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ⓘ 1727 in music




                                     

ⓘ 1727 in music

  • Agostino Steffani visits Italy for the last time, and meets Handel at the palace of Cardinal Ottoboni in Rome.
  • George Frideric Handel is commissioned to write four anthems for the coronation ceremony of King George II of Great Britain.
  • Johann Adolph Hasse arrives in Venice.
  • April 11 – Johann Sebastian Bach gives the premiere of his St Matthew Passion BWV 244b BC D 3a at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig
  • The Davidov-Morrini, ex General Dupont and Holroyd violins are made by Antonio Stradivari.
  • Farinelli performs at Bologna, where he meets his mentor, Antonio Bernacchi.
  • Louis-Claude Daquin is appointed organist at St Pauls in Paris.
                                     

1. Published music

  • 6 Suites à 2 Muzettes, Op. 11
  • 6 Concertos for 5 Flutes, Op. 15
  • 6 Suites à 2 Muzettes, Op. 17
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
  • Antonio Vivaldi – La Cetra The lyre Op. 9, 2 violin concertos and 1 for 2 violins Amsterdam
  • Robert Woodcock – 12 Concertos in 8 parts
  • Andre Cheron – Sonates en trio, Op. 1
  • Michelle Mascitti – 8 Violin Sonatas and 4 Concertos à 6, Op. 7 Paris
  • Girolamo Nicola Laurenti – 6 Concerti, Op. 1
  • Azzolino Bernardino Della Ciaia – Harpsichord Sonata in G major, Op. 4
                                     

2. Classical music

  • Partita in A minor, BWV 827
  • Dem Gerechten muss das Licht, BWV 195
  • Lass, Furstin, lass noch einen Strahl, BWV 198
  • Matthauspassion, BWV 244b
  • Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn!, BWV 157
  • Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, BWV 80
  • Ich bin vergnugt mit meinem Glucke, BWV 84
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Sonatas for an accompanied solo instrument, Op. 1 published
  • Coronation Anthems
  • Christoph Graupner – Machet die Tore weit, GWV 1101/27
  • Johann Joseph Fux – Laetare turba
  • Antonio Caldara – Il Batista
  • Giuseppe Sammartini – 12 Trio Sonatas
  • Trio Sonata, TWV 42:e7 likely
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
  • 6 Sonatas, TWV 40:101–106
  • Johan Helmich Roman – 12 Flute Sonatas, BeRI 201–212
  • Credidi, ZWV 85
  • De profundis, ZWV 96
  • Magnificat, ZWV 107
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka
  • Lauda Jerusalem, ZWV 104
                                     

3. Opera

  • Antonio Bioni – Attalo ed Arsinoe
  • Giovanni Bononcini – Astianatte
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Admeto
  • Riccardo Primo
  • Georg Reutter – Archidamia
  • Benedetto Marcello – Arianna
  • Leonardo Vinci – La caduta de decemviri
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Siroe re di Persia, RV 735
  • Ipermestra, RV 722
  • Farnace first premiered; this version was lost and the 1731 Pavia version is the only one extant today
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau – Nouvelles suites de pieces de clavecin
  • Orlando
  • Leonardo Leo – Il Cid
                                     

4. Published Theoretical Writings

  • Giuseppe Graziani – Continuazione, e supplemento alla drammaturgia di M. L. Allacci
  • Ernst Gottlieb Baron – Historisch-theoretische und practische Untersuchung des Instruments der Lauten
                                     

5. Births

  • March 9 – Johann Gottlieb Preller, cantor and composer died 1786
  • April 29 – Jean-Georges Noverre, a founder of modern ballet died 1810
  • date unknown
  • Marie Favart, singer, dancer and actress died 1772
  • Rosa Scarlatti, opera singer died 1775
  • March 30 – Tommaso Traetta, composer died 1779
  • March 14 – Johann Gottlieb Goldberg, harpsichordist, organist and composer died 1756
  • February 25 – Armand-Louis Couperin, organist, harpsichordist and composer died 1789
  • April 5 – Pasquale Anfossi, opera composer died 1797
                                     

6. Deaths

  • May – Daniel Roseingrave, organist and composer born c. 1655
  • August 14 – William Croft, organist and composer born 1678
  • February 22 – Francesco Gasparini, composer born 1661
  • December 1 – Johann Heinrich Buttstett, organist and composer born 1666