1600 in music
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The year 1600 in music involved some significant events.
- Start of Artusi–Monteverdi controversy, with publication of Artusi's treatise, L'Artusi Ovvero delle Imperfettioni della moderna musica.
- John Dowland – The Second Booke of Songs or Ayres of 2, 4. and 5. parts, including Flow my Tears
- Robert Jones – The First Booke of Songes and Ayres
- Thomas Weelkes – Madrigals Of 5. and 6. parts, apt for the Viols and voices
- Emilio de' Cavalieri – Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo, the first oratorio (produced in Rome in February).
- Giulio Caccini – Il Rapimento di Cefalo, premièred October 8
- Jacopo Peri – Euridice (believed to be the earliest work of modern opera surviving to the present day), produced by Emilio de' Cavalieri for the wedding of Henry IV of France and Maria de' Medici in Florence, premièred October 6
- date unknown