1730-34

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* = approximate date

Jan 1730

2

  • Leonardo Vinci’s opera Alessandro nell’Indie [Alexander in India] premiered in Rome. Lib. P. Metastasio

7

  • Nicolo Porpora’s opera Mitridate premiered in Rome. Lib. F. Vanstryp

31

  • François Francoeur & François Rebel’s opera Pastorale héroïque… premiered in Paris

Feb 1730

2

  • Leonardo Leo’s opera Semiramide premiered in Naples . Lib. Pietro Metastasio

4

  • Leonardo Vinci’s opera Artaserse premiered in Rome. Lib.  Pietro  Metastasio

5

  • Giovanni Battista Ferrandini’s opera Berenice premiered in Munich. Lib. J.F.Fasch

8

  • Johann Friedrich Bach (47) dies in Mühlhausen

16

  • Marguerite-Antoinette Couperin appointed Ordinary musician of the King’s chamber for the harpsichord on the retirement of her father François Couperin

23

  • Cristiano Giuseppe Lidarti born (Vienna) Austro-Italian composer. Died 1793

24

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Partenope premiered in London. Lib. S. Stampiglia

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  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Artaserse premiered in Venice. Lib. Pietro  Metastasio

Apr 1730

4

  • Antonio Caldara’s oratorio La Passione di Gesù Cristo [the Passion of Jesus Christ] premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

10

  • Sébastien de Brossard (74) dies in Meaux, France

21

  • Antonin Kammel born (Běleč, Czech Rep) Czech composer, violinist. Died 1788

May 1730

17

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Dalisa premiered in Venice. Lib. Domenico Lalli

27

  • Leonardo Vinci (c. 40) dies in Naples, possibly poisoned

29

  • William Jackson born (Exeter) English composer, organist, choirmaster, music historian, painter. Died 1803

Jun 1730

1

  • André Campra succeeds André Cardinal Destouches as conductor and inspector general of the Académie Royale de Musique et de Danse in Paris

7

  • Georg von Pasterwitz born (Passau, Germany) German composer, teacher, Benedictine monk. Died 1803

14

  • Antonio Maria Gaspare Sacchini born (Pozzuole, Italy) Italian opera composer. Wrote more than 45, mainly opera seria. Died 1786

25

  • Johann Adolph Hasse marries Faustina Bordoni in Dresden

Jul 1730

19

  • Jean-Baptiste Loeillet of London (49) dies in London

Aug 1730

10

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s opera Margaretha, Königin von Castilien [Queen Margaret of Castille] premiered in Hamburg. Lib. J.G. Hamann

28

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Arminio premiered in Milan. Lib. A. Salvi (first version)

31

  • Gottfried Finger (c. 70) buried in Mannheim

Oct 1730

1

  • Leonardo Leo’s Oratorio per la SS Vergine del Rosario [Oratorio for the Holy Virgin of the Rosary], lib. Leo, premiered in Naples

15

  • Jean-Joseph Rodolphe born (Strasbourg) French horn player, violinist, composer, teacher. Died 1812
  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Dialogo tra la vera disciplina ed il genio [dialogue between true discipline and genius] premiered in Vienna. Lib. G.C. Pasquini

18

  • Jean Baptiste Senaillé (c.42) dies in Paris

19

  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s opera Pyrrhus premiered in Paris. Lib.  J. Fermelhuis

Nov 1730

12

  • Caterina Gabrielli born (Rome) Italian soprano singer. Died 1796

Dec 1730

2

  • Francisco Javier García Fajer born (Nalda, Spain) Spanish composer. Maestro de capilla of la Seo in Zaragoza from 1756. Died 1809

17

  • Capel Bond born (Gloucester) English composer, organist. Died 1790

1730 (date unknown)

  • *Giovanni Henrico Albicastro aka Johann Heinrich von Weissenburg dies. Precise birth and death dates unknown. German amateur composer who published under a pseudonym
  • *Charles Piroye (c.60) dies in Paris

publications

  • Jacques Aubert’s 12 concerts de Symphonie published in Paris
  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault’s 14 Airs spirituels et moraŭ dans «Nouvelles poésies spirituelles et morales» published in Paris
  • François Couperin’s Quatriéme livre de pieces de clavecin (8 harpsichord suites) published in Paris
  • François Francoeur’s Deuxième Livre de sonates à violon seul et basse continue published in Paris
  • George Frideric Handel’s Sonates op.1 & VI sonates op.2 published in London
  • Jean-Marie Leclair’s Sonates op.3 (6 sonatas for 2 violins) published in Paris
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin published in Paris
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s Sei concerti a 5 op.1 lib.2 (6 concertos) published in Amsterdam
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s Fast allgemeines Evangelisch-Musicalisches Lieder-Buch; Ouvertüre und Suite & Quadri (6 pieces for flute, violin, viola da gamba and bass) published in Hamburg

