On This Day

Year 1710 in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Italian composer (Il Prigioniero Superbo)
  • Jan 5 Friedrich Wilhelm Reidt, composer
  • Jan 7 Josef Antonin Sehling, composer
  • Jan 30 Vigilio Blasio Faitello, Italian composer (d. 1768)
  • Mar 6 Giuseppi Antonio Paganelli, composer
  • Mar 12 Thomas Arne, British composer (Rule Britannia, A-Hunting We Will Go), born in London (d. 1778)
  • Mar 27 Joseph Abaco, Italian composer, born in Brussels (d. 1805)
  • Apr 12 Caffarelli [Gaetano Majorano], Italian castrato soprano, born in Bitonto, Italy (d. 1783)
  • Apr 15 Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, French dancer, born in Brussels, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1770)
  • Jul 7 Arvid Niclas Hopken, composer
  • Nov 22 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer and son of J.S. Bach (Sinfonias 64), born in Weimar, Germany (d. 1784)

Deaths in Music

  • May 10 Georg Dietrich Leiding, composer, dies at 46
  • Aug 9 Gabriel Schutz, German composer, dies at 77
  • Nov 21 Bernardo Pasquini, Italian composer, dies at 72