1653 in music
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The year 1653 in music involved some significant events.
- Madeleine de Scudéry and her friend, the lutenist Mlle Bocquet, launch a salon.
- Jean-Baptiste Boësset and Jean-Baptiste Lully start their collaboration to produce ballets de cour (to 1666).
- The Bavarian State Opera opera company is founded under Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, performing Giovanni Battista Maccioni's L'arpa festante in the court theatre.
- Antonio Maria Abbatini – Dal male il bene
- Antonio Bertali – L'inganno d'amore
- Charles Coypeau d'Assoucy – Andromède
- Alberich Mazak – Cultus harmonicus, volume three, a collection of his complete works, published in Vienna
- February 12 – Giovanni Francesco Grossi, Italian singer (died 1697)
- February 17 – Arcangelo Corelli, Italian composer and violinist (died 1713)
- June 1 – Georg Muffat, composer (died 1704)
- September 1 (baptized) – Johann Pachelbel, German organist and composer (died 1706)
- January 14 – George Rudolf of Liegnitz, patron of the arts and amateur composer (born 1595)
- February 16 – Johannes Schultz, composer (born 1582)
- February 23 – Luigi Rossi, Italian composer of cantatas (born 1597)
- March 24 – Samuel Scheidt, German organist and composer (born 1587)