François Francoeur 1698-1787

Jan 1731

7

  • Domenico Sarro’s opera Artemisia premiered in Naples. Lib.  Giovanni Ambrogio Migliavacca

16

  • Johann Joachim Christoph Bode born (Braunschweig) German translator, oboist, composer, teacher. Died 1793

20

  • Leonardo Leo’s opera Evergete premiered in Rome. Lib. D. Lalli and F. Silvani

27

  • Bartolomeo Cristofori (75) dies in Florence

Feb 1731

2

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Poro, re dell’Indie [Porus, king of the Indies] premiered in London. Lib. P. Metastasio

9

  • Gasparo Angiolini aka Domenico Maria Angiolo Gasparini born (Florence) Italian dancer, choreographer, composer. Died 1803

15

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s oratorio Daniello premiered in Vienna. Lib. A. Zeno

Mar 1731

12

  • Antonio Caldara’s oratorio David umiliato [David humbled] premiered in Vienna. Lib. A. Zeno

20

  • Antonio Caldara’s oratorio S Elena al Calvario premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio

28

  • Ramón de la Cruz born (Madrid) Spanish playwright, librettist. Died 1794

Apr 1731

4

  • Francesc Morera i Cots born (Sant Mateu) Catalan composer, organist. Maestro de capilla at Valencia cathedral from 1768. Died 1793

May 1731

1

  • Johann Ludwig Bach (54) buried in Meiningen, Germany

Jul 1731

5

  • Jakob Greber dies in Mannheim. Birth date unknown. German composer, kappelmeister

Aug 1731

6

  • Charles Coffey’s ballad opera The Devil to Pay premiered in London. Lib. Coffey & John Mottley

27

  • JS Bach’s cantata Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir [We thank you, God, we thank you], BWV 29 premiered in Leipzig

28

  • Johann Fux’s opera Enea negli Elisi [Aeneas in the Elysian] premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

Sep 1731

7

  • Elisabetta de Gambarini born (London) English composer, soprano singer, harpsichordist. Died 1765

13

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Cleofide premiered in Dresden. Lib. M.A. Boccardi

Oct 1731

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s serenata La gloria sassonia [the glory of Saxony] premiered in Dresden

28

  • Giuseppe Aprile aka Sciroletto born (Martina Franca, Italy) Italian castrato singer, music teacher. Died 1813

Nov 1731

4

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Il Demetrio premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio

11

  • Carl Joseph Toeschi baptised (Ludwigsburg, Germany) German composer, concert master of the Mannheim Orchestra 1759-74. Died 1788

19

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Livia premiered in Vienna. Lib. G.C. Pasquini

25

  • JS Bach’s cantata Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 [Sleepers Wake] premiered in Leipzig

27

  • Gaetano Pugnani born (Turin) Italian virtuoso violinist, teacher, composer. Died 1798

Dec 1731

2

  • JS Bach’s cantata Schwingt freudig euch empor [Soar joyfully upwards], BWV 36 premiered in Leipzig
  • Francesco Geminiani plays the first of a season of 20 subscription concerts at Hickford’s Room, London

8

  • František Xaver Dušek born (Choteborky, Czech Rep) Czech composer, harpsichordist, pianist, teacher. Died 1799

26

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Catone in Utica premiered in Turin. Lib. P. Metastasio

28

  • Christian Cannabich born (Mannheim) German composer, violinist, teacher, conductor, composer of 70 symphonies, music director of the Mannheim Orchestra 1774-98. Died 1798

30

  • The earliest recorded public concert of secular music in North America takes place at the house of Peter Pelham (senior) in Boston, MA

1731 (date unknown)

