1733 in music
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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1733.
- July 2 – Johann Sebastian Bach performs a revised version of his Magnificat in D major, BWV 243, ending the mourning period for Augustus II the Strong, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland.
- July 10 – George Frideric Handel premieres his English-language oratorio Athalia at the University of Oxford's Sheldonian Theatre.
- First opera staged at the Nobile Teatro di San Giacomo di Corfù, Aurelio Aureli’s (librettist) Gerone, tiranno di Siracusa, probably the version with music by Johann Adolph Hasse, premiered in Naples in 1727.
- Wilhelm Friedemann Bach is appointed organist of the Sophienkirche, Dresden.
- Beginning date of the William Dixon manuscript of music for the Border pipes, the oldest known surviving manuscript of pipe music from the British Isles.
- Jean-Marie Leclair becomes musical director to King Louis XV of France.
- Charles Theodore Pachelbel settles in Boston, Massachusetts.
- After 1733 – Johann Sebastian Bach makes the Leipzig premiere of the Passion cantata Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld by Carl Heinrich Graun.
Published popular music
- Orpheus caledonius: or, A collection of Scots songs – William Thomson
- Johann Sebastian Bach – Mass for the Dresden court (Kyrie and Gloria), later part of the Mass in B minor
- Francesco Geminiani – Concerti grossi, Op. 3
- Pietro Locatelli – L'arte del violino
- Benedetto Marcello – Il pianto e il riso delle quattro stagioni (oratorio)
- Francisco António de Almeida – La pazienza di Socrate
- Thomas Arne – Rosamund, with the composer's sister, Susannah Maria, performing.
- Giovanni Battista Bononcini – Griselda
- Antonio Caldara
- Sancio Pansa, governatore dell'isola Barattaria
- Geminiano Giacomelli – Adriano in Siria
- George Frideric Handel – Orlando
- Johann Adolf Hasse – Siroe
- John Frederick Lampe – Dione
- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi
- Il prigionier superbo
- La serva padrona (intermezzo)
- Nicola Antonio Porpora – Arianna in Nasso
- Jean-Philippe Rameau – Hippolyte et Aricie
- Giuseppe Sellitto – Nitocri
- Antonio Vivaldi – Montezuma
- January 3 - Josina van Aerssen (died 1797)
- January 17 - Thomas Linley the elder (died 1795)
- October 28 – Franz Ignaz von Beecke (died 1803)
- October 29 – Gottfried van Swieten, collaborator of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven