1740-44

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Jan 1740

5

  • Antonio Lotti (73) dies in Venice of oedema

13

  • William Turner (88) dies in London

16

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Ricimero re di Goti [Ricimer king of the Goths] premiered in Rome. Lib. A. Zeno and P. Pariati

20

  • Nicola Porpora’s opera Il trionfo di Camilla [the triumph of Camilla] premiered in Naples. Lib. S. Stampiglia

Feb 1740

4

  • Carl Michael Bellman born (Sweden) Swedish songwriter, poet. Died 1795

9

  • Vincent Lübeck (85) dies in Hamburg

15

  • Ernst Eichner born (Bad Arolsen, Germany) German composer, bassoonist. Died 1777

27

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, lib. J. Milton, J. Harris & C. Jennens & Organ concerto op.7/1 premiered in London

28

  • Johann Christoph Bach (50) buried in Blankenhain, Germany (son of Johann Christoph Bach 1645-93)

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  • Charles Theodore Pachelbel appointed organist of St Philip’s Church, Charleston, SC

Mar 1740

8

  • Joah Bates born (Halifax, Yorkshire) English conductor, organist. Died 1799

May 1740

9

  • Giovanni Paisiello born (Taranto, Italy) Italian composer. Music director for Catherine II of Russia in St Petersburg 1776-84. Died 1816

10

  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti’s opera Busiri premiered in London. Lib. Paolo Antonio Rolli

13

  • Giuseppe Bonno’s opera La generosa Spartana [the generous Spartan], lib. Giovanni Claudio Pasquini, premiered in Laxenburg

15

  • Johann Christoph Bach (54) buried in Erfurt (son of Johann Aegidius Bach)

19

  • Joseph Franz Weigl born (Bavaria) Austro-German cellist. Played under Joseph Haydn in the Esterhazy family orchestra. Father of Joseph Weigl (1766-1846). Died 1820

21

  • Gaspare Pacchierotti born (Fabriano, Italy) Italian castrato singer. Died 1821

25

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Gustavo primo re di Svezia [King Gustav I of Sweden] premiered in Venice. Lib. C. Goldoni

Jun 1740

22

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s Cantata in obitum Friderici Guilielmi regis borussorum beati defuncti [cantata on the death of the king of Prussia, Frederick William] premiered in Potsdam. Lib. N. Baumgarten

Jul 1740

1

  • Edward Purcell (c.50) dies in London

10

  • David Perez’s opera Li travestimenti amorosi [love’s disguises], lib. Antonio Palomba, premiered in Naples

22

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s oratorio S Maria Magdalena premiered in Venice

Aug 1740

1

  • Thomas Arne’s masque Alfred premiered at Cliveden House, Bucks. Lib. D. Mallet and J. Thomson

10

  • Samuel Arnold born (London) English composer, organist, music director. Died 1802

Oct 1740

1

  • Giuseppe Bonno’s opera Il natale di Giove [the birthplace of Zeus], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Vienna

14

  • Domenico Alberti (30) dies in Rome

Nov 1740

4

  • Augustus Montague Toplady born (Farnham, Surrey) English hymnwriter, clergyman, composer of Rock of Ages. Died 1778
  • David Perez’s opera Il Siroe [Cyrus], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Naples

14

  • Johann van Beethoven born (Bonn) German tenor singer, teacher. Father of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Died 1792

22

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

Dec 1740

8

  • Elisabeth Olin born (Stockholm) Swedish soprano singer, actress. Died 1828

19

  • Nicola Porpora’s opera Tiridate premiered in Naples. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

26

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Didone abbandonata [Dido abandoned] premiered in Modena. Lib. P. Metastasio (first version)
  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Oronte re de’ sciti [Oronte King of Scythia] premiered in Venice. Lib. C. Goldoni

1740 (date unknown)

  • Samuel Webbe born (Minorca) English composer, organist, teacher. Died 1816
  • *Charles Dieupart (c.73) dies in London (approximate date)
  • Joseph Haydn becomes a choirboy at St. Stephen’s cathedral, Vienna

publications

  • Jean-Baptiste Barrière’s Livre IV de sonates pour violoncelle et basse continue published in Paris
  • Alessandro Besozzi’s Six pieces for flute, oboe and viola, op. 2 published in Paris
  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain’s VI symphonies dans le goût italien en trio, for 2 violins and basso continuo op.6, Six concertinos à quatre parties, for 2 violins, viola, and basso continuo op.7 & Premier amusement à la mode, for two violins/flutes and basso continuo op.8 published in Paris
  • George Frideric Handel’s Twelve Grand Concertos in 7 Parts op.6 published in London
  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s Solos op.2 (6 pieces for flute or violin and harpsichord or cello) published in London
  • James Oswald’s Curious Collection of Scots Tunes published in Edinburgh
  • John Stanley’s Eight Solos for Flute and Continuo op.1 published in London
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s instrumental collection Essercizii musici published in Hamburg
  • Carlo Tessarini’s Allettamenti da camera a violino solo e violoncello op.3 published in Rome

