1700-04

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* = approximate date

Jan 1700

16

  • Antonio Draghi (c. 65) dies in Vienna

24

  • Johann Bernhard Bach born (Ohrdurf, Germany) German organist. Son of Johann Christoph Bach (1671-1721), brother of Tobias Friedrich (1695-1768), Johann Christoph (1702-56), Johann Heinrich (1707-83) and Johann Andreas (1713-79) Bach. Died 1743

28

  • Antonio Draghi’s opera L’Alceste premiered posthumously at the inauguration of the Großes Hoftheater in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

30

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Il colore fa’ la regina [the colour makes the queen] premiered in Venice. Lib. Matteo Noris
  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera L’Eraclea premiered in Naples. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Feb 1700

3

  • Diogo Dias Melgás (61) dies in Évora, Portugal

8

  • Filippo Acciaiuoli (62) dies in Rome

13

  • Vittoria Tesi born (Florence) Italian contralto singer, teacher. Died 1775

21

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera Le gare dei beni [the competitions of property] premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Antonio Bernardoni

Mar 1700

13

  • Michel Blavet born (Besançon, France) French virtuoso flautist, bassoon player, composer. Died 1768
  • James Kent born (Winchester) English organ, composer, chorister. Organist at Winchester cathedral from 1737 to 1774. Died 1776

25

  • Daniel Purcell’s The Secular Masque premiered in London, lib. John Dryden
  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s oratorio La SS Annunziata premiered in Rome, Lib. P. Ottoboni

Apr 1700

21

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera Diana rappacificata con Venere e con Amore [Diana pacified by Venus with love] premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Antonio Bernardoni

May 1700

5

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Odoardo [Edward] premiered in Naples. Lib. A. Zeno

Jun 1700

1

  • Attilio Ariosti ‘s opera La festa del Himeneo [the festival of Himeneo] premiered in Berlin. Lib. Bartolomeo Ortensio Mauro

6

  • Attilio Ariosti ‘s opera Atys premiered in Berlin. Lib. Bartolomeo Ortensio Mauro

13

  • Nicholas Staggins dies in Windsor. Birthdate unknown. English composer. Master of the King’s Musick from 1674

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  • John Eccles appointed Master of the King’s Music, succeeding Nicholas Staggins

Aug 1700

5

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

6

  • Johann Beer (45) dies in Weissenfels after a hunting accident

Sep 1700

23

  • Nicolaus Adam Strungk (59) dies in Dresden of a fever

Oct 1700

13

  • André Campra leaves his post as maître de musique at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Nov 1700

17

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

Dec 1700

12

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Il delirio comune per l’incostanza dei genii [the delusion common to the fickleness of genius] premiered in Venice. Lib. M. Noris

21

  • André Campra’s opera Hésione premiered in Paris. Lib. A. Danchet

26

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

1700 (date unknown)

  • *Sebastian Bodinus born (Bittstädt, Germany) German composer, violinist. Died 1759
  • *Carlo Grua born (Milan) Italian composer. Kappelmeister at the Mannheim court from 1733. Died 1773
  • Christophe Moyreau born (Orléans) French composer, organist. Died 1774
  • *Giovanni Battista Sammartini born (Milan) Italian composer, organist, teacher, choirmaster. Brother of Giuseppe Sammartini 1695-1750. Died 1775
  • *Bartolomeo Cristofori builds the first piano
  • *Johann Christoph Pepusch moves to London from Prussia where he becomes known as John Christopher Pepusch

publications

  • Tomaso Albinoni’s Sinfonie e concerti a cinque op.2 (6 symphonies and 6 concertos for quintet) published in Venice
  • John Blow’s Amphion Anglicus published in London
  • Arcangelo Corelli’s Sonate op.5 (12 sonatas) published in Rome
  • Johann Kuhnau’s Musicalische Vorstellung einiger biblischer Historien (6 sonatas) published in Leipzig
  • Erdmann Neumeister’s set of cantata texts Geistlische Cantaten published in Weißenfels, Germany

