ⓘ 1731 in music

                                     

ⓘ 1731 in music

  • Jean-Philippe Rameau meets his patron, La Poupliniere.
  • The Academy of Vocal Music changes its name to the Academy of Ancient Music.
  • Antonio Vivaldi returns to Venice.
  • Antonio Stradivari makes a viola that will be owned a hundred years later by Niccolo Paganini.
  • March 23 Johann Sebastian Bach premieres his St Mark Passion BWV 247 BC D 4 at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig.
                                     

1. Classical music

  • Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach
  • William Babell – Prelude in F major, IWB 10
  • Trio Sonata in C major, H. 571, Wq. 147
  • Trio Sonata in D minor, H. 569, Wq. 145 formerly attributed to J.S. Bach as BWV 1036
  • Keyboard Sonata in B-flat major, H. 2, Wq. 62/1
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Wachet auf
  • Komm, Jesu, komm, BWV 229
  • 6 Gentillesses en 3 parties, Op. 33
  • Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
  • Jean Barriere – Sonatas for Pardessus de viole, Livre 5
  • 6 Sonates à quatre parties, Op. 34
  • 6 Suites de pieces, Op.35
  • Louis de Caix dHervelois
  • Collection of flute pieces
  • 4 Suites de pieces pour la viole, Op. 3
  • Antonio Caldara – David umiliato
  • Flute Concerto in D major, GWV 312
  • Trio Sonata in E minor, GWV 209
  • Christoph Graupner
  • Louis-Antoine Dornel – Pieces de clavecin
  • Concerto for Flute damore, Oboe damore and Viola damore in G major, GWV 333
  • Johann Joachim Quantz – 6 Flute Sonatas, RISM Q. 33
  • Pastorale in A major, B.A16
  • Michele Mascitti – 12 Violin Sonatas, Op. 8
  • Violin Sonata in G minor, B.g10 "Didone abbandonata"
  • Violin Sonata in G major, B.G17
  • Giuseppe Tartini
  • George Frideric Handel – Minuet in G major, HWV 530
  • Georg Philipp Telemann – Fortsetzung des Harmonischen Gottes-Dienstes
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka – Missa Sancti Josephi, ZWV 14
                                     

2. Opera

  • Poro, re dellIndie, HWV 28
  • Rinaldo, HWV 7b revised 1711 version
  • Tommaso Albinoni – Fano
  • Francesco Corselli – Venere placata
  • Francesco Corradini – Con amor non hay libertad
  • George Frideric Handel
  • Carl Heinrich Graun – Iphigenia in Aulis
  • Cajo Fabricio
  • Cleofide
  • Johann Adolf Hasse
  • Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – La conversione e morte di San Guglielmo
  • Antonio Vivaldi – Semiramide, RV 733
  • Nicola Porpora – Poro
                                     

3. Births

  • date unknown – Pierre Vachon, composer died 1803
  • September 7 – Elisabetta de Gambarini, composer died 1765
  • December 8 – Frantisek Xaver Dusek, harpsichordist, pianist and composer died 1799
  • December 28 – Christian Cannabich, composer died 1798
                                     

4. Deaths

  • May 1 buried – Johann Ludwig Bach, violinist and composer born 1677
  • November – Johann Caspar Wilcke, musician and father of Anna Magdalena Bach
  • July 5 buried – Jakob Greber, composer and musician date of birth unknown
  • January 27 – Bartolomeo Cristofori, inventor of an early form of piano born 1655