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ⓘ 1724 in music




1724 in music
                                     

ⓘ 1724 in music

  • Sebastien de Brossards collection of manuscripts is bought by King Louis XV of France.
  • 7 April Johann Sebastian Bach premieres his St John Passion BWV 245, BC D 2a at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier moves to Paris from Perpignan.
  • Agostino Steffani is elected honorary president of the Academy of Antient Musick in London.
  • The Le Saraste violin is made by Antonio Stradivari now owned by the Real Concervatorio Superior de Musica in Madrid, Spain.
  • Johann Adolph Hasse arrives in Naples.
  • Renatus Harris builds his last organ, that of St Dionis Backchurch in the City of London.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach composes the Sanctus for his later Mass in B minor.
  • John Frederick Lampe arrives in Britain.
  • In Rome, Domenico Scarlatti meets Farinelli and Johann Joachim Quantz.
  • Marriage of the daughter of music publisher Jean-Baptiste-Christophe Ballard to the printer François Boivin.
                                     

1. Published music

  • Attilio Ariosti
  • 6 Lessons, for viola damore and basso continuo London
  • 6 Cantatas London
  • Benedetto Marcello – Estro poetico-armonico: parafrasi sopra li primi venticinque salmi, vols. 1–4 Venice: Appresso Domenico Lovisa
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier – Cantates françoises Les Quatre Saisons, Op. 5 Paris
  • Francesco Barsanti – Sonate, for recorder or violin and continuo, Op. 1 London
  • William Croft – Musica sacra
  • Thomas Marc – Suitte de pieces de dessus et de pardessus de viole
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau – Pieces de Clavessin
  • François Couperin – Les goûts-reunis, ou Nouveaux concerts Paris
  • Francesco Mancini – XII Solos for recorder and continuo London
  • Jean-François Dandrieu – Pieces de clavecin, Book 1
                                     

2. Classical music

  • Schmucke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 180
  • Christum wir sollen loben schon, BWV 121
  • Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 5
  • Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn, BWV 96
  • Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 99
  • Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister, BWV 181
  • Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben?, BWV 8
  • Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 7
  • Erwunschtes Freudenlicht, BWV 184
  • St John Passion first performance at St. Nicolaikirche in Leipzig
  • Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Got t, BWV 101
  • Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10
  • Du Friedefurst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116
  • Sie werden euch in den Bann tun, BWV 44 cantata and some 50 other cantatas
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Du Hirte Israel, hore, BWV 104
  • Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, BWV 38
  • Wer da glaubet und getauft wird, BWV 37
  • Wo gehest du hin, BWV 166
  • Ach Herr, mich armen Sunder, BWV 135
  • Turlough OCarolan – John Drury composed for the wedding of a local couple, John Drury and Elizabeth Goldsmith
  • George Frideric Handel – Silete venti, HWV 242
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka – De profundis, ZWV 97
                                     

3. Opera

  • Artaserse
  • Attilio Ariosti
  • Vespasiano
  • Aquilio consolo
  • Tamerlano Tamburlaine, HWV 18
  • Antonio Caldara – Gianguir
  • Giulio Cesare Julius Caesar, HWV 17
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Turno Aricino
  • Leonardo Vinci
  • Ifigenia in Tauride
  • Eraclea
  • Dominico Sarro – Didone abbandonata
  • La Rosmira fedele
  • Farnace
  • La virtù trionfante dellamore e dellodio, ovvero il Tigrane, RV 740 co-composed with Benedetto Micheli and Nicola Romaldi
  • Il Giustino RV 717
  • Antonio Vivaldi
                                     

4. Theoretical writings

  • William Turner – Sound Anatomiz’d in A Philosophical Essay on Musick
  • Edward Betts – An Introduction to the Skill of Musick
  • Tomas Pereira – Lulu Zhengyi Xubian
                                     

5. Births

  • July 18 – Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, composer, singer, harpsichordist and patron d. 1780
  • February 26 – Gottfried Heinrich Bach, mentally handicapped son of Johann Sebastian Bach d. 1763
  • December 8 – Claude Balbastre, organist, harpsichordist and composer died 1799
  • September 14 – Ignaz Vitzthumb, composer and conductor died 1816
  • date unknown – Joan Rossell, Catalan composer died 1780
  • October 1 – Giovanni Battista Cirri, cellist and composer died 1808
  • August 29 – Giovanni Battista Casti, opera librettist died 1803
  • August 28 – Diamante Medaglia Faini, Italian poet and composer died 1770
                                     

6. Deaths

  • Antonio Quintavalle, opera composer
  • August 24 – Andreas Kneller, composer born 1649
  • John Abell, countertenor, composer and lutenist born 1653
  • May 21 – Antonio Salvi, librettist for Vivaldi born 1664
  • June 24 – Johann Theile, singer and composer born 1646
  • June 7 buried – Johann Hugo von Wilderer, composer born c.1670
  • March 7 – Wolfgang Nicolaus Pertl, musician and grandfather of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • probable