Baldassare Galuppi 1706-85

Jan 1741

10

  • George Frideric Handel’s opera Deidamia premiered in London. Lib. P.A. Rolli

27

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

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  • Michael Arne born (London) English composer, harpsichordist, singer, actor. Adopted son of Thomas Arne (1710-78) and Cecilia Young (1712-89). Died 1786

Feb 1741

4

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Astianatte premiered in Rome. Lib. A. Salvi

8

  • André Ernest Modeste Grétry born (Liège) Franco-Belgian opera composer. Wrote around 50 between 1765 and 1803. Died 1813

9

  • Henri-Joseph Rigel born (Wertheim am Main, Germany) German composer. Died 1799

12

  • Thomas Arne’s ballet The Peasant’s Triumph on the Death of the Wild Boar premiered in London

13

  • Johann Fux (c.80) dies in Vienna

Mar 1741

17

  • Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (69) dies in Paris

28

  • Johann André born (Offenbach) German composer, publisher. Founder of a publishing house in Offenbach in 1774. Father of Johann Anton André (1775-1842). Died 1799

31

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s oratorio Giuseppe riconosciuto [Joseph recognised] premiered in Dresden. Lib. P. Metastasio

Apr 1741

3

  • Thomas Arne’s opera The Blind Beggar of Bethnal Green premiered in London. Lib. R. Dodsley

17

  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann born (Blasewitz, Germany) German composer, conductor. Died 1801

29

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Ezio premiered in Bologna. Lib. Pietro Metastasio (first version)

May 1741

23

  • Andrea Luchesi born (Treviso) Italian composer, music director. Died 1801

Jun 1741

1

  • Carl Heinrich Graun appointed Kappelmeister at the Prussian court in Berlin

13

  • David Perez’s opera Demetrio premiered in Palermo. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

21

  • Joseph-Hector Fiocco (38) dies in Brussels

Jul 1741

27

  • François-Hippolyte Barthélémon born (Bordeaux) Anglo-French composer, violinist, violia player, teacher. Moved to London in 1764. Husband of Polly Young (1749-99). Died 1808

28

  • Antonio Vivaldi (63) dies in Vienna of ‘internal fire’ (possibly bronchitis)

Aug 1741

31

  • Jean Paul Egide Martini aka Johann Paul Aegidius Schwarzendorf born (Freystadt, Germany) Franco-German composer, teacher. Died 1816

Sep 1741

7

  • Henri Desmarest (80) dies in Lunéville, France

25

  • Wenzel Pichl born (Bechyně, Czech Rep) Czech composer, violinist, writer, music director. Died 1805

Oct 1741

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Numa Pompilio premiered in Hubertusburg. Lib. S.B. Pallavicino

31

  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti’s opera Alessandro in Persia premiered in London. Lib. Francesco Vannucci

Nov 1741

4

  • Domenico Sarro’s opera Ezio premiered in Naples. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

7

  • Jean-Joseph Mouret’s opera Le Temple de Guide [Temple Guide], lib. Pierre-Charles Roy, premiered in Paris

27

  • Jean-Pierre Duport born (Paris) French cellist. Brother of Jean-Louis Duport (1749-1819). Died 1818

Dec 1741

12

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Penelope premiered in London. Lib. P.A. Rolli

13

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Rodelinda, regina de’ longobardi [Rodelinda, queen of the Lombards] premiered in Potsdam. Lib. G.G. Bottarelli

19

  • Leonardo Leo’s opera Il Demetrio premiered in Naples. Lib. P. Metastasio (third version)

25

  • Anton Zimmerman born (Široká Niva, Czech Rep) Austrian composer. Died 1781

26

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Artaserse premiered in Milan. Lib. P. Metastasio
  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Merope premiered in Venice. Lib. A. Zeno
  • Giuseppe Maria Orlandini’s opera Venceslao premiered in Florence. Lib. Apostolo Zeno

1741 (date unknown)

