1750-54

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Jan 1750

12

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Attilio Regolo premiered in Dresden, lib. Pietro Metastasio

14

  • Bernard de Bury’s ballet Les fêtes de Thétis [the festivals of Thetis] & opera Titon et l’Aurore [Titon and Aurora], lib. Antoine Houdar de la Motte, premiered in Versailles

25

  • Johann Gottfried Vierling born (Metzels, Germany) German composer, organist. Died 1813

29

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Il mondo della luna [The world of the moon] premiered in Venice, lib. C. Goldoni

Feb 1750

10

  • Stanislao Mattei born (Bologna) Italian composer, teacher. Maestro di cappella at the San Petronio Basilica in Bologna from 1784. Died 1825

15

  • Thomas Arne’s opera Don Saverio premiered in London, lib. composer

22

  • Pietro Filippo Scarlatti (71) dies in Naples

Mar 1750

6

  • Domenico Montagnana (63) dies in Venice

16

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Theodora, lib. T. Morell & Organ concerto op.7/5 premiered in London

23

  • Johannes Matthias Sperger born (Feldsberg, Austria) Austrian composer, bassist. Died 1812

28

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s oratorio La conversione di Sant’Agostino [the conversion of St Augustin] premiered in Dresden, lib. Maria Antonia Walpurgis

30

  • Davide Perez, Girolamo Abos, Pier Antonio Bernardoni, Baldassarre Galuppi, Georg Friedrich Händel, Johann Adolf Hasse, Niccolò Jommelli, Leonardo Leo, Domenico Natale Sarro and Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera Andromeda premiered in Vienna. Lib. Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi

31

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Fetonte premiered in Berlin, lib. L. de Villati and F. Algarotti

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  • JS Bach has the first of two eye operations done by the English surgeon John Taylor, the second in April

Apr 1750

8

  • Francesco Corselli’s opera L’Asilo d’Amore [the asylum of love] premiered in Madrid. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

16

  • Thomas Arne’s pantomime Harlequin Mountebank premiered in London

May 1750

5

  • Michael Arne, aged 9, makes his London stage debut as a singer

7

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Il paese della Cuccagna [The Land of Plenty] premiered in Venice, lib. C. Goldoni

9

  • Georg Friedrich Händel appointed Governor of the Foundling Hospital in London

14

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera Antigono premiered in Vienna, lib. Pietro Metastasio

29

  • Giuseppe Porsile (70) dies in Vienna

Jun 1750

2

  • Valentin Rathgeber (68) dies in Bad Staffelstein, Germany

7

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera La vittoria d’Imeneo [The victory of Hymen] premiered in Turin, lib. G. Bartoli

20

  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s opera Myrtil et Zélie premiered in Versailles

Jul 1750

26

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera Euridice premiered in Vienna

28

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (65) dies, possibly as the consequence of a botched eye operation, or possibly following a stroke

Aug 1750

10

  • Daniel Gottlob Türk born (Claußnitz, Germany) German composer, organist, teacher. Director of Music at Halle University from 1779. Died 1813

18

  • Antonio Salieri born (Legnago, Italy) Italian composer, conductor, teacher’ opera director. Wrote more than 40 operas. Died 1825

28

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera Armida placata [Armida appeased], lib. Giovanni Ambrogio Migliavacca, premiered in Vienna

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  • John Tufts (61) dies in Amesbury, MA
  • George Frideric Handel injured in a carriage accident in the Netherlands

Sep 1750

15

  • Charles Theodore Pachelbel (59) buried in Charleston, SC
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck marries Marianne Pergin in Vienna

Oct 1750

3

  • Georg Matthias Monn (33) dies in Vienna of tuberculosis

16

  • Sylvius Leopold Weiss (63) dies in Dresden

Nov 1750

11

  • Apostolo Zeno (80) dies in Rome

14

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Il mondo alla reversa [The world in Reverse] premiered in Venice, lib. C. Goldoni

23

  • Giuseppe Sammartini (55) dies in London

27

  • Anton Stamitz born (Mannheim) German composer, violinist. Son of Johann Stamitz (1717-57), brother of Carl Stamitz (1745-1801). Death date unknown, c. 1798-1809

Dec 1750

3

  • Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel (Würzburg, Germany) German composer, pianist. Died 1817

