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ⓘ 1720 in music




                                     

ⓘ 1720 in music

  • Benedetto Marcellos satirical attack on opera, Il teatro alla moda, is published anonymously in Venice.
  • April – The Royal Academy of Music, a company formed for Handel in London, begins to produce operas.
  • Giovanni Bononcini arrives in London, his home until 1732, and becomes one of Handels most notable rivals.
  • Domenico Scarlatti arrives in Lisbon.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Marin Marais – Sonnerie de Ste-Genevieve du Mont-de-Paris
  • Jan Josef Ignac Brentner – Horae Pomeridianae
  • Alessandro Scarlatti – Messa di Santa Cecilia
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Prelude for Lute in C minor
                                     

2. Opera

  • Johann David Heinichen – Flavio Crispo
  • Antonio Maria Bononcini – Nino
  • Giovanni Porta – Numitore
  • Antonio Vivaldi – La verità in cimento
  • George Frideric Handel – Radamisto
  • Leonardo Leo – Caio Gracco
                                     

3. Births

  • January 1 – Johann Christoph Altnickol, composer baptized January 1, 1720
  • August 20 – Bernard de Bury, court musician and composer died 1785
  • October 17 – Maria Teresa Agnesi, singer and composer died 1795
  • Henry Hargrave, composer died 1780
  • William Savage, singer, organist and composer died 1789
  • November 16 – Carlo Antonio Campioni, composer died 1788
  • date unknown
  • January 4 – Johann Friedrich Agricola, composer died 1774
  • probable
  • Bernhard Joachim Hagen, composer died 1787
  • Gioacchino Cocchi, composer died 1804
  • Joan Baptista Pla, oboist and composer died 1773
  • Johann Georg Schurer, composer died 1786
                                     

4. Deaths

  • Sridhara Venkatesa Ayyaval, Hindu saint and composer born 1635
  • July 7 – Maria Barbara Bach, first wife of Johann Sebastian Bach born 1684
  • Jose Peyro, composer born c.1670
  • Jean Hotteterre, musician and composer
  • date unknown
  • July 27 – Johann Samuel Welter, composer
  • Demoiselle Conradi, German opera singer
  • Johann Speth, organist and composer born 1664
  • Guillaume Minoret, composer born c.1650
  • Antonia Bembo, singer and composer born c. 1640
  • probable
  • Jean Baptiste Loeillet of Ghent, composer born 1688