Year 1728 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 29 John Gays' satiric work "The Beggar's Opera" premieres at the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theatre in London, England [NS=Feb 9]
  • Feb 28 George Frideric Handel's opera "Siroe, re di Persia" premieres in London

Musicians Born in 1728

  • Jan 6 Charles Joseph Sohier, French violinist and composer, born in Lille, France (d. 1759)
  • Jan 16 Niccolo Piccinni, Italian composer (Buona Figliuola)
  • Jan 17 Johann Gottfried Müthel, German keyboard virtuoso and composer, born in Mölln, Duchy of Lauenburg (now Germany) (d. 1788)
  • Mar 22 Giacomo Insanguine, Italian organist and composer, born in Monopoli (d. 1795)
  • Apr 2 Franz Asplmayr, Austrian composer, born in Linz (d. 1786)

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Musicians Who Died in 1728

  • 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, Spanish composer based in Peru, dies at 83
  • Aug 15 Marin Marais, French composer, dies at 72

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