1765-69

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Jan 1765

6

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera La clemenza di Tito [the clemency of Titus] premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. P. Metastasio (second version)

10

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Il barone di Torreforte [Baron Torreforte]. lib. Piccinni, premiered in Rome

12

  • Johann Melchior Molter (68) dies in Karlsruhe

15

  • Carlmann Kolb (61) dies in Munich

19

  • Johan Joachim Agrell (63) dies in Nuremberg

23

  • The first of the joint ‘Bach-Abel’ concerts featuring Johann Christian Bach and Carl Friedrich Abel takes place in Soho Square, London

24

  • Egidio Duni’s opera L’école de la jeunesse [The school of youth] premiered in Paris, lib. L. Anseaume
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Il Parnaso confuso [Parnassus confused] premiered in Vienna, lib. P. Metastasio

25

  • Florian Gassmann’s opera Il trionfo d’amore [the triumph of love], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Vienna

26

  • Johann Christian Bach’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in London, lib. P. Metastasio

30

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Telemaco premiered in Vienna, lib. M. Coltellini

31

  • Samuel Arnold’s opera The Maid of the Mill premiered in London. Lib. Isaac Bickerstaffe
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s ballet Sémiramis premiered in Vienna

publications

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 6 sonatas for violin and keyboard op.3 (K10-15) published in London

Feb 1765

4

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Farnace premiered in Rome, lib. A. M. Lucchini

7

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Il finto astrologo [The fake astrologer], lib. Carlo Goldoni, premiered in Rome

8

  • Joseph Leopold Eybler born (Vienna) Austrian composer, conductor, choirmaster. Died 1846

9

  • Elisabetta de Gambarini (33) dies in London

11

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s cantata Le nozze di Bacco ed Arianna [The Marriage of Bacchus and Ariadne] premiered in Modena, lib. A. Biondini

14

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s Kirchenmusik zur Vermählung Kaiser Jospeh d. II und Josepha [Church music for the marriage of Emperor Joseph II and Josepha] premiered in Hamburg

21

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 1 premiered in London

23

  • Jean Girard (68) dies in Montreal

27

  • François-André Philidor’s opera Tom Jones premiered in Paris, lib. A.A.H. Poinsinet after Fielding

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  • John Hebden (c. 53) dies in London

Mar 1765

16

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Le tonnelier [the cooper] premiered in Paris, lib. N.-M. Audinot and A.-F. Quétant

Apr 1765

27

  • Thomas Arne’s opera L’olimpiade premiered in London, lib. G.G. Bottarelli after P. Metastasio

May 1765

19

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s ballet Ifigenia in Aulide premiered in Laxenburg

Jun 1765

13

  • Anton Eberl born (Vienna) Austrian composer, pianist, teacher. Died 1807

27

  • François Joseph Gossec’s opera Le faux lord [the false lord] premiered in Paris, lib. Parmentier

Jul 1765

24

  • The Mozart family leave London bound for Belgium and Holland

27

  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera L’isola disabitata [the uninhabited island], lib. pietro Metastasio, premiered in Padua

Aug 1765

6

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Romolo ed Ersilia premiered in Innsbruck, lib. P. Metastasio

11

  • Georg Benda’s opera Xindo riconosciuto [Xindo recognised], lib. Johann Georg August Galletti, premiered in Gotha

Sep 1765

13

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphony no.30 in C major ‘Hallelujah’ & Symphony no.31 in D major completed

18

  • Oliver Holden born (Shirley, MA) American composer, hymn compiler, choirmaster. Died 1844

22

  • Baldassare Galuppi appointed as opera composer to the court of Catherine the Great in St Petersburg, a post he holds for two years

Oct 1765

6

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s oratorio Wie ist der Held geffalen [How is the fallen hero] premiered in Hamburg

12

  • Pierre Vachon’s opera Renaud D’Ast premiered in Paris. Lib. Pierre René Lemonnier

