1760-64

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Jan 1760

10

  • Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg born (Mergentheim, Germany) German composer, conductor, cellist. Died 1802

18

  • Claudio Casciolini (62) dies in Rome

Feb 1760

6

  • Niccolò Piccini’s opera La Buona Figliuola [The Good Daughter] premiered in Rome, lib. C. Goldoni

11

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Alessandro nell’Indie [Alexander in India] premiered in Stuttgart, lib. Pietro Metastasio (second version)

12

  • Jan Ladislav Dussek born (Čáslav, Czech Rep) Czech composer, virtuoso pianist. Died 1812
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera Les Paladins premiered in Paris, lib. Jean-François Duplat de Monticourt

14

  • François Colin de Blamont (69) dies in Paris
  • Thomas Arne’s opera The Jovial Crew premiered in London, lib. E. Roome, M. Concanen and W. Yonge

15

  • Jean-François Le Sueur born (Abbeville) French composer, choirmaster. Died 1837

22

  • Anna Magdalena Bach (58) dies in Leipzig

23

  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s opera Le Maître en droit [Master of Laws], lib. Pierre René Lemonnier, premiered in Paris

29

  • Gian Francesco de Majo’s opera Cajo Fabrizio premiered in Naples. Lib. Apostolo Zeno

Mar 1760

14

  • Anton Filtz (26) dies in Mannheim

19

  • Joseph Haydn appointed Vice-Kapellmeister at the Esterházy court in Eisenstadt

Apr 1760

4

  • Juan Manuel Olivares born (Caracas) Venezuelan composer, teacher. Died 1797

10

  • Nicola Porpora appointed maestro di cappella at the conservatory of Santa Maria di Loreto in Naples

12

  • Ernst Gottlieb Baron (64) dies in Berlin

May 1760

10

  • Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle born (Lons-le-Saunier, France) French composer, poet, violinist, singer. Wrote “La Marseillaise”. Died 1836
  • Christoph Graupner (77) dies in Darmstadt

13

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s cantata Dove, amata germana, dove corri sì lieta? [Where, beloved Germana, where are you running so joyfully?] premiered in Vienna, lib. Pietro Metastasio

14

  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera I Tindaridi [The Tindaridi], lib. Carlo Frugoni, premiered in Parma

30

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

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  • Girolamo Abos (44) dies in Naples

Jun 1760

11

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Solimano premiered in Padua, lib. G.A. Migliavacca

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  • Johann Christian Bach appointed second organist at Milan cathedral

Jul 1760

11

  • François-Benoît Hoffman born (Nancy) French poet, critic, librettist. Died 1828

Aug 1760

11

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Der Herr behüte dich [The Lord shall preserve thee] premiered in Hamburg

14

  • François-André Philidor’s opera Le Soldat magicien [The Soldier magician], lib. Louis Anseaume, premiered in Paris

Sep 1760

3

  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera Le feste d’Imeneo [The festivals of Hymen], lib. Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni, premiered in Parma

5

  • Pieter Hellendaal succeeds Charles Burney as organist at St. Margaret ‘s Church in Cambridge

8

  • Luigi Cherubini born (Florence) Italian composer of more than 30 operas, teacher, director of the Paris Conservatoire from 1822. Died 1842

18

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Herr, du bist gerecht [Lord, you are righteous] & serenata Wir nähren, wir zieren [We nurture, we decorate] premiered in Hamburg

24

  • John Weaver (87) dies in Shrewsbury

29

  • Maria Hester Park born (London) English composer, pianist, teacher, singer. Died 1813
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata lob Her und Preis [Her praise and price] premiered in Hamburg

Oct 1760

3

  • René Drouart de Bousset (56) dies in Paris

8

  • Egidio Duni’s opera La Boutique du poëte [Shop of the poet], lib. Charles-Simon Favart, premiered in Paris
  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Alcide al bivio premiered in Vienna, lib. Pietro Metastasio

10

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s serenata Tetide premiered in Vienna, lib. G.A. Migliavacca

