1690-99

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1690

* = approximate date

Jan 5

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera La Statira premiered in Rome. Lib. P. Ottoboni

Jan 12

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera La regina de’ Volsci [queen of the Volsci] premiered in Augsburg. Lib. N. Minato

Jan 13

  • Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel born (Grünstädtel, Germany) German composer, teacher, theorist. Reputedly composed thousands of works, a tiny fraction of which survive. Died 1749

Jan 24

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera La Rosaura premiered in Naples. Lib. Antonio Arcoleo

Feb 1

  • Francesco Maria Veracini born (Florence) Italian composer, violinist, theorist. Renowned for his violin works. Worked in Italy, Germany and England. Died 1768

Apr 25

  • Gottlieb Muffat born (Passau) German composer, organist, teacher. Son of Georg Muffat (1653-1704). Died 1770

May 27

  • Giovanni Legrenzi (63) dies in Venice of gout

May

  • Fortunato Chelleri born (Parma, Italy) Italian composer, choirmaster. Died 1757
  • Henry Purcell’s opera Dioclesian premiered in London

Jun 11

  • Giovanni Antonio Giaj born (Turin) Italian composer. Maestro di capella at the royal chapel in Turin from 1732. Died 1764

Jul 7

  • Johann Tobias Krebs born (Weimar) German organist, composer. Father of Johann Ludwig Krebs (1713-80). Died 1762

Jul 10

  • Domenico Gabrielli (39) dies in Bologna

Jul 26

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Scipione preservatore di Roma [Scipio saviour of Rome] premiered in Vienna

Aug 9

  • Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri born (Bologna) Italian composer, violinist. Died 1764

Aug 13

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo elected second organist at S Marco, Venice

Aug 15

  • Johann Pachelbel leaves his post as organist of Predigerkirche, Erfurt

Sep 1

  • Johann Pachelbel appointed organist at the Württemberg court in Stuttgart but leaves after two years

Sep 15

  • Ignazio Prota born (Naples) Italian teacher, composer. Died 1748

Nov 2

  • Johann Philipp Krieger’s opera Der grossmüthige Scipio [the magnanimous Scipio] premiered in Weissenfels. Lib. N. Minato

Nov 15

  • Antonio Draghi’s choral work Il teatro delle passioni humane [the theatre of human passion] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Nov 22

  • François Colin de Blamont born (Versailles) French composer, choirmaster. Died 1760

Nov 24

  • Charles Theodore Pachelbel born (Stuttgart) German-American composer, organist. Son of Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706). Died 1750

Dec 19

  • Gustaf Düben (62) dies in Stockholm

Dec 28

  • Bernardo Pasquini’s opera Il Colombo premiered in Rome. Lib. P. Ottoboni

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  • William Babell born (London) English composer, harpsichordist, arranger (approx date). Died 1723
  • Francesco Barsanti born (Lucca) Italian flautist, oboist, composer. Died 1772
  • Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello born (Bologna) Italian composer, violinist. Died 1758
  • Jacques-Christophe Naudot born (Paris?) French composer, flautist, typesetter. Died 1762
  • Giovanni Porta born (Venice) Italian composer, choirmaster (approx date). Died 1755
  • Carlo Tessarini born (Rimini) Italian composer, violinist. Died 1766
  • Leonardo Vinci born (Naples) Italian composer. Died (probably murdered) 1730
  • François Couperin granted the right to print music
  • Bartolomeo Cristofori invents the Oval spinet

publications

  • François Couperin’s Pieces d’orgue consistantes en deux messes (2 organ masses: à l’usage ordinaire des paroisses & propre pour les convents de religieux et religieuses) published in Paris
  • Johann Philipp Krieger’s Auserlesene in denen dreyen Sing-Spielen Flora, Cecrops und Procris enthaltene Arien published in Nuremberg
  • Georg Muffat’s Apparatus musico-organisticus (14 organ toccatas) published in Salzburg
  • The Bauyn manuscript created including all of Louis Couperin’s harpsichord works and other pieces by Jacques Champion de Chambonnières & others

Bartolomeo Cristofori 1655-1731

1691

Feb 8

  • Carlo Rainaldi (79) dies in Rome

Feb 25

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera L’humanità nelle fiere [humanity shown] premiered in Naples. Lib unknown

Apr 23

  • Jean Henri d’Angleber (62) dies in Paris

May

  • Henry Purcell’s opera King Arthur premiered in London (possibly early June). Lib. John Dryden

Jun 11

  • Johann Balthasar Bach (18) dies in Eisenach

Jun 18

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Il ringiovenito premiered in Vienna

Jul 23

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Il pelegrinaggio delle Gratie all’oracolo dodoneo [the pilgrimage to the oracle of ?] premiered in Vienna

Jul 26

  • Antonio Draghi’s choral work La galeria della fortuna [the gallery of fortune] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Aug