  • Johan Helmich Roman founds Stockholm’s first series of public concerts

publications

  • JS Bach’s Clavier-Übung I published in Leipzig (6 Partitas previously published separately between 1726 and 1730)
  • Nicolas Chédeville’s Amusements champêtres, livre 2e op.2 published in Paris
  • Peter Prelleur’s book The Modern Musicke-Master published in London
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s collection of secular cantatas Sechs Cantaten; III trietti methodici e III scherzi (6 trios for 2 flutes or violins and bass); Neue Sonatinen (6 sonatas) & XX kleine Fugen for organ or harpsichord published in Hamburg

Title page of JS Bach’s Clavier-Übung I

Jan 1732

1

  • Nicolo Grimaldi (58) dies in Naples

2

  • František Brixi born (Prague) Czech composer, organist, choirmaster. Son of Simon Brixi (1693-1735). Died 1771

12

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Cajo Fabricio premiered in Rome. Lib. A. Zeno

15

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Ezio premiered in London. Lib. P. Metastasio

31

  • The Teatro Argentina opera house in Rome is inaugurated with a performance of Berenice by Domenico Sarro

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  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Demetrio premiered in Venice. Lib. P. Metastasio

Feb 1732

3

  • L’Opera Comique opens in Paris

15

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Sosarme, re di Media [Sosarme king of Medea] premiered in London. Lib. A. Salvi

17

  • Louis Marchand (63) dies in Paris

18

  • Johann Christian Kittel born (Erfurt) German organist, composer, teacher. Died 1809

Mar 1732

2

  • Giuseppe Saratelli appointed first organist at the Basilica of San Marco in Venice

5

  • Joseph François Salomon (82) dies in Paris

13

  • Susannah Maria Arne makes her stage debut as Amelia in John Lampe’s opera of the same name

24

  • Gian Francesco de Majo born (Naples) Italian composer, organist. Known as Ciccio. Son of Giuseppe de Majo (1697-1771). Died 1770

27

  • Antonio Caldara’s oratorio Sedecia premiered in Vienna. Lib. A. Zeno

31

  • (Franz) Joseph Haydn born (Rohrau, Austria) Austrian composer, conductor. Known as “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet”. Wrote more than 100 of the former and nearly 70 of the latter. Music director for the Esterházy family 1761-90. Brother of Michael Haydn (1737-1806) & Johann Evangelist Haydn (1743-1805). Died 1809

Apr 1732

5

  • Johann Christian Schieferdecker (52) dies in Lübeck

8

  • Antonio Caldara’s oratorio La morte d’Abel figura di quella del nostro Redentore [the death of Abel a figure of that of our Redeemer] premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio

23

  • Nicolo Porpora’s serenata Giasone premiered in Naples. Lib. L.M. Stampiglia

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  • Pier Francesco Tosi (77) dies in Faenza, Italy

publications

  • Francesco Geminiani’s Concerti grossi op.3 (6 string concertos) published in London

May 1732

2

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Esther premiered in London. Lib. A. Pope and J. Arbuthnot after Racine

17

  • Francesco Pasquale Ricci born (Como) Italian composer, violinist. Died 1817

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  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Euristeo premiered in Venice. Lib. Domenico Lalli

Jun 1732

9

  • Giuseppe Demachi born (Alessandria, Italy) Italian violinist, composer. Died 1791

10

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Acis and Galatea premiered in London. Lib. J. Gay and others after Ovid

21

  • Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach born (Leipzig) German composer, keyboard player. Son of JS Bach, brother of Wilhelm Friedmann (1710-84), Carl Philip Emanuel (1714-88), Johann Gottfried Bernhard (1715-39), Gottfried Heinrich (1724-63), and Johann Christian (1735-82) Bach, father of Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach. Died 1795

24

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini’s serenata Amore per amor [love for love] premiered in London

publications

  • Francesco Geminiani’s Concerti grossi op.2 (6 string concertos) published in London

Jul 1732

6

  • JS Bach’s cantata Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ [I call to Thee, Lord Jesus Christ], BWV 177 premiered in Leipzig

20

  • Francesco Bartolomeo Conti (51) dies in Vienna

Aug 1732

28

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera L’asilo d’amore [the seeker of love] premiered in Linz. Lib. P. Metastasio

Sep 1732

1

  • Thomas Erskine born (Edinburgh) Scottish composer, violinist. Died 1781

17

  • Josef Antonin Planicky (40) dies

27

  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s opera Lo frate ‘nnamorato [the monk in love] premiered in Naples. Lib. G.A. Federico
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Oct 1732