16

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Dienet dem Herrn mit Freuden [Serve the Lord with gladness] premiered in Ritzebüttel

17

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Astrea placata [Atrea placated] premiered in Copenhagen, lib. Pietro Metastasio

24

  • Giuseppe Maria Orlandini (84) dies in Florence
Giuseppe Sarti (1729-1802)

Giuseppe Sarti (1729-1802)

Nov 1760

4

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Caio Fabrizio premiered in Mannheim, lib. M. Verazi

5

  • Pierre Février (64) dies in Paris

11

  • Antoine Dauvergne’s opera Canente premiered in Paris. Lib. Antoine Houdar de la Motte

15

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera L’amante di tutte [The lover of all] premiered in Venice, lib. A. Galuppi

17

  • John Stanley’s opera The Tears and Triumphs of Parnassus premiered in London. Lib. Robert Lloyd and Arthur Murphy

26

  • Joseph Haydn marries Maria Anna Aloysia Apollonia Keller in St Stephen’s cathedral, Vienna

28

  • Thomas Arne’s opera Thomas and Sally premiered in London, lib. Isaac Bickerstaff

Dec 1760

8

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s cantata Apprendesti, o germana [take hold of, oh sister] premiered in Dresden, lib. Pietro Metastasio

25

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Auf Zion premiered in Hamburg

26

  • Johann Christian Bach’s opera Artaserse premiered in Turin, lib. Pietro Metastasio

29

  • Egidio Duni’s opera L’Isle des foux premiered in Paris, lib. L. Anseaume and P.-A. Lefebvre de Marcouville

1760 (date unknown)

publications

  • Carl Friedrich Abel’s 6 Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin and Cello op.2 published in London
  • CPE Bach’s Sechs Sonaten für Clavier mit veränderten Reprisen published in Berlin
  • Alessandro Besozzi’s Six sonatas for 2 violas and basso continuo for harp, op. 4 published in London
  • William Boyce’s Eight Symphonies published in London
  • Francesco Geminiani’s The Art of Playing the Guitar or Cittra published in Edinburgh
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau and Francois Arnaud’s treatise Code de musique pratique published in Paris
  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s 6 simphonies à 4 parties obligées op.3 published in Paris & 6 Sonatas for 2 violins and cello or harpsichord published in London

Carl Friedrich Abel 1723-87

Jan 1761

1

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Schaue Zion die Stadt [look at the city of Zion] premiered in Hamburg

3

  • Willem de Fesch (73) dies in London
  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Le vicende della sorte [The vicissitudes of fate] premiered in Rome, lib. G. Petrosellini
  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera Armida premiered in Vienna. Lib. Giacomo Durazzo

18

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Li tre amanti ridicoli [Those ridiculous three lovers] premiered in Venice, lib. A. Galuppi

26

  • Jens Zetlitz born (Stavanger, Norway) Norwegian priest, poet, songwriter. Died 1821
  • Francesco Feo (c. 69) dies in Naples

Feb 1761

4

  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s opera Le Cadi dupé [The Cadi duped], lib. Pierre René Lemonnier, premiered in Paris

11

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera L’olimpiade premiered in Stuttgart, lib. Pietro Metastasio

15

  • Carlo Cecere (54) dies in Naples

18

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Le jardinier et son seigneur [The gardener and his lord] premiered in Paris, lib. M.-J. Sedaine

20

  • Johann Christian Ludwig Abeille born (Bayreuth) German composer, pianist. Died 1838

22

  • Erik Tulindberg born (Vähäkyrö, Finland) Finnish composer, violinist, cellist. Died 1814

27

  • Thomas Arne’s oratorio Judith premiered in London

Mar 1761

7

  • Antonio Palella (68) dies in Naples

23

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s ballet La halte des Calmouckes [The halt of the Calmoukes] premiered in Vienna

Apr 1761

3

  • Christian Ferdinand Abel (78) dies in Köthen
  • Antoine Dauvergne’s opera Hercule mourant [dying Hercules], lib. Jean-François Marmontel, premiered in Paris