22

  • Daniel Steibelt born (Berlin) German composer, pianist. Died 1823

24

  • Bernard de Bury’s ballet Palmyre premiered in Fontainbleau

26

  • Jakub Jan Ryba born (Přeštice, Czech Rep) Czech composer, teacher. Died 1815
  • Egidio Duni’s opera La Fée Urgèle [Urgèle the Fairy] premiered in Fontainebleu, lib. C.-S. Favart

Nov 1765

2

  • Bernard de Bury’s ballet Zénis et Amnasie premiered in Fontainbleau

4

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s operas Imeneo in Atene Lib. S. Stampiglia & Temistocle Lib. P. Metastasio (second version) premiered in Ludwigsburg
  • Antonio Sacchini’s opera Il Creso [the Croesus] premiered in Naples, lib. G. Pizzi

15

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera L’arrivo di Enea nel Lazio [The arrival of Aeneas in Latium] premiered in Florence, lib. V. Alamanni

22

  • Friedrich Heinrich Himmel born (Treuenbrietzen, Germany) German composer, pianist. Died 1814

23

  • Thomas Attwood baptised (London) English composer, organist. Died 1838

Dec 1765

9

  • Luigi Boccerini’s cantata La confederazione dei Sabini con Roma pt 1 [The confederation of the Sabines to Rome pt 1] premiered in Lucca

17

  • Conrad Friedrich Hurlebusch (73) dies in Amsterdam

26

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in Venice, lib. P. Metastasio

27

  • Elizabeth Billington born (London) English soprano singer. Died 1818
  • Bernard Sarrette born (Bordeaux) French politician, administrator. Founder of the Conservatoire de Paris. Died 1858

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony no.5 K22 completed

1765 (date unknown)

  • John Addison born (London) English composer, bass player (approx date). Died 1844
  • Louis-Antoine Dornel (c. 80) dies in Paris
  • The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (“Harmonien”) is founded

publications

  • CPE Bach’s keyboard collection Clavierstücke verschiedener Art published in Berlin
  • Johann Christian Bach’s Six simphonies op.3 & Sei canzonette op.4 (6 songs, lib. P. Metastasio) published in London
  • Armand-Louis Couperin’s Sonates en pièces de clavecin op.2 published in Paris
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s Sei sonate notturne op.6 for 2 violins published in Paris (approx date)

Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi 1728-1804

Jan 1766

6

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Enea nel Lazio premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. M. Verazi (second version)

9

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera La pescatrice [the angler] premiered in Rome, lib. C. Goldoni

22

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No.5 premiered in Den Haag

27

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera La baronessa di Montecupo [Baroness Montecupo], lib. Piccinni, premiered in Rome

30

  • Susannah Maria Cibber (51) dies in London

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  • Muzio Clementi, aged 13, appointed organist at S Lorenzo, Damaso, Italy

Feb 1766

11

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Vologeso premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. M. Verazi

24

  • Samuel Wesley born (Bristol) English composer, organist, violinist, conductor, teacher. Son of Charles Wesley (1707-88). Died 1837

26

  • August Bernhard Valentin Herbing (30) dies in Magdeburg

Mar 1766

3

  • Gregor Joseph Werner (73) dies in Eisenstadt

4

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Erscheine, Gott der Ehre [Notes, God of glory] premiered in Hamburg

20

  • Giovanni Battista Pescetti (c. 62) dies in Venice

28

  • Joseph Weigl born (Eisenstadt, Austria) Austrian composer, conductor. Son of Joseph Franz Weigl (1740-1820). Died 1846

Apr 1766

10

  • Michael Haydn’s opera Rebekka als Braut [Rebekah as a bride], lib. Florian Reichssiegel, premiered in Salzburg

23

  • François Joseph Gossec’s opera Les pêcheurs [the fishermen] premiered in Paris, lib. Marquis de La Salle d’Offémont

25

  • Thomas Arne’s opera Miss in her Teens premiered in London. Lib. David Garrick

publications

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s 6 sonatas for violin and keyboard op.4 (K26-31) published in Den Haag and Amsterdam

May 1766

4

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Gottes Wort und Luthers Lehr [God’s Word and Luther’s teaching] premiered in Hamburg

7

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Sesostri premiered in Venice, lib. P. Pariati

