1745-49

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Jan 1745

1

  • Francesco Durante appointed maestro di cappella at the Conservatory of Saint Onofrio in Naples

4

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

5

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Hercules premiered in London. Lib. T. Broughton

17

  • Thomas Arne’s burlesque The Temple of Dullness premiered in London. Lib. C. Cibber

25

  • John Frederick Lampe’s comic opera Pyramus and Thisbe premiered in London. Lib. anonymous

30

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera La forza d’amore [the force of love] premiered in Venice. Lib. Panicelli

31

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Ippolito premiered in Milan. Lib. G.G. Corio

Feb 1745

9

  • Francesco Geminiani’s 6 Concerti grossi op.7 premiered in London

18

  • Nicola Fago (67) dies in Naples

19

  • The Teatro Malvezzi in  Bologna is destroyed by fire

20

  • Johann Peter Salomon born (Bonn) German composer, conductor, violinist, impresario. Died 1815

22

  • João de Sousa Carvalho born (Estremoz, Portugal) Portuguese composer, teacher. Died 1799

23

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s comedy-ballet La princesse de Navarre premiered in Versailles. Lib. Voltaire

Mar 1745

15

  • Michel de la Barre (c.70) dies in PAris

17

  • Charles Dibdin born (Southampton) English composer, dramatist, actor, novelist. Died 1814
  • François Francoeur & François Rebel’s opera Zélindor, roi des Sylphes [Zélindor, King of the Sylphs], lib. François-Auguste Paradis de Moncrif, premiered in Versailles

27

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Belshazzar premiered in London. Lib. C. Jennens

31

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Platée premiered in Versailles. Lib. J. Autreau

Apr 1745

15

  • Thomas Arne’s opera King Pepin’s Campaign premiered in London. Lib. W. Shirley

17

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s oratorio La caduta di Gerico [The Fall of Jericho] premiered in Dresden. Lib. G.C. Pasquini

24

  • Jan Zach succeeds Jan Ondrácek as the Kapellmeister at the court in Mainz

May 1745

7

  • Carl Stamitz baptised (Mannheim) German composer, violinist. Son of Johann Stamitz (1717-57). Died 1801

9

  • Tomaso Antonio Vitali (82) dies in Modena

13

  • Charles Coffey dies in London. Birth date unknown. Irish playwright and composer.

Jun 1745

28

  • Antoine Forqueray (73) dies in  Mantes-la-Jolie, France

Jul 1745

15

  • Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Benda born (Potsdam) German composer, pianist, violinist. Son of Franz Benda (1709-86) Died 1814

Aug 1745

10

  • François Francoeur & François Rebel’s opera Le Trophée [the trophy], lib.  François-Auguste Paradis de Moncrif,  premiered in Paris

19

  • Ludwig Fischer born (Mainz) German bass singer. Died 1825

Sep 1745

4

  • Francesco Araja’s opera Scipione premiered in St Petersburg. Lib.  Giuseppe Bonecchi

9

  • Giuseppe de Majo appointed maestro di cappella of the Chapel Royal in Naples

18

  • Louis Francoeur (c.53) dies in Fontainbleau

Oct 1745

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Arminio premiered in Dresden. Lib. G.C. Pasquini (second version)

12

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera-ballet Les fêtes de Polymnie [The festivals of Polyhymnia] premiered in Paris. Lib. L. de Cahusac

15

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera La clemenza di Tito [The Clemency of Titus], lib. Pietro Metastasio,  premiered in Vienna

24

  • Antonio Veracini (86) dies in Florence

27

  • Maksym Berezovsky born (Hlukhiv, Ukraine) Ukrainian composer, singer, violinist. Died 1777

Nov 1745

9

  • Johann Michael Bach born (Struth, Germany) German lawyer, composer, musicologist, teacher. Son of Johann Elias Bach (1705-55). Died 1820

27

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera-ballet Le temple de la Gloire [The Temple of Glory] premiered in Versailles. Lib. Voltaire

