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.
- Thomas Arne's first opera, Rosamund, is staged, with his sister, Susannah Maria, performing.
- Wilhelm Friedemann Bach is appointed organist of the Sophienkirche, Dresden.
- 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
- George Frideric Handel – Orlando
- John Frederick Lampe – Dione
- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi – La serva padrona (intermezzo)
- Jean-Philippe Rameau – Hippolyte et Aricie
- 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