19

  • Giuseppe Sarti appointed maestro del coro at the Conservatorio della Pietà in Venice

25

  • Florian Gassmann’s opera Il viaggiatore ridicolo [the ridiculous traveller] premiered in Vienna

28

  • Johann Adam Hiller’s opera Die verwandelten Weiber [The women turned] premiered in Leipzig, lib. C.F. Weisse after C. Coffey

Jun 1766

3

  • Gregor Werner (73) dies in Eisenstadt

9

  • Anton Weidinger born (Vienna) Austrian trumpet virtuoso. Died 1852

12

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Kyrie in F major K33 completed

23

  • Thomas Roseingrave (c. 78) dies in Dún Laoghaire

28

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera La pace tra la Virtù e la Bellezza [Peace between Virtue and Beauty] premiered in St Petersburg, lib. P. Metastasio

Jul 1766

19

  • Friedrich Fleischmann born (Marktheidenfeld, Germany) German composer, civil servant. Died 1798

22

  • Franz Xaver Süssmayr born (Schwanenstadt, Austria) Austrian composer, violinist, teacher, singer, organist. Died 1803

24

  • Egidio Duni’s opera La Clochette [the bell] premiered in Paris, lib. L. Anseaume

Aug 1766

16

  • Carolina Oliphant aka Baroness Nairne born (Gask, Perthshire) Scottish songwriter, song collector. Died 1845

Sep 1766

5

  • Luigi Bassi born (Pesaro) Italian baritone singer. Died 1825

19

  • Michael Haydn’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra in D Major premiered in Salzburg

Oct 1766

4

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera La cameriera spiritosa [the witty waitress] premiered in Milan, lib. C. Goldoni

8

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Demofoonte premiered in Treviso, lib. P. Metastasio

9

  • Bedřich Diviš Weber born (Karlovy Vary, Czech Rep) Czech composer, musicologist, first director of the Prague Conservatory (founded 1808). Died 1842

27

  • Nancy Storace born (London) English soprano singer. Sister of Stephen Storace 1762-96. Died 1817

Nov 1766

4

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Il matrimonio per concorso [Marriage for competition] premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. G. Martinelli
  • Pierre van Maldere’s opera Le Soldat par amour [Soldier of love] premiered in Brussels
  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Il gran Cid [the great Cid] premiered in Naples, lib. G. Pizzi

5

  • Michael Arne marries soprano Elizabeth Wright in London

9

  • Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer (74) dies in Den Haag

13

  • Georg Philipp Telemann’s cantata Wie lieblich sind auf den Bergen [How beautiful upon the mountains] premiered in Hamburg

16

  • Rodolphe Kreutzer born (Versailles) French composer, conductor, violinist, teacher. Composed 40 operas and many works for violin. Died 1831

20

  • John Wall Callcott born (London) English composer, writer. Died 1821

25

  • Johann Adam Hiller’s opera Lisuart und Dariolette premiered in Leipzig, lib. D. Schiebeler

29

  • The Mozart family arrive home in Salzburg following their three and a half year European tour

Dec 1766

15

  • Carlo Tessarini (76) dies in Amsterdam

20

  • Johann Otto Uhde (41) dies in Berlin

23

  • Michael Haydn’s Pastorello in C major for four soloists, chorus and orchestra premiered in Salzburg

26

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera La sposa fedel [The faithful wife], lib. Pietro Chiari, premiered in Venice

1766 (date unknown)

  • Muzio Clementi moves to England aged 15 to work for Sir Peter Beckford in Dorset as house musician and composer
  • Viennese publishing house Artaria founded. Closed in 1858

publications

  • CPE Bach’s keyboard collection Kurze und leichte Clavierstücke mit veränderten Reprisen (2 volumes) published in Berlin & Sechs leichte Clavier-Sonaten published in Leipzig
  • Johann Christian Bach’s Six Sonatas op.5 (for keyboard) published in London
  • Capel Bond’s Six Concertos in Seven Parts published in London
  • Christian Cannabich’s 6 sonates en trio qui sont faits pour exécuter à 3 ou avec l’orquestre op.3 & 6 simphonies op.4 published in Paris
  • Joseph Haydn’s Divertimentos (String Quartets nos 1 to 10) published (approx date)
  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini’s An Overture and 2 Grand Concertos op.4 published in London & Sei sonate for harpsichord and violin published in Paris and London

