1673 in music
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The year 1673 in music involved some significant events.
- John Blow becomes organist of Westminster Abbey.
- Agostino Steffani begins his studies in Rome under Ercole Bernabei.
- Johann Michael Bach becomes organist and town clerk of Gehren.
- Robert Cambert arrives in Britain.
- Giovanni Maria Bononcini publishes his treatise, Musico prattico.
- Henry Purcell is apprenticed to the organist John Hingeston.
Published popular music
- Giovanni Legrenzi
- Wolfgang Carl Briegel – Das verliebte Gespenst
- Jean-Baptiste Lully – Cadmus et Hermione
- Antonio Sartorio – Orfeo
- Pietro Andrea Ziani – Marcello in Siracuse
- June 18 – Antonio de Literes, composer of zarzuelas (d. 1747)
- October 26 – Dimitrie Cantemir, composer, musicologist and polymath (d. 1723)
- date unknown – Johannes Kelpius, the first Pennsylvanian composer (died 1708)
- date unknown – Lemme Rossi, music theorist