1

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Issipile premiered in Naples. Lib. P. Metastasio
  • Leonardo Leo’s opera Demetrio premiered in Naples. Lib. P. Metastasio (first version)

6

  • John Broadwood born (Oldhamstocks, Scotland) Scottish piano maker. Founder of the piano manufacturer Broadwood and Sons. Died 1812

24

  • Luigi Antonio Sabbatini born (Albano Laziale, Italy) Italian music theorist, composer, Franciscan monk. Died 1809

Nov 1732

9

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio

Dec 1732

4

  • John Gay (47) dies in London

7

  • The first Theatre Royal Covent Garden opens on Bow Street, London, designed by architect Edward Shepperd. The first performance is William Congreve’s The Way of the World

13

  • Jean-Claude Trial born (Avignon) French composer. Co-director of the Académie Royale de Musique from 1767. Died 1771

14

  • Johann Philipp Förtsch (80) dies in Eutin, Germany

25

  • Nicolo Porpora’s Cantata: da recitarsi nel Palazzo Apostolico la notte del SS Natale [Cantata: to be recited in the Apostolic Palace on the night of Christmas] premiered in Rome

publications

  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s Sonatas en trio Op.37 published in Paris
  • Giovanni Bononcini’s XII Sonatas for the Chamber (12 sonatas for 2 violins and accompaniment) published in London
  • Lodovico Giustini’s Sonate da cimbalo di piano e forte, op 1 published in Florence, the earliest collection composed specifically for piano
  • Jean-Marie Leclair’s Sonates en trio op.4 (6 sonatas for 2 violins and bass) published in Paris
  • Pietro Antonio Locatelli’s XII sonate op.2 for flute and bass published in Amsterdam
  • Benedetto Marcello’s Sonatas (6) for Cello and Basso Continuo, Op. 1 published in London
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s treatise on keyboard method Dissertation sur les différentes méthodes d’accompagnement pour le clavecin, ou pour l’orgue published in Paris
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s VI sonate (6 sonatas for violin) published in Amsterdam
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s collection of church cantatas Fortsetzung des Harmonischen Gottesdienstes lib. T.H. Schubart & Continuation des sonates méthodiques (6 sonatas for flute or violin and bass) published in Hamburg
  • Johann Gottfried Walther’s Musicalisches Lexicon published in Leipzig

Lodovico Giustini 1685-1743

Jan 1733

15

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Argenide premiered in Venice. Lib. A. Giusti

17

  • Thomas Linley the elder born (Wells, Somerset) English conductor, theatre manager, composer. Father of Thomas Linley the younger (1756-78) and eleven other children including singer and wife of playwright Richard Sheridan, Elizabeth (1754-92), singer and oboe player Samuel (1760-78), singer Maria (1763-84), organist Ozias (1765-1831) and writer/composer William (1771-1835). Died 1795

27

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Sancio Pansa, governatore dell’isola Barattaria [Sancho Pansa, governor of Barataria] premiered in Vienna. Lib. G.C. Pasquini after M. de Cervantes
  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Orlando premiered in London. Lib. L. Ariosto

Feb 1733

26

  • Johann Adam Birkenstock (46) dies in Eisenach

Mar 1733

7

  • Thomas Arne’s opera Rosamund premiered in London. Lib. composer after Joseph Addison

17

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Deborah premiered in London. Lib. S. Humphreys

29

  • Paris Francesco Alghisi (66) dies in Brescia
  • Miguel de Ambiela (66) dies in Toledo

31

  • Antonio Caldara’s oratorio Gerusalemme convertita [Jerusalem converted] premiered in Vienna. Lib. A. Zeno

Apr 1733

2

  • Giacomo Tritto born (Naples) Italian composer of 54 operas. Died 1824

May 1733

2

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Siroe re di Persia [Cyrus king of Persia) premiered in Bologna. Lib. P. Metastasio

18

  • Georg Böhm (71) dies in Lüneburg

Jun 1733

13

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Lo specchio della fedeltà [the mirror of fidelity] premiered in Salzdahlum castle, nr Braunschweig. Lib. A. Zeno

Jul 1733

2

  • Christian Petzold (c. 56) dies in Dresden
  • JS Bach’s Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 premiered in Leipzig

