On This Day

Year 1674 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 12 Reinhard Keiser, German opera composer
  • Feb 21 Johann Augustin Kobelius, composer
  • 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 (d. 1762)
  • Nov 4 Anton Englert, German composer and organist, born in Schweinfurt (d. 1751)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 12 Giacomo Carissimi, Italian composer (Jephta), dies at 68
  • Feb 22 John Wilson, English composer, dies at 78
  • Feb 24 Matthias Weckmann, German composer (b. 1616)