1719 in music
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This article lists the most significant events and works of the year 1719 in music.
- February – George Frideric Handel leaves his employment at Cannons (the seat of the Duke of Chandos) to become musical director of the Royal Academy of Music (1719). Giovanni Bononcini is brought to London to compose for the Academy.
- August 20 – Francesco Veracini performs at the palace of Moritzburg for the wedding of the Crown Prince to Maria Josepha of Austria.
- November 29 – Domenico Scarlatti arrives in Lisbon to take up his post as kapellmeister to João V of Portugal.
- Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf founds the firm of Breitkopf & Härtel in Leipzig, the world's oldest music publisher.
- Alessandro Scarlatti arrives in Rome.
- Johann Mattheson becomes kapellmeister to the Duke of Holstein.
- Giuseppe Pitoni becomes choirmaster of St Peter's in Rome.
- Antonio Stradivarius makes the "Duke of Marlborough" cello.
- In Japan, the Kumiodori dance form is created by Chokun Tamagusuku.
- Jean-Baptiste Morin becomes "maître de musique" to Louise-Adélaïde, daughter of the Duke of Orléans.
Published popular music
- Thomas Fleet – Mother Goose's Melodies For Children
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 (presumed date of original composition)
- Jacques-Martin Hotteterre – L'Art de préluder sur la flûte traversière, Op. 9 (published)
- November 9 – Domenico Lorenzo Ponziani, polymath (died 1796)
- November 14 – Leopold Mozart, baroque composer (died 1787)
- January 19 – Joachim Tielke, German instrument-maker (born 1641)
- May – John Lenton, violinist, singer and composer
- July – Johann Valentin Meder, organist, singer and composer (born 1649)
- July 28 (buried) – Arp Schnitger, organ builder (born 1648)
- date unknown
- Flathe, Heinrich Theodor (1878), "Friedrich August II., Kurfürst von Sachsen", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB) (in German), Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, 7: 784–86