Year 1682 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Musicians Born in 1682

  • 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 (now Germany) (d. 1755)

Musicians Who Died in 1682

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