8

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera Vincislao premiered in Vienna. Lib. Apostolo Zeno

9

  • Francesco Araja’s opera Bellerofonte premiered In St Petersburg. Lib. Giuseppe Bonecchi

11

  • Anton Cajetan Adlgasser appointed organist of Salzburg cathedral

18

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Il Mitridate premiered in Berlin. Lib. Leopoldo de Villati Villatburg and King Frederick II

1750 (date unknown)

  • Mikhail Matinsky born (Pavlovskoe, Russia) Russian composer, librettist, scientist, dramatist. Died c.1820
  • Antonio Rosetti aka Franz Anton Rösler born (Litoměřice, Czech Rep) Czech composer, bassist (approx date). Died 1792
  • Jean-Balthasar Tricklir born (Dijion, France) French composer, cellist. Died 1813
  • Georg Gebel the elder (c.65) dies in Wroclaw
  • Francesco Goffriller (c.58) dies in Udine (approx date)

publications

  • Alessandro Besozzi’s Six pieces for flute, oboe or viola, with basso continuo for harp or cello, op. 3 published in London
  • Armand-Louis Couperin’s Pièces de Clavecin published in Paris
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau and Denis Diderot’s treatise Démonstration du principe de l’harmonie published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Somis’s Ideali trattimenti da camera for two violins, two flutes or violes op.7 published in Paris
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s XII Sonatas for 2 violins and bass published in London
  • Carlo Tessarini’s Trattimento musicale sei duetti a due violini o pardesus de viole cenza basso op.15 published in Paris

Giuseppe Tartini 1692-1770

Jan 1751

1

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Il Mithridate premiered in Berlin, lib. L. de Villati

9

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Antigona premiered in Rome, lib. G. Roccaforte

14

  • Corona Schröter born (Guben, Germany) German soprano singer, actress, songwriter, teacher. Died 1802

17

  • Tomaso Albinoni (79) dies in Venice of diabetes

18

  • Ferdinand Kauer born (Dyjákovičky, Czech Rep) Austrian composer, pianist, theatre director, viola player. Died 1831

19

  • Pietro Domenico Paradisi’s opera La forza d’amore [the power of love], lib. Panicelli, premiered in London

20

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Ciro riconosciuto [Cyrus recognised] premiered in Dresden, lib. Pietro Metastasio
  • Giuseppe de Majo’s opera Semiramide riconosciuta [Semiramide recognised] premiered in Naples, lib. Pietro Metastasio

Feb 1751

5

  • Michael Arne, aged 10, gives his first London solo organ concert

9

  • Antoine Bullant born (Mělník, Czech Rep) Czech bassoonist, composer. Died 1821
  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera La villana nobile [The noble peasant] premiered in Rome, lib. M. Verazi

18

  • Giuseppe Matteo Alberti (c. 66) dies in Bologna

25

  • Georg Caspar Schürmann (c. 78) dies in Wolfenbüttel

28

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s serenata Siam nel Parnaso, o amica [Siam in Parnassus, or friend] premiered in Ronciglione, lib. G. Pizzi

Mar 1751

1

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio The Choice of Hercules premiered in London, lib. R. Lowth

5

  • Jan Křtitel Kuchař aka Johann Baptist Kucharz born (Choteč, Czech Rep) Czech composer, organist, harpsichordist, teacher. Died 1829

27

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera L’Armida premiered in Berlin, lib. L. de Villati

29

  • Supply Belcher born (Stoughton, MA) American composer, singer, music compiler and collector. Died 1836

Apr 1751

3

  • Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne born (Eymet, France) French opera composer. Died 1796

May 1751

9

  • Francesco Araja’s opera Eudossa incoronata, o sia Teodosio II [Eudossa crowned, or Theodosius II], lib. Giuseppe Bonechi, premiered In St Petersburg

20

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s oratorio La gloriosa ascensione al cielo di Nostro Signor Gesù Cristo [The glorious ascension into Heaven of Our Lord Jesus Christ] premiered in Rome, lib. F. Perazzotti

30

  • Girolamo Abos’s opera Tito Manlio premiered in Naples. Lib. Gaetano Roccaforte

Jun 1751

11

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Artaserse premiered in Padua, lib. Pietro Metastasio (second version)

24

  • Richard Leveridge makes his final stage performance a month before his 81st birthday

