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Year Event
1676 Francesco Cavalli, Italian opera composer, dies
1676 Thomas Mace " Musick's Monument"
1677 Robert Cambert, French opera composer, dies
1677 Lully: "Isis" opera
1678 Thomas Britton, English patron of music introduces weekly concerts in Clerkenwell, London
1678 First German opera house opens in Hamburg
1679 Lully: "Bellerophon" opera
1679 Alessandro Scarlatti's first opera, "Gli Equivoci nell amore" Rome
1680 First ballets arrive in Germany from France
1680 Henry Purcell made organist of Westminster Abbey
1680 Sadler's Wells at Islington, London, begins musical entertainments
1680 Stradivari makes his earliest known cello
1681 Female professional dancers appear for the first time at Paris opera
1681 Georg Philipp Telemann, German composer, born
1682 Lully: "Persee" opera
1682 Henry Purcell made court composer to Charles II
1683 Jean Philippe Rameau, French composer, born
1684 Nicolo Amati dies
1685 J.S. Bach, German composer, born
1685 George Fredrick Handel, German-English composer , born
1685 Domenico Scarlatti, Italian composer, born
1686 Lully: "Armide et Renaud," opera, P:Aris
1686 Nicola Porpora, Italian composer, born
1687 Lully dies
1688 Domenico Zipoli, Italian composer and organist, born
1689 Henry Purcell: "Dido and Aeneas" opera
1690 Giovanni Legrenzi, Italian opera composer, dies
1690 Purcell: "The Prophetess, or The History of Dioclesian" (Dorcet Gardens Theatre, London)
1691 Purcell: "King Arthur, orThe British Worthy," opera;libretto by John Dryden
1691 Andreas Werkmeister "Musikalische Temperatur"
1692 Purcell: " Fairy Queen"
1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italian composer and violinist, born
1693 Allesandro Scarlatti: "Teodora," opera
1694 Purcell writes the incidental music for Dryden' s "Love Triumphant," and "Te Deum" for St. Cecilia's Day
1695 Maurice Green, English organist and composer, born
1695 Purcell: "The Indian Queen"
1695 Henry Purcell dies
1696 Johann Kuhnau: "Frische Clavier-Fructe, oder sieben Suonaten," the sonata as a piece in several contrasting movements
1697 John Blow's anthem, "I Was Glad When They Said," written for and given at the opeing of Wren's Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London
1697 Johann Joachim Quantz, German flautist and composer, born
1698 Metastasio, famous opera librettist, born
1698 Giovanni Battista Sammartini, Italian composer and organist, born
1699 Raoul Anger Feuillet: "Choreographie," manual on dance notation
1699 Johann Adolf Hasse, German composer, born
1700 William Croft: Incidental musci to "Courtship a la mode"
1700 Joseph Sauveur measures and explains vibrations of musical tones


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