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Year 1705 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 8 George Frideric Handel's 1st opera "Almira" premieres in Hamburg


Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 6 Johann Matthias Leffloth, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1731)
  • Mar 3 Michael Schevenstuhl, composer
  • Apr 20 Balthasar Schmid, German composer and printer, born in Nuremberg, Bavaria (d. 1749)
  • May 10 Gallus Zeiler, German composer, born in Kempten (d. 1755)
  • Aug 4 Vaclav Matyas Gurecky, composer
  • Sep 19 Henri-Jacques de Croes, Flemish composer and violinist, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1786)
  • Sep 28 Johann Peter Kellner, German organist and composer, born in Gräfenroda, Thuringia, Germany (d. 1772)
  • Nov 15 Louis-Gabriel Guillemain, French composer and violinist, born in Paris (d. 1770)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 5 Jean Gilles, French composer, dies at 37
  • Apr 2 Johann Löhner, German composer, dies at 59