13

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Die Auferstehung [the Resurrection] premiered in Hamburg

17

  • Pierre-Claude Foucquet succeds Charles-Alexandre Jollage as organist at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris

29

  • Florian Gassmann’s opera Catone in Utica premiered in Venice. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

May 1761

1

  • Joseph Haydn succeeds Gregor Joseph Werner as Kapellmeister at the Esterházy court in Eisenstadt 

15

  • Pietro Antonio Gallo appointed maestro di cappella at the Conservatory of Santa Maria di Loreto in Naples

30

  • Antonio Sacchini’s opera Andromaca premiered in Naples, lib. A. Salvi

Jun 1761

7

  • François Joseph Gossec’s opera Le périgourdin [the Perigord] premiered in Chantilly, France, lib. A.N. Piédefer and the Marquis de La Salle d’Offémont

8

  • Egidio Duni’s opera La Bonne fille [The Good Girl], lib. Carlo Goldoni, premiered in Paris

13

  • Anton Vranický born (Nová Říše, Czech Rep) Czech composer, violinist. Brother of Pavel Vranický (1756-1808). Died 1820

Jul 1761

2

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Wohl dem Volk, das jauchzen kann [Happy the people that can rejoice] premiered in Hamburg

Aug 1761

16

  • Yevstigney Fomin born (St Petersburg) Russian opera composer, teracher, harpsichord player. Died 1800

22

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Le maréchal ferrant [The blacksmith] premiered in Paris, lib. A.F. Quétant

27

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Freuert euch des Herrn [Rejoice the Lord] premiered in Hamburg

Sep 1761

1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart makes his first public appearance, aged 5, dancing in a play at Salzburg University

14

  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s opera On ne s’avise jamais de tout [We do not advise any], lib. Michel-Jean Sedaine, premiered in Paris

24

  • Friedrich Ludwig Æmilius Kunzen born (Lübeck) German composer, conductor. Died 1817
  • Egidio Duni’s opera Mazet premiered in Paris, lib. L. Anseaume

Oct 1761

7

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Zenobia premiered in Warsaw, lib. Pietro Metastasio

12

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera Nitteti premiered in Copenhagen, lib. Pietro Metastasio

17

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s ballet Don Juan premiered in Vienna

26

  • John Stanley’s opera Arcadia premiered in London. Lib. Robert Lloyd

Nov 1761

3

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Der friedliche Krieg [The peaceful war] & serenata Don Quichotte auf der Hochzeit des Camacho [Don Quixote at Camacho’s Wedding] premiered in Hamburg
  • The Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna is destroyed by fire

4

  • Johann Christian Bach’s opera Catone in Utica premiered in Naples, lib. Pietro Metastasio
  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera L’isola disabitata [the uninhabited island] premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. Pietro Metastasio

5

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s opera Don Quichotte, der Löwenritter [Don Quixote, the Knight of the Lion], lib. Daniel Schiebeler after Miguel de Cervantes, premiered in Hamburg

18

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Il caffè di campagna [The coffee country] premiered in Venice, lib. P. Chiari

Dec 1761

8

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Le cadi dupé [the Cadi duped] premiered in Vienna, lib. P.-R. Lemonnier

11

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s earliest dated composition completed, a keyboard Allegro in F (K1c)

13

  • Johann Andreas Streicher born (Stuttgart) German pianist, composer, piano maker. Husband of Nannette Streicher (1769-1833), father of Johann Baptist Streicher (1796-1871). Died 1833

1761 (date unknown)

