1710-14

<1705-1709 1715-1719>

* = approximate date

Jan 1710

4

  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi born (Jesi, Italy) Italian opera composer, violinist, organist. Died 1736

20

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Il Costantino pio [the pious Constantine] premiered in Rome. Lib. A. Ottoboni

Feb 1710

8

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera La principessa fedele [the true princess] premiered in Naples. Lib. A. Piovene

16

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera Caio Gracco premiered in Vienna. Lib. Silvio Stampiglia

21

  • Reinhard Keiser’s cantata Das entzifferte Verhängnis [the deciphered doom] premiered in Hamburg

Mar 1710

4

  • Christoph Graupner’s opera Berenice und Lucilla premiered in Darmstadt. Lib. Aurelio Aureli

12

  • Thomas Arne born (London) English composer, mainly of music for the theatre. Brother of Susannah Maria Cibber 1714-66, husband of Cecilia Young 1712-89, father of Michael Arne 1740-86. Died 1778

16

  • Antonio Caldara’s Oratorio per S Francesca Romana premiered in Rome

27

  • Joseph Abaco born (Brussels) Belgian cellist, composer. Son of Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco (1675-1742). Died 1805

Apr 1710

3

  • Francesco Mancini’s opera Hydaspe fedele premiered in London. Lib. Giovanni Pietro Candi

10

  • The world’s first copyright legislation, Britain’s Statute of Anne, becomes effective

12

  • Caffarelli aka Gaetano Majorano born (Bitonto, Italy) Italian castrato singer. Died 1783

15

  • Marie Anne de Cupis de Camargo born (Brussels) Franco-Belgian ballet dancer, teacher.

28

  • Toussaint Bertin de la Doué’s opera Diomède premiered in Paris. Lib. Jean-Louis-Ignace de la Serre

May 1710

10

  • Georg Dietrich Leyding (46) dies in Braunschweig

Jun 1710

7

  • André Campra’s opera-ballet Les fêtes vénitiennes [the Venetian parties] premiered in Paris. Lib. A. Danchet

14

  • Johann Friedrich Alberti (68) dies in Merseburg

16

  • George Frideric Handel appointed Kappelmeister for George, Elector of Hanover (later George I of England)

Jul 1710

2

  • Giovanni Domenico Freschi (76) dies in Vicenza

8

  • Juan García de Salazar (71) dies in Zamora, Spain

25

  • Antonio Maria Bononcini’s opera Tigrane, re d’Armenia [Tigranes, king of Armenia], lib. Pietro Antonio Bernardoni, premiered in Vienna

26

  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Aurora premiered in Hamburg. Lib. Breymann

Oct 1710

4

  • Johann Fux’s opera La decima fatica d’Ercole [the tenth labour of Hercules] premiered in Vienna. Lib. G.B. Ancioni

7

  • Edward Shippen succeeds Robert Shippen as Gresham Professor of Music in London, a post he holds until 1723

14

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Le fede riconosciuta [the recognised faith] premiered in Naples. Lib. B. Marcello

Nov 1710

22

  • Wilhelm Friedmann Bach born (Weimar) German organist, composer. Son of JS Bach, brother of Carl Philip Emanuel (1714-88), Johann Gottfried Bernhard (1715-39), Gottfried Heinrich (1724-63), Johann Christoph Friedrich (1732-95) and Johann Christian (1735-82) Bach. Died 1784
  • Bernardo Pasquini (72) dies in Rome

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  • George Frideric Handel visits London for the first time

Dec 1710

14

  • Henry Aldrich (62) dies in Oxford

1710 (date unknown)

  • *Domenico Alberti born (Venice) Italian composer, singer, harpsichordist, diplomat. Died 1740
  • Anton Joseph Hampel born (Prague) German horn player, teacher. Died 1771
  • *Johann Wolfgang Franck (c. 66) dies in London
  • *Gaspar Sanz (c. 70) dies in Madrid
  • *JS Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532 completed
  • The earliest recorded mention of the clarinet is made

publications

  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault’s Cantates françoises livre 1 published in Paris
  • Jean-François Dandrieu’s Livres de Sonates à violon seul I published in Paris
  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach’s Harmonische Freude musicalischer Freunde, vol.ii (25 arias) published in Nuremberg

Jean-François Dandrieu 1682-1738

Jan 1711

4

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera L’Anagilda premiered in Rome. Lib. G. Gigli