  • Thomas Ken sacked from his bishopric for refusing to take an oath of allegiance to William of Orange

Nov 28

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Le attioni fortunate di Perseo [the luck of Perseus] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Nov 29

  • Josef Antonin Planicky born (Czech Rep) Czech composer. Died 1732

Dec 30

  • Conrad Friedrich Hurlebusch born (Braunschweig) German composer, organist. Died 1765

publications

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s Duetti da camera op.8 (10 cantatas) published in Bologna
  • Domenico Gabrielli’s Cantate a voce sola (11 pieces) published in Bologna
  • Giovanni Legrenzi’s Balletti e correnti op.16 published in Venice
  • Johann Pachelbel’s Musicalische Ergötzung published, a collection of chamber music
  • Johannes Schenk’s Il giardino armonico op.3 (12 sonatas for 2 violins, viola da gamba & accompaniment) published in Amsterdam

Title page of Johann Pachelbel’s Musicalische Ergötzung

1692

Jan 12

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s opera Eraclea premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia
  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Fedeltà e Generosità [loyalty and generosity] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N Minato

Feb 2

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Onorio in Roma [Honorious in Rome] premiered in Venice. Lib. Giovanni Matteo Giannini

Feb 6

  • Bernardo Pasquini’s opera Eudossia premiered in Rome. Lib. A. Pollioni

Feb 9

  • Francesco Gasparini’s opera Amor vince lo sdegno [love wins as anger subsides] premiered in Rome. Lib. Aurelio Aureli

Feb 15

  • Johann Sigismund Kusser’s opera Ariadne premiered in Braunschweig. Lib. Friedrich Christian Bressand

Feb 20

  • Johann Sigismund Kusser’s opera Andromeda premiered in Braunschweig. Lib. Friedrich Christian Bressand

Apr 4

  • Antonio Draghi’s sacred drama Il sagrificio non impedito [the sacrifice is not impeded] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Apr 8

  • Giuseppe Tartini born (Piran, Slovenia) Italian composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher. Died 1770

May 2

  • Henry Purcell’s opera The Fairy-Queen premiered in London. Lib. Elkanah Settle and Thomas Betterton

May 31

  • Antonio Lotti appointed second organist at  San Marco, Venice

Jun 18

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Le varietà di fortuna in Lucio Iunio Bruto [the changes in the fortune of Lucius Junius Brurus] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Jul 10

  • Heinrich Bach (76) dies in Arnstadt

Jul 22

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Il merito uniforma i genii [the equal merit of genius] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N Minato

Aug 10

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera La nemica d’amore [the enemy of love] premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Aug

  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s polyphonic motet Te Deum premiered in Paris (unconfirmed)

Sep 1

  • Johann Sigismund Kusser’s opera Jason premiered in Braunschweig. Lib. Friedrich Christian Bressand

Sep 19

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Marc’Antonio [Mark Anthony] premiered in Genoa. Lib. Matteo Noris

Oct 8

  • Antonio Palella born (Naples). Italian composer, harpsichord player. Died 1761

Oct 12

  • Giovanni Battista Vitali (60) dies in Bologna

Oct 14

  • Johann Sigismund Kusser’s opera Narcissus premiered in Braunschweig. Lib. Friedrich Christian Bressand

Nov 2

  • Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer born (Delden, Netherlands) Dutch composer, diplomat. Published his works anonymously. Died 1766

Nov 4

  • Francesco Goffriller born (Venice) Italian luthier. Noted for his cellos. Died 1750
  • Johann Speth appointed organist at Augsburg Cathedral

Nov 6

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera La Teodora augusta [Theodore augustus] premiered in Naples. Lib. A. Morselli

Nov 8

  • Johann Pachelbel appointed town organist at Gotha

Nov 14

  • Christoph Bernhard (64) dies in Dresden

Nov 18

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Iole regina di Napoli [Iole queen of Naples] premiered in Venice. Lib. Giulio Cesare Corradi

Nov 22

  • Henry Purcell & Nicholas Brady’s ode Hail! Bright Cecilia for 6 voices and orchestra premiered in London on St Cecilia’s Day (the patron saint of musicians)

Nov 27

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Il vincitor magnanimo, T. Quintio Flaminio [the magnanimous victor T. Quintio Flaminio] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Dec 20

  • Marin Marais’s Pieces en trio pour les flutes, violon, et dessus de viole published in Paris

Dec 22

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Gerone tiranno di Siracusa [Gerone tyrant of Syracuse] premiered in Naples. Lib. A. Aureli

Dec 26

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Gli avvenimenti di Erminda [the adventures of Erminda] premiered in Venice. Lib. Giulio Cesare Corradi

Dec

  • Giovanni Buonaventura Viviani (c. 54) dies in Pistoia
  • Nahum Tate appointed Poet Laureate

