Music year 1710

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Music year 1710
La Leçon de musique
With his painting La Leçon de musique , the French painter Jean-Marc Nattier captures a typical music lesson of the time.


Johann Sebastian Bach

Portrait of George Frideric Handel. Reproduction photograph of the miniature by Christoph Platzer from around 1710

georg Friedrich Handel

  • Spring: After a four-year study trip through Italy , which took him to the cities of Florence , Rome , Naples and Venice , George Frideric Handel travels back home.
  • Handel, who in response to the sensational premiere of his opera Agrippina in Venice in 1709 received an invitation to the court of Elector Georg Ludwig of Hanover and to the English court and who is equipped with a letter of recommendation for Prince Karl von Neuburg in Innsbruck , is traveling first to Innsbruck.
  • March 9 : Handel left Innsbruck after a short time and traveled on to Hanover .
  • June 4th : Handel arrives in Hanover (probably after a stay in Halle ) and a few days later he is offered the post of Kapellmeister there for 1,500 Reichsthalers a year. He accepts the offer, but can be assured that he may occasionally be away from the court for longer periods of time. He soon took advantage of this option: towards the end of the year he was traveling to London .

Alessandro Scarlatti

  • Alessandro Scarlatti , who worked as Kapellmeister of the Cappella Reale in Naples, began to deal with the instrumental music that he had neglected until then . In 1715 he will be able to publish the 12 symphony di concerto grosso .
  • Scarlatti's opera La principessa fedele based on the libretto by Agostino Piovene will be premiered in Naples.

Domenico Scarlatti

Reinhard Keizer - Arsinoe - title page of the libretto

Georg Philipp Telemann

Other biographical events


  • In London, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Madrigal Society are founded, dedicated to the research and performance of the music of bygone eras, especially the Elizabethan Age .

World premieres

Stage works

Christoph Graupner - Berenice and Lucilla - title page of the libretto
  • July 26th : The world premiere of the shepherd's play Der Morgen des Europäische Glücks or Aurora by Reinhard Keizer takes place on the occasion of Emperor Joseph's birthday at the Theater am Gänsemarkt in Hamburg . In the same year and in the same place, Keiser's Singspiele La grandezza d'animo or Arsinoe and Le bon Vivant or Die Leipziger Messe as well as the Singspiele Der Julius Caesar, Elevated by the Fall of the Great Pompey, and The Haughty, Overthrown and Raised Croesus, are premiered.
  • Three operas by Floriano Arresti will be performed for the first time:
    • L'enigma disciolto based on the libretto by GB Neri in the Teatro Formagliari in Bologna
    • Con l'inganno si vince l'inganno at the Teatro Angelelli in Bologna
    • Crisippo on the libretto by G. Braccioli in the Teatro Bonaccossi in Ferrara
  • Antonio Maria Bononcini - Tigrane, re d'Armenia
  • André Campra - Les fêtes vénitiennes ( Opéra-ballet )
  • Two stage works by Pietro Paolo Laurenti will be premiered:
    • Li diporti d'amore in villa based on the libretto by Antonio Maria Monti in Bologna
    • Sabella mrosa d'Truvlin in Bologna
  • Three operas by Antonio Lotti have premieres:
    • Il comando non inteso et ubbidito based on the libretto by Francesco Silvani in Venice
    • La ninfa Apollo based on the libretto by Francesco de Lemene in Venice (with Francesco Gasparini )
    • Isacio tiranno based on the libretto by Francesco Briani in Venice
  • Johann Mattheson - Boris Goudenow, or The throne in Hamburg that was achieved through cunning
  • Alessandro Scarlatti - La principessa fedele
  • Domenico Scarlatti - La Silvia (Music Lost)
  • Two oratorios will be premiered by Floriano Arresti :
    • Zoe e Nicostrato convertiti da s. Sebastiano martire based on the libretto by GB Taroni in Bologna
    • Il zelo trionfante di s. Filippo Neri nella conversione dell'anime traviate in Bologna
  • Pietro Paolo Laurenti - San Sebastiano
Further stage works
  • Benedetto Marcello
    • Serenata La morte d'Adone (first performed in Venice, 1710 or 1729)
    • Serenata La gara amorosa (first performance Venice, approx. 1710–1712)

Instrumental music

  • Johann Christian Schickhardt
    • Six sonatas for treble recorder, two oboes or violins, viola da gamba and basso continuo, op.5 (one of which is dedicated to Sophie Amalie, Duchess of Braunschweig-Lüneburg)
    • Six sonatas for violin or oboe and basso continuo, op.8 (dedicated to the King of Denmark, Frederik IV.)

Keyboard music

  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    • Fugue in C major on a theme by Tomaso Albinoni (BWV 946), around 1710
    • Fugue in B minor (BWV 951a)
    • Toccata in D major (BWV 912a)

Vocal music


  • Louis-Nicolas Clérambault - Premier livre de cantates (First Book of Cantatas ) with the works:
    • L′Amour piqué par une abeille for soprano and figured bass,
    • Le jaloux for haute-contre , violin and figured bass,
    • Orphée for soprano, violin, flute and figured bass,
    • Poliphême for bass, violin, flute and figured bass,
    • Médée for soprano, violin, flute and figured bass
    • L′Amour et Bacchus for soprano, bass and figured bass


  • John Payne Collier (Editor), A Book of Roxburghe Ballads (contains 1341 ballads, including "Fare Thee Well")

Instrument making

  • Antonio Stradivari builds the violins known today under the names Duc de Camposelice , "Leslie, Tate" , Lord Dunn Raven , Dancla-Milstein , Roederer , Vieuxtemps and King George as well as the cellos Baron Rothschild and Gore-Booth . The mandolin Mandolino coristo with its eight strings was also built in the period 1700–1710.
  • Arp Schnitger
  • Gottfried Silbermann begins building the large organ in Freiberg Cathedral in Freiberg .


Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1710

Vincenzo Grimani
Bernardo Pasquini


Exact date of death unknown

  • Gaspar Sanz , Spanish composer and guitarist (* 1640 )
  • Marcus Meibom , Danish classical philologist, music theorist, mathematician, antiquarian and librarian (* around 1630)
  • Wassili Titow , Russian composer (* around 1650)

Died around 1710

See also

Portal: Music  - Overview of Wikipedia content on music

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