Johann Christoph Pepusch 1667-1752

Feb 1701

1

  • Johan Joachim Agrell born (Löhn, Sweden) Swedish composer, violinist. Kapellmeister in Nuremberg from 1746. Died 1765

Mar 1701

10

  • Johann Schelle (52) dies in Leipzig

Apr 1701

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  • Johann Kuhnau appointed Kantor at the Thomaskirche, Leipzig
  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Laodicea e Berenice premiered in Naples. Lib. Matteo Noris

May 1701

6

  • John Weldon’s masque The Judgement of Paris premiered in London. Lib. William Congreve

Jun 1701

5

  • Francesco Gasparini appointed maestro del coro at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice

19

  • François Rébel born (Paris) French composer, violinist. Son of Jean-Féry Rebel (1666-1747). Died 1775

Jul 1701

12

  • Attilio Ariosti’s opera La fede ne’ tradimenti [faith in betrayal] premiered in Berlin. Lib. Girolamo Gigli

14

  • André Campra’s ballet Aréthuse premiered in Paris. Lib. A. Danchet

Aug 1701

5

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Il pastore di Corinto [the pastor of Corinth] premiered in Naples. Lib. F.M. Paglia

30

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera Gli affetti più grandi, vinti dal più giusto [the greatest suffering overcome by the just] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Sep 1701

22

  • Anna Magdalena Bach née Wilcke born (Zeitz, Germany) German soprano singer. Second wife of JS Bach, mother of 13 including Gottfried Heinrich (1724-63), Johann Christoph Friedrich (1732-95) and Johann Christian (1735-82). Died 1760

Oct 1701

19

  • Torrejón y Velasco’s opera La púrpura de la rosa [the purple rose], lib. Pedro Calderón de la Barca, premiered in Lima, the first known opera to be composed and performed in the New World

26

  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Psyche premiered in Hamburg. Lib. C.H. Postel

Nov 1701

10

  • André Cardinal Destouches’ opera Omphale premiered in Paris. Lib. A.H. de Lamotte

1701 (date unknown)

  • *Carolus Hacquart (c.60) dies in Belgium
  • Servaes de Koninck (c.55) dies in Amsterdam
  • Nicola Francesco Haym moves from Italy to London

publications

  • Tomaso Albinoni’s Balletti a tre op.3 (12 pieces for trio) published in Venice
  • Benedictus Buns’s Missa sacris ornata canticis op.9 published in Amsterdam
  • Charles Dieupart’s Six Suittes de clavessin published in Amsterdam
  • Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer’s Vesperae, seu Psalmi vespertini op.3 (for 4 voices and accompaniment) published in Augsburg
  • Johann Fux’s Concentus musico-instrumentalis published in Nuremberg
  • Marin Marais’s Pièces de viole [2e livre] published in Paris
  • Georg Muffat’s Ausserlesene Instrumental-Music (12 string concertos) published in Passau
Marin Marais (1656-1728)

Marin Marais (1656-1728)

Jan 1702

6

  • José de Nebra aka José Melchor Baltasar Gaspar Nebra Blasco born (Calatayud, Spain) Spanish composer, organist, choirmaster. Died 1768

7

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera L’amore vuol somiglianza [love means similarity],  lib. Pietro Antonio Bernardoni, premiered in Vienna

14

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau appointed maître de musique at Notre Dame des Doms, Avignon

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  • Teodorico Pedrini leaves Italy for a missionary post in China, a journey that takes nine years via France, Peru, Mexico, the Philippines and Macao

Feb 1702

11

  • Johann Wolfgang Franck’s opera The Judgement of Paris premiered in London. Lib. William Congreve

21

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera L’Arianna premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Antonio Bernardoni