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  • *Louis Francoeur born (Paris) French violinist, composer. Brother of Francois Francoeur (1698-1787). Died 1745

publications

  • Wolfgang Carl Briegel’s Des Königs und Propheten Davids sieben Busspsalmen published in Gotha
  • Johann Philipp Krieger’s collection of arias Auserlesene Arien anderer Theil published in Nuremberg
  • Johann Kuhnau’s Neuer Clavier-Übung anderer Theil (7 suites, 1 sonata) published in Leipzig
  • Giovanni Legrenzi’s Motetti sacri op.17 published in Venice
  • Giuseppe Torelli’s Sinfonie a 3 e concerti a 4 op.5 (12 pieces for 3 or 4 instruments) published in Bologna
  • Giovanni Battista Vitali’s Sonate da camera op.14 for string trio published in Modena
Hand bill from 1692 advertising Henry Purcell's opera The Fairy Queen

Hand bill from 1692 advertising Henry Purcell’s opera The Fairy Queen

1693

Jan 3

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera La forza della virtù [the strength of virtue] premiered in Venice. Lib. D. David

Jan 24

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Il nemico di se stesso [the enemy of himself] premiered in Rome. Lib. unknown

Jan 29

  • Gregor Joseph Werner born (Ybbs an der Donau, Austria) Austrian composer, music director, organist. Joseph Haydn’s predececessor at the Esterházy court in Eisenstadt. Died 1766

Feb 3

  • Antonio Draghi’s choral work Introduttione per musica e conclusione for Seconda accademia [introductory and concluding music for the second academy] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato
  • Marin Marais’s opera Alcide premiered in Paris. Lib. J.G. de Campistron
  • Agostino Steffani’s opera La libertà contenta [happy freedom] premiered in Hanover. Lib. O. Mauro

Feb 13

  • Johann Kaspar Kerll (65) dies in Monaco

Apr 25

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera L’amante doppio [the double lover] premiered in Naples. Lib. unknown

May 18

  • Nicolaus Adam Strungk’s opera Alceste premiered in Leipzig. Lib. Paul Thiemich and Johann Philipp Förtsch

Jun 29

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera L’amore in sogno [love in a dream] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Jul 22

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera La madre degli dei [the mother of the gods] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Aug 8

  • Laurent Belissen born (Aix-en-Provence) French composer, music director. Died 1762

Aug 10

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s serenata La nemica d’Amore fatta amante [the enemy of love with no lover] premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Aug 28

  • Johann Christoph Bach II (48) dies in Arnstadt

Sep 24

  • Pavel Josef Vejvanovský (c. 60) dies in Kroměříž, Czech Rep

Oct 28

  • Šimon Brixi born (Vlkava, Czech Rep) Czech composer. Father of František Brixi (1732-71). Died 1735

Nov 22

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera L’imprese dell’Achille di Roma [the business of Achilles in Rome] premiered in Vienna. Lib. unknown
  • Henry Purcell’s Te Deum and Jubilate premiered in London

Dec 4

  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s opera Médée premiered in Paris. Lib. T. Corneille

Dec 26

  • François Couperin appointed as an organiste du roi at the court of Louis XIV

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  • Lodovico Fillipo Laurenti born (Bologna) Italian composer, viola player. Died 1757

publications

  • Benedictus Buns’s Orpheus gaudens et lugens, sive cantica gaudii ac luctus op.7 published in Antwerp
  • Antonio Caldara’s Suonate a 3 op.1 (12 sonatas) published in Venice
  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach’s VI Ouvertures published in Nuremberg
  • Johann Jakob Froberger’s keyboard collection Diverse … curiose partite, di toccate, canzone, ricercate, alemande, correnti, sarabande e gique published in Mainz
  • Johann Philipp Krieger’s 12 suonate for violin and bass viol published in Nuremberg
  • Isabella Leonarda’s collection Sonate a 1, 2, 3, 4 istromenti op. decima sesta published at Bologna
  • Johann Pachelbel’s Acht Choräle zum Praeambulieren (organ chorales) published in Nuremberg
  • Johann Speth’s book of organ music Ars magna Consoni et Dissoni published in Augsburg
  • Tomaso Antonio Vitali’s Sonate op.1 for 2 violins, cello and organ & Sonate op.2 for 2 violins and organ published in Modena

Isabella Leonarda 1620-1704

1694

Jan 14

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Ottone premiered in Venice. Lib. Girolamo Frigimelica Roberti

Jan 25

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s opera Xerse premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Jan 28

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Pirro e Demetrio premiered in Naples. Lib. A. Morselli

Feb 10

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s opera Tullo Ostilio premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Feb 24

  • Johann Ambrosius Bach (49) dies in Eisenach

Mar 11

  • Jean-Nicolas Geoffroy (c. 60) dies in Perpignan

Mar 15

  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre’s opera Céphale et Procris premiered in Paris, the first by a woman in France. Lib. Joseph-Francois Duke of Vancy

