On This Day

Year 1704 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 24 Hubert Renotte, Flemish composer and organist, born in Liège (d. 1745)
  • May 7 Carl Heinrich Graun, German composer, born in Wahrenbrück, Brandenburg, Germany (d. 1759)
  • Jun 11 José António Carlos de Seixas, Portuguese composer, born in Coimbra, Portugal (d. 1742)
  • Aug 13 Lorenzo Fago, Italian composer and teacher, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1793)
  • Oct 2 František Tůma, Czech composer, born in Kostelec nad Orlicí, Bohemia (d. 1774)
  • Nov 10 Carlo Zuccari, Italian composer and violinist, born in Casalmaggiore, nr Cremona (d. 1792)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 23 Georg Muffat, French/German organist/composer, dies at 50
  • Feb 24 Marc-Antoine Charpentier, French composer (church music), dies
  • May 3 Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, Bohemian-Austrian violinist and composer, dies at 59