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Year 1721 in Music History

Events in Music


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 24 Johann Sebastian Bach dedicates his Brandenburg Concertos to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt


Birthdays in Music

  • Feb 13 John Reid [Robertson], British Army General and composer (d. 1807)
  • Apr 1 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist/organist/composer (Glees)
  • Apr 24 Johann Philipp Kirnberger, German music theorist and violist, baptised in Saalfeld, Germany (d. 1783)
  • Aug 13 Francis Hutcheson, Irish composer, born in Dublin (d. 1784)
  • Oct 25 Pierre Talon, French composer and cellist, born in Reims (d. 1785)