12

  • Gaetano Latilla born (Bari) Italian composer of nearly 50 operas. Died 1788

17

  • Antonio Lotti’s opera Il tradimento traditor di se stesso [the treachorous betrayal of himself], lib. Francesco Silvani, premiered in Venice

24

  • Francesco Gasparini’s opera Tamerlano premiered in Venice. Lib. Agostino Piovene

29

  • Giuseppe Bonno born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor, teacher. Died 1788
  • Jean-Baptiste Stuck’s opera Manto la fée [Manto the fairy], lib. A. Ménesson, premiered in Paris

Feb 1711

6

  • Christoph Graupner’s opera Telemach premiered in Darmstadt

9

  • Johann Mattheson’s opera Die geheimen Begebenheiten Henrico IV, Königs von Castilien und Leon [The secret stories of Henry IV, king of Castile and Leon] premiered in Hamburg. Lib. J.J. Hoë

16

  • Teodorico Pedrini arrives in Beijing to work as a missionary after leaving Italy in 1702

21

  • Reinhard Keiser’s serenata Die gekrönte Würdigkeit [dignity of the crown] premiered in Hamburg. Lib. J.U. von König

24

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Rinaldo premiered in London. Lib. G. Rossi

Mar 1711

19

  • Thomas Ken (73) dies in Frome, Somerset
  • Giovanni Bononcini’s serenata Enea in Caonia premiered in Vienna. Lib. S. Stampiglia

21

  • James Oswald baptised (Crail, Fife) Scottish composer, music publisher. Died 1769

May 1711

7

  • Antonio Caldara marries contralto singer Caterina Petrolli in Rome

Jun 1711

23

  • Giovanni Battista Guadagnini born (Piacenza) Italian luthier, especially violins. Died 1786

Sep 1711

11

  • William Boyce baptised (London) English composer, organist, singer. Died 1779

18

  • Ignaz Holzbauer born (Vienna) Austrian composer, choirmaster, music director. Died 1783

27

  • Christian Geist (c. 61) dies in Copenhagen
  • Antonio Vivaldi appointed violin teacher at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice

Nov 1711

3

  • Ferdinand Tobias Richter (60) dies in Vienna

4

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s serenata Amore, Pace e Providenza [peace, love and providence], lib. Giuseppe Papis, premiered in Naples

8

  • Francesco Gasparini’s opera Costantino premiered in Venice. Lib. Apostolo Zeno and Pietro Pariati

14

  • Antonio Lotti’s opera La forza del sangue [the force of blood], lib. Francesco Silvani, premiered in Venice

15

  • Catherine “Kitty” Clive née Rafter born (London) English actress, soprano singer. Died 1785

Dec 1711

25

  • Jean-Joseph de Mondonville born (Narbonne) French composer, violinist, conductor. Died 1772
  • Johann Nikolaus Hanff (48) dies in Schleswig, Germany

1711 (date unknown)

  • *Panna Cinka born (Sajógömör, Slovakia) Romany violinist. Died 1772
  • David Perez born (Naples) Italian opera composer, choirmaster. Died 1778
  • Buhurizade Itri (c. 70) dies in Istanbul
  • *Marcus Meibomius (c. 80) dies in Amsterdam
  • John Shore invents the tuning fork

publications

  • Tomaso Albinoni’s Op. 6: 12 Trattenimenti armonici per camera published in Amsterdam
  • Louis-Antoine Dornel’s collection of chamber music Sonates à violon seul et suites pour la flûte traversière published in Paris
  • Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer’s Lytaniae Lauretanae op.5 (for 4 voices and accompaniment) published in Augsburg
  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre’s Cantates françoises book 2 published in Paris
  • Marin Marais’s Pièces de viole [3e livre] published in Paris
  • Jean-Baptiste Stuck’s third book of cantatas published in Paris
  • Antonio Vivaldi’s L’estro armonico op.3 for violin published in Amsterdam in 2 volumes

Antonio Vivaldi – L’estro armonico (Decca)

Jan 1712

12

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

16

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Publio Cornelio Scipione [Publius Cornelius Scipio] premiered in Venice. Lib. A. Piovene after Livy and Plutarch

17

  • John Stanley born (London) Blind English composer, organist. Died 1786

28

  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Carolus V [Charles V] premiered in Hamburg. Lib. J.U. von König

