On This Day

Year 1709 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 22 Joseph Riepel, Austrian-born German composer, born in Rainbach im Mühlkreis (d. 1782)
  • Feb 16 Charles Avison, English composer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1770) baptismal date
  • Mar 1 Josef Antonin Gurecky, Czech composer, born in Přerov (d. 1769)
  • Jun 25 Francesco Araja, Italian composer, born in Naples, Kingdom of Sicily (d. 1770)
  • Oct 25 Georg Gebel, German composer, born in Brzeg, Silesia (d. 1753)
  • Nov 19 Pierre Leclair, French composer and violinist, born in Lyons, France (d. 1784)
  • Nov 22 František Benda, Bohemian violinist and composer, born in Staré Benátky, Bohemia (d. 1786)
  • Dec 1 Franz Xaver Richter, composer
  • Dec 23 Jean-Noel Hamal, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 8 Giuseppe Torelli, Italian composer (Concerti Grossi), dies at 50
  • Jun 14 Gottfried Wegner, composer, dies at 65
  • Jul 17 Pascal Collasse, composer, dies at 60