On This Day

Year 1689 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Dec 30 Henry Purcell & Tates opera "Dido & Aeneas" premieres in Chesea

Musicians Born in 1689

  • Apr 15 Ferdinand Zellbell the elder, Swedish composer (d. 1765)
  • Aug 21 José Pradas Gallén, Spanish composer, born in Villahermosa del Río, Spain (d. 1757)
  • Oct 28 Michel Mathieu, composer
  • Nov 3 Jan Josef Ignác Brentner, Bohemian composer, born in Dobřany, Bohemia (d. 1742)
  • Dec 23 Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, French Baroque composer, one of the 1st to work without patrons, born in Thionville, France (d. 1755)