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ⓘ 1721 in music




                                     

ⓘ 1721 in music

  • Antonio Maria Bononcini becomes maestro di cappella in his native city of Modena.
  • Georg Philipp Telemann becomes director of music in Hamburg.
  • December 3 – Johann Sebastian Bach marries his second wife, Anna Magdalena.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Capriccio in E major, BWV 993
  • Brandenburg Concertos, a collection of five concerti grossi and one ripieno concerto presented to Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Christoph Graupner – Sonata in G minor, GWV 724
  • Crudel tiranno amor, HWV 97
  • Keyboard Sonatina in G minor, HWV 583
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Giovanni Bononcini – Cantate e Duetti
  • Evaristo Felice DallAbaco – 6 Concerti à più istrumenti, Op. 5
  • Ich hoffe darauf daS du so gnadig bist, TWV 1:847
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau – Orphee, RCT 27
  • Valentin Rathgeber – Octava musica clavium octo musicarum, R 295
  • Pietro Locatelli – 12 Concerti grossi à 4 e à 5, Op. 1 including concerto in F minor "Christmas Concerto"
  • Ich halte aber dafur, TWV 1:840
  • Francesco Maria Veracini – 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 1
  • Silvius Leopold Weiss – Tombeau sur la mort de M. Comte de Logy arrivee, WSW 20
                                     

2. Opera

  • Eumene
  • Nicola Porpora
  • Michel Richard de Lalande – Les elemens, S.153 composed with Andre Cardinal Destouches
  • Giovanni Bononcini – Crispo
  • Giuseppe Maria Orlandini – Nerone
  • Filippo Amadei, Giovanni Bononcini & George Frideric Handel – Muzio Scevola
  • George Frideric Handel – Floridante, HWV 14
  • Gli orti esperidi
  • Alessandro Scarlatti – La Griselda
  • Georg Philipp Telemann – Der Geduldige Socrates
  • Antonio Vivaldi – La Silvia, RV 734
                                     

3. Theoretical Writings

  • Thomas Walter – The Grounds and Rules of Musick Explained
  • Franz Xaver Murschhauser – Academia Musico-Poetica Bipartita
  • Alexander Malcolm – A Treatise of Musick
  • Johann Mattheson – Das forschende Orchestre
                                     

4. Births

  • Quirino Gasparini, composer died 1778
  • April 1 – Pieter Hellendaal, organist, violinist and composer died 1799
  • Barbara Campanini, dancer
  • December 27 bapt. – John Garth, composer died 1810
  • Matthias van den Gheyn, composer died 1785
  • Giovanni Battista Lorenzi, Italian librettist died 1807
  • December 9 – Peter Pelham, organist, harpsichordist and composer d. 1805
  • date unknown
                                     

5. Deaths

  • September 3 – Jan Antonin Losy, lute player and composer born c. 1643
  • February 22 – Johann Christoph Bach, organist, elder brother of Johann Sebastian born 1642
  • Jeronimo de Carrion, composer b. 1660
  • Jacques Paisible, recorder virtuoso and composer born c. 1656
  • date unknown