  • Lucrezia Aguiari born (Parma) Italian soprano singer. Died 1783
  • Franz Xaver Hammer born (Oettingen in Bayern, Germany) German cellist, viola da gamba player, composer. Died 1817
  • Francesco Scarlatti (c. 74) dies, possibly in Dublin
  • CPE Bach joins the Prussian court orchestra in Berlin

publications

  • JS Bach’s Clavier-Übung IV published in Leipzig including Goldberg Variations
  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain’s Pièces for two vielles/musettes/flutes/violins op.9 & Six sonates en trio, for 2 violins and basso continuo op.10 published in Paris
  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s 12 Concertos in 6 parts op.3 for flute and strings published in London
  • Pietro Antonio Locatelli’s VI concerti op.7 for 4 violins, 2 violas and bass published in Amsterdam
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Pieces de clavecin en concerts for harpsichord, violin and flute or bass viol published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s XII sonate op.2 for 2 or 3 violins published in Paris
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s song collection 24 Theils ernsthafte, theils scherzende Oden published in Hamburg
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Jan 1742

6

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Venere e Cupido [Venus and Cupid], lib. Giovanni Gualberto Bottarelli, premiered in Potsdam

14

  • William Hayes appointed professor of music at Magdalen College, Oxford

18

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Lucio Papirio premiered in Dresden. Lib. A. Zeno

20

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Semiramide riconosciuta [Semiramide recognised] premiered in Turin. Lib. P. Metastasio (first version)

24

  • Benedikt Anton Aufschnaiter (76) dies in Passau

26

  • Nicola Porpora appointed choirmaster at the Ospedale della Pietà in Venice

Mar 1742

2

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Scipione in Cartagine [Scipio in Carthage] premiered in London. Lib. F. Vanneschi

12

  • Thomas Arne’s masque The Judgment of Paris premiered in London. Lib. W. Congreve

23

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s oratorio I pellegrini al sepolcro di Nostro Signore [the pilgrims to the tomb of Our Lord] premiered in Dresden. Lib. S.B. Pallavicino

Apr 1742

13

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah premiered in Dublin. Lib. C. Jennens

16

  • Stefano Benedetto Pallavicino (70) dies in Dresden

24

  • Roman Hoffstetter born (Amorbach, Germany) German composer, Benedictine monk. Died 1815

25

  • Francesco Durante elected primo maestro of the Conservatorio di S Maria di Loreto, Naples

May 1742

2

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Cleonice premiered in Venice. Lib. P. Metastasio

5

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Eumene premiered in Bologna. Lib. A. Zeno (first version)

6

  • Thomas Arne’s musical farce Miss Lucy in Town premiered in London. lib. Henry Fielding

8

  • Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz born (Budenice, Czech Rep) Czech composer, harpist. Died 1790

15

  • Antoine Laurent Baudron born (Amiens) French composer, violinist, conductor. Died 1834

Jun 1742

28

  • Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner (52) dies in Dobřany, Czech Rep

Jul 1742

1

  • Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský (56) dies in Graz

12

  • Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco (67) dies in Munich

22

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s oratorio Prudens Abigail premiered in Venice

Aug 1742

19

  • Jean Dauberval aka Jean Bercher born (Montpelier) French dancer, ballet-master. Died 1806

25

  • Jose Antonio Carlos de Seixas (38) dies in Lisbon

30

  • JS Bach’s cantata Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet [We have a new governor aka The Peasant Cantata], BWV 212 premiered in Leipzig

Oct 1742

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Didone abbandonata [Dido abandoned] premiered in Hubertusburg. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

10

  • Jean-Joseph de Mondonville’s opera Isbé premiered in Paris. Lib. de Mondonville

Nov 1742

4

  • Leonardo Leo’s opera Andromaca premiered in Naples. Lib. S. Salvi

Dec 1742

7

  • The Berlin State Opera founded (as Berlin Court Opera). Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Cesare e Cleopatra premiered at the opening of the Royal Berlin Opera House. Lib. G.G. Bottarelli

26

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Semiramide premiered in Venice. Lib. F. Silvani

27

  • Maria Carolina Wolf, née Benda born (Berlin) German pianist, composer, soprano singer. Daughter of Franz Benda (1709-86). Died 1820

1742 (date unknown)

  • Martha Ray born (London) English singer. Murdered 1779
  • Vasily Pashkevich born (Russia) Russian composer, singer, violinist, teacher (approximate date). Died 1797
  • Matteo Goffriller (c. 83) dies in Venice
  • JS Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier book 2 completed (not published until 1801)

publications

  • CPE Bach’s Sei sonate per cembalo (Prussian sonatas) published in Nuremberg
  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain’s Troisième livre de sonates, for violin(s) and basso continuo op.11 published in Paris
  • Johann Adolph Hasse’s oratorio I pellegrini al Sepolcro published in Dresden
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s Sei sonate op.4 for violin published in Paris
  • John Stanley’s Six Concertos for strings op.2 & Six cantatas op.3 published in London
  • Carlo Tessarini’s 6 Trattimenti a violino e basso op.4 published in Rome