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  • Johann Georg Pisendel becomes a member of the Dresden Court orchestra where he stays until his death in 1755, rising to Kappelmeister in 1728

Feb 1712

6

  • Francesco Mancini’s opera Selim re d’Ormuz [king Selim of Hormuz], lib. Domenico Pioli, premiered in Naples

7

  • Cecilia Young baptised (London) English soprano singer, actress. Wife of Thomas Arne (1710-78), mother of Michael Arne (1740-86), sister of Isabella Lampe (1715-95) & Esther Young (1717-95). Died 1789

9

  • Georg Philipp Telemann appointed Kapellmeister at the Barfüsserkirche, Frankfurt and director of music for the city

16

  • Leonardo Leo’s oratorio S Chiara premiered in Naples

25

  • Reinhard Keiser’s serenata Die gestillte Klage der Elbe [the suckling action of the Elbe] premiered in Hamburg. Lib. J.U. von König

Apr 1712

23

  • Lambert Chaumont (c.82) dies in Huy, Belgium

29

  • Juan Cabanilles (67) dies in Valencia

May 1712

9

  • Giovanni Battista Bassani appointed maestro di cappella at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, Bergamo

Jun 1712

19

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s Serenata for coronation of Charles III as King of Hungary premiered in Naples

28

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau born (Geneva) French philosopher, political theorist, writer, music theorist, composer. Died 1778

Jul 1712

21

  • John Hebden born (Spofforth, Yorks) English composer, musician. Died 1765

Aug 1712

7

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow (48) dies in Halle

26

  • Sebastian Anton Scherer (80) dies in Ulm

Sep 1712

6

  • André Campra’s ballet Les amours de Vénus et de Mars [the loves of Venus and Mars] premiered in Paris. Lib. A. Danchet

Nov 1712

2

  • Nicolo Porpora’s Cantata à 4 premiered in Rome

6

  • Johann Bernhard Staudt (58) dies in Vienna

12

  • Antonio Lotti and Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera L’infedeltà punita [infidelity punished], lib. Francesco Silvani, premiered in Venice

19

  • Wolfgang Carl Briegel (c. 86) dies in Darmstadt

22

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Il pastor fido [the faithful shepherd] premiered in London. Lib. G. Rossi

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  • George Frideric Handel moves to London permanently

Dec 1712

11

  • Francesco Algarotti born (Venice) Italian philosopher, critic, engraver, librettist. Died 1764

26

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Spurio postumio premiered in Venice. Lib. Agostino Piovene

27

  • André Cardinal Destouches’ opera Callirhoé premiered in Paris. Lib. Pierre-Charles Roy

1712 (date unknown)

  • John Christopher Smith aka Johann Christoph Schmidt born (Ansbach, Germany) Anglo-German composer, conductor. George Frederic Handel’s secretary and copyist. Died 1795
  • *Johan Schenck (c. 62) dies in Düsseldorf
  • Johann Michael Zächer (61) dies in Vienna

publications

  • Tomaso Albinoni’s Trattenimenti armonici per camera op.6 (12 pieces for trio) published in Amsterdam
  • Jean-Féry Rebel’s Book of twelve sonatas in 2 or 3 parts published in Paris
  • Antonio Vivaldi’s Sonate op.2 for violin and harpsichord published in Amsterdam

Jean-Féry Rebel 1666-1747

Jan 1713

4

  • Leonardo Leo’s oratorio Il trionfo della castità di S Alessio [the triumph of chastity of Saint Alessio] premiered in Naples. Lib. C. de Petris

8

  • Arcangelo Corelli (59) dies in Rome
  • André Cardinal Destouches appointed inspecteur général of the Académie Royale de Musique, Paris

10

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Teseo premiered in London. Lib. N.F. Haym

Feb 1713

6

  • George Frideric Handel’s Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne premiered in London

23

  • JS Bach’s cantata Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd [The lively hunt is all my heart’s desire aka the Hunting Cantata], BWV 208 premiered in Weissenfels, Germany. It includes the aria Sheep may safely graze

Mar 1713

5

  • Antonio Caldara’s Oratorio di S Stefano primo rè dell’Ungheria [Oratorio of King Stephen I of Hungary] premiered in Rome

30

  • Govert Bidloo (64) dies in Leiden, Netherlands

Apr 1713

13

  • Pierre Jélyotte born (Lasseube, France) French Tenor singer, guitarist, cellist, violinist, composer. Died 1797

