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Year 1743 in Music History

Events in Music

Music releaseMusic Premiere

Mar 23 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 20 Pascal Boyer, French composer, born in Tarascon, Provence, France (d. 1794)
  • Feb 19 (Ridolfo) Luigi Boccherini, Italian cellist and composer, who worked in the Spanish court, born in Lucca, Kingdom Of Italy (d. 1803)
  • Mar 8 Bendix Friedrich Zinck, German composer, born in Husum, Holstein, Germany (d. 1801)
  • Jun 20 Anna Laetitia Barbauld, English poet and writer of hymns (Life! I Know Not What Thou Art), born in Kibworth Harcourt, Leicestershire, England (d. 1825)
  • Jun 30 Niels Schiørring, Danish musician and composer, born in Favrskov Municipality, Denmark (d. 1798)
  • Sep 30 Jeronymo Francisco de Lima, Portuguese composer (Dixit Dominus), born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1822)
  • Oct 5 Giuseppe Gazzaniga, Italian composer, born in Verona, Italy (d. 1818)
  • Dec 6 Franz Nikolaus Novotny, Austrian composer, born in Eisenstadt, Austria (d. 1773)

Deaths in Music

  • Feb 1 Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, Italian composer, dies at 85
  • Feb 7 Lodovico Giustini, Italian composer, dies at 57
  • Mar 9 Jean-Baptiste Lully fils, French musician and son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, dies at 77
  • Jun 25 Václav Matyáš Gurecký, Bohemian composer dies at 37
  • Sep 14 Johann Michael Müller, German organist and composer, dies at 59
  • Nov 5 Andreas Benedikt Praelisauer, composer, dies at 44