On This Day

Year 1682 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 14 Henry Purcell appointed organist of Chapel Royal, London

Birthdays in Music

  • Apr 3 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine and composer, born in Oberelsbach, Germany (d. 1750)
  • Apr 11 Jean-Joseph Mouret, French composer, born in Avignon, France (d. 1738)
  • Sep 13 Theodor Christlieb Reinhold, German composer, born in Eppendorf, Saxony, Germany (d. 1755)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 25 Alessandro Stradella, Italian violinist and composer, murdered at 38
  • Jul 17 Johann Heinrich Kittel, German composer, dies at 29
  • Oct 15 John Ferrabosco, composer, dies at 56