Dec 1745

6

  • Charles Gardner succeeds Thomas Brome as Gresham Professor of Music in London, a post he holds until 1763

11

  • Bernard de Bury’s opera Jupiter, vainquer des Titan [Jupiter, conqueror of Titan], lib. Collin de Blamont , premiered in Versailles

19

  • Giuseppe Giordani born (Naples) Italian composer. Brother of Tommaso Giordani (1738-1806). Died 1798

23

  • Jan Dismas Zelenka (66) dies in Dresden

25

  • Chevalier de Saint-Georges aka Joseph Boulogne born (Basse Terre, Guadeloupe) to a plantation owner father and a former slave mother. French composer, conductor, violinist, fencer. Died 1799
  • JS Bach’s cantata Gloria in excelsis Deo BWV 191 premiered in Leipzig

26

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Ciro riconosciuto [Cyrus recognised] premiered in Milan. Lib. P. Metastasio (first version)
  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Sofonisba premiered in Venice. Lib. A. Zanetti and G. Zanetti

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  • Christoph Willibald Gluck arrives in London for a fifteen month stay

1745 (date unknown)

publications

  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain’s Pièces de clavecin en sonates avec accompagnement de violon, 6 pieces for violin and harpsichord op.13 published in Paris
  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s 6 Concertos in 6 parts op.6 for flute and strings published in London
  • Jean-Marie Leclair’s 6 concertos op.10 for violin published in Paris
  • Nicolo Porpora’s 6 Sonatas (for 2 violins, 2 cellos and harpsichord) published in London
  • John Stanley’s Six Solos for Flute and Continuo op.4 published in London
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s Sonate (12 sonatas for violin and bass) published in Rome

Jean-Marie Leclair 1697-1764

Jan 1746

7

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera La caduta de’ giganti [Caduta of the giganti] premiered in London. Lib. F. Vanneschi
  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in Berlin. Lib. P. Metastasio

Feb 1746

4

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

12

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Caio Mario premiered in Rome. Lib. G. Roccaforte

13

  • Giuseppe Cambini born (Livorno) Italian composer, violinist. Died 1825

14

  • George Frideric Handel’s Occasional Oratorio, lib. N. Hamilton & Organ concertos no.15 op.7/4 premiered in London

20

  • Elisabeth Wendling née Sarselli baptised (Mannheim) German soprano singer. Died 1786

Mar 1746

3

  • Thomas Arne’s pantomime Harlequin Incendiary premiered in London

4

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Artamene premiered in London. Lib. F. Vanneschi

19

  • Bernard de Bury’s opera La nymphe de Versailles premiered in Versailles

30

  • Jean-Joseph Fiocco (59) dies in Brussels

Apr 1746

9

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s oratorio Sant’Elena al Calvario premiered in Dresden. Lib. P. Metastasio

May 1746

1

  • Johann Trier appointed director of the Collegium Musicum in Leipzig

17

  • Johann Aegidius Bach (36) dies in Erfurt

19

  • Johann Friedrich Peter aka John Frederick Peter born (Heerendijk, Netherlands) Dutch-American composer, organist, violinist. Died 1813

24

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Antigono premiered in London. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

Jun 1746

3

  • James Hook born (Norwich) English composer, organist. Died 1827

Jul 1746

2

  • Hardenack Otto Conrad Zinck born (Husum, Germany) German-Danish composer, teacher, musician, singer. Died 1832

7

  • Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith born (Prague) Czech horn player, composer. Died 1820

Aug 1746

27

  • Johann Kaspar Ferdinand Fischer (89) dies in Rastatt, Germany

Sep 1746

29

  • Ernst Ludwig Gerber born (Sondershausen, Germany) German composer, writer, organist. Died 1819

