1711 in music
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The year 1711 in music involved some significant events.
- February 24 - The London premiere of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, at the Queen's Theatre, Haymarket. This is the first of at least 25 operas by Handel that will appear by 1739. John Walsh becomes Handel's regular printer beginning with the publication of Rinaldo.
- April 3 - Possible premiere of Johann Sebastian Bach's St Mark Passion pastiche at the chapel of Wilhelmsburg Castle (two movements by Bach).
- Invention of the tuning fork by John Shore.
- Francesco Manfredini – Concerto for 2 Trumpets in D Major
- Marin Marais – Pièces de Viole
- Antonio Vivaldi – L'Estro armonico (Op. 3), published in Amsterdam
- Reinhard Keiser – Croesus
- Johann Friedrich Fasch – Clomire
- George Frideric Handel – Rinaldo
- Nicola Porpora – Flavio Anicio Olibrio
- January 12 – Gaetano Latilla, opera composer