Johann Christian Bach – Six Sonatas op.5 (Chaconne)

Jan 1767

2

  • Michael Arne’s opera Cymon, lib. David Garrick after John Dryden,  premiered in London

3

  • Luca Antonio Predieri (78) dies in Bologna

14

  • Joseph Haydn’s Baryton trios I (24 trios for baryton, viola and cello) completed

20

  • Josef Mysliveček’s opera Il Bellerofonte [the Bellerophon], lib. xx, premiered in Naples

29

  • Johann Christian Bach’s masque The Fairy Favour premiered in London, lib. T. Hull

Feb 1767

7

  • Michael Haydn’s pantomime Der Traum [the dream], lib. Florian Reichssiegel, premiered in Salzburg

14

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

16

  • Joseph Haydn’s opera La canterina [the singing], lib. Karl Friberth, premiered in Bratislava

21

  • Charles Dibdin’s opera Love in the City, lib. Isaac Bickerstaffe, premiered in London

22

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Il prologo [the prologue], lib. Lorenzo Ottavio del Rosso, premiered in Florence

27

  • Andrea Luchesi’s opera Le donne sempre donne [Women always women], lib. Pietro Chiari, premiered in Venice

Mar 1767

12

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joseph Haydn and Anton Adlgasser’s oratorio Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots K35 premiered in Salzburg, lib. I.A. Weiser. One act by each composer

19

  • Leonhard von Call born (Eppan an der Weinstraße, Italy) Austrian composer, guitarist, civil servant. Died 1815

27

  • Charles Didelot born (Stockholm) French dancer, choreographer

Apr 1767

1

  • François Rebel and François Francoeur leave their posts as joint artistic directors and inspectors  of the Académie Royale de Musique et de Danse in Paris

7

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s cantata Grabmusik K42 for two soloists, chorus and ensemble premiered in Salzburg

17

  • Joseph Haydn’s Stabat Mater premiered in Eisenstadt

24

  • Johann Adam Hiller’s opera Lottchen am Hofe [Lottie at court] premiered in Leipzig, lib. C.F. Weisse

26

  • Florian Gassmann’s opera L’amore artigiano [Love artisan], lib. Carlo Goldoni, premiered in Vienna

27

  • Andreas Jakob Romberg born (Vechta, Germany) German composer, violinist. Cousin of Bernhard Romberg (1767-1841). Died 1821

publications

  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 tercetti op.2 (string trios) published in Paris
  • Henri-Joseph Rigel’s Six Sonates pour le clavecin op.1 published in Paris
Florian Leopold Gassmann (1729-1774)

Florian Leopold Gassmann (1729-1774)

May 1767

4

  • Tyāgarāja aka Thyagaraja Aradhana born (Thiruvarur, India) Indian composer of Carnatic music

12

  • John Wainwright appointed organist and singer at Manchester cathedral but is dead within the year

13

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera Apollo et Hyacinthus K38 premiered in Salzburg, lib. R. Widl

Jun 1767

5

  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s opera L’Isle sonnante [the ringing isle], lib. Charles Colle, premiered in Bagnolet

20

  • François Joseph Gossec’s opera Toinon et Toinette premiered in Paris, lib. J.A.J. Desboulmiers

25

  • Georg Philipp Telemann (86) dies in Hamburg of a chest ailment

30

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s opera Lucio Papirio dittatore [Lucius Papirius dictator] premiered in Naples, lib. A. Zeno

Jul 1767

31

  • Amélie-Julie Candeille born (Paris) French soprano singer, composer, playwright, librettist, actress, comedian. Died 1834

publications

  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 quartetti op.1 (string quartets) published in Paris

Aug 1767

10

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

12

  • Antonio Salieri’s A missa a capella in C premiered in Vienna

28

  • Johann Schobert (c. 47) and his wife, child and four friends die in Paris from mushroom poisoning

