A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Johann Mattheson

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September 28, 1681: Johann Mattheson is born in Hamburg, a free city of the Holy Roman Empire, the only surviving son of Johann Mattheson, a tax collector, and Margaretha Höling.
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April 17, 1764: Johann Mattheson dies in the Free Imperial City of Hamburg, aged 82 years, six months and 20 days.
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April 22, 1764: The earthly remains of Johann Mattheson are laid to rest in the Michaelskirche, Hamburg.
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April 25, 1764: A special service in memory of Johann Mattheson is held in Hamburg. Bells toll for two and a half hours in all the major churches of the town. All city dignitaries attend. The town cantor, Georg Philipp Telemann (83), conducts Mattheson’s Das fröliche sterbelied . It was composed four years ago specifically for this occasion.