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1704 in music

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1704 in music

The year 1704 in music involved some significant events.

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Events

  • Johann Christoph Pepusch arrives in London.
  • Following her husband's death, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre begins hosting concerts in her home.
  • Antonio Vivaldi becomes general superintendent of music at the Ospedale della Pietà, Venice.
  • Johann Jacob Bach becomes an oboist in the army of King Charles XII of Sweden, inspiring Johann Sebastian to write a Capriccio on the Absence of His Most Beloved Brother.
  • During a performance of Johann Mattheson's opera, Cleopatra, the composer almost kills his friend, Georg Frideric Handel, in a violent quarrel.
  • Classical music

  • Setting by Reinhard Keiser of Der blutige und sterbende Jesus by Christian Friedrich Hunold
  • Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (cantata) by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Opera

  • Johann Mattheson – Die unglückselige Cleopatra
  • Carlo Francesco Pollarolo – Irene (revised by Domenico Scarlatti for performance at Naples).
  • Births

  • May 7 – Carl Heinrich Graun, composer and singer (died 1759)
  • June 11 – Carlos Seixas, composer (died 1742)
  • October 2 – František Tůma, organist and composer (died 1774)
  • December 31 – Carl Gotthelf Gerlach, organist (died 1761)
  • probable – Claude Parisot, organ builder (died 1784)
  • Deaths

  • February 7 – Lady Mary Dering, composer (born 1629)
  • February 23 – Georg Muffat, composer (born 1653)
  • February 24 – Marc-Antoine Charpentier, composer (born 1643)
  • February 25 – Isabella Leonarda, composer of church music (born 1620)
  • April – Georg Christoph Strattner, friend and colleague of Bach at Lüneburg (born c. 1644)
  • May 3 – Heinrich Ignaz Biber, violinist and composer (born 1644)
  • September 6 – Francesco Provenzale, composer (born 1624)
  • November 2 – Johann Jakob Walther, violinist and composer (born 1650)
  • November 16 - Chikka Devaraja, ruler of Mysore, composer and music theorist (born 1673)
  • date unknown - Selim I Giray, Crimean khan, also known as a poet and musician (born 1631)
  • References

    1704 in music Wikipedia


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