1723 in music
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The year 1723 in music involved some significant events.
- April 13 – Johann Sebastian Bach is given permission to leave Köthen to take up his new appointment (from May 5) as cantor and musical director of St. Thomas Church, Leipzig; to obtain the post, he has beaten off opposition from several prominent musicians, including Georg Friedrich Kauffmann.
- July/August – Handel moves to 25 Brook Street, London, the modern-day Handel House Museum.
- November 2 – J. S. Bach's cantata Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194 is first performed for dedication of the church and organ at Störmthal.
- December 26 – J. S. Bach's cantata Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40 is first performed in Leipzig.
- Alessandro Scarlatti begins his last major work, a serenata for the marriage of the prince of Stigliano, which will be left unfinished at his death.
- Publication of Opinioni de' cantori antichi e moderni by Pier Francesco Tosi.
- Francesco Maria Veracini returns to Florence after a period in Germany.
- Antonio Vandini and Giuseppe Tartini go into the service of Count Kinsky in Prague.
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- Antonio Maria Bononcini – Stabat Mater
- Louis-Antoine Dornel – Concerts de simphonies
- Marin Marais – Sonnerie de Ste-Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
- Georg Philipp Telemann
- Hamburger Admiralitätsmusik (Hamburg Admiralty Music)
- Overture-Suite in C major, TV 55 no C 3 "Wassermusik"
- Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons (approximate date)
- Jan Dismas Zelenka – Concerto a 8 in G major
- Giovanni Bononcini – Erminia
- Francesco Feo – Morano e Rosina
- George Frideric Handel
- Leonardo Leo – La’mpeca scoperta
- April 25 – Giovanni Marco Rutini, composer (died 1797)
- November 9 – Princess Anna Amalia of Prussia, composer (died 1787)
- December 22 – Carl Friedrich Abel, composer (died 1787)
- date unknown