1704 in music
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The year 1704 in music involved some significant events.
- Johann Christoph Pepusch arrives in London.
- Following her husband's death, Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de la Guerre begins hosting concerts in her home.
- Antonio Vivaldi becomes general superintendent of music at the Ospedale della Pietà, Venice.
- Johann Jacob Bach becomes an oboist in the army of King Charles XII of Sweden, inspiring Johann Sebastian to write a Capriccio on the Absence of His Most Beloved Brother.
- During a performance of Johann Mattheson's opera, Cleopatra, the composer almost kills his friend, Georg Frideric Handel, in a violent quarrel.
- Setting by Reinhard Keiser of Der blutige und sterbende Jesus by Christian Friedrich Hunold
- Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich (cantata) by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Toccata and Fugue D Minor BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
- Johann Mattheson – Die unglückselige Cleopatra
- Carlo Francesco Pollarolo – Irene (revised by Domenico Scarlatti for performance at Naples).
- May 7 – Carl Heinrich Graun, composer and singer (died 1759)
- June 11 – Carlos Seixas, composer (died 1742)
- October 2 – František Tůma, organist and composer (died 1774)
- December 31 – Carl Gotthelf Gerlach, organist (died 1761)
- probable – Claude Parisot, organ builder (died 1784)
- February 7 – Lady Mary Dering, composer (born 1629)
- February 23 – Georg Muffat, composer (born 1653)
- February 24 – Marc-Antoine Charpentier, composer (born 1643)
- February 25 – Isabella Leonarda, composer of church music (born 1620)
- April – Georg Christoph Strattner, friend and colleague of Bach at Lüneburg (born c. 1644)
- May 3 – Heinrich Ignaz Biber, violinist and composer (born 1644)
- September 6 – Francesco Provenzale, composer (born 1624)
- November 2 – Johann Jakob Walther, violinist and composer (born 1650)
- November 16 – Chikka Devaraja, ruler of Mysore, composer and music theorist (born 1673)
- date unknown – Selim I Giray, Crimean khan, also known as a poet and musician (born 1631)
- Pranesh, Meera Rajaram (2003) . Musical Composers during Wodeyar Dynasty (1638–1947 A.D.). Bangalore: Vee Emm.