On This Day

Year 1686 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 15 Jean Baptiste Lully's opera "Armide" premieres in Paris

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 5 Cristoph Raupach, Danish composer, born in Tønder, Denmark (d. 1758)
  • Aug 1 Benedetto Marcello, Italian author and composer (Lettera Famigliare), born in Venice, Italy (d. 1739)
  • Aug 17 Nicola Antonio Porpora, Italian composer and singing teacher, born in Naples (d. 1768)
  • Aug 19 Antonio Tonelli, Italian cellist and composer, born in Carpi, Italy (d. 1765)
  • Aug 29 Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel, German composer, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1764)
  • Oct 12 Silvius Leopold Weiss, German composer and lutenist, born in Grodków, Poland (d. 1750)
  • Oct 22 Georg Balthasar Schott, German composer, born in Schönau, near Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1736)
  • Dec 25 Giovanni Battista Somis, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 18 Johann Quirsfeld, German composer, dies at 43
  • Aug 6 Paul Hainlein, German composer, dies at 60