1660 in music
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The year 1660 in music involved some significant events.
- Dieterich Buxtehude becomes organist at Helsingør in Denmark.
- Pelham Humphrey and John Blow become members of the Chapel Royal.
- Giovanni Pandolfi – Sonatas for the Violin & Harpsichord opus 3 and 4 published and circulated in Austria[clarification needed]
- Antonio Bertali – La magia delusa
- Juan Hidalgo de Polanco – Celos aun del aire matan
- Francesco Manelli – La filo
- Francesco Rossi – L'Arianna
- Giuseppe Tricarico – L'Oronie
- Filippo Vismarri – L'Orontea
- Pietro Andrea Ziani – L'Antigona delusa da Alceste
- April 6 – Johann Kuhnau, organist and composer (died 1722)
- April 19 – Sebastián Durón, composer of stage music (died 1716)
- May 2 – Alessandro Scarlatti, Italian composer (died 1725)
- December 4 (baptized) – André Campra, French composer (died 1744)
- date unknown – Johann Joseph Fux, composer (died 1741)
- March 2 (buried) – Friederich Stellwagen, organ builder (born 1603)
- date unknown
- Johann Klemm, German organist and composer (born c.1593)
- Johannes Praetorius, organist and composer (born 1595)