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Events in Music

  • Jan 31 Jean-Baptiste Lully's opera "Bellerophon" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 5 Pietro Filippo Scarlotti, composer
  • 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, composer
  • Sep 28 Mihael Omerza, Slovenian composer, born in Kamnik (d. 1742)
  • Oct 16 Jan Dismas Zelenka, composer
  • Nov 10 Johann Christian Schieferdecker, German composer, born in Teuchern, Germany (d. 1732)
  • Nov 14 Omobono Stradivari, Italian violin maker/son of Antonius
  • Dec 24 Domenico Natale Sarro, composer

Deaths in Music

  • 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