Apr 9

  • Antonio Draghi’s sacred drama Il libro con sette sigilli [the book with seven seals] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Apr 30

  • Henry Purcell’s ode Come ye Sons of Art premiered in London, text Nahum Tate

May 17

  • Johann Michael Bach (45) dies in Gehren, Germany

May 25

  • Giacomo Antonio Perti’s opera La forza della virtù [the power of virtue] premiered in Bologna. Lib. D. David

Jun 4

  • Johann Samuel Bach born (Niederzimmern, Germany) German musician, teacher. Son of Johann Christoph Bach (1673-1727). Died 1720

Jun 21

  • André Campra succeeds Jean Mignon as maître de musique at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Jul 4

  • Louis-Claude Daquin born (Paris) French composer, virtuoso organist and harpsichordist. Died 1772

Jul 19

  • René Ouvrard (70) dies in Tours

Aug 5

  • Leonardo Leo born (Brindisi) Italian composer, organist. Wrote more than 40 operas. Died 1744

Aug 17

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s serenata La costanza non gradita nel doppio amore d’Aminta [constancy not welcome in the double love of Aminta] premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Sep 5

  • František Václav Míča born (Třebíč, Czech Rep) Czech composer, conductor. Died 1744

Sep 17

  • Nicholas Bernier appointed maitre de chappelle of Chartres cathedral

Oct 12

  • Delphin Strungk (c. 93) dies in Braunschweig

Oct 13

  • Johann Christoph Pezel (c.55) dies in Bautzen, Germany

Oct 26

  • Johan Helmich Roman born (Stockholm) Swedish composer, violinist, oboist, music director. “The father of Swedish music”. Died 1758

Nov 15

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera La schiavitù fortunata [lucky slavery] premiered in Venice. Lib. Fulgenzio Maria Gualazzi

Nov 25

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Pelopida tebano in Tessaglia [Pelopida of Thebes in Thessaly] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N Minato

Dec 20

  • Erasmus Finx (67) dies in Nuremberg

Dec 26

  • Giacomo Antonio Perti’s opera Laodicea e Berenice premiered in Venice. Lib. M. Noris
  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Irene premiered in Venice. Lib. Girolamo Frigimelica Roberti

Dec

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera La santa Genuinda [the holy Genuinda] premiered in Rome. Lib. unknown

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  • Pierre-Claude Foucquet born (Paris) French composer, organist, harpsichordist. Died 1772

publications

  • Tomaso Albinoni’s Suonate a tre op.1 (12 sonatas for trio) published in Venice
  • Dieterich Buxtehude’s Seven Sonatas op. 1 published in Hamburg
  • Arcangelo Corelli’s Sonate a tre op.4 (12 pieces) published in Rome
  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach’s VI Sonate for violin and viola da gamba published in Nuremberg
  • William Holder’s A Treatise on the Natural Grounds and Principles of Harmony published in London
  • Johannes Schenk’s C. van Eekes koninklyke harpliederen op.4 (for 2 voices, viola da gamba and accompaniment) published in Amsterdam
  • Johann Paul von Westhoff’s Sonate a Violino solo con basso continuo published in Dresden
Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)

1695

Jan 6

  • Giuseppe Sammartini born (Milan) Italian composer, oboist. Worked mainly in London. Brother of Giovanni Battista Sammartini (c.1700-1775). Died 1750

Jan 16

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera L’industrie amorose in Filli di Tracia [the industry in love of Phyllis of Thrace] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Jan 22

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Il pastore di Anfriso [the pastor of Anfriso] premiered in Venice. Lib. Girolamo Frigimelica Roberti

Jan 27

  • Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari’s opera Il savio delirante [the wise fool] premiered in Bologna. Lib. A Saratelli

Jan 30

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera La Falsirena premiered in Ferrara. Lib. Rinaldo Cialli

Feb 5

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera Muzio Scevola premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Feb 6

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Amore dà senno [love gives wisdom] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Mar 2

  • Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf born (Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany) German music publisher and printer. Founder of Breitkopf & Härtel (The Härtel” refers to Gottfried Christoph Härtel who took over the company in 1795). Died 1777

Mar 25

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s oratorio Samson vindicatus [Samson’s claims] premiered in Rome, Lib. B. Pamphili or P.U. Carrara

Apr 20

  • Georg Caspar Wecker (63) dies in Nuremberg

May 24

  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Die wiedergefundenen Verliebten [the recovered lovers] premiered in Wolfenbüttel. Lib. F.C. Bressand

Jul 6

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera La finta cecità di Antioco il Grande [the blind imitation of Antiochus the great] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Jul 21

  • Tobias Friedrich Bach born (Ohrdurf, Germany) German organist, Kantor. Son of Johann Christoph Bach (1671-1721), brother of Johann Bernhard (1700-43), Johann Christoph (1702-56), Johann Heinrich (1707-83) and Johann Andreas (1713-79) Bach, father of Tobias Friedrich Bach (1723-1805). Died 1768

