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ⓘ 1728 in music




                                     

ⓘ 1728 in music

  • 26 March – Johann Sebastian Bach revives his St John Passion BWV 245, BC D 2c with some textual and instrumentational changes.
  • Domenico Scarlatti returns to Rome, where he meets his first wife.
  • Johann Joachim Quantz visits Berlin and performs in the presence of the Crown Prince of Prussia, who insists on taking lessons from him.
  • In music theory, the circle of fifths is described by Johann David Heinichen, in his 1728 treatise Der Generalbass in der Composition ; the first such description in Western European literature
  • Giuseppe Tartini opens a school for violinists in Padua.
  • Johann Georg Pisendel begins studying composition under Johann David Heinichen.
  • Deafness forces Johann Mattheson to retire from his post as musical director of Hamburg Cathedral.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Vincent Lubeck – Clavier Ubung for harpsichord
  • Intrada, nebst burlesquer Suite nicknamed "Gulliver Suite" for two violins unaccompanied, TWV 40:108
  • Michel Pignolet de Monteclair – Morte di Lucretia
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau – Cantates Françaises
  • Thomas Roseingrave – Voluntarys and Fugues
  • Das Frauenzimmer verstimmt sich immer, song for voice and basso continuo, TWV 25:37, lection 5
  • Jean-Marie Leclair – 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 2
  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Partita in D major, BWV 828
  • Der getreue Music-Meister editor, continues through 1729 Hamburg.
  • Giuseppe Tartini – 6 Violin Concertos, Op. 1
  • Jean Francois Dandrieu – Pieces de Clavecin, Book 2
  • Ich kann lachen, weinen, scherzen cantata, words by M. von Ziegler, for soprano and basso continuo, TWV 20:15, lections 19–20.
  • Giovanni Antonio Guido – Scherzi armonici sopra le quattro staggioni dellanno, Op. 3
  • Saume nicht geliebte Schone, song for voice and basso continuo), TWV 25:38, lection 21
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
                                     

2. Opera

  • Geminiano Giacomelli – Gianguir
  • Tolomeo, re di Egitto
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Bartolomeo Cordans – Ormisda
  • Siroe, re di Persia, HWV 24
  • La pastorella commattuta
  • Leonardo Leo
  • Catone in Utica
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch – The Beggars Opera
  • Catone in Utica
  • Medo
  • Didone Abandonnata
  • Leonardo Vinci
                                     

3. Births

  • December 9 – Pietro Alessandro Guglielmi, composer died 1804
  • December 21 – Hermann Raupach, composer died 1778
  • September 21 – Louis Emmanuel Eadin, composer
  • December 25 – Johann Adam Hiller, composer died 1804
  • January 17 – Johann Gottfried Muthel, keyboard virtuoso and composer died 1788
  • January 16 – Niccolo Piccinni, composer of over 100 operas died 1800
                                     

4. Deaths

  • November 19 – Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Kothen, employer of Johann Sebastian Bach born 1694 smallpox
  • February 12 – Agostino Steffani, composer and diplomat born 1653
  • probable – Gaetano Greco, composer born c. 1657
  • August 15 – Marin Marais, composer and bass-viol player born 1656
  • October 8 – Anne Danican Philidor, composer and founder of the Concert Spirituel born 1681