John Stanley 1712-86

Jan 1743

1

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Enrico premiered in London. Lib. F. Vanneschi

6

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Demofoonte premiered in Milan. Lib. P. Metastasio

20

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Ciro riconosciuto [Cyrus recognised] premiered in Ferrara. Lib. P. Metastasio (first version)

Feb 1743

1

  • Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni (85) dies in Rome

3

  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s opera L’Agrippina, moglie di Tiberio [Agrippina, wife of Tiberius] premiered in Milan. Lib. G. Riviera

6

  • Toussaint Bertin de la Doué (c. 62) dies in Paris

7

  • Lodovico Giustini (57) dies in Pistoia, Italy

12

  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier’s ballet Don Quichotte chez la Duchesse [Don Quixote with the Duchess] premiered in Paris

18

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Samson, lib. J. Milton & Organ concerto op.7/2 premiered in London

19

  • Luigi Boccherini born (Lucca, Italy) Italian composer, cellist. Composed mainly instrumental music, particularly sonatas, quartets and quintets. Died 1805

22

  • Nicolo Porpora’s opera Temistocle premiered in London. Lib. P. Metastasio
Handel - Samson (Teldec)

Handel – Samson (Teldec)

Mar 1743

13

  • Giuseppe Bonno’s opera Il vero omaggio [the homage], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Vienna

16

  • Jean-Baptiste Matho (80) dies in Versailles

23

  • The English premiere of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah takes place in London

Apr 1743

5

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Sirbace premiered in London. Lib. C.N. Stampa

23

  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s opera Le pouvoir de l’Amour [the Power of Love], lib. C-H Le Febvre de Saint-Marc, premiered in Paris

May 1743

30

  • Johann Friedrich Bach (36) dies in Andisleben, Germany

Jun 1743

12

  • Johann Bernhard Bach (42) dies in Ohrdruf, Germany

13

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Demofoonte premiered in Padua. Lib. Pietro Metastasio (first version)

Jul 1743

6

  • Valentin Adamberger born (Munich) German tenor singer, teacher. Died 1804

Aug 1743

15

  • François Rebel and François Francoeur appointed inspectors of the Académie Royale de Musique et de Danse in Paris and joint directors of the Paris Opera

20

  • Bernard de Bury’s opera Les Caractères de la Folie [The Characters of Madness], lib. C. P. Duclos, premiered in Paris

Sep 1743

14

  • Georg von Bertouch (75) dies in Oslo

26

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Il Tigrane premiered in Crema. Lib. C. Goldoni

30

  • Jerónimo Francisco de Lima born (Lisbon) Portuguese composer. Died 1822
  • Christian Ehregott Weinlig born (Dresden) German composer, cantor, organist. Died 1813

Oct 1743

5

  • Giuseppe Gazzaniga born (Verona) Italian composer of 51 operas. Died 1818
  • Henry Carey (56) hangs himself at his home in Clerkenwell, London

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera L’asilio d’amore [asylum of love] premiered in Hubertusburg. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

10

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Antigono premiered in Hubertusburg. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

Nov 1743

16

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Arsace premiered in Venice. Lib. A. Salvi

27

  • George Frideric Handel’s Dettingen Anthem premiered in London

Dec 1743

2

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Artaserse premiered in Berlin. Lib. P. Metastasio

6

  • Franz Nikolaus Novotny born (Eisenstadt, Austria) Austrian composer, organist. Died 1773

16

  • Egidio Duni appointed maestro di cappella of S Nicola, Bari

26

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Alessandro nell’Indie [Alexander in India] premiered in Ferrara. Lib. P. Metastasio (first version)

27

  • Marie-Madeleine Guimard born (Paris) French ballerina. Died 1816

1743 (date unknown)

  • Josse-François-Joseph Benaut born (Gullegem, Belgium – approximate date) Belgian composer, organist, harpsichordist. Died 1794

publications

  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain’s Six sonates en quatuors ou conversations galantes, for flute, violin, bass viol, and basso continuo op.12 published in Paris
  • Jean-Marie Leclair’s Quatrième livre de sonates op.9 (12 violin sonatas) published in Paris
  • The first volume of James Oswald’s collection of Scottish tunes The Caledonian Pocket Companion published in London (the twelfth and final volume appearing in 1760
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Dissertation sur la musique moderne published in Paris
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s VI sonate (6 sonatas for violin and bass) published in Amsterdam
  • Carlo Tessarini’s 5 Sonata a tre da camera con due violini e basso continuo op.5 published in Paris