Oct 1746

4

  • Jean-Marie Leclair’s opera Scylla et Glaucus premiered in Paris. Lib D’Albaret

7

  • William Billings born (Boston, MA) American composer, hymn writer, author of The New England Psalm-Singer (1770), the first published collection of American music. Died 1800

12

  • (José Joaquim) Emerico Lobo de Mesquita born (Serro, Brazil) Brazilian composer, music teacher, conductor, organist. Died 1805

15

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera La clemenza di Tito [the clemency of Titus] premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

Nov 1746

15

  • Joseph Quesnel born (Saint-Malo, France) Canadian composer, poet, playwright. Died 1809

Dec 1746

2

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Caio Fabricio premiered in Berlin. Lib. A. Zeno

10

  • Teodorico Pedrini (75) dies in Beijing

25

  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s oratorio Ode à la Fortune premiered in Paris

26

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera Demetrio premiered in Florence. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

1746 (date unknown)

  • Jan Stefani born (Prague) Czech composer, violinist, conductor. Died 1829

publications

  • JS Bach’s Sechs Chorale von verschiedener Art (Six Chorales of Various Kinds aka The Schübler Chorales) for organ, BWV 645–650 published
  • Francesco Geminiani’s Sonates op.5 (6 sonatas for cello and bass) published in Paris & Concerti grossi op.7 (6 concertos) published in London
  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s Premiere livre de pièces pour clavecin published in Paris

JS Bach – The Schübler Chorales (Naxos)

Jan 1747

2

  • Jean-Féry Rebel (80) dies in Paris
  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Evergete [Euergetes] premiered in Rome. Lib. F. Silvani and D. Lalli

17

  • Pietro Domenico Paradisi’s opera Fetonte [Phaeton], lib. Francesco Vanneschi, premiered in London

18

  • Antonio de Literes (73) dies in Madrid

20

  • Giuseppe de Majo’s opera Arianna e Teseo [Ariadne and Theseus] premiered in Naples. Lib. Pietro Pariati

28

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Didone abbandonata [Dido abandoned] premiered in Rome. Lib. Pietro Metastasio (first version)

Feb 1747

2

  • Francisco Valls (c. 81) dies in Barcelona

9

  • Carlo Bergonzi (63) dies in Cremona
  • Niccolò Jommelli’s serenata Perchè da l’alta reggia [Because of the high palace] premiered in Rome. Lib. F. Scarselli

19

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s oratorio Adamo premiered in Rome

26

  • Johann Nicolaus Mempel (33) dies in Apolda, Germany

Mar 1747

15

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera-ballet Les fêtes de l’Hymen et de l’Amour [the festivals of Hymen and of love] premiered in Versailles. Lib. L. de Cahusac

17

  • William Savage appointed choirmaster at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London

29

  • Johann Wilhelm Hässler born (Erfurt, Germany) German composer, organist, pianist, teacher. Died 1822

31

  • Johann Abraham Peter Schulz born (Lüneburg, Germany) German composer, conductor. Died 1800

Apr 1747

1

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus premiered in London. Lib. T. Morell

6

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Le feste galanti [The gallant festivals] premiered in Berlin. Lib. L. de Villati

May 1747

7

  • Francesco Araja’s opera Mitridate premiered In St Petersburg

8

  • Johann Christoph Georg Bach born (Ohrdurf, Germany) German organist. Son of Johann Andreas Bach (1713-1779). Died 1814

28

  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s opera La gara dei geni premiered in Milan. Lib. G. Riviera

30

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

Jun 1747

6

  • Jean-Baptiste Barrière (40) dies in Paris

14

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera La spartana generosa [The generous Spartan] premiered in Dresden. Lib. G.C. Pasquini

19

  • Alessandro Marcello (77) dies in Padua

26

  • Leopold Kozeluch born (Velvary, Czech Rep) Czech composer, teacher, publisher. Cousin of Jan Antonín Koželuh (1738-1814). Died 1818

