in Paris, France (d. 1762)

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Musicians Who Died in 1674

  • Jan 12 Giacomo Carissimi, Italian organist, choral director, composer (Jephta), and priest, dies at 68-ish
  • Feb 22 John Wilson, English composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)