Jul 1751

25

  • John Frederick Lampe (c. 48) dies in Edinburgh

30

  • Maria Anna ‘Nannerl’ Mozart born (Salzburg) Austrian pianist. Sister of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91), daughter of Leopold Mozart (1719-87). Died 1829

Sep 1751

10

  • Bartolomeo Campagnoli born (Cento, Italy) Italian virtuoso violinist, composer. Died 1827

21

  • François Francoeur & François Rebel’s opera Les Génies tutélaires [Guardian Genies], lib. François-Augustin Paradis de Moncrif, premiered in Paris
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ballet La guirlande [the garland] premiered in Paris

Oct 1751

2

  • Johann Georg Bach baptised (Eisenach, Germany) German organist, civil servant. Son of Johann Ernst Bach (1722-77). Died 1797
  • Pierre Dumage (76) dies in Laon, France

9

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Ipermestra premiered in Spoleto, lib. Pietro Metastasio

27

  • David Moritz Michael born (Keinhausen, Germany) German violinist, clarinetist, composer, horn player. Died 1827
  • Giuseppe Bonno’s opera Il re pastore [the shepherd king], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Vienna

28

  • Dmitry Bortniansky born (Hlukhiv, Ukraine) Ukrainian composer, choirmaster. Died 1825

30

  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan born (Dublin) Anglo-Irish playwright, post, librettist, politician. Died 1816

Nov 1751

4

  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera Il Farnace premiered in Naples, lib. Antonio Lucchini

19

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Acante et Céphise premiered in Paris, lib. J.-F. Marmontel

Dec 1751

17

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Britannico premiered in Berlin, lib. L. de Villati

18

  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer’s motet Venite exultemus [Come let] premiered in Paris

26

  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti’s opera Artaserse premiered in Milan. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

28

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Talestrie premiered in Rome, lib. G. Roccaforte

1751 (date unknown)

publications

  • Thomas Arne’s Eight overtures in 8 parts for orchestra published in London
  • Armand-Louis Couperin’s Pièces de Clavecin op.1 published in Paris
  • Antoine Dauvergne’s Concert de Simphonies (2), Op. 3 published in Paris
  • Francesco Geminiani’s The Art of Playing on the Violin op.9 published in London
  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain’s Divertissemens de symphonies en trio, for 2 violins and basso continuo op.15 published in Paris
  • John Stanley’s Six Cantatas op.8 & Three cantatas op.9 published in London
Tommaso Traetta (1727-1779)

Tommaso Traetta (1727-1779)

Jan 1752

1

  • Nicola Porpora leaves his position as Kapellmeister at the Court of Dresden

17

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in Dresden, lib. Pietro Metastasio

23

  • Muzio Clementi born (Rome) Italian composer, pianist, publisher, piano maker. “The father of the pianoforte”. Died 1832

Feb 1752

11

  • Thomas Arne’s pantomime Harlequin Sorcerer premiered in London

12

  • Josef Reicha born (Chudenice, Czech Rep) Czech composer, cellist, conductor. Uncle of Anton Reicha (1770-1836). Died 1795

26

  • George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Jephtha premiered in London, lib. T. Morell

Mar 1752

27

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera L’Orfeo premiered in Berlin, lib. L. de Villati

29

  • Edward Jones born (Llandderfel, Gwynedd) Welsh bard, harpist, composer, music collector, author. Died 1824

Apr 1752

4

  • Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli born (Naples) Italian composer of 37 operas. Died 1837

5

  • Sébastien Érard born (Paris) French piano and harp maker, responsible for several improvements to both. Died 1831

May 1752

2

  • Ludwig August Lebrun born (Mannheim) German composer, oboist. Husband of Franziska Dorothea Danzi aka Francesca Lebrun (1756-91). Died 1790

13

  • Giuseppe Bonno’s opera L’eroe cinese [The Chinese hero] premiered in Vienna, lib. Pietro Metastasio

14

  • Juliane Reichardt neé Benda born (Potsdam) Czech-German soprano singer, pianist, composer. Daughter of Franz Benda (1709-86). Died 1783

Jun 1752

19

  • Hieronymus Albrecht Hass (62) dies in Hamburg

26

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Il giudizio di Paride [The Judgement of Paris] premiered in Charlottenburg, lib. L. de Villati and F. Algarotti