Jul 1747

9

  • Giovanni Battista Bononcini (76) dies in Vienna

18

  • Nicolo Porpora’s opera Filandro premiered in Dresden. Lib. V. Cassani

Aug 1747

3

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s cantata Grande Augusto, ricevi frà tanti ardenti voti [Great Augustus, receive among the many ardent wishes] premiered in Dresden. Lib. Maria Antonia Walpurgis

4

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Il rè pastore [The shepherd kings], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Charlottenburg

Sep 1747

28

  • Ernst Christian Bach born (Ohrdurf, Germany) German Kantor. Son of Johann Christoph Bach, brother of Philipp Christian Georg Bach and Ernst Carl Gottfried Bach. Died 1822

Oct 1747

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Leucippo premiered in Hubertusburg. Lib. G.C. Pasquini

26

  • Ivan Mane Jarnović born (Palermo) Croatian-Italian composer, virtuoso violinist. Worked across Europe from St Petersburg to Dublin, Stockholm to Basel. Died 1804

Nov 1747

6

  • Giuseppe de Majo’s opera Il sogno d’Olimpia [The dream of Olympia] premiered in Naples. Lib. Ranieri de’ Calzabigi

21

  • Leopold Mozart marries Anna Maria Pertl in Salzburg Cathedral

24

  • Felice Alessandri born (Rome) Italian concert pianist, composer, choirmaster. Died 1798

26

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

Dec 1747

8

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s cantata Che ti dirò regina? [I’ll tell you queen?] premiered in Dresden. Lib. Maria Antonia Walpurgis

20

  • François Francoeur & François Rebel’s opera Ismène premiered in Versailles. Lib. François-Auguste Paradis de Moncrif

26

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera L’olimpiade premiered in Milan. Lib. P. Metastasio

1747 (date unknown)

  • Franz Paul Rigler born (Austria?) Austrian pianist, composer, teacher, theorist. Died 1796

publications

  • JS Bach’s Canonic Variations on “Vom Himmel hoch” & Musikalisches Opfer (2 ricercars, 10 canons & a trio sonata) both published
  • Jean-Baptiste Forqueray’s 29 Pieces de Viole published in Paris
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s Sonate op.4 (6 sonatas) & Sonate op.5 (6 sonatas) published in Paris
  • Carlo Tessarini’s 6 Sonate a violini solo e basso op.8 & 6 Sonate da camera e chiesa a due violini e baso con pastorella op.9 published in Paris

Leopold Mozart 1719-87

Jan 1748

1

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Cinna premiered in Braunschweig. Lib. L. de Villati

26

  • Emanuel Aloys Förster born (Vienna) Austrian composer, teacher. Died 1823

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  • Ignazio Prota (57) dies in Naples

Feb 1748

3

  • Josef Fiala born (Lochovice, Czech Rep) Czech viola da gamba player, composer, oboist, teacher. Died 1816

5

  • Christian Gottlob Neefe born (Chemnitz) German composer, conductor, teacher. Pupils included Beethoven. Died 1798

9

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Demofoonte premiered in Dresden. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

13

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Vologeso premiered in Rome. Lib. A. Zeno

26

  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s opera Almasis premiered in Versailles. Lib. François-Auguste de Paradis Moncrif

29

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Zaïs premiered in Paris. Lib. L. de Cahusac

Mar 1748

5

  • William Shield born (Gateshead) English composer, violinist, violist. Died 1829

9

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Joshua premiered in London

23

  • Johann Gottfried Walther (63) dies in Weimar
  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Alexander Balus premiered in London. Lib. T. Morell

27

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera L’Europa galante [gallant Europe] premiered in Berlin. Lib. L. de Villati

Apr 1748

13

  • Nicola Porpora appointed Kapellmeister at the Court of Dresden

May 1748

5

  • Francesco Azopardi born (Notabile, Malta) Maltese composer, music theorist. Died 1809

7

  • Francesco Araja’s opera L’asilo della pace [The seekers of peace], lib. Giuseppe Bonechi, premiered In St Petersburg

