On This Day

January 1679 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • 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)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 9 Werner Fabricius, German composer, dies at 45