Jul 1752

24

  • Michael Christian Festing (46) dies in London

30

  • Johann Christoph Pepusch (c. 85) dies in London

Aug 1752

1

  • A performance of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s short opera La serva padrona in Paris kicks off the Querelle de Bouffons, a two year war of words between the supporters of Italian and traditional French opera

27

  • Ferdinando Bertoni appointed first organist at San Marco basilica, Venice

Sep 1752

8

  • Carl Stenborg born (Stockholm) Swedish tenor singer, actor, composer. Died 1813

30

  • Justin Heinrich Knecht born (Biberach an der Riss, Germany) German composer, organist, music theorist, teacher. Died 1817

Oct 1752

6

  • J C Standfuss’s opera Der Teufel ist los premiered in Leipzig. Based on Charles Coffey’s The Devil To Pay (see 6/8/1731). Generally considered the first Singspiel

18

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s opera Le devin du village [The village soothsayer], lib. Rousseau,  premiered at Fontainebleu

22

  • Ambrogio Minoja born (Ospedaletto Lodigiano, Italy) Italian composer, writer, teacher, keyboard player. Died 1825

Nov 1752

3

  • George Frideric Handel undergoes an eye operation by surgeon William Bromfield

4

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera La clemenza di Tito [the clemency of Titus] premiered in Naples, lib. Pietro Metastasio

25

  • Johann Friedrich Reichardt born (Kaliningrad) German composer, writer, critic, violinist. Died 1814

Dec 1752

1

  • A new law goes into effect that requires all places of public entertainment within 20 miles of the City of Westminster to obtain licenses

18

  • Girolamo Abos’s opera Lucio Vero premiered in Naples. Lib. Apostolo Zeno

26

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera La calamità de’ cuori [The calamity of hearts] premiered in Venice, lib. C. Goldoni

publications

  • Pierre van Maldere’s Six Trios for 2 Fiddles and thorough Bass op.1 published in Dublin

1752 (date unknown)

  • Francesco Bianchi born (Cremona) Italian composer, organist, harpsichordist, conductor. Died 1810

publications

  • Charles Avison’s Essay on Musical Expression published, the first work on musical criticism published in English
  • Louis-Gabriel Guillemain’s Symphonies d’un goût nouveau en forme de concerto pour les musettes, vielles, flûtes ou hautbois op.16 published in Paris
  • Johann Joachim Quantz’s treatise on the flute Versuch einer Answeisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen published
  • John Stanley’s Ten Voluntaries for Organ op.6 published in London
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s Second livre de duo published in Paris

Charles Avison 1709-70

Jan 1753

1

  • Maurice Greene’s ode What Warrior King premiered in London

8

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Attilio Regolo premiered in Rome, lib. Pietro Metastasio

9

  • Luísa Todi born (Setúbal, Portugal) Portuguese mezzo-soprano singer, actress. Died 1833
  • Jean-Joseph de Mondonville’s opera Titon et l’Aurore premiered in Paris, lib. de La Marre, de Voisenon and de Lamotte

27

  • George Frideric Handel has “quite lost his sight” according to a London newspaper
  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Demofoonte premiered in Milan, lib. Pietro Metastasio (second version)
Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774)

Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774)

Feb 1753

5

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Solimano premiered in Dresden, lib. G.A. Migliavacca

6

  • Barnabas Gunn dies in Birmingham. Birthplace and date unknown. English composer, organist

10

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera I bagni d’Abano [The baths of Abano] premiered in Venice, lib. C. Goldoni

16

  • Giacomo Facco (77) dies in Madrid

24

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Sofonisba premiered in Rome, lib. G. Roccaforte (first version)

Mar 1753

7

  • Josepha Hambacher aka Duschek born (Prague) Czech pianist, soprano singer. Wife of František Xaver Dušek (1731-99). Died 1824

13

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s serenata La reggia de’ Fati [The palace of Fati] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Pascali

19

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s serenata La pastorale offerta [The pastoral offering] premiered in Milan, lib. G. Pascali

27

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Silla premiered in Berlin, lib. Frederick II of Prussia

May 1753

1

  • George Frideric Handel plays an organ piece at the Foundling Hospital, London, the last reported instance of him performing in public