10

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Athalia premiered in London. Lib. S. Humphreys

Aug 1733

30

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera L’olimpiade premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio
  • François Rebel appointed maître de chapelle of the royal chamber in Paris

Sep 1733

5

  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s opera La serva padrona [the mistress maid] premiered in Naples. Lib. G.A. Federico

11

  • François Couperin (64) dies in Paris

22

  • Anton Filtz aka Fils born (Eichstätt, Germany) German composer, cellist. Died 1760

Oct 1733

1

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Il natale d’Augusto [the birth of Augustus] premiered in Vienna. Lib. G.C. Pasquini after Ovid
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Hippolyte et Aricie premiered in Paris. Lib. S.-J. Pellegrin

14

  • Pietro Pariati (68) dies in Vienna

28

  • Franz Ignaz von Beecke born (Wimpfen am Neckar, Germany) German composer, harpsichordist, pianist, music director. Died 1803

29

  • Thomas Arne’s opera Tom Thumb the Great premiered in London. Lib. E. Haywood and W. Hatchett after Henry Fielding
Thomas Arne (1710-1778)

Thomas Arne (1710-1778)

Nov 1733

4

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Demofoonte premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio
  • Leonardo Leo’s opera Nitocri, regina d’Egitto [Nitocri, Queen of Egypt] premiered in Naples. Lib. A. Zeno

5

  • Thomas Sanders Dupuis born (London) English composer, organist. Died 1796

14

  • Antonio Vivaldi’s opera Motezuma premiered in Venice. Lib. A. Giusti

publications

  • Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s Livre I de sonates pour violoncelle et basse continue published in Paris

Dec 1733

8

  • JS Bach’s cantata Tönet, ihr Pauken! Erschallet, Trompeten!, BWV 214 [Sound on, ye drums! Ring out, trumpets!] premiered in Leipzig

29

  • Nicola Porpora’s opera Arianna in Nasso premiered in London. Lib. P.A. Rolli

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  • Nicolo Porpora sets up the Opera of the Nobility in London as a rival to Handel’s company. It lasts four years before going bankrupt

1733 (date unknown)

  • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach appointed organist at St Sophia’s Church, Dresden.
  • Charles Theodore Pachelbel emigrates to the United States
  • Domenico Scarlatti moves to Madrid to work at the Spanish court

publications

  • Christoph Graupner’s Vier Partien auf das Clavier unter der Benennung der vier Jahreszeiten published in Darmstadt
  • Carlmann Kolb’s Certamen aonium published in Augsburg
  • Pietro Antonio Locatelli’s L’arte del violino: XII concerti … con XXIV capricci ad libitum op.3 for strings published in Amsterdam
  • Jean-Joseph de Mondonville’s Sonates pour violon op.1 published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Somis’s 6 trio sonatas for two violins and figured bass op.5 published in Paris
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s 12 fantaisies for flute; Fantaisies pour le clavessin (36 fantasies for harpsichord); Musique de table & Six quatuors ou trios published in Hamburg

Antonio Vivaldi – Montezuma (Archiv)

Jan 1734

8

  • Francesco Corselli appointed maestro de capilla to the Madrid court

12

  • Thomas Arne’s masque Dido and Aeneas premiered in London. Lib. B. Booth

13

  • Luka Sorkočević born (Dubrovnik, Croatia) Croatian composer, diplomat. Died 1789

17

  • François Joseph Gossec born (Vergnies, Belgium) French composer, conductor. Wrote 16 operas plus instrumental and choral works. Died 1829

26

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Arianna in Creta premiered in London. Lib. P. Pariati

Feb 1734

17

  • Antonio Vivaldi’s opera L’Olimpiade premiered in Venice. Lib. P. Metastasio

20

  • Franz Ignaz Beck born (Mannheim) German composer, violinist, conductor, organist. Died 1809

Mar 1734

1

  • Reinhard Keiser’s opera Circe premiered in Hamburg. Lib. J.P. Praetorius and J.J. van Mauritius

12

  • Nicolo Porpora’s oratorio David e Bersabea [David and Beersheba] premiered in London. Lib. P.A. Rolli

13

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Parnasso in festa [Parnassos in celebration] premiered in London. Lib. anonymous

14

  • George Frideric Handel’s Anthem for Wedding of Princess Anne premiered in London