14

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera La Semiramide riconosciuta [Semiramide recognised] premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio

27

  • George Frideric Handel’s Blessed are they that considereth the poor premiered at the Foundling Hospital benefit in London

Jul 1748

7

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera Alexander der Grosse in Indien [Alexander the Great in India], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Vienna

11

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Galatea ed Acide premiered in Potsdam. Lib. Leopoldo Villati de Villatburg

22

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s oratorio Devoti sacri concentus [Devoted to sacred music] premiered in Venice

30

  • Johann Christoph Altnikol appointed organist at the church of St.Wenceslaus in Naumburg, Germany

Aug 1748

4

  • Maximilian Stadler born (Melk, Austria) Austrian composer, pianist, musicologist, Benedictine monk. Died 1833

11

  • Joseph Schuster born (Dresden) German composer, conductor. Died 1812

27

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ballet Pigmalion premiered in Paris

Oct 1748

4

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera Il Siroe [Cyrus] premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

27

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Demetrio premiered in Venice. Lib. Pietro  Metastasio (first version)

Nov 1748

4

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

25

  • Isaac Watts (74) dies in London

27

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera-ballet Les surprises de l’Amour [the surprises of love] premiered in Versailles. Lib. P.-J. Bernard

30

  • Joachim Albertini born (Pesaro) Italian composer, conductor. Died 1812

Dec 1748

13

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Ifigenie in Aulide premiered in Berlin. Lib. L. de Villati and Frederick II

25

  • Nicolo Porpora’s Il verbo in carne: oratorio per la nascita di Gesù Cristo [The word in the flesh: oratorio for the birth of Jesus Christ] premiered in Rome

26

  • Girolamo Abos’s opera Arianna e Teseo [Ariadne and Theseus], lib. Pietro Pariati, premiered in Rome

1748 (date unknown)

  • Theodor von Schacht born (Strasbourg) German composer. Died 1823
  • JS Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 completed

publications

  • Elisabetta de Gambarini’s Six sets of lessons for the harpsichord op.1 & Lessons for the harpsichord intermixed with Italian and English songs op.2 published in London
  • Francesco Geminiani’s Rules for Playing in a True Taste op.8 published in London
  • Joseph Gibbs’s 8 solos for violin published in London
  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain’s Second livre de symphonies dans le goût italien en trio, 6 symphonies for 2 violins and basso continuo op.14 published in Paris
  • Jean-Marie Leclair’s Second livre de sonates op.12 (6 sonatas for 2 violins) published in Paris
  • Jean-Joseph de Mondonville’s Pièces de Clavecin avec voix ou violon op.5 published in Paris
  • John Stanley’s Ten Voluntaries for Organ op.5 published in London
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s Sei sonate op.6 (6 sonatas) & Sonate op.7 (6 sonatas) published in Paris
  • Carlo Tessarini’s Sei sonate a violino ò flauto traversière e cemabalo op.14 published in Paris

Elisabetta de Gambarini 1731-65

Jan 1749

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse appointed Ober-Kapellmeister at the Dresden court

20

  • Johann Christoph Altnickol marries JS Bach’s daughter Elisabeth Juliana Friderica in Naumberg, Germany

25

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Semiramide riconosciuta [Semiramide recognised] premiered in Milan. Lib. P. Metastasio

27

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Artaserse premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio (first version)

Feb 1749

6

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

7

  • André Cardinal Destouches (76) dies in Paris

10

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Susanna premiered in London

21

  • Thomas Arne’s masque The Triumph of Peace premiered in London. Lib. R. Dodsley

22

  • Johann Nikolaus Forkel born (Meeder, Germany) German musicologist, music historian, teacher, singer, organist, composer. Wrote the first biography of JS Bach

23

  • Gertrud Elisabeth Mara née Schmeling born (Kassel) German soprano singer, music teacher. Died 1833