Sep 1767

5

  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann’s opera L’Achille in Sciro [Achilles in Skyros], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Palermo

9

  • Johann Adolf Hasse’s opera Partenope premiered in Vienna, lib. Pietro Metastasio

10

  • Charles John Frederick Lampe (28) dies in Edinburgh

15

  • The Mozart family leave Salzburg bound for Vienna, a trip that involved diversions to Brno and Olomouc and both children contracting mild bouts of smallpox

17

  • Henri Montan Berton born (Paris) French composer, opera director, teacher. Son of Pierre Montan Berton (1727-80). Died 1844

20

  • José Maurício Nunes Garcia born (Rio de Janeiro) Brazilian composer, priest. Died 1830

26

  • Wenzel Müller born (Trnava, Slovakia) Austrian composer, conductor. Died 1835

28

  • François Joseph Gossec’s opera Le double déguisement [Double disguise] premiered in Paris, lib. Houbron

Oct 1767

3

  • Johann Adam Hiller’s opera Die Muse premiered in Leipzig, lib. D. Schiebeler

5

  • Florian Gassmann’s opera Amore e Psiche [Cupid and Psyche], lib. Antonio Landi, premiered in Vienna

6

  • Johann Christian Gottlieb Graupner born (Hannover) German-American musician, singer, publisher, teacher. A candidate for the first ‘blackface’ minstrel to appear in public in the US. Also founded the Philharmonic Society in Boston. Died 1836

11

  • Joseph Haydn’s Baryton trios II (24 trios for baryton, viola and cello) completed

Nov 1767

4

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Il cacciatore deluso [the disappointed hunter] premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. G. Martinelli
  • Josef Mysliveček’s opera Farnace premiered in Naples, lib. P. Metastasio

6

  • CPE Bach appointed director of sacred music in Hamburg, succeeding his Godfather Georg Telemann

9

  • Pierre Vachon’s opera Les femmes et le secret [the women and the secret], lib. François-Antoine Quétant, premiered in Paris

12

  • Bernhard Heinrich Romberg born (Oldenburg, Germany) German composer, cellist. Cousin of Andreas Romberg (1767-1821). Died 1841

24

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Ernelinde, princesse de Norvège [Ernelinde, Princess of Norway] premiered in Paris, lib. A.A.H. Poinsinet

Dec 1767

1

  • Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 35 completed

8

  • Antoine Fabre d’Olivet born (Ganges, France) French poet, author, composer, esotericist. Died 1825

26

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Alceste premiered in Vienna, lib. R. Calzabigi
  • Gian Francesco de Majo’s opera Antigono premiered in Venice. Lib. Pietro Metastasio
  • Josef Mysliveček’s opera Il trionfo di Clelia [the triumph of Clelia], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Turin

30

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 6 premiered in Salzburg

1767 (date unknown)

publications

  • Carl Friedrich Abel’s Op.7 6 Symphonies published in London
  • Thomas Arne’s Four New Overtures or Symphonies in 8 and 10 Parts for orchestra published in London
  • Johann Christian Bach’s Sei canzonette op.6 (6 songs, lib. P. Metastasio) published in London
  • Christian Cannabich’s 6 quartetti op.5 (for strings or flute and strings) & 6 sinfonie a quatro o a più stromenti op.6 published in Paris
  • Josef Mysliveček’s VI Sinfonie concertanti o sia quintetti per due violini, due viole, e basso op.2 published in Paris
  • Giuseppe Tartini’s treatise De’ principi dell’armonia musicale contenuta nel diatonico genere published in Padua

Florian Gassmann 1729-74

Jan 1768

5

  • Florian Gassmann’s opera La notte critica [The critical night], lib. Carlo Goldoni, premiered in Vienna

12

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Ifigenia in Aulide premiered in London, lib. G. Bottarelli
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony no.7 K45 completed

20

  • Giovanni Paisiello’s cantata L’Ebone, lib. S. Mattei & opera Olimpia, lib. D. Trabucco premiered in Naples

