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Year 1735 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 8 First opera performance in North American colonies "Flora" opens in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Feb 18 1st opera performed in America, "Flora", in Charleston, South Carolina

Musicians Born in 1735

  • Jan 21 Johann Gottfried Eckard, composer
  • Feb 10 Johann Christoph Kuhnau, Bohemian composer, choral director, novelist and lawyer, born in Geising, Saxony (d. 1722)
  • Feb 25 Ernst Wilhelm Wolf, German composer, born in Grossen Behringen, Thuringia (d. 1792)
  • Mar 9 August Bernhard Valentin Herbing, German organist and composer, born in Halberstadt, Germany (d. 1766)
  • Apr 2 Christian Gotthilf Tag, German composer, born in Beierfeld, Germany (d. 1811)

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Musicians Who Died in 1735

  • Jan 12 John Eccles, English composer (b. 1668)
  • Feb 24 Georg Friedrich Kauffmann, German composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 6 Georg Osterreich, German Baroque composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 22 Pirro Capacelli, Italian aristocrat and composer, dies at 71
  • Jul 18 Johann Krieger, German organist and composer, dies at 83