Title page of James Oswald’s The Caledonian Pocket Companion

Jan 1744

6

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Catone in Utica premiered in Berlin. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

8

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Ipermestra premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

14

  • Charles-Hubert Gervais (72) dies in Paris

18

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera La Sofonisba premiered in Milan. Lib. F. Silvani

20

  • Richard Jones dies in London. Birth date and place unknown. English composer, violinist
  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Antigono premiered in Dresden. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

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  • Leonardo Leo appointed maestro di cappella of the royal chapel in Naples

Feb 1744

10

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Semele premiered in London. Lib. W. Congreve

11

  • Tommaso Gaffi (76) dies in Rome

15

  • František Václav Míča (49) dies in Jaroměřice nad Rokytnou, Czech Rep

18

  • Thomas Arne’s oratorio The Death of Abel premiered in Dublin

27

  • François Francoeur succeeds François Collin de Blamont as superintendent of musique de la chambre and Bernard de Bury appointed maitre de chapelle of the Chambre du roi at Versailles

Mar 1744

2

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Joseph and his Brethren premiered in London. Lib. J. Miller

20

  • Francesco Maria Veracini’s oratorio L’errore di Salomone [the error of Solomon] premiered in London

Apr 1744

3

  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti’s opera Aristodemo tiranno di Cuma [Aristodemus tyrant of Cumae], lib. Paolo Antonio Rolli, premiered in London

4

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s oratorio La deposizione dalla croce di Gesu Cristo, salvatore nostro [Deposition from the Cross of Jesus Christ our Saviour] premiered in Dresden. Lib. G.C. Pasquini

26

  • Domenico Sarro (64) dies in Naples

May 1744

4

  • Marianne von Martinez born (Vienna) Austrian composer, pianist, singer. Died 1812

6

  • Christian Cannabich joins the Mannheim orchestra aged 12

7

  • Francesco Araja’s opera Seleuco premiered In Moscow. Lib. Giuseppe Bonecchi

Jun 1744

29

  • André Campra (83) dies in Versailles

Jul 1744

18

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera La festa del Imeneo [the feast of Hymen], lib. Giovan Gualberto Bottarelli, premiered in Berlin

Aug 1744

29

  • Johan Helmich Roman’s Drottningholm Music or Music for a Royal Wedding premiered in Stockholm at the wedding of Crown Prince Adolf Frederick of Sweden and Louisa Ulrika of Prussia

Oct 1744

17

  • Giuseppe Guarneri (46) dies in Cremona

31

  • Leonardo Leo (50) dies in Naples following a stroke

Nov 1744

4

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Semiramide riconosciuta [Semiramide recognised] premiered in Naples. Lib. P. Metastasio

15

  • François Francoeur & François Rebel’s operas Le Retour du Roi à Paris [the return of the king to Paris] & Les Augustales premiered in Paris

21

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Ipermestra premiered in Venice. Lib. P. Metastasio

Dec 1744

8

  • Francesco Corselli’s opera Achille in Sciro premiered in Madrid. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

13

  • Anne Louise Brillon de Jouy born (Paris) French harpsichordist, pianist, composer. Died 1824

21

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Alessandro e Poro [Alexander and Porus] premiered in Berlin. Lib. P. Metastasio

26

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Ricimero premiered in Milan. Lib. F. Silvani (first version)
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Poro premiered in Turin. Lib. P. Metastasio

28

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Lucio Papirio premiered in Berlin. Lib. A. Zeno

1744 (date unknown)

  • Gaetano Brunetti born (Fano, Italy) Italian composer, violinist. Died 1798

publications

  • CPE Bach’s Sei sonate per cembalo (Württemberg sonatas) published in Nuremberg
  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s 6 Solos op.5 for flute, violin and harpsichord or cello published in London
  • Pietro Antonio Locatelli’s X sonate op.8 (6 for violin and bass; 4 for 2 violins and bass) published in Amsterdam
  • Franz Xaver Richter’s Six grandes Symphonies published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s Six Sonatas op.1 for 2 violins published in London
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s collection of church cantatas Musicalisches Lob Gottes in der Gemeine des Herrn published in Nuremberg. Lib. E. Neumeister
  • Carlo Tessarini’s Sei trio a due violini e basso op.6 & 6 Sinfonie a due violini e basso op.7 published in Paris
  • Francesco Maria Veracini’s 12 Sonate Accademiche for violin solo and basso op.2 published

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