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Year 1679 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 31 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon" premieres at the Palais-Royal in Paris

Musicians Born in 1679

  • Jan 5 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, Italian composer, born in Rome, Italy (d. 1750)
  • Jan 19 Girolamo Chiti, Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena (d. 1759)
  • Feb 14 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, born in Ostramondra, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1735)
  • Feb 24 Domenico Natale Sarro, Italian opera composer
  • May 12 Giovanni Antonio Ricieri, Italian composer and castrato (d. 1746)

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Musicians Who Died in 1679

  • Jan 9 Werner Fabricius, German composer, dies at 45
  • May 1 Esaias Reusner, German lutenist and composer, dies at 43
  • Jun 27 Pablo Bruna, Spanish blind composer, dies at 68