  • John Stevenson born (Dublin) Irish composer. Died 1833
  • Christoph Nichelmann (c. 44) dies (or 1762)

publications

  • Carl Friedrich Abel’s 6 Overtures or Sinfonias op.1 published in London
  • CPE Bach’s Fortsetzung von Sechs Sonaten fürs Clavier & keyboard collection Musikalisches Allerley published in Berlin
  • François Joseph Gossec’s Sei sinfonie a più strumenti op.5 published in Paris
  • Carl Heinrich Graun’s songbook Auserlesene Oden zum Singen beym Clavier, i (24 Lieder) published in Berlin
  • George Frideric Handel’s Third Set of Six Concertos op.7 published in London
  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s 2 concerts choisis op.7 (2 harpsichord concertos) published in Paris & 6 Concertos for harpsichord or organ, 2 violins and bass published in London
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782) painted by Thomas Gainsborough

Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782) painted by Thomas Gainsborough

Jan 1762

1

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Jauchze du Tochter Zion [Rejoice O Daughter of Zion] premiered in Hamburg

18

  • Vincenzo Manfredini succeeds Hermann Friedrich Raupach as Kapellmeister at the imperial court of St. Petersburg

20

  • Jérôme-Joseph de Momigny born (Philippeville, Belgium) Franco-Belgian composer, music theorist. Died 1842
  • Johann Christian Bach’s Cantata per festeggiare il felicissimo giorno natalizio di sua Maestà cattolica [Cantata to celebrate the happy days of his Catholic Majesty at Christmas] & opera Alessandro nell’Indie [Alexander in India], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Naples

29

  • Giuseppe Nicolini born (Piacenza) Italian composer of operas and sacred music. Died 1842

30

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera I cacciatori [The hunters] premiered in Rome, lib. C. Goldoni
  • Gian Francesco de Majo’s opera Artaserse premiered in Venice. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

Feb 1762

2

  • Girolamo Crescentini born (Urbania, Italy) Italian castrato singer, singing teacher, composer. Died 1846
  • Thomas Arne’s opera Artaxerxes premiered in London, lib. R. Rolt and composer after P. Metastasio
  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Il marchese villano [The Marquis villain] premiered in Venice, lib. P. Chiari

3

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Artaserse premiered in Rome, lib. P. Metastasio

11

  • Johann Tobias Krebs (71) dies in Buttstädt, Germany
  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Semiramide riconosciuta premiered in Stuttgart, lib. P. Metastasio (third version)

12

  • Laurent Belissen (68) dies in Marseille

24

  • Charles Frederick Horn born (Nordhausen, Germany) Anglo-German composer, editor, organist, teacher. Father of Charles Edward Horn (1786-1849). Died 1830

26

  • Thomas Arne’s serenata Beauty and Virtue Reconciled premiered in London, lib. composer after P. Metastasio

Mar 1762

5

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Der Tag des Gerichts [The Day of Judgment] premiered in Hamburg

24

  • Georg Christoph Wagenseil’s opera Prometeo assoluto [Prometheus absolute] premiered in Vienna, lib. G.A. Migliavacca

Apr 1762

4

  • Stephen Storace born (London) English composer, violinist. Brother of Nancy Storace (1765-1817). Died 1796

6

  • Baldassare Galuppi appointed maestro di coro of S Marco, Venice

27

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Il trionfo di Clelia [The triumph of Clelia] premiered in Vienna, lib. P. Metastasio

29

  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera Alessandro nell’Indie [Alexander in India] premiered in Reggio, lib. P. Metastasio

May 1762

16

  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti appointed first organist at the Basilica of San Marco in Venice

19

  • Egidio Duni’s opera La plaideuse, ou Le procès [The litigant or the trial] premiered in Paris, lib. C.-S. Favart
  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Viriate premiered in Venice, lib. P. Metastasio

Jun 1762

12

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera La bella verità [The beautiful truth] premiered in Bologna, lib. C. Goldoni

16

  • Karl Christian Agthe born (Hettstedt, Germany) German composer, organist. Father of Albrecht Agthe (1790-1873). Died 1797

19

  • Johann Ernst Eberlin (60) dies in Salzburg

23

  • Egidio Duni and André-Jean Rigade’s opera La nouvelle Italie [the new Italy] premiered in Paris, lib. J. Galli di Bibiena

Jul 1762

5

  • Jakob Adlung (63) dies in Erfurt

8

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Sancho Pança dans son isle [Sancho Panza on his island] premiered in Paris, lib. A.A.H. Poinsinet

