1714 in music
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The year 1714 in music involved some significant events.
- March 2 – Johann Sebastian Bach is appointed Konzertmeister at Weimar, having declined a post at Halle.
- A school of dance opens at the Paris Opera.
- Michel Richard Delalande assumes full control of the French royal chapel upon the retirement of his last co-sous maîtres.
- Francesco Geminiani arrives in London, where he obtains the patronage of William Capell, 3rd Earl of Essex.
- Melchior Hoffmann, composer, marries Margaretha Elisabeth Philipp; he is already suffering from a terminal illness.
- Domenico Scarlatti becomes maestro di cappella at the Cappella Giulia in the Vatican.
- Francesco Maria Veracini visits London and performs at the Queen's Theatre.
- The first permanent church organ in the United States, the Brattle organ, imported by Thomas Brattle, is installed in Boston at King's Chapel.
- John Tufts publishes the first instructional book for singing in the USA.
- Gottfried Silbermann completes the new organ for Freiberg Cathedral.
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Arcangelo Corelli
- André Raison – Deuxième livre d'orgue
- Alessandro Scarlatti – S. Filippo Neri (oratorio)
- Leonardo Leo – Pisistrato
- Jean-Baptiste Matho – Arion (tragédie en musique)
- Jean-Joseph Mouret – Les Fêtes ou Le Triomphe de Thalie
- January 1 – Giovanni Battista Mancini, soprano castrato, voice teacher (died 1800)
- February – Susannah Maria Cibber, singer and actress, daughter of Thomas Arne (died 1766)
- February 2 – Gottfried August Homilius, composer, cantor and organist (died 1785)
- February 28 – Gioacchino Conti, soprano castrato opera singer (died 1761)
- March 8 – Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (died 1788)
- April 16 – Pedro António Avondano, Portuguese composer
- May 6 – Anton Raaff, tenor (died 1797)
- July 2 – Christoph Willibald Gluck (died 1787)
- September 10 – Niccolò Jommelli, composer (died 1774)
- December 23 – Ranieri de' Calzabigi, librettist collaborating with Gluck (died 1795)
- date unknown
- probable – Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi, luthier (died 1771)
- April 17 – Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer (born 1657)
- August 25 – Johann Georg Kühnhausen, composer (date of birth unknown)
- September 3 – Pietro Antonio Fiocco, composer (born 1654)
- November 13 – Guillaume-Gabriel Nivers, organist (born 1632)
- date unknown – Benito Bello de Torices, Spanish composer, maestro at the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales (born c.1660)
- J S Bach timeline. Accessed 7 March 2013
- Palisca, Claude V. (1991) . Baroque Music. Prentice Hall History of Music (3rd ed.). Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. p. 283. ISBN 0-13-058496-7.
- Elson, The History of American Music, pg. 10
- Southern, pg. 24
- The Great Silbermann Organ. Accessed 7 March 2013
- Livermore, H. V. (1 November 2004). Portugal: a traveller's history. Boydell Press. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-84383-063-4. Retrieved 14 July 2011.