1671 in music
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The year 1671 in music involved some significant musical events.
- March 3 – Opening of the Paris Opera, with an opera by Robert Cambert.
- Philippe Quinault, Molière and Pierre Corneille, collaborate with Jean-Baptiste Lully on a court entertainment.
- Arcangelo Corelli settles in Rome after spending four years studying violin in Bologna.
- Maurizio Cazzati is dismissed from his post as Maestro di Cappella in San Petronio, Bologna, as a result of controversy over his alleged failure to enforce the rules of counterpoint, and returns to Mantua where he spends the rest of his career as Maestro di Cappella da Camera to Duchess Isabella.
- Ignazio Albertini arrives in Vienna with a letter of recommendation from Johann Heinrich Schmelzer.
Published popular music
- Robert Cambert – Pomone
- Antonio Pietro Degli – L'inganno fortunato
- Antonio Draghi – L'avidità di Mida
- Domenico Freschi & Gasparo Sartorio – Iphide greca
- February 19 – Charles-Hubert Gervais, composer (died 1744)
- May 21 – Azzolino Bernardino della Ciaja, organist, harpsichordist, composer and organ builder (died 1755)
- June 8 – Tomaso Albinoni, composer (died 1751)
- June 16 – Johann Christoph Bach, musician and composer (died 1721)
- June 30 – Teodorico Pedrini, priest, missionary, musician and composer (died 1746)
- September – Antoine Forqueray, viola da gamba virtuoso and composer (died 1745)
- probable – Robert Valentine, recorder player and composer (died 1747)