20

  • Jakob Haibel born (Graz) Austrian composer, tenor singer, choirmaster. Died 1826

30

  • Johann Valentin Görner (60) dies in Hamburg

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  • Johann Christian Bach arrives in London

Sep 1762

15

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s ballet Citera assediata [Kythira besieged] premiered in Vienna

17

  • Francesco Geminiani (74) dies in Dublin

29

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Dich rühmen die Welten [You praise the world] premiered in Hamburg

Oct 1762

5

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice premiered in Vienna, lib. R. Calzabigi

6

  • Francesco Manfredini (78) dies in Pistoia

9

  • Wolfgang and Maria Mozart begin a round of private concerts in various aristocratic homes in Vienna starting at the home of count Thomas Vinciguerra Collalto

15

  • Samuel Adams Holyoke born (Boxford, MA) American composer, theorist. Died 1820

19

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Komm wieder, Herr [Come again, Lord] premiered in Hamburg

Nov 1762

4

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Antigono premiered in Naples, lib. P. Metastasio

5

  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera Sofonisba premiered in Mannheim, lib. P. Metastasio

19

  • Pieter Hellendaal appointed organist at Cambridge University, first at Pembroke College, then (1777) at Peterhouse

24

  • Vincenzo Manfredini’s opera L’Olimpiade premiered in Moscow, lib. P. Metastasio

26

  • Jacques-Christophe Naudot (c. 72) dies in Paris
  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s opera Le Roy et le fermier [The King and the farmer], lib. Michel-Jean Sedaine,  premiered in Paris

Dec 1762

8

  • Thomas Arne’s opera Love in a Village premiered in London, lib. I. Bickerstaff

25

  • Michael Kelly born (Dublin) Irish tenor singer, actor, theatre manager. Died 1826

26

  • Franz Wilhelm Tausch born (Heidelberg, Germany) German composer, clarinetist. Died 1817
  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Il puntiglio amoroso [The tenacity of love] premiered in Venice, lib. C. Gozzi or G. Gozzi
  • Gian Francesco de Majo’s opera Catone in Utica premiered in Turin, lib. Pietro Metastasio

28

  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann’s opera Il tesoro insidiato [The treasure undermined], lib. Naumann, premiered in Venice

29

  • Egidio Duni’s opera Le Milicien [the Militia], lib. Louis Anseaume, premiered in Versailles

1762 (date unknown)

  • Jane Mary Guest born (Bath) English pianist, composer (approx date). Died 1846
  • Johann Christian Bach appointed composer to the King’s Theatre, London

publications

  • Carl Friedrich Abel’s 6 Trio Sonatas for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo op.3, 6 Overtures or Sinfonias op.4 & 6 Sonatas for Keyboard and Violin and Cello op.5 published in London
  • CPE Bach’s keyboard collection Musikalisches Mancherley & Oden mit Melodien (20 songs) published in Berlin
  • Christian Cannabich’s 6 simphonies à grand orquestre published in Paris
  • François Joseph Gossec’s Six symphonies op.6 published in Paris
  • Pietro Antonio Locatelli’s VI concerti op.9 for string quartet published in Amsterdam
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s Six sonatas call’d Notturni’s op.9 (6 sonatas for 2 violins, flute and accompaniment) published in London
  • Antonio Soler’s treatise Llave de la modulación (The Key to Modulation) published

Egidio Duni 1708-75

Jan 1763

8

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Tito Manlio premiered in Rome, lib. G. Roccaforte

11

  • Giovanni Benedetto Platti (65) dies in Würzberg
  • Antoine Dauvergne’s opera Polyxène premiered in Paris. Lib. Nicolas-René Joliveau
  • Thomas Griffin succeeds Charles Gardner as Gresham Professor of Music in London, a post he holds until 1771
  • Joseph Haydn’s opera Acide, lib. Giovanni Ambrogio Migliavacca, & cantata Vivan gl’illustri sposi [long live the illustrious couple] premiered at a wedding in Eisenstadt