Mar 1749

10

  • Lorenzo Da Ponte aka Emanuele Conegliano born (Venice) Italian librettist, poet. Died 1838

17

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Solomon premiered in London

27

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Angelica e Medoro premiered in Berlin. Lib. L. de Villati and Frederick II

31

  • Thomas Arne’s musical drama Henry and Emma premiered in London. Lib. T. Holt

Apr 1749

9

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera La contesa de’ numi [The contest of the gods] premiered in Copenhagen. Lib. P. Metastasio

22

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Naïs premiered in Paris. Lib. L. de Cahusac

25

  • George Frideric Handel’s anthem How beautiful are the feet of them premiered in London

27

  • George Frideric Handel’s Royal Fireworks Music for orchestra premiered, with fireworks, in Green Park, London. A rehearsal performance took place 6 days earlier in Vauxhall Gardens without fireworks
Handel - Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks (Naxos)

Handel – Water Music / Music for the Royal Fireworks (Naxos)

May 1749

5

  • Jean-Frédéric Edelmann born (Strasbourg) French composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1794

13

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera L’Arcadia in Brenta [The Arcadia in Brenta] premiered in Venice. Lib. C. Goldoni
  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera L’olimpiade premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

27

  • George Frideric Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem premiered in London

Jun 1749

11

  • Johann Bernhard Bach (73) dies in Eisenach

15

  • Georg Joseph Vogler born (Würzburg, Germany) German composer, organist, music theorist, teacher, priest. Died 1814

25

  • Charles Burney marries Esther Sleepe in London

26

  • Louis Joseph Saint-Amans born (Marseilles) French composer. Died c.1820

Jul 1749

7

  • Polly Young born (London) English soprano singer, composer, keyboard player. Wife of François-Hippolyte Barthélémon (1741-1808). Died 1799

Aug 1749

28

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe born (Frankfurt) German poet, playwright, novelist, lyricist, lawyer, politician, geologist. Died 1832

30

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Achille in Sciro premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Metastasio (first version)

Sep 1749

5

  • John James Heidegger (83) dies in London

Oct 1749

4

  • Jean-Louis Duport born (Paris) French cellist, composer. Brother of Jean-Pierre Duport (1741-1818). Died 1819

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Il natal di Giove [The birth of Jupiter], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Hubertusburg

26

  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (72) dies in Paris

Nov 1749

19

  • Carl Heinrich Biber (68) dies in Salzburg

27

  • Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (69) dies in Gotha

Dec 1749

5

  • RJean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Zoroastre premiered in Paris. Lib. L. de Cahusac

8

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Didone abbandonata [Dido abandoned] premiered in Vienna. Lib. P. Metastasio (second version)

17

  • Domenico Cimarosa born (Aversa, Italy) Italian composer of more than 80 operas, organist, harpsichordist. Also wrote 88 sonatas for harpsichord. Died 1801

18

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Demofoonte premiered in Madrid. Lib. P. Metastasio (first version)

19

  • Francesco Antonio Bonporti (77) dies in Padua
  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Coriolano premiered in Berlin. Lib. L. de Villati and F. Algarotti

26

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Alcimena principessa dell’Isole Fortunate [Alcimena princess of the Fortunate Isles] premiered in Venice. Lib. P. Chiari after Molière

27

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Arcifanfano re dei matti [Arcifanfano King of Fools] premiered in Venice. Lib. C. Goldoni

1749 (date unknown)

  • CPE Bach’s Magnificat completed and probably premiered in Leipzig
  • JS Bach’s Mass in B minor BWV 232 completed

publications

  • John Hebden’s 6 concertos for strings op.2 published in London
  • Jean-Marie Leclair’s 6 overtures and trios for 2 violins op.13 published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s XII sonate op.5 (8 sonatas for 2 violins and accompaniment; 4 sonatas with additional flute) published in Paris
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s Sei sonate a tre op.8 (6 trio sonatas) published in Paris
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