Jul 24

  • Henry Purcell composes his last court ode, Who can from joy refrain? For the sixth birthday of Princess Anne´s son the Duke of Gloucester

Jul 26

  • Antonio Draghi’s choral work Le virtù regie [the virtues of the kingdom] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato
  • Johann Pachelbel succeeds Georg Caspar Wecker as organist at St Sebaldus, Nuremberg, a post he holds until his death in 1706

Aug 5

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s serenata La notte festiva [the festive night] premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Aug 10

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s serenata Amore non vuol diffidenza [love is not to mistrust] premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Aug 26

  • Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault born (Paris) French soprano singer, composer, the first female recipient of the Ordre de Saint-Michel. Died 1791

Sep 3

  • Pietro Locatelli born (Bergamo) Italian composer, virtuoso violinist. Wrote mainly concertos and sonatas. Died 1764

Sep 10

  • Johann Lorenz Bach born (Schweinfurt, Germany) German Kantor, organist. Son of Johann Valentin Bach (1669-1720), brother of Johann Elias Bach (1705-55). Died 1773

Nov 6

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Nerone fatto Cesare [Nero made Caesar] premiered in Naples. Lib. M. Noris

Nov 21

  • Henry Purcell (36) dies in London, possibly of tuberculosis

Nov 22

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera La magnanimità di Marco Fabrizio [the generosity of Marco Fabrizio] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Nov 25

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Gl’inganni felici [happy deceptions] premiered in Venice. Lib. Apostolo Zeno

Nov 26

  • The funeral takes place at Westminster Abbey of Henry Purcell

Nov 28

  • Giovanni Paolo Colonna (c. 58) dies in Bologna

Dec 24

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s oratorio Cetre non più, tacete [harps are no longer silent] premiered in Rome, Lib. ‘Silbo Tropei’

Dec 26

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Massimo Puppieno premiered in Naples. Lib. A. Aureli

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  • *Cataldo Amodei (c. 35) dies

publications

  • Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter’s Concors discordia op. 2 (six serenades for orchestra) published in Nuremberg
  • Giovanni Andrea Bontempi’s Historia musica, the first history of music in Italian, published in Perugia
  • André Campra’s Motets livre premier (14 motets) published in Paris
  • Lambert Chaumont’s collection of organ music, Pièces d’orgue, published in Huy, Belgium
  • Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer’s Le journal du printems op.1 (8 instrumental suites) published in Augsburg
  • Georg Muffat’s Suavioris harmoniae instrumentalis hyporchematicae florilegium primum (7 orchestral suites) published in Augsburg
  • Johann Pachelbel’s Musicalische Ergötzung bestehend in 6 verstimten Partien (chamber works) published in Nuremberg

Lambert Chaumont – Pièces d’orgue (Tempéraments Radio France)

1696

Jan 9

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Rosimonda premiered in Venice. Lib. Girolamo Frigimelica Roberti

Jan 25

  • Giacomo Antonio Perti’s opera Penelope la casta [Penelope the chaste] premiered in Rome. Lib. M. Noris

Feb 10

  • Johann Melchior Molter born (Eisenach, Germany) German composer, violinist, choirmaster. Died 1765

Feb 17

  • Ernst Gottlieb Baron born (Wroclaw) German lutenist, composer, music theorist. Died 1760

Feb 23

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Penelope la casta [Penelope the chaste] premiered in Naples. Lib. M. Noris

Feb 29

  • Esprit Antoine Blanchard born (Pernes, France) French composer. Died 1770
  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Mahumeth II premiered in Hamburg. Lib. H. Hinsch

Mar 8

  • Marin Marais’s Ariane et Bacchus premiered in Paris. Lib. Saint-Jean

Mar 21

  • Pierre Février born (Abbeville) French composer, organist, harpsichord player. Died 1760

Mar 28

  • Giacomo Antonio Perti’s oratorio Cristo al limbo [Christ in limbo] premiered in Bologna. Lib. ?

Apr 2

  • Francesca Cuzzoni born (Parma) Italian soprano singer. Died 1778

May 3

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Almansore in Alimena premiered in Reggio Emilia. Lib. Giovanni Matteo Giannini

May 23

  • Johann Caspar Vogler born (Hausen, Germany) German composer, organist. Pupil of JS Bach. Died 1763

May 28

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera La Didone delirante [Didone delusional] premiered in Naples. Lib. Francesco Maria Paglia

Jun 29

  • Michel Lambert (c. 86) dies in Paris

Jul 15

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s serenata Venere, Adone et Amore [Venus, Adonis and love] premiered in Naples. Lib. Francesco Maria Paglia

Jul 25

  • Clamor Heinrich Abel (c. 62) dies in Bremen

Jul 26

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s serenata Il trionfo delle stagioni [the triumph of the season] premiered in Naples. Lib. Francesco Maria Paglia