24

  • Jean-Nicolas Bouilly born (Tours) French playwright, librettist, politician, writer. Wrote the original libretto to Beethoven’s opera Fidelio. Died 1842

Feb 1763

5

  • Charles Incledon baptised (St Keverne, Cornwall) English tenor singer. Died 1826

7

  • Christoph Schaffrath (c. 53) dies in Berlin

10

  • Pierre van Maldere’s opera La Bagarre [the brawl], lib. Jean-François Guichard and Antoine-Alexandre-Henri Poinsinet, premiered in Paris

11

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Didone abbandonata [Dido abandoned] premiered in Stuttgart, lib. P. Metastasio (third version)

12

  • Gottfried Heinrich Bach (38) dies in Naumburg
  • Niccolò Jommelli’s A Te Deum premiered in Württemberg

16

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Il trionfo d’Amore [the triumph of love] premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. G. Tagliazucchi

19

  • Johann Christian Bach’s opera Orione premiered in London, lib. G.G. Bottarelli

20

  • Adalbert Gyrowetz born (České Budějovice, Czech Rep) Czech composer, conductor. Died 1850

28

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart plays his first public concert in the Salzburg Residenz-Theater
  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Le bûcheron [the woodcutter] premiered in Paris, lib. Guichard and N. Castet

Mar 1763

6

  • Jean-Xavier Lefèvre born (Lausanne) Franco-Swiss clarinettist, conductor, teacher. Died 1829

Apr 1763

6

  • The main hall of the Académie Royale de Musique at the Palais Royal in Paris is destroyed by fire

7

  • Domenico Dragonetti born (Venice) Italian composer, bassist. Died 1846

20

  • Anna Maria Crouch born (London) English soprano singer, actress. Died 1805

May 1763

14

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Il trionfo di Clelia [the triumph of Clelia] premiered in Bologna, lib. P. Metastasio

15

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Gott, man lobet dich in der Stille [God, we praise you in the silence] premiered in Hamburg

17

  • Johann Christian Bach’s opera Zanaida premiered in London, lib. G.G. Bottarelli

Jun 1763

3

  • Johann Caspar Vogler (67) dies in Weimar

9

  • The Mozart family set out from Salzburg on a three and a half year European tour

12

  • GBaldassare Galuppi’s opera Arianna e Teseo premiered in Padua, lib. P. Pariati

14

  • Johann Simon Mayr born (Altmannstein, Germany) German composer of nearly 70 operas and much other mainly choral music. Died 1845

15

  • Franz Danzi born (Schwetzingen, Germany) German composer, cellist, conductor. brother of Francesca Lebrun (1756-91). Died 1826

22

  • Étienne Méhul born (Givet, France) French composer. First composer to be described as ‘romantic’. Wrote or co-wrote 33 operas. Died 1817

Jul 1763

4

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Les fêtes de la paix [the festivals of peace] premiered in Paris, lib. C.-S. Favart

9

  • Antonio Sacchini’s opera Olimpiade premiered in Padua, lib. P. Metastasio
  • The rebuilt Theater am Kärntnertor, arch. Nicolò Pacassi, opens in Vienna

10

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart meets Niccolò Jommelli in Ludwigsburg, Germany

16

  • Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (88) dies in Paris

23

  • Egidio Duni’s opera Les Deux chasseurs et la latière [The two hunters and the creamery] premiered in Paris, lib. L. Anseaume

Aug 1763

14

  • Giovanni Battista Somis (76) dies in Turin
  • Michael Haydn appointed Konzertmeister at the Salzburg court, a position he holds until his death in 1806

Oct 1763

4

  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera Ifigenia in Tauride [Iphigenia in Tauris], lib. Marco Coltellini, premiered in Vienna

18

  • Johann Andreas Amon baptised (Bamberg) German horn player, violist, conductor, composer. Died 1825

