January 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]

Birthdays in Music

  • 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)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 24 Johann Philipp Käfer, German composer, 55