19

  • Jacques Aubert (63) dies in Paris

29

  • Joseph Haydn’s first opera Der krumme Teufel [The Lame Devil] premiered in Vienna, lib. J.F. von Kurz

Jun 1753

6

  • David Perez’s opera L’eroe cinese [the Chinese hero] premiered in Lisbon, lib. Pietro Metastasio

8

  • Nicolas Dalayrac born (Muret, France) French composer, army officer. Died 1809

15

  • Ignaz Holzbauer’s opera Il figlio delle selve [The son of the forest] premiered in Schwetzingen, lib. C.S. Capece

28

  • Anton Stadler born (Bruck an der Leitha, Austria) Austrian clarinetist, basset horn player. Mozart wrote his Clarinet concerto for Stadler. Died 1812

Jul 1753

10

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera L’eroe cinese [the Chinese hero] premiered in Naples, lib. Pietro Metastasio

15

  • Jean-Joseph Cassanea de Mondonville’s grand motet In exitu Israel premiered in Versailles

Aug 1753

4

  • Gottfried Silbermann (70) dies in Dresden

30

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera La clemenza di Tito [the clemency of Titus] premiered in Stuttgart, lib. Pietro Metastasio (first version)
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Fürchtet den Herrn und dienet ihm treulich [Fear the Lord and serve him faithfully] & serenade Die Zeiten, die so schnell verfliessen [The days elapse so fast] premiered in Hamburg

Sep 1753

13

  • The New Theatre, the  first theatre in New York opens

24

  • Georg Gebel the younger (43) dies in Rudolstadt, Germany

29

  • Johann Gottfried Schicht born (Reichenau, Germany) German composer, conductor. Died 1823
  • Antonio Soler joins the monastery at El Escorial, Spain

Oct 1753

1

  • Oden mit Melodien published in Berlin, a collection of songs top German composers including CPE Bach, Carl Heinrich & Johann Gottlieb Graun and Georg Philipp Telemann

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera L’eroe cinese [the Chinese hero] premiered in Hubertusburg, lib. Pietro Metastasio

12

  • Giovanni Battista Ferrandini’s opera Catone in Utica premiered in Munich at the opening of the Bavarian Court Theatre (Residenztheater). Lib. Pietro Metastasio

23

  • François Francoeur & François Rebel’s opera Programme des fées premiered in Fontainebleau. Lib. Antoine Houdar de La Motte

29

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Daphnis et Eglé premiered in Fontainebleau, lib. C. Collé

Nov 1753

4

  • Johann Nicolaus Bach (84) dies in Jena
  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Ricimero re dei goti [Ricimer king of the Goths] premiered in Naples, lib. Pietro Metastasio (second version)

6

  • Jean-Baptiste Bréval born (Paris) French composer, cellist, teacher. Died 1823

13

  • Antoine Dauvergne’s opera La Coquette trompée [The Coquette deceived], lib. Charles-Simon Favart, & Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ballet Les sibarites premiered in Fontainebleau

15

  • François Francoeur & François Rebel’s opera Le Magnifique premiered in Fontainebleau. Lib. Antoine Houdar de Lamotte

30

  • Johann Baptist Schenk born (Wiener Neustadt) Austrian composer, teacher. Died 1836

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  • Giuseppe Valentini (71) dies in Rome

Dec 1753

13

  • Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer appointed conductor at the Academie Royale de Musique et de Danse in Paris

26

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Bajazette premiered in Turin, lib. A. Piovene
  • Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini’s opera Ciro in Armenia [Cyrus in Armenia], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Milan

28

  • Johan Wikmanson born (Stockholm) Swedish composer, organist. Died 1800

1753 (date unknown)

publications

  • CPE Bach’s Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments published in London
  • Jean-Marie Leclair’s Ouvertures et sonates en trio op.13 (3 overtures and 3 sonatas for 2 violins and bass) published in Paris
  • Christophe Moyreau’s Pièces de clavecin published in Paris in six volumes
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Lettre sur la musique française published in Paris, attacking French opera and praising its Italian counterpart
  • Carlo Tessarini’s Contrasto armonico a tre violini e basso con sui rinforzi op.10 & 6 Sonate a violino solo, violoncello e cimbalo op.16 published in Paris
Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini (1720-1795)

Maria Teresa Agnesi Pinottini (1720-1795)