Nov 1763

4

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera L’olimpiade premiered in Naples, lib. P. Metastasio
  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera La pastorella illustre [The illustrious shepherdess] premiered in Stuttgart, lib. G. Tagliazucchi

16

  • Egidio Duni’s opera Le Rendez-vous premiered in Paris, lib. P. Légier

18

  • The Mozart family arrive in Paris

22

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s Requiem in C premiered in Dresden

Dec 1763

6

  • Joseph Haydn’s cantata Destateri, o meie fidi premiered in Eisenstadt

7

  • Michael Haydn’s Symphony No. 4 “La Confidenza” premiered in Salzburg

26

  • Jonathan Battishill & James Love’s pantomime The Rites of Hecate premiered in London
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Ezio premiered in Vienna, lib. P. Metastasio

29

  • Michael Haydn’s Symphony No. 5 in A major premiered in Salzburg

1763 (date unknown)

  • Johann Gottlieb Janitsch (c. 55) dies in Berlin
  • Nicola Logroscino (c.65) dies in Palermo

publications

  • Carl Friedrich Abel’s 6 Sonatas for Keyboard and Flute op.6 published in London
  • CPE Bach’s Zweyte Fortsetzung von Sechs Sonaten fürs Clavier published in Berlin
  • Johann Christian Bach’s Six Favourite Overtures; Six Concertos op.1 (for harpsichord & strings) & Six Trios op.2 (for 2 violins and viola) published in London
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s A Third Set of Six Sonatas or Duets op.10 for 2 violins or 2 flutes published in London
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s Sei sonate op.9 (6 sonatas) published in Paris

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach 1714-88

Jan 1764

1

  • Wolfgang and Maria Mozart play for Louis XV in Paris
  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Singet un einander [Sing to each other] premiered in Hamburg

2

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Le sorcier [the sorceror] premiered in Paris, lib. A.A.H. Poinsinet

7

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera La rencontre imprévue [The unexpected meeting] premiered in Vienna, lib. L.H. Dancourt

13

  • Franz Lauska born (Brno) Czech pianist, composer, piano teacher. Died 1825

14

  • Michael Haydn’s Symphony No.6 in C major premiered in Salzburg

19

  • Thomas Arne’s masque The Arcadian nuptuals premiered in London, lib. composer

21

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Le virtuose ridicole [ridiculous virtue] premiered in Parma, lib. C. Goldoni

25

  • Michael Haydn’s Symphony No.7 in E major premiered in Salzburg

publications

  • Joseph Haydn’s String Quartets 1 to 4 published
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Feb 1764

11

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Demofoonte premiered in Stuttgart, lib. P. Metastasio (third version)

18

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera La moglie in calzoni [The wife in trousers] premiered in Modena, lib. J.A. Nelli

29

  • Johann Christian Bach’s serenata La Galatea, lib. Pietro Metastasio,  premiered in London at a joint charity event with Carl  Friedrich Abel, their first collaboration

publications

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 2 sonatas for violin and keyboard op.1 (K6,7) published in Paris

Mar 1764

1

  • Jeremiah Ingalls born (Andover, MA) American composer, choirmaster, bass viol player, farmer. Died 1838

8

  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s opera Rose et Colas premiered in Paris. Lib. Michel-Jean Sedaine

10

  • Wolfgang and Maria Mozart play the first of two public concerts in Paris at the Théâtre Felix

27

  • Joseph Haydn’s cantata Da qual gioja [From what joy] premiered in Eisenstadt

30

  • Pietro Locatelli (68) dies in Amsterdam

publications

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 2 published

Apr 1764

9

  • Wolfgang and Maria Mozart play the second of two public concerts in Paris at the Théâtre Felix

17

  • Johann Mattheson (82) dies in Hamburg

23

  • The Mozart family arrive in England for the first time

24

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Egeria premiered in Vienna, lib. P. Metastasio

27

  • Wolfgang and Maria Mozart play the first of two concerts for George III in London

publications

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 2 sonatas for violin and keyboard op.2 (K8,9) published in Paris