Aug 5

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s cantata Il Genio di Partenope premiered in Mergellina

Aug 8

  • Jean Girard born (Bourges, France) French organist, serpent player, teacher. Organist at Notre Dame, Montréal from 1725. Died 1765
  • Vincenzo Albrici (65) dies in Prague

Aug 10

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s serenata Amor per amore [love for love] premiered in Rome. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Aug 12

  • Maurice Greene born (London) English composer, organist. Master of the King’s Music from 1735. Died 1755

Sep 17

  • Daniel Danielis (61) dies iin Vannes, France

Oct 10

  • John Newey succeeds William Perry as Gresham Professor of Music in London, a post he holds until 1705

Nov 15

  • Antonio Draghi’s choral work L’ossequio nel fuggir l’otio [Otio’s escape and submission] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Nov 18

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Comodo Antonino [Commodus Antoninus] premiered in Naples. Lib. F.M. Paglia

Nov 25

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Gli inganni felici [happy deceptions] premiered in Venice. Lib. A. Zeno after Herodotus

Dec 22

  • Francisco Valls appointed Maestro de capilla at Barcelona Cathedral (an appointment viewed as interim one until 1709)

Dec 26

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Amor e dovere [love and duty] premiered in Venice. Lib. Domenico Davide

Dec 27

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera Il trionfo di Camilla, regina de Volsci [the triumph of Camilla, queen of the Volsci] premiered in Naples. Lib. S. Stampiglia

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  • John Blow reappointed as organist at Westminster Abbey following the death of Purcell
  • John Blow’s Ode on the Death of Purcell composed
  • Giacomo Antonio Perti appointed Maestro di Cappella at St Petronio, Bologna, a position he would hold for 60 years until his death in 1756

publications

  • Giovanni Henrico Albicastro’s collection of trio sonatas Il giardino armonico sacro-profano op.3 published in Bruges
  • Heinrich Ignaz Biber’s collection of 7 partias Harmonia artificioso-ariosa: diversi mode accordata published in Nuremberg
  • Dieterich Buxtehude’s VII Suonate op. 2 published in Hamburg
  • Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer’s Les pièces de clavessin op.2 (8 keyboard suites) published in Schlackenwerth
  • Johann Jakob Froberger’s keyboard collection Divese curiose e rare partite musicali … prima continuatione published in Mainz
  • Johann Kuhnau’s Frische Clavier Früchte (7 sonatas) published in Leipzig
  • Franz Xaver Murschhauser’s collection of 89 organ pieces Octi-tonium novum organicum, octo tonis ecclesiasticis, ad Psalmos, & magnificat published in Augsburg
  • Henry Purcell’s A Choice Collection of Lessons (keyboard works) published in London
  • Johannes Schenk’s Zang-wyze op.5 (63 songs for solo voice and accompaniment) published in Amsterdam
  • Johann Paul von Westhoff’s Partitas for solo violin published, the first pieces for solo violin

Giacomo Antonio Perti 1661-1756

1697

Jan 4

  • Amalia Catharina (56) dies in Culemborg, Netherlands

Jan 6

  • Carlo Mannelli (56) dies in Rome
  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Le piramidi d’Egitto [the pyramids of Egypt] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N Minato

Jan 19

  • Giacomo Antonio Perti’s opera Fausta restituita all’impero [Fausta returned to the empire] premiered in Rome. Lib. N. Bonis

Jan 30

  • Johann Joachim Quantz born (Oberscheden, Germany) German composer, flautist, flute maker, flute teacher of Frederick the Great of Prussia. Died 1773

Feb 2

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera L’Emireno premiered in Naples. Lib. F.M. Paglia

Feb 4

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera La clemenza d’Augusto [the clemency of Augustus] premiered in Rome. Lib. Carlo Sigismondo Capece

Feb 12

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera L’Adalberto premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Mar 23

  • William Child (c.92) dies in Windsor

Mar 29

  • Nicolaus Bruhns (c. 31) dies in Husum, Germany

Mar 30

  • Faustina Bordoni born (Venice) Italian mezzo-soprano singer. Wife of Johann Hasse. Died 1781

Apr 5

  • Antonio Draghi’s sacred drama La virtù della croce [the virtue of the cross] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N. Minato

Apr 16

  • Johann Gottlieb Görner born (Leipzig) German composer, organist. Brother of Johann Valentin Görner (1702-62). Died 1778

Apr 26

  • Adam Falckenhagen born (Leipzig) German lutenist, composer. Died 1761

Apr 27

  • Georg Christoph Bach (54) dies in Schweinfurt

Apr 29

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera L’Oreste in Sparta premiered in Reggio Emilia. Lib. Pompeo Luchesi

