1721 in music
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The year 1721 in music involved some significant events.
- December 3 – Johann Sebastian Bach marries his second wife, Anna Magdalena.
- Antonio Maria Bononcini becomes maestro di cappella in his native city of Modena.
- Georg Philipp Telemann becomes director of music in Hamburg.
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concertos, a collection of 3 concerti grossi and 3 ripieno concerti[contradictory]
- Pietro Locatelli – Concerti grossi (12), Op. 1: no 8 in F minor "Christmas Concerto"
- Alessandro Scarlatti – St Cecilia Mass
- Filippo Amadei, Giovanni Bononcini & George Frideric Handel – Muzio Scevola
- Nicola Porpora – Eumene
- Alessandro Scarlatti – La Griselda
- Georg Philipp Telemann – Der Geduldige Socrates
- Antonio Vivaldi – La Silvia'
- April 1 – Pieter Hellendaal, organist, violinist and composer (died 1799)
- December 9 – Peter Pelham, organist, harpsichordist and composer (d. 1805)
- December 27 (bapt.) – John Garth, composer (died 1810)
- date unknown