Jan 1754

1

  • Maurice Greene’s ode Hail! Hail! auspicious rising year premiered in London
  • Niccolò Jommelli appointed Ober-Kapellmeister at the Württemberg court in Stuttgart

16

  • Ignaz Holzbauer’s pantomime Chacun à son tour [each in turn] premiered in Mannheim, lib. A. d’Inzeo

20

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Alessandro nelle Indie [Alexander in India] premiered in Naples, lib. Pietro Metastasio (second version)

31

  • François-André Danican-Philidor’s ode A Hymn to Harmony premiered in London

Feb 1754

6

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Artemisia premiered in Dresden, lib. G.A. Migliavacca

10

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Siroe premiered in Venice, lib. Pietro Metastasio

Mar 1754

6

  • Josepha Duschek née Hambacher  born (Prague) Czech soprano singer. Wife of František Xaver Dušek (1731-99). Died 1824

26

  • Wolff Jakob Lauffensteiner (77) dies in Munich

27

  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s opera Semiramide premiered in Berlin, lib. G. Tagliazucchi

May 1754

2

  • Vicente Martín y Soler born (Valencia) Spanish composer of operas and ballets. Died 1806

12

  • Franz Anton Hoffmeister born (Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany) German composer, publisher. Died 1812

16

  • Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari (76) dies in Pisa

29

  • Thomas Arne’s opera Eliza premiered in London, lib. R. Rolt

Jun 1754

16

  • Ignaz Holzbauer’s opera L’isola disabitata [The uninhabited island] premiered in Schwetzingen, lib. Pietro Metastasio

Aug 1754

8

  • Luigi Marchesi born (Milan) Italian castrato singer, composer. Died 1829

28

  • Peter Winter baptised (Mannheim) German composer, violinist. Wrote more than 30 operas. Died 1825

29

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Sing Ehre! [Sing glory!] & serenata Wirbelt, ihr Trommeln, lärmt, Trompete [swirling their noisy drums and trumpets] premiered in Hamburg

30

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Catone in Utica premiered in Stuttgart, lib. Pietro Metastasio

Sep 1754

7

  • Elizabeth Ann Sheridan née Linley born (Bath) English soprano singer. Daughter of Thomas Linley (1733-95), wife of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). Died 1792

9

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Nun ist das Heil [now salvation] premiered in Hamburg

23

  • Giuseppe Bonno’s opera L’isola disabitata [the uninhabited island], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Vienna

24

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Le cinesi [The Chinese Women] premiered in Vienna, lib. Pietro Metastasio

Oct 1754

6

  • Adam Falckenhagen (57) dies in Bayreuth

8

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Habe acht auf dich selbst [Take heed unto thyself] premiered in Hamburg

12

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ballet La naissance d’Osiris [The birth of Osiris] premiered in Fontainebleau

23

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s ballet Anacréon premiered in Fontainebleau

26

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Il filosofo di campagna [The philosopher country] premiered in Venice, lib. C. Goldoni

29

  • Jean-Joseph de Mondonville’s opera Daphnis et Alcimadure premiered in Fontainebleu, Lib. composer

Nov 1754

4

  • Ignaz Holzbauer’s opera L’Issipile premiered in Mannheim, lib. Pietro Metastasio

Dec 1754

16

  • Ignaz Holzbauer’s pantomime L’allégresse du jour [The joy of the day] premiered in Mannheim, lib. E. Lauchery

21

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Ciro riconosciuto [Cyrus recognised] premiered in Copenhagen, lib. Pietro Metastasio

23

  • François André Danican-Philidor’s motet Lauda Jerusalem premiered in Versailles

25

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Was frag ich nach der Welt [What I ask of the world] premiered in Hamburg

1754 (date unknown)

  • Nicolas Siret (c. 90) dies in Troyes

publications

  • Francesco Geminiani’s L’art de bien accompagner du clavecin op.11 published in Paris (published in London as The Art of Accompaniment in 1756)
  • Pietro Domenico Paradisi’s 12 sonatas for gravicembalo published in London
  • Nicolo Porpora’s Sonate (12 sonatas for violin and bass) published in Vienna
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s treatise Observations sur notre instinct pour la musique published in Paris
  • John Stanley’s Ten Voluntaries for Organ op.7 published in London
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s treatise Trattato di musica secondo la vera scienza dell’armonia published in Padua

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