May 10

  • Jean-Marie Leclair born (Lyon) French composer, violinist, dancer. Died 1764

May 13

  • The expulsion of the Comédiens italiens du Roy. All Italian actors are expelled from France by Louis XIV, supposedly due to a scandal created by a play called La Fausse Prude

May 21

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera La pace tra i numi discordi nella rovina di Troia [the peace between the gods divided the ruins of Troy] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N Minato

May 29

  • Giovanni Francesco Grossi (44) murdered on the road between Bologna and Ferrara by asassins employed by a cuckolded rival

Jun 11

  • Francesco Antonio Vallotti born (Vercelli, Italy) Italian Catholic priest, composer, organist, music theorist. Died 1780

Jun 30

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera L’amare per virtù [the love of virtue] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Jul 9

  • Giovanni Benedetto Platti born (Padua) Italian composer, oboist, violinist, pianist, teacher. Died 1763

Aug 11

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera La tirannide abbatuta dalla virtù [tyranny overthrown by virtue] premiered in Vienna. Lib. N Minato

Sep 18

  • Cornelius Heinrich Dretzel born (Nuremberg) German composer, organist. Died 1775

Oct 7

  • André Cardinal Destouches’s opera Issé premiered in Fontainebleau. Lib. A.H. de Lamotte

Oct 24

  • André Campra’s opera-ballet L’Europe galante [gallant Europe] premiered in Paris. Lib. A.H. de Lamotte

Nov 9

  • Claudio Casciolini born (Damaso, Italy) Italian composer, bass singer. Died 1760

Nov 12

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Circe abbandonata da Ulisse [Circe abandoned by Ulysses] premiered in Venice. Lib. Aurelio Aureli

Dec 5

  • Giuseppe de Majo born (Naples) Italian composer, organist. Father of Gian Francesco de Majo (1732-70). Died 1771

Dec 15

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera La caduta de’ Decemviri [the fall of December] premiered in Naples. Lib. S. Stampiglia

publications

  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach’s Harmonische Freude musicalischer Freunde, vol.i (50 arias) published in Nuremberg
  • Johann Jakob Froberger’s 10 suittes de clavessin published in Amsterdam
  • Johann Krieger’s keyboard collection Sechs musicalische Partien published in Nuremberg
  • Johann Philipp Krieger’s collection of 20 cantatas Musicalischer Seelen-Friede published in Nuremberg
  • Henry Purcell’s Ten Sonatas in Four Parts (10 sonatas) published in London
  • The third and final volume of Gaspar Sanz’s treatise on the guitar Instruccion de musica sobre la guitarra Espanola published in Zaragoza
Andre Campra (1660-1744)

André Campra 1660-1744

1698

Jan 3

  • Pietro Metastasio aka Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi born (Rome) Italian librettist, poet. Wrote 27 librettos for three-act heroic operas which were used extensively by composers through the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries – perhaps as many as 800. Died 1782

Jan 10

  • Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki appointed conductor of Krakow Cathedral orchestra
  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Irene premiered in Hamburg. Lib. C.H. Postel

Jan 12

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Marzio Coriolano premiered in Venice. Lib. Matteo Noris

Jan 24

  • William Holder (83) dies in London

Apr 27

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera L’enigma discioltoa [the enigma dissolved] premiered in Reggio Emilia. Lib. Giovanni Battista Neri

Apr

  • Johann Fux appointed court composer to Leopold I in Vienna

May 2

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera L’Ulisse sconosciuto in Itaca [The unknown Odysseus in Ithaca] premiered in Reggio Emilia. Lib. C. Frigieri

Jun 9

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera L’idea del felice governo [the idea of happy Government] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D Cupeda

Jun 19

  • Johann Christoph Schmidt succeeds Nicolaus Adam Strungk as Kapellmeister at the Dresden court

Jun 28

  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier appointed maître de musique of the Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, a post he holds until his death in 1704

Jul 3

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera L’Arsace, fondatore dell’imperio de’ Parthi [Arsace founder of the Parthian empire] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Aug 7

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Il delizioso retiro di Lucullo [the delightful retreat of Lucullus] premiered in Vienna. Lib. unknown

Aug 16

  • Giacomo Antonio Perti’s opera Apollo geloso [jealous Apollo] premiered in Bologna. Lib. P.J. Martello

Sep 8

  • François Francoeur born (Paris) French composer, violinist, music director. Brother of Louis Francoeur (1692-1745). Died 1787

Oct 11

  • Johann Sigismund Kusser’s opera Erminia premiered in Stuttgart

Oct 22

  • Nicola Logroscino baptised (Bari) Italian opera composer. Died c.1763

Nov 5

  • Reinhard Keiser’s ballet Aller-unterthänigtser Gehorsam [all humble obediance] premiered in Hamburg

Nov 27

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera La forza dell’amor filiale [the strength of brotherhood] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Dec 14

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Il prigioniero fortunato [the lucky prisoner] premiered in Naples. Lib. F.M. Paglia