27

  • Johann Valentin Görner born (Penig, Germany) German composer, organist. Brother of Johann Gottlieb Görner (1697-1778). Died 1762

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  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Tito Sempronio Gracco premiered in Naples. Lib. Silvio Stampiglia

Mar 1702

13

  • Burkat Shudi born (Schwanden, Switzerland) Swiss harpsichord maker. His business was taken over by John Broadwood on his death. Died 1773
  • George Frideric Handel appointed organist at the Domkirche, Halle

19

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera Il Telemacco premiered in Vienna. Lib. Ottavio Malvezzi

27

  • Johann Ernst Eberlin born (Jettingen, Germany) German composer, organist. Prolific composer of mainly sacred organ and choral music. Died 1762

May 1702

1

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau appointed organist at Clermont Cathedral

2

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s serenata Clori, Dorino e Amore [Cloris, Dorino and love] for three soloists, choir and orchestra premiered in Naples

8

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Tiberio imperatore d’oriente [eastern emperor Tiberius] premiered in Naples. Lib. G.D. Pallavicino

Jun 1702

25

  • Johann Fux’s opera L’offendere per amare [the offence of love] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda (lost)

Jul 1702

6

  • Nicolas Lebègue (c. 71) dies in Paris

22

  • Alessandro Besozzi born (Turin) Italian composer, vituoso oboist. Died 1775

26

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera Enea negli Elise [Aeneas in Elysium], Pietro Antonio Bernardoni, premiered in Vienna

Sep 1702

6

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Il Flavio Cuniberto premiered in Pratolino. Lib. Matteo Noris

Oct 1702

19

  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Sieg der fruchtbaren Pomona [Victory of the fertile Pomona] premiered in Hamburg. Lib. C.H. Postel

Nov 1702

7

  • André Campra’s opera Tancrède premiered in Paris. Lib. A. Danchet

12

  • Johann Christoph Bach born (Ohrdurf, Germany) German Kantor. Son of Johann Christoph Bach (1671-1721), brother of Tobias Friedrich (1695-1768), Johann Bernhard (1700-43), Johann Heinrich (1707-83) and Johann Andreas (1713-79) Bach, father of Philipp Christian Georg (1734-1809), Ernst Carl Gottfried (1738-1801) and Ernst Christian (1747-1822) Bach. Died 1756

15

  • Johann Fux’s opera La clemenza d’Augusto [the clemency of Augustus] premiered in Vienna. Lib. P.A. Bernardoni (lost)
  • Francesco Mancini’s opera Ariovisto premiered in Naples. Lib. Pietro D’Averara

Dec 1702

27

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera L’odio e l’amore [hate and love] premiered in Venice. Lib. Matteo Noris

1702 (date unknown)

  • *Francesco Corselli born (Piacenza) Italian composer, choirmaster. Died 1778
  • Vincent Lübeck appointed organist at St Nikolai, Hamburg. He stays until his death in 1740
  • The Leipzig Collegium Musicum founded by Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Georg Philipp Telemann appointed musical director of the Leipzig Opera while still at university

publications

  • Tomaso Albinoni’s 12 Cantate da camera a voce sola op.4 published in Venice
  • Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer’s Ariadne musica neo-organoedum op.4 (20 preludes and fugues for organ) published in Ostrov, Czech Rep
  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s Motetti sacri op.2 published in Naples
  • Johannes Schenk’s Le nymphe di Rheno op.8 (12 sonatas & suites for viola da gamba) published in Amsterdam

André Campra – Tancrède (Erato)

Jan 1703

20

  • Joseph-Hector Fiocco born (Brussels) Flemish violinist, composer. Son of Pietro Antonio Fiocco (1654-1714). Died 1741

29

  • Carlmann Kolb born (Griesbach, Germany) German priest, composer, organist. Died 1765

Feb 1703

21

  • Carlo Agostino Badia’s opera La Psiche premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Antonio Bernardoni