May 1764

3

  • Francesco Algarotti (51) dies in Pisa

12

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Il ciarlone [the babbler] premiered in Bologna, lib. A. Palomba

17

  • Wolfgang and Maria Mozart play the second of two concerts for George III in London

22

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Dass wir nach gedämpften kriegen [That do we get subdued] premiered in Hamburg

31

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Cajo Mario premiered in Venice, lib. G. Roccaforte

Jun 1764

5

  • The Mozart family play the first of many benefit concerts to fund their travels, this one in London

7

  • Gian Francesco de Majo’s opera Alcide negli orti Esperidi [Alcide in the gardens of Hesperides] premiered in Vienna. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

16

  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera Antigono premiered in Padua. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

24

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera I francesi brillanti [The brilliant French] premiered in Bologna, lib. P. Mililotti

Aug 1764

4

  • Michael Haydn’s Divertimento in D major for orchestra premiered in Salzburg

30

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Der Herr, Zeboath ist mit uns [The Lord is with us Zeboath] & serenata Trompeten und Hörner erschallet [Trumpets and horns resound] premiered in Hamburg

Sep 1764

2

  • John Reading (c.78) dies in Winchester

5

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Siroe re di Persia [Cyrus king of Persia] premiered in Florence, lib. P. Metastasio

10

  • Giovanni Antonio Giaj (74) dies in Turin

11

  • Valentino Fioravanti born (Rome) Italian composer of around 70 operas. Died 1837

12

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau (80) dies in Paris

29

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Michael, wer ist wie Gott [Michael, who is like God] premiered in Hamburg

Oct 1764

4

  • Domenico Fischietti’s opera Vologeso, Re de Parti [Vologeso, King of Parti], lib. Apostolo Zeno, premiered in Prague
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s ballet Les amours d’Alexandre et de Roxane [the loves of Alexander and Roxanne] premiered in Vienna

18

  • Florian Leopold Gassmann’s opera L’olimpiade, lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Vienna

21

  • János Bihari born (Nagyabony, Hungary) Romany violinst, composer, arranger. Died 1827

22

  • Jean-Marie Leclair (67) stabbed to death in Paris. The culprit was never found.

Nov 1764

4

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Il re pastore [the shepherd king] premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. P. Metastasio
  • Gian Francesco de Majo’s opera Ifigenia in Tauride premiered in Mannheim, lib. Mattia Verazi
  • Antonio Sacchini’s opera Lucio Vero premiered in Naples, lib. A. Zeno

24

  • Vincenzo Manfredini’s opera Carlo Magno [Charlemagne], lib. L. Lazzaroni,  premiered in St Petersburg

30

  • Franz Xaver Gerl born (Andorf, Austria) Austrian composer, bass singer. Died 1827

Dec 1764

1

  • Franz Anton Wendling marries Elisabeth Augusta Sarselli in Mannheim

6

  • Joseph Haydn’s cantata Qual dubbio [what doubt] premiered in Eisenstadt

12

  • Thomas Arne’s opera The Guardian Out-witted premiered in London, lib. composer

26

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Il nuovo Orlando premiered in Modena, lib. L. Ariosto
  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera La partenza il ritorno de’ marinari [The departure the return of sailors], lib. anon, premiered in Venice

unk

  • Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri (74) dies in Bologna

1764 (date unknown)

  • Vincenzo Fabrizi born (Naples) Italian opera composer. Died c.1812
  • Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel (c.79) dies in Nuremberg

publications

  • CPE Bach’s Zwölf geistliche Oden und Lieder als ein Anhang zu Gellerts geistliche Oden und Lieder (12 songs) published in Leipzig
  • Alessandro Besozzi’s Six sonatas for 2 violas or 2 flutes with basso continuo, op. 5 published in London
  • Pierre van Maldere’s Sei sinfonie a più stromenti op.4 published in Paris

One response to “1760-64

  1. Your musical timeline is a very useful site… but the names of operas — in that very dark blue — are almost unreadable against the charcoal grey background.

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