1657 in music
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The year 1657 in music involved some significant events.
- March 11 - Johann Adam Reincken becomes organist of the Bergkerk at Deventer.
- July 17 - Following the death of Tobias Michael in June, Sebastian Knüpfer is appointed Thomaskantor at Leipzig.
- Maurizio Cazzati becomes the Maestro di Cappella at San Petronio in Bologna and opens his violin school in Bologna.
- King Louis XIV of France engages Étienne Richard as royal harpsichord teacher, in place of Jacques Champion de Chambonnières.
- Gaspar de Verlit – Anthology of Christmas carols
- Francesco Cavalli - Artemisia
- Michel de La Guerre - Triomphe de l'Amour sur les Bergers et les Bergères (sung in 1655, but first staged as an opera in 1657)
- March 18 - Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni, organist and composer (died 1743)
- July 25 - Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, composer (died 1714)
- December 15 - Michel Richard Delalande, French composer and organist (died 1726)
- probable - Gaetano Greco, composer (died c.1728)
- March - John Hilton the younger, lutenist and composer (born c.1599)
- March 26 - Jacob van Eyck, nobleman and musician (born c.1590)
- date unknown
- Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music (1991), Prentice Hall:Englewood Cliffs, page 152
- Authors and their Centuries, Page 116 'This abbreviated summary necessarily disregards other proto-operatic productions, such as the Triomphe de l'Amour sur les Bergers et les Bergères, of Michel de La Guerre and Charles de Beys (first sung in 1655, staged in 1657)...