23

  • Francesco Gasparini leaves his position of maestro del coro at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice

May 1713

6

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera L’arrivo della gran madre degli deo in Roma [the arrival of the great mother of gods in Rome] premiered in Milan. Lib. S. Stampiglia

15

  • Domenico Sarro’s opera Il comando non inteso ed ubbidito [the command is not understood nor obeyed], lib. Nicola Giuvo, premiered in Naples

17

  • Antonio Vivaldi’s opera Ottone in villa premiered in Vicenza. Lib. Giovanni Boldini
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Jun 1713

2

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Silla premiered in London. Lib. Giacomo Rossi

23

  • Antonio Vivaldi’s oratorio La vittoria navale predetta dal S Pontefice Pio V Ghisilieri [the naval victory predicted by Pope Pius V] premiered in Vicenza

24

  • Nicola Porpora’s opera Basilio, re d’oriente [Basil, king of the east] premiered in Naples. Lib. B. de Dominici

Jul 1713

7

  • George Frideric Handel’s Te Deum & Jubilate (Utrecht) premiered at St Paul’s, London

Aug 1713

28

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s serenata Il genio austriaco [the Austrian genius] premiered in Naples

Sep 1713

7

  • Johann Andreas Bach born (Ohrdurf, Germany) German organist, oboe player in a military band. Son of Johann Christoph Bach (1671-1721), brother of TTobias Friedrich (1695-1768), Johann Bernhard (1700-43), Johann Christoph (1702-56) and Johann Heinrich (1707-83) Bach, father of Johann Christoph Georg Bach (1747-1814). Died 1779

Oct 1713

1

  • Antonio Lotti and Francesco Mancini’s opera Artaserse, re di Persia [Artaxerxes, king of Persia], lib. Francesco Silvani, premiered in Naples

3

  • Antoine Dauvergne born (Moulins, France) French composer, violinist, conductor. Died 1797

12

  • Johann Ludwig Krebs baptised (Weimar) German composer, organist. Son of Johann Tobias Krebs (1690-1762). Died 1780

24

  • Marie Fel born (Bordeaux) French soprano singer, teacher. Died 1794

28

  • Paolo Lorenzani (73) dies in Rome

Nov 1713

19

  • Antonio Lotti’s opera Porsenna premiered in Naples. Lib. Agostino Piovene

28

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

Dec 1713

10

  • Johann Nicolaus Mempel born (Ilmenau, Germany) German Kantor, organist. Died 1747

26

  • Francesco Mancini’s opera Il Gran Mogol [the great mogul], lib. Giovanni Boldini, premiered in Naples

1713 (date unknown)

publications

  • Giuseppe Matteo Alberti’s 10 Concerti per chiesa e per camera, Op. 1 published in Bologna
  • Francesco Antonio Bonporti’s op.10 – Invenzioni a violino solo del published in Venice
  • Johann Heinrich Buttstett’s Musicalische Clavier-Kunst published
  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault’s Cantates françoises livre 2 published in Paris
  • François Couperin’s Pieces de clavecin premier livre (5 harpsichord suites) published in Paris
  • Louis-Antoine Dornel’s collection of chamber music Sonates en trio published in Paris
  • Reinhard Keiser’s Divertimenti serenissimi (3 cantatas, 2 duets and arias) published in Hamburg
  • Johann Mattheson’s Sonate for harpsichord published in Hamburg

Johann Mattheson 1681-1764

Jan 1714

4

  • Atto Melani (87) dies in Paris

6

  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo’s opera Semiramide premiered in Venice. Lib. Francesco Silvani

14

  •  JS Bach turns down the offer of the post of organist at the Church of Our Lady, Halle

21

  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera Scipione nelle Spagne [Scipio in Spain] premiered in Naples. Lib. A. Zeno and N. Serino

23

  • Francesco Maria Veracini arrives in London where he stays until December 24th

Feb 1714

2

  • Gottfried August Homilius born (Königstein, Germany) German composer, organist, kantor. Died 1785

14

  • Susannah Maria Cibber née Arne born (London) English singer, actress. Sister of Thomas Arne (1710-78). Died 1776

Mar 1714

2

  • JS Bach appointed Konzertmeister at the Weimar court in addition to his duties as organist

