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Year 1734 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Jan 8 Premiere of George Frideric Handel's Ariodante at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 13 Luca Sorkocevic, composer
  • Jan 17 François-Joseph Gossec, Belgian-French composer (Les Pêcheurs; Mirza), born in Vergnies, Austrian Netherlands (now Belgium) (d. 1829)
  • Jan 31 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
  • Feb 20 Franz Ignaz Beck, German violinist, composer, conductor and music teacher, born in Mannheim, Electorate of the Palatinate (d. 1809)
  • Mar 18 Joseph Schmitt, composer
  • Jun 15 Johann Ernst Altenburg, German composer, organist and trumpeter, born in Weißenfels (d. 1801)
  • Jun 28 Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier, French composer, born in Abbeville, Hauts-de-France, France (d. 1794)
  • Jul 27 Jakob Zupan, Slovenian composer, born in Schrott, Upper Styria (d. 1810)
  • Sep 5 Jean-Benjamin de La Borde, French composer, born in Paris, France (d. 1794)
  • Nov 25 Johann Friedrich Wilhelm Wenkel, German composer, born in Niedergebra, Nordhausen, Germany (d. 1792)
  • Dec 17 Georg Peter Weimar, German cantor and composer, born in Stotternheim (d. 1800)
  • Dec 18 Jean-Baptiste Rey, composer

Deaths in Music

  • Mar 8 Carolomannus Pachschmidt, Austrian composer, dies at 33
  • Mar 21 Gunther Jacob Wenceslaus, composer, dies at 48
  • Apr 1 Louis Lully, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, dies at 69
  • Jul 6 Nicolas Bernier, French composer, dies at 69
  • Dec 21 Philipp Hyacinth Lobkowitz, composer, dies at 54