16

  • Andreas Silbermann (55) died in Strasbourg

21

  • Thomas Arne’s masque Love and Glory premiered in London. Lib. T. Phillips

Apr 1734

5

  • Philipp Christian Georg Bach born (Ohrdurf, Germany) German Kantor, priest. Son of Johann Christoph Bach (1702-56), brother of Ernst Carl Gottfried (1738-1801) and Ernst Christian (1747-1822) Bach. Died 1809

19

  • Karl von Ordóñez born (Vienna) Austrian composer, violinist, civil servant. Died 1786

20

  • Antonio Caldara’s oratorio S Pietro in Cesarea [St. Peter in Caesarea] premiered in Vienna. Lib. A. Zeno

23

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s oratorio Il cantico de’ tre fanciulli [the song of three children] premiered in Dresden. Lib. S.B. Pallavicino

30

  • Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki (c. 68) dies in Kraków

May 1734

11

  • Nicola Porpora’s opera Enea nel Lazio [Aeneas in Latium] premiered in London. Lib. P.A. Rolli

28

  • Christoph Sonnleithner born (Szeged, Hungary) Austrian composer, judge. Died 1786

30

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera La ninfa Apollo [the nymph Apollo] premiered in Venice. Lib. F. de Lemene and G. Boldini

Jun 1734

15

  • Johann Ernst Altenburg born (Weissenfels, Germany) German trumpeter, organist, writer. Died 1801

28

  • Jean-Jacques Beauvarlet-Charpentier born (Abbeville, France) French organist, composer. Organist at Notre Dame, Paris 1783-93. Died 1794

Jul 1734

4

  • Leonardo Leo’s opera Il castello d’Atlante [the castle of Atlas] premiered in Naples. Lib. T. Mariani

Aug 1734

4

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s serenata Sei tu, Lidippe, ò sole [ Are you, Lidippe, o sun ] premiered in Dresden

28

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Enone premiered in Vienna. Lib. A. Zeno

Sep 1734

5

  • Nicolas Bernier (70) dies in Paris

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  • CPE Bach enrols at the university in Frankfurt an der Oder

Oct 1734

1

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera Le lodi d’Augusto [the praises of Augustus] premiered in Vienna. Lib. G.C. Pasquini

6

  • Gottfried Reiche (67) dies in Leipzig following a stroke

13

  • Maciej Kamieński born (Sopron, Hungary?) Polish composer, concert organiser, teacher. Wrote first Polish language opera. Died 1821

25

  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in Naples. Lib. P. Metastasio

Nov 1734

4

  • Antonio Caldara’s opera La clemenza di Tito [the clemency of Titus] premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio

15

  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer and Jean-Baptiste Matho appointed maître de de musique des enfans de France in Paris

17

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Tamiri premiered in Venice. Lib. B. Vitturi

19

  • Edmund Ayrton baptised (Ripon, Yorks) English organist, composer. Died 1808

Dec 1734

18

  • Jean-Baptiste Rey born (Lauzerte, France) French conductor, composer. Longest-serving conductor of the Paris Opera (1776–1810). Died 1810

25

  • JS Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 premiered in Leipzig

26

  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s opera L’ambizione superata dalla virtù [ambition exceeded by virtue] premiered in Milan. Lib. A. Zeno


1734 (date unknown)

  • *JS Bach’s cantata Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211 (Be still, stop chattering aka The Coffee Cantata) completed

publications

  • Jean-François Dandrieu’s Troisième Livre de pièces de clavecin published in Paris
  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain’s Premier livre de sonates, 12 sonatas for violin and basso continuo op.1 published in Dijon
  • George Frideric Handel’s Concerti grossi op.3 (6 concertos) published in London
  • Jean-Marie Leclair’s Troisième livre de sonates op.5 (12 violin sonatas) published in Paris
  • Jean-Joseph de Mondonville’s Pièces de clavecin en sonates op.3 published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Somis’s 12 sonatas for violin and figured bass op.6 published in Paris
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s Sonate e una pastorale (12 sonatas and a pastorale) & VI concerti a 8 op.2 (6 concertos) published in Amsterdam
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s Scherzi melodichi (7 trios for violin, viola and bass); Six concerts et six suites & XII solos (12 pieces for flute or violin and bass) published in Hamburg

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