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ⓘ 1725 in music




                                     

ⓘ 1725 in music

  • March 25 Palm Sunday – First performance of Johann Sebastian Bachs chorale cantata Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1, at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig.
  • Nineteen-year-old Giovanni Battista Martini is appointed chapel-master of the Franciscan church at Bologna.
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi goes to Naples to study under Gaetano Greco. Domenico Scarlatti is also in Naples at this time.
  • March 30 – Repeat performance of Johann Sebastian Bachs St John Passion BWV 245, BC D 2b at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig using parts from his Weimarer Passion.
                                     

1. Publications

  • Johann Fux – Gradus ad Parnassum Vienna
  • Joseph Bodin De Boismortier – 6 Sonatas for 3 Flutes, Op. 7
  • Concerti di flauto, violini, violetta, e basso di diversi autori 24 concertos for recorder, strings and continuo with works by Alessandro Scarlatti, Mancini, Valentine, Barbella, Domenico Natale Sarro, Giovanni Battista Mele. Undated manuscript, Naples: Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella, c.1725.
  • Marin Marais – Pieces de viole, Livre 5 Paris
  • François Couperin – LApotheose de Lully Paris
  • John Loeillet – 12 Trio Sonatas, Op. 2 London
  • Georg Philipp Telemann – Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst continues 1726
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Il cimento dellarmonia e dellinventione, Op. 8 contains The Four Seasons though they were likely written earlier
                                     

2. Classical music

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Musette in D major, BWV Anh.126
  • Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42
  • Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 123
  • Johann Adolf Hasse – Antonio e Cleopatra
  • George Frideric Handel – Trio Sonata in D minor
  • Giovanni Benedetto Platti – 12 Cello Sonatas
  • John Sheeles – Suites of Lessons for the Harpsicord or Spinnett
  • Benedetto Marcello – O prole nobile di magni principi, S.628
  • Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel – Toccata in G Major
  • Christian Petzold – Minuet in G major formerly attributed to J.S. Bach as BWV Anh.114
                                     

3. Opera

  • George Frideric Handel – Rodelinda, regina de Longobardi, HWV 19
  • Elpidia
  • Il trionfo di Camilla
  • Attilio Ariosti – Dario
  • Pietro Torri – Venceslao
  • Antonio Caldara – Venceslao
  • Astianatte
  • Leonardo Leo – Zenobia in Palmira
  • Leonardo Vinci
  • Nicola Porpora – Siface
  • Georg Philipp Telemann – Pimpinone, TWV 21:15
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Linganno trionfante in amore, RV 721
                                     

4. Births

  • ca 1725 – Antonio Lolli, Italian violinist and composer died 1802
  • August 15 – Ferdinando Bertoni, Italian composer and organist died 1813
  • July 24 – John Newton, clergyman and poet "Amazing Grace" died 1807
  • December 25 – Esteban Salas y Castro, Cuban composer died 1803
  • probable – Joaquim Joze Antunes, harpsichord maker died c.1790
  • April 20 – Johann Friedrich Kloffler, German conductor, composer died 1790
  • November 8 – Johann George Tromlitz, flautist died 1805
                                     

5. Deaths

  • date unknown – Robert de Visee, lutenist born c. 1650
  • probable – Christian Ritter, composer
  • February 7 – Johann Philipp Krieger, composer born 1649
  • October 22 – Alessandro Scarlatti, opera composer, father of Domenico born 1660