On This Day

January 1728 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 6 Charles-Joseph-Balthazar Sohier, composer
  • 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