27

  • Egidio Duni’s opera Les Moissonneurs [the Harvesters] premiered in Paris, lib. C.-S. Favart

28

  • John Wainwright (44) buried in Stockport

Feb 1768

11

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera Fetonte premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. M. Verazi

21

  • Michael Haydn’s oratorio Der kampf der Busse und Bekehrung [the struggle between ? and conversion] premiered in Salzburg

25

  • Thomas Arne and Charles Dibdin”s opera Lionel and Clarissa premiered in London, lib. I. Bickerstaff

Mar 1768

3

  • Nicola Porpora (81) dies in Naples

18

  • Christopher Smart & Samuel Arnold’s oratorio Abimelech premiered in London

publications

  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 tercetti op.4 (string trios) published in Paris

Apr 1768

12

  • Carel Anton Fodor born (Venlo, Netherlands) Dutch composer, pianist, conductor. Died 1846

17

  • Joseph Haydn’s oratorio Applausus premiered in Zwettl

19

  • CPE Bach officially inaugurated as director of sacred music in Hamburg

May 1768

2

  • Baldassare Galuppi’s opera Ifigenia in Tauride premiered in St Petersburg, lib. M. Coltellini

3

  • Antoine Dauvergne’s opera La Vénitienne [the Venetian], lib. Antoine Houdar de la Motte, premiered in Paris

6

  • Michael Haydn’s Die Hochzeit auf der Alm [The wedding on the farm] premiered in Salzburg

18

  • Johann Adam Hiller’s opera Die Liebe auf dem Lande [The love of the countryside] premiered in Leipzig, lib. C.F. Weisse

24

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera I viaggiatori ridicoli tornati in Italia [ridiculous travellers back in Italy] premiered in London, lib. G. Bottarelli

31

  • Giovanni  Paisiello’s opera Le nozze di Peleo e Tetide [The Marriage of Peleus and Thetis], lib. Giovanni Battista Basso-Bassi, premiered in Naples

Jun 1768

10

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Li napoletani in America [Neopolitans in America] premiered in Naples, lib. F. Cerlone

Jul 1768

1

  • Tobias Friedrich Bach I (72) dies in Udestedt, Germany

6

  • Johan Georg Heinrich Backofen born (Karlsruhe) German composer, clarinetist. Died 1830

7

  • Joseph Haydn’s Baryton trios III (24 trios for baryton, viola and cello) completed

11

  • José de Nebra (66) dies in Madrid
  • Antonio Rodríguez de Hita’s opera Briseida premiered in Madrid. Lib. Ramón de la Cruz

18

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera Le jardinier de Sidon [the gardener of Sidon] premiered in Paris, lib. R.T.R. de Pleinchesne

Aug 1768

10

  • Johann Michael Vogl born (Steyr, Austria) Austrian baritone singer, composer. Died 1840

13

  • Gian Francesco de Majo’s opera Ipermestra premiered in Naples. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

17

  • Michael Haydn marries singer Maria Magdalena Lipp in Salzburg

20

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Le Huron premiered in Paris, lib. J.F. Marmontel

Sep 1768

3

  • Antonio Rodríguez de Hita’s opera Las segadoras de Vallecas [the mowers of Vallecas] premiered in Madrid. Lib. Ramón de la Cruz

12

  • Benjamin Carr born (London) English composer, singer, teacher, publisher. Died 1831

21

  • Louis-Emmanuel Jadin born (Versailles) French composer, pianist, harpsichordist. Brother of Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800). Died 1853

28

  • Joseph Haydn’s opera Lo speziale aka Der Apotheker [the chemist] premiered in Eisenstadt, lib. Carlo Goldoni (date disputed)

Oct 1768

3

  • Charles Dibdin’s opera The Padlock premiered in London. Lib. Isaac Bickerstaffe

20

  • Gaetano Crivelli born (Brescia) Italian tenor singer. Father of Domenico Crivelli (1793-1856). Died 1836

26

  • Egidio Duni’s opera Les sabots [the hooves] premiered in Paris, lib. M.-J. Sedaine

