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Year 1729 in Music History

Events in Music


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 15 Johann Sebastian Bach's "St Matthew Passion" premieres in Leipzig


Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 22 Giuseppe Luigi Tibaldi, composer
  • Apr 18 Gaétan Vestris, French ballet dancer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1808)
  • May 2 Florian Johann Deller, Austrian composer, baptized in Drosendorf, Austria (d. 1773)
  • May 3 Florian Leopold Gassmann, Bohemian composer, born in Brüx, Bohemia (d. 1774)
  • Sep 22 George Wilhelm Gruber, composer
  • Oct 16 Pierre van Maldere, composer
  • Oct 17 Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, composer
  • Dec 1 Giuseppe Sarti, Italian composer, born in Faenza, (d. 1802)
  • Dec 3 Antonio Soler, Spanish Catalan composer (Fandango), born in Olot, Catalonia, Spain (d. 1783)
  • Dec 20 Franz Xaver Thomas Pokorny, Czech composer, born in Městec Králové (d. 1794)

Deaths in Music

  • Apr 11 Manuel de Egues, composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 16 Johann David Heinichen, German composer, dies at 46
  • Aug 11 Nicola Francesco Haym, Italian composer, dies at 51
  • Dec 1 Christian Ludwig Boxberg, German composer, dies at 59