ⓘ 1717 in music

                                     

ⓘ 1717 in music

  • August – Handel becomes house composer at Cannons.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach is appointed Kapellmeister by Leopold, Prince of Anhalt-Kothen.
  • December 26 – Teatro Regio Ducal in Milan opens as an opera house.
  • March 26 – Johann Sebastian Bach premieres his Weimarer Passion at the chapel of Friedrichstein Castle in Gotha
  • July 13 – Domenico Zipoli arrives in Buenos Aires with 52 other Jesuit missionaries.
  • July 17 – George Frideric Handels Water Music is performed on the River Thames.
  • Celebrated castrato Gaetano Berenstadt visits London and plays the lead in a revival of Handels Rinaldo.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Tomaso Albinoni – Violin Sonata in B-Flat Major, T. So 32
  • Violin Sonata in E major, BWV 1016
  • William Babell – Suits of the most Celebrated Lessons
  • 6 Kleine Praludien, BWV 933-938
  • Violin Sonata in F minor, BWV 1018
  • Violin Sonata in G major, BWV 1019
  • Violin Sonata in B minor, BWV 1014
  • Violin Sonata in C minor, BWV 1017
  • 5 Kleine Praludien, BWV 939-943
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Concerto Grosso in G major, HWV 314
  • François Chauvon – Tibiades
  • Oboe Concerto in B-flat major, HWV 302a
  • Pietro G.G. Boni – Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 1
  • François Couperin – Pieces de clavecin, book 2
  • Trio Sonata in C minor, HWV 386a
  • The Lord is My Light, HWV 255
  • Charles Dieupart – 6 Sonatas for a Flute and a Through Bass
  • Johann Friedrich Fasch – Brockes-Passion, FaWV F:1
  • I Will Magnify Thee, HWV 250a
  • O Sing unto the Lord a New Song, HWV 249b
  • Have Mercy upon Me, O God, HWV 248
  • In the Lord I Put My Trust, HWV 247
  • O be Joyful in the Lord, HWV 246
  • Mi palpita il cor, HWV 132b
  • Christoph Graupner – Wie wunderbar ist Gottes Gute, GWV 1103/17
  • O Praise the Lord with One Consent, HWV 254
  • Georg Friedrich Handel
  • Water Music HWV 348-350
  • Dolc e pur damor laffanno, HWV 109a
  • Herr, sei mir gnadig, denn mir ist Angst, TWV 1:769
  • Sehet an die Exempel der Alten, TWV 1:1259
  • Georg Philipp Telemann
  • Jean-Baptiste Loeillet – 12 Sonatas, Op. 5
  • Marin Marais – Pieces de viole, Livre 4
  • Ich bin der Erste und der Letzte, TWV 1:816
  • Pierre-Danican Philidor – 12 Suites, Opp. 1-3
  • Jacques Hotteterre – Suite in G major, Op. 6
  • Gott der Hoffnung erfulle euch, TWV 1:634 formerly BWV 218
  • Violin Sonata in C minor, RV 5
  • Concerto for Strings in C major, RV 114
  • Concerto for Strings in D major, RV 121
  • Concerto for Strings in D minor, RV 127
  • Magnificat, RV 610
  • Antonio Vandini – Cello Sonata in C major, IAV 5
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Concerto for 2 Oboes in C major, RV 534
  • John Weaver choreographer; composers unknown – The Loves of Mars and Venus ballet
                                     

2. Opera

  • Alessandro Scarlatti – Telemaco
  • Antonio Vivaldi
  • Tieteberga, RV 737
  • Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello – Tisbe
  • Antonio Maria Bononcini – La conquista del vello doro
  • LIncoronazione di Dario
  • Antonio Caldara – La verità nellinganno
  • Leo Leonardo – Diana amante
                                     

3. Births

  • June 27 – Giacomo Durazzo, operatic impresario died 1794
  • Leopold August Abel, violinist and composer died 1794
  • January 4 – Antonio Maria Mazzoni, composer died 1785
  • April 9 – Georg Matthias Monn, composer died 1750
  • date unknown
  • June 18 – Johann Stamitz, violinist and composer died 1757
  • William Williams Pantycelyn, Welsh hymn writer died 1791
  • Elisabeth Lillstrom, Swedish operatic soprano d. 1791
  • probable – Marimutthu Pillai, composer of Carnatic music died c.1787
                                     

4. Deaths

  • Friedrich Erhard Niedt, jurist, music theorist, and composer born 1674
  • April 3 – Christian Friedrich Witt, composer, music editor and teacher born c.1660
  • date unknown
  • Pierre Bouteiller, composer born 1655
  • Goffredo Cappa, luthier born 1644
  • November 26 – Daniel Purcell, composer born 1664
  • February 11 – Johann Jakob Walther, violinist and composer born 1650
  • October 13 – Wolfgang Printz, composer and cantor born 1641
  • probable – Francisco Guerau, composer born 1649
                                     
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