Mar 1703

4

  • JS Bach becomes a court violinist at the court of Duke Johann Ernst of Saxe-Weimar

18

  • Thomas Morell born (Eton, Berkshire) English classical scholar, librettist, printer. Collaborated with Handel on 7 oratorios between 1747 and 1757. Died 1784

19

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s serenata Proteo sul Reno [Proteus on the Rhine], Pietro Antonio Bernardoni.  premiered in Vienna

21

  • Georg Andreas Sorge born (Schwarzburg, Germany) German music theorist, composer, organist. Died 1778

23

  • Antonio Vivaldi ordained as a priest in Venice

31

  • Johann Christoph Bach I (70) dies in Eisenach

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  • Agostino Steffani enters the service of the Elector Palatine, Johann Wilhelm, at Düsseldorf in a political and diplomatic role

Apr 1703

1

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s oratorio L’assunzione della Beata Vergine Maria [the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary] premiered in Rome. Lib. P. Ottoboni

4

  • Johann Günther Bach born (Gehren, Germany) German tenor singer, viola player, teacher. Son of Johann Christoph Bach (1673-1727). Died 1756

May 1703

8

  • Johann Gottlob Harrer born (Görlitz, Germany) German composer, Kantor. JS Bach’s successor in the post of Thomaskantor in Leipzig from 1750. Died 1755

Jul 1703

3

  • JS Bach tests the organ of Neu-Bonifaciuskirche in Arnstadt

12

  • Attilio Ariosti’s opera Mars und Irene premiered in Berlin. Lib. Christian Reuter

Aug 1703

9

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s Serenata for Queen Maria Casimira for 2 voices and orchestra premiered in Rome

14

  • JS Bach appointed organist at the Neue Kirche, Arnstadt

28

  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Minerva premiered in Hamburg. Lib. H. Hinsch

Sep 1703

7

  • Jean Monnet born (Condrieu, France) French theatre and opera impresario, writer. Died 1785

27

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Arminio premiered in Pratolino. Lib. Antonio Salvi

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  • Antonio Vivaldi appointed maestro di violino at the Pio Ospedale della Pietà, Venice where he stays intermittently until his death, rising to the post of maestro di capella

Oct 1703

3

  • Alessandro Melani (64) dies in Rome

4

  • André Cardinal Destouches’s opera Le Carnaval et la Folie [carnival and madness] premiered in Fontainebleau. Lib. A.H. de Lamotte
  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s Serenata for the Spanish Ambassador for 2 voices and orchestra premiered in Rome

27

  • Johann Gottlieb Graun born (Wahrenbrück, Germany) German composer, violinist. Brother of  Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-59). Died 1771

Nov 1703

7

  • Francesco Gasparini’s opera Il miglior d’ogni amore per il peggiore d’ogni odio [the best of all love for the worst of all hatred], lib. Francesco Silvani, premiered in Venice

11

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Farnace premiered in Venice. Lib. L. Morari

15

  • Attilio Ariosti ‘s opera La più gloriosa fatica d’Ercole [the most glorious labour of Hercules], lib. composer, premiered in Vienna

26

  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Salomon premiered in Hamburg. Lib. Duke Anton Ulrich of Brunswick or J.C. Knorr von Rosenroth

28

  • André Campra’s opera-ballet Les muses premiered in Paris. Lib. A. Danchet

30

  • Nicolas de Grigny (31) dies in Rheims

Dec 1703

11

  • René Drouart de Bousset born (Paris) French composer, organist. Died 1760

1703 (date unknown)

  • *John Frederick Lampe born (Germany) Anglo-German composer, bassoonist. Father of Charles John Frederick Lampe (1739-67). Died 1751
  • Johann Jacob Löwe (c.74) dies in Eisenach
  • George Frideric Handel takes a job as a violinist at the Hamburg opera

publications

  • Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter’s Dulcis Fidium Harmoniæ op. 4, 8 string sonatas published in Augsburg
  • André Campra’s Motets livre troisième (11 motets) published in Paris
  • Franz Xaver Murschhauser’s collection of 34 organ pieces Prototypon longo-breve organicum I published in Nuremberg

Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter 1665-1742

Feb 1704

7

  • Mary Dering (74) dies in England

23

  • Georg Muffat (50) dies in Passau

24

  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier (60) dies in Paris

25

  • Isabella Leonarda (83) dies in Novara, Italy

Mar 1704

19

  • Attilio Ariosti ‘s opera I gloriosi presagi di Scipione Africano [the glorious omens of Scipio Africanus], lib. Donata Cupeda. premiered in Vienna

21

  • Giacomo Antonio Perti’s oratorio La sepoltura di Cristo [the burial of Christ] premiered in Bologna. Lib. ?

Apr 1704

5

  • Nicolas Bernier succeeds Marc-Antoine Charpentier as maître de chapelle of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris

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  • JS Bach’s cantata Denn du wirst meine Seele nicht in der Hölle lassen [for thou wilt not leave my soul in hell] premiered in Arnstadt

May 1704

3

  • Heinrich Ignaz Biber (59) dies in Salzburg

6

  • André Campra and Henri Desmarets’s opera Iphigénie en Tauride premiered in Paris. Lib. Joseph-François Duché de Vancy

7

  • Carl Heinrich Graun born (Wahrenbrück, Germany) German composer, singer. Brother of Johann Gottlieb Graun (1703-71). Died 1759

9

  • André Campra granted a 12 year privilege to print and distribute his own music, renewed in 1720 and 1736

Jun 1704

11

  • Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas born (Coimbra, Portugal) Portuguese composer, organist, harpsichordist. Died 1742

Jul 1704

10

  • Giovanni Bononcini’s opera Il fiore delle eroine [the flower of the heroines] premiered in Vienna. Lib. D. Cupeda

Aug 1704

8

  • Georg Philipp Telemann appointed organist and music director at the Neukirche, Leipzig

17

  • Antonio Lotti appointed first organist at S Marco, Venice
  • Jean-Baptiste Matho’s opera Le Prince de Catay [the prince of Cathay], lib. Nicolas de Malézieu, premiered in Châtenay

Sep 1704

15

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s serenata Flora pellegrina [pilgrim flower] premiered in Rome

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  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Turno Aricino [Aricino turns] premiered in Pratolino. Lib. Silvio Stampiglia

Oct 1704

2

  • František Tůma born (Kostelec nad Orlicí, Czech Rep) Czech composer, organist, viola da gamba and theorbo player. Died 1774

16

  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti born (Venice) Italian composer, organist. Died 1766
  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera Gli amori di Cefalo e Procri [the loves of Cephalus and Procris], lib. composer, premiered in Berlin

20

  • Johann Mattheson’s opera Cleopatra premiered in Hamburg. Lib. F.C. Feustking

Nov 1704

2

  • Johann Jakob Walther (54) dies in Mainz

4

  • Francesco Gasparini’s opera La maschera levata al vizio [the mask of vice lifted], lib. Francesco Silvani, premiered in Venice

30

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera La fortuna per dote premiered in Venice. Lib. Girolamo Frigimelica Roberti

1704 (date unknown)

  • *Jacek Różycki (c.68) dies in Warsaw (possibly 1703)

publications

  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault’s Premier livre de pièces de clavecin published in Paris
  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach’s Gott-geheiligte Sing-Stunde (12 cantatas, lib. C. Helm) published in Rudolstadt
  • Johann Philipp Krieger’s Lustige Feld-Music for 4 wind instruments published in Nuremberg
  • Francesco Manfredini’s Concertini per camera, op. 1 (12 concertos for violin and cello) published in Bologna
  • Johannes Schenk’s L’echo du Danube op.9 (6 sonatas for viola da gamba) published in Amsterdam

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault 1676-1749

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