28

  • Michel Blavet (68) dies in Paris

31

  • Francesco Maria Veracini (78) dies in Florence

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  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s musical play Bastien und Bastienne K50 premiered at F.A. Mesmer’s house in Vienna, lib. F.W. Weiskern, J. Müller and J.A. Schachtner

Nov 1768

1

  • Pierre van Maldere (39) dies in Brussels

5

  • Ignaz Holzbauer’s opera Adriano in Siria [Hadrian in Syria] premiered in Mannheim, lib. P. Metastasio

7

  • Michael Haydn’s mass Gloria et Credo ad Missam Sancti Raphaelis in C major for voices and orchestra premiered in Salzburg

8

  • Giovanni Battista Sammartini succeeds Giuseppe Vignati as maestro di cappella at the Milanese court

Dec 1768

7

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Offertory Motet K.117 in C Major & Missa solemnis K139 premiered at an orphanage in Vienna

10

  • François Joseph Gossec’s opera Les agréments d’Hylas et Silvie [the amenities of Hylas and Silvie] premiered in Paris, lib. M.-R.-J. Rochon de Chabannes

13

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony no.8 K48 completed

16

  • Michael Haydn’s Litaniae de Venerabili Sacramento in B flat major premiered in Salzburg

18

  • Niccolò Jommelli’s opera La schiava liberata [The freed slave] premiered in Ludwigsburg, lib. G. Martinelli

22

  • Baldassarre Galuppi appointed maestro di cappella  at the Ospedale degli Incurabili in Venice

26

  • Tommaso Traetta’s opera L’isola disabitata [the uninhabited island], lib. pietro Metastasio, premiered in Bologna
  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Alceste premiered in Milan, lib. R. de’ Calzabigi

1768 (date unknown)

  • Hampartsoum Limondjian born (Istanbul) Armenian composer of church music and Turkish classical music, theorist, developer of the Hampartsoum notation system. Died 1839
  • Tommaso Traetta appointed music director at the Russian court in St Petersburg

publications

  • Carl Friedrich Abel’s 6 String Quartets op.8 published in London
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s 6 Symphonies op.1 published in Amsterdam
  • Pierre van Maldere’s Sei sinfonie a più stromenti op.5 published in Paris
  • Josef Mysliveček’s Six sonates, op.1 & Sei quartetti a due violini alto e basso, op.3 published in Paris
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Dictionnaire de musique published in Paris
  • Carl Stamitz’s op.2 – 3 symphonies published in Paris

Title page of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s Dictionnaire de Musique, first edition

Jan 1769

2

  • Nannette Streicher (Stein) born (Augsburg, Germany) German piano maker, composer, writer, teacher. Daughter of Johann Andreas Stein (1728-92), wife of Johann Andreas Streicher (1761-1833), mother of Johann Baptist Streicher (1796-1871). Died 1833

3

  • Josef Mysliveček’s opera Il Demofoonte premiered in Venice, lib. Pietro Metastasio
  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Lo sposo burlato [The groom mocked] premiered in Rome, lib. G.B. Casti

5

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Lucile premiered in Paris, lib. J.F. Marmontel
  • The Mozart family arrive home in Salzburg after a year in Vienna

26

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Minuets (7) K65a completed

Feb 1769

1

  • Johann Gottlieb Naumann’s opera La clemenza di Tito [the clemency of Titus], lib. Pietro Metastasio, premiered in Dresden

5

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Missa brevis K65 premiered in Salzburg

12

  • Johann Friedrich Rochlitz born (Leipzig) German playwright, musicologist, critic. Died 1842

20

  • Michael Haydn’s oratorio Kaiser Constantin I. Feldzug und Sieg [Emperor Constantine I. campaign and victory] premiered in Salzburg

Mar 1769

16

  • Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny’s opera Le Déserteur [the deserter], lib. Michel-Jean Sedaine, premiered in Paris

25

  • Salvatore Viganò born (Naples) Italian composer, choreographer, dancer, ballet master. Died 1821

28

  • Josef Mysliveček’s opera L’Ipermestra premiered in Florence. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

Apr 1769

11

  • Johann Georg Lickl born (Korneuberg, Austria) Austrian composer, teacher, pianist. Died 1843

