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Year 1728 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 29 John Gays' "Beggar's Opera" premieres in London [NS=Feb 9]

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Feb 28 George Frideric Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer
  • Jan 16 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
  • Jan 17 Johann Gottfried Muthel, composer
  • Mar 22 Giacomo Insanguine, Italian organist and composer, born in Monopoli (d. 1795)
  • Apr 2 Franz Asplmayr, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 1786)
  • Jun 15 Pietro Alessandro Pavona, Italian composer (d. 1786)
  • Jul 16 Henri Moreau, Flemish composer, born in Liège (d. 1803)
  • Sep 21 Louis Emmanuel Jadin, French composer, born in Versailles, France (d. 1853)
  • Dec 9 Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, Italian opera composer, born in Massa, Tuscany, Italy (d. 1804)
  • Dec 21 Hermann Friedrich Raupach, German composer, born in Stralsund, Germany (d. 1778)
  • Dec 25 Johann Adam Hiller, German composer, born in Wendisch-Ossig, Saxony (d. 1804)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 24 Johann Philipp Käfer, German composer, 55
  • Feb 12 Agostino Steffani, Italian-German diplomat and composer, dies at 73
  • Apr 13 Johann Christoph Schmidt, German composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 23 Tomas de Torrejon y Velasco, composer, dies at 83
  • Aug 15 Marin Marais, French composer, dies at 72
  • Oct 8 Anne Danican Philidor, French composer (Concert Spirituel), dies at 47