18

  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach born (Weimar) German composer, keyboard player. Son of JS Bach, brother of Wilhelm Friedmann (1710-84), Johann Gottfried Bernhard (1715-39), Gottfried Heinrich (1724-63), Johann Christoph Friedrich (1732-95) and Johann Christian (1735-82) Bach. Died 1788

Apr 1714

10

  • Jean-Baptiste Matho’s opera Arion premiered in Paris. Lib. Louis Fuzelier

16

  • Pedro António Avondano born (Lisbon) Portuguese composer. Died 1782

17

  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (56) dies in Rudolstadt , Germany

22

  • JS Bach’s cantata Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen [Weeping, lamenting, worrying, fearing], BWV 12 premiered in Weimar

May 1714

6

  • Anton Raaff born (Bonn) German tenor singer. Died 1797

13

  • Leonardo Leo’s opera Pisistrato premiered in Naples. Lib. D. Lalli

20

  • JS Bach’s cantata Erschallet, ihr Lieder, erklinget, ihr Saiten! [Resound, ye songs, ring out, ye strings!], BWV 172 premiered in Weimar

Jun 1714

17

  • JS Bach’s cantata Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis [I had much affliction], BWV 21 premiered in Weimar

Jul 1714

2

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck born (Erasbach, Germany) German opera and ballet composer. Wrote 49 operas and 8 ballets. Died 1787

Aug 1714

14

  • Jean-Joseph Mouret’s opera Les Fêtes ou Le Triomphe de Thalie [the holidays or the triumph of Thalia], lib. Joseph de La Font, premiered in Paris

28

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s opera Sacrificio a Venere [sacrifice to Venus] premiered in Rome. Lib. P.A. Rolli

Sep 1714

3

  • Pietro Antonio Fiocco (60) dies in Brussels

10

  • Niccolò Jommelli born (Aversa, Italy) Italian opera composer. Wrote more than 80 operas. Died 1774

27

  • Thomas Britton (70) dies in London

Oct 1714

1

  • Johann Fux’s opera Dafne in Lauro premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Pariati
  • Nicola Porpora’s opera Arianna e Teseo premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Pariati
  • Alessandro Scarlatti’s opera L’amor generoso [generous love] premiered in Naples. Lib. S. Stampiglia and G. Papis

Nov 1714

13

  • Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers (c. 82) dies in Paris

15

  • André Cardinal Destouches’s opera Télémaque et Calypso premiered in Paris. Lib. S.J. Pellegrin
  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Die gekrönte Tugend [the winning virtue], lib. Johann Ulrich von König, premiered in Hamburg

Dec 1714

2

  • JS Bach’s cantata Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland [now come, saviour of the Gentiles] BWV 61 premiered in Weimar

9

  • Reinhard Keiser’s serenata Triumph des Friedens [triumph of the free] premiered in Hamburg. Lib. J.U. von König

23

  • Ranieri de’ Calzabigi born (Livorno) Italian librettist, poet. Collaborated with Christoph Willibald Gluck on a number of operas. Died 1795

26

  • Francesco Mancini’s opera Il Vincislao [Wenceslas], lib. Apostolo Zeno, premiered in Naples

28

  • Jean-Joseph Mouret’s opera Les amours de Ragonde [the loves of Ragonde], lib. Philippe Néricault Destouches, premiered in Sceaux, France

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  • Domenico Scarlatti appointed maestro at Cappella Giulia, St Peter’s Rome

1714 (date unknown)

  • Edmund Pascha born (Kroměříž, Czech Rep) Czech Franciscan monk, organist, composer. Died 1772
  • Francesco Geminiani moves to London
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s Devil’s Trill Sonata composed

publications

  • André Campra’s Cantates françoises livre second published in Paris
  • Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerti grossi op.6 (12 pieces) published in Amsterdam
  • François Couperin’s Concerts royaux published in Paris (4 suites)
  • John Gay’s The Shepherd’s Week published, a set of six satirical pastorals
  • Reinhard Keiser’s Musicalische Land-Lust (4 cantatas) published in Hamburg
  • Johann Mattheson’s Pièces de clavecin en deux volumes published in London
  • Teodorico Pedrini co-authors the Lülü Zhengyi-Xubian, the first treatise on western music theory published in China
  • André Raison’s Deuxième livre d’orguepublished in Paris
  • Jean-Baptiste Stuck’s fourth book of cantatas published in Paris
  • Antonio Vivaldi’s op.4 – La stravaganza published (12 violin concertos)
Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

Francois Couperin (1668-1733)

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