24

  • Kitty Clive retires from the stage after a final show in London
  • Franz Xaver Richter succeeds Joseph Garnier as Kapellmeister of Strasbourg cathedral

May 1769

1

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera La finta semplice [the simple fake] K51, lib. C. Goldoni rev. M. Coltellini & Symphony No. 7 premiered in Salzburg

3

  • Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi’s opera Ruggiero premiered in Venice, lib. C. Mazzolà

7

  • Giuseppe Farinelli aka Giuseppe Francesco Finco born (este, Italy) Italian composer of around 60 operas. Died 1836

12

  • Charles Dibdin’s opera The Ephesian Matron premiered in London. Lib. Isaac Bickerstaffe

30

  • Niccolò Piccinni’s opera Demetrio premiered in Naples, lib. P. Metastasio
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) aged 14

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) aged 14

Jun 1769

1

  • Józef Elsner born (Grotkow, Poland) Polish composer, teacher, theorist. Died 1854

Jul 1769

7

  • Michael Haydn’s opera Die Wahrheit der Natur [The truth of nature], lib. Haydn, premiered in Salzburg

22

  • Giuseppe Sarti’s opera La double méprise [The double mistake], lib. Deschamps, & cantata L’asile de l’amour [The asylum of love], lib. Deschamps, premiered in Copenhagen

23

  • Alexey Nikolayevich Titov born (St Petersburg) Russian composer, violinist, cavalry officer. Father of Nicolai Alexeyevich Titov (1800-75). Died 1827

Aug 1769

24

  • Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Le feste d’Apollo [the festival of Apollo] premiered in Parma, lib. C.I. Frugoni, R. Calzabigi, G.M. Pagnini and G. Pezzana

Sep 1769

2

  • François-André Danican Philidor’s opera L’amant déguisé [The lover in disguise] premiered in Paris, lib. C.-S. Favart and C.-H. de Voisenen

16

  • Antonio Rodríguez de Hita’s opera Las labradoras de Murcia [The peasant girls of Murcia] premiered in Madrid. Lib. Ramón de la Cruz

20

  • André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry’s opera Le tableau parlant [The table Talking] premiered in Paris, lib. L. Anseaume

Oct 1769

15

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘Dominicus’ Mass K66 premiered in Salzburg

25

  • Egidio Duni and François-André Danican Philidor’s opera La rosière de Salency [The rosière of Salency] premiered in Fontainebleau, lib. C.-S. Favart

27

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart appointed honorary Konzertmeister at the Salzburg court

Nov 1769

1

  • James Oswald (c. 58) dies in Knebworth, Herts
  • CPE Bach’s oratorio Die Israeliten in der Wüste [The Israelites in the wilderness] premiered in Hamburg, lib. D. Schiebeler

Dec 1769

13

  • Wolfgang and Leopold Mozart set out on a tour of Italy

26

  • Gian Francesco de Majo’s opera Didone abbandonata [Dido abandoned] premiered in Venice. Lib. Pietro Metastasio

1769 (date unknown)

  • Antonio Palomba (63) dies in Naples of a fever during an epidemic
  • François Joseph Gossec founds the Concert des Amateurs orchestra in Paris

publications

  • Luigi Boccherini’s 6 sonate op.5 (for piano and violin); 6 quartetti op.6 (string quartets) & 6 tercetti op.9 (string trios) published in Paris
  • Capel Bond’s Six Anthems in Score published in London
  • Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf’s 6 simphonies à 8 op.4 & 3 simphonies à 4 op.5 published in Paris (approx date)
  • François Joseph Gossec’s Six symphonies à grand orchestre op.12 & Sei quartetti per flauto e violino o sia per due violini, alto e basso op.14 published in Paris
  • Philip Hayes’s Six Concertos for the Organ, Harpsichord or Forte-Piano published in London
  • Ignaz Holzbauer’s 6 simphonies à 8 parties op.3 & 3 simphonies à grand orchestre op.4 published in Paris
  • Johann Baptist Vanhal’s 6 string quartets op.1 & 6 string quartets op.2 published in Paris
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