Dec 27

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Il Faramondo premiered in Venice. Lib. Apostolo Zeno

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  • Antonio Bioni born (Venice) Italian opera composer. Died 1739
  • *Riccardo Broschi born (Naples) Italian opera composer. Brother of Farinelli (1705-82). Died 1756
  • Thomas Connellan (c. 58) dies by Lough Gur, Ireland
  • Johann Friedrich Alberti forced to stand down as organist at Merseburg cathedral due to a stroke that paralyses his right hand
  • Georg Böhm appointed organist at Johanneskirche, Lüneburg, a position he holds until his death in 1733

publications

  • Benedictus Buns’s Orpheus Elianus a Carmelo in orbem editus a 2 violinis et basso viola cum basso continuo op.8 published in Amsterdam
  • Reinhard Keiser’s Gemüths-Ergötzung (7 cantatas) published in Hamburg
  • Johann Krieger’s keyboard collection Anmuthige Clavier-Übung published in Nuremberg
  • Georg Muffat’s Florilegium secundum (8 orchestral suites) published in Passau
  • Johannes Schenk’s Scherzi musicali op.6 (14 suites for viola da gamba & accompaniment) published in Amsterdam
  • Giuseppe Torelli’s Concerti musicali op.6 (12 concertos) published in Augsburg

Reinhard Keiser 1674-1739

1699

Jan 14

  • Jakob Adlung born (Erfurt, Germany) German organist, teacher, instrument maker, music historian, theorist. Died 1762

Jan 18

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s opera La fede publica [public faith] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Jan 20

  • André Campra’s opera Le carnaval de Venise [the carnival of Venus] premiered in Paris. Lib. J.-F. Regnard

Feb 14

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Il repudio d’Ottavia [the repudiation of Octavia] premiered in Venice. Lib. M. Noris

Feb 16

  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Hercules und Hebe premiered in Hamburg. Lib. C.H. Postel

Feb 28

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera Imemeo trionfante [Hymen triumphant] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D Cupeda

Mar 25

  • Johann Adolph Hasse baptised (Hamburg) German composer, singer, teacher. Composer of more than 60 operas between 1721 and 1771. Died 1783

Mar 26

  • André Cardinal Destouches’s opera Amadis de Grèce [Amadis of Greece] premiered in Paris. Lib. A.H. de Lamotte

Apr 3

  • Jean-Baptiste Forqueray born (Paris) French viol player, composer. Son of Antoine Forqueray (1671-1745). Died 1782

Apr 21

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s serenata La gara delle quattro stagioni [the race through the four seasons] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

May 31

  • Antonio Caldara appointed maestro di cappella at the Mantuan court

Jun 1

  • Jean Rousseau (54) dies in Paris

Jun 9

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera Il Narciso [Narcissus] premiered in Laxenburg. Lib. Francesco de Lemene

Aug 1

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera Le finezze dell’amicizia, e dell’amore [the subtleties of friendship and love] premiered in Vienna. Lib. unknown

Aug 5

  • Henri Desmarest escapes from prison after being sentenced to death for helping his lover Marie-Marguerite elope from a convent. The couple flee to the Netherlands. He is pardoned in 1720

Aug 9

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera Euleo festeggiante nel ritorno d’Alessandro Magno dall’Indie [Euleo festive at the return of Alexander the Great from India] premiered in Vienna

Sep 18

  • Jean-Baptiste Matho’s opera Philémon et Baucis premiered in Fontainebleu. Lib. A Morel

Nov 6

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Gl’inganni felici premiered in Naples. Lib. A. Zeno

Nov 13

  • Jan Zach born (Čelákovice, Czech Rep) Czech composer, violinist, organist. Died 1773

Nov 20

  • Johann Pachelbel’s keyboard collection Hexachordum Apollinis, a set of 6 arias with variations published in Nuremberg. (date of preface)

Nov 29

  • André Cardinal Destouches’s opera Marthésie, reine des Amazones [Marthesie, queen of the Amazons] premiered in Paris. Lib. A.H. de Lamotte

Dec 23

  • Joseph Gibbs born (Dedham, Essex) English composer, organist. Organist at the Church of St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich for 40 years from 1748 Died 1788

Dec 26

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Lucio Vero premiered in Venice. Lib. A. Zeno

Dec 31

  • Andreas Armsdorff (29) dies in Erfurt

publications

  • Antonio Caldara’s Suonate da camera op.2 (12 sonatas) & Cantate da camera a voce sola op.3 (12 cantatas) published in Venice
  • André Campra’s Missa cui titulus Ad majorem Dei gloriame (masses for 4 voices) & Motets livre second (12 motets) published in Paris
  • Nicolas de Grigny’s Premier livre d’orgue published in Paris
  • Johannes Schenk’s Suonate op.7 (18 sonatas for violin & accompaniment) published in Amsterdam
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