ⓘ 1722 in music

                                     

ⓘ 1722 in music

  • Andre Campra becomes vice-maitre-de-chapelle of the Chapelle Royale at Versailles.
  • Jean-Philippe Rameau publishes the Traite de lharmonie reduite à ses principes naturels.
  • In a staged quarrel, Francesco Maria Veracini comes into conflict with Johann David Heinichen and the singer Senesino, ending with his leaping from a third storey window. He will walk with a limp for the rest of his life.
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch is appointed Kapellmeister at Zerbst, where he will remain for the rest of his life.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach produces the first of his Notebooks for Anna Magdalena Bach.
  • Tomaso Albinoni becomes opera director to the Elector of Bavaria.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Tomaso Albinoni – Concertos à cinque, Op. 9 published
  • Das wohltemperierte Klavier, vol 1
  • Giovanni Bononcini – Divertimenti da camera
  • François Couperin – Pieces de clavecin, Book 3
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka – Trio Sonatas 6 for 2 Oboes, Bassoon and Basso Continuo
                                     

2. Opera

  • Nicola Porpora – Gli Orti Esperidi libretto by Metastasio
  • Carlo Arrigoni – La vedova
  • Baldassare Galuppi – La fede nellincostanza ossia gli amici rivali
  • Leonardo Vinci – Le Zite n Calera
                                     

3. Births

  • January 18 – Antonio Rodriguez de Hita, composer d. 1787
  • January 28 – Johann Ernst Bach II, composer d. 1777
  • October 2 – Leopold Widhalm, luthier
  • June 30 – Jiei Antonin Benda, composer d. 1795
  • December 3 – Hryhorii Skovoroda, poet, philosopher and composer d. 1794
  • probable – Francis Hutcheson, songwriter died 1773
                                     

4. Deaths

  • November 24 – Johann Adam Reincken, organist born 1623
  • June 5 – Johann Kuhnau, composer born 1660
  • date unknown – Antonio Tarsia, composer b. 1643
  • July 11 – Johann Joseph Vilsmayr, violinist and composer b. 1663
  • April 16 – Johann Jacob Bach, musician and composer b. 1682