Music year 1707

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Music year 1707
Rodrigo Georg Friedrich Handel's first Italian opera Vincer se stesso è la maggior vittoria (“Rodrigo”) has its world premiere at the Teatro del Cocomero or at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence .


Johann Sebastian Bach

georg Friedrich Handel

Alessandro Scarlatti

  • Carnival: Alessandro Scarlatti tries to conquer the Venetian audience with two new operas ( Mitridate Eupatore and Il trionfo della libertà ). Instead of the usual three-act libretti with their intriguing plots, the poet Girolamo Frigimelica-Roberti wrote for him two five-act dramas strictly on the model of classic French tragedy. However, both attempts to raise the level of Italian and especially Venetian opera met with little approval. The performances take place in the Teatro Grimani.
  • May : Alessandro Scarlatti is appointed Kapellmeister at the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome, where he has been employed as assistant conductor since December 31, 1703.

Other events

  • Christoph Graupner - Dido, Queen of Carthago - title page of the libretto
    Dieterich Buxtehude , who died on
    May 9th, is buried in the Marienkirche in Lübeck near the so-called "Dance of Death Organ".
  • Antonio Caldara leaves his post as Kapellmeister in Mantua to become Maestro di Cappella (German: Kapellmeister) for Prince Ruspoli in Rome.
  • Jeremiah Clarke commits suicide with a pistol in London , allegedly because of unrequited love for a woman of higher rank. He is buried with a special permit in the crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral , as this is not permitted for "suicides" at the time.

World premieres

Stage works

Giuseppe Porsile - Il ritorno di Ulisse alla patria - Title page of the libretto
  • Alessandro Scarlatti - Cain, overo Il primo omicidio

Instrumental music


Chamber music

  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre - Sonatas for violin and basso continuo (Paris [chez l'auteur, Foucault, Ribou, Ballard], 1707)
  • Johann Christoph Pepusch - 6 Sonatas or Solos for the Flute with a through Bass for the Harpsicord , Op. 1 (recorder sonatas, published in London in 1707)

Keyboard music


  • Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre - Pièces de clavecin qui peuvent se jouer sur le violon (Harpsichord pieces that can be accompanied ad libitum on the violin) (Paris, 1707)


Vocal music



  • Jeremiah Clarke - O Harmony, Were's Now Thy Power (New Year's Sode)
Finger position on the recorder in J.-M. Hotteterre's flute school from 1707

Textbooks u. a.

  • Jacques-Martin Hotteterre - Principes de la flûte traversière, ou flûte d'Allemagne, de la flûte à bec ou flûte douce et du hautbois, divisez par traictez , op.1
  • Isaac Watts - Hymns and Spiritual Songs (includes "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross")

Instrument making


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See also

Portal: Music  - Overview of Wikipedia content on music

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