On This Day

August 1686 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 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)

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 6 Paul Hainlein, German composer, dies at 60