On This Day

Year 1687 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 1 Johann Adam Birkenstock, German composer and violinist, born in Alsfeld, Hessen (d. 1733)
  • Mar 30 Johann Balthasar Freisslich, composer
  • Aug 26 Willem de Fesch, Dutch violinist and composer (Joseph), born in Alkmaar, North Holland, The Netherlands (d. 1761)
  • Aug 30 Francesco Maria Vallara, Italian composer, born in Parma, Italy (d. 1740)
  • Sep 9 Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, French composer, born in Verdun, France (d. 1745)
  • Dec 5 Francesco Geminiani, Italian violinist and composer, born in Lucca, Italy (d. 1762)

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 22 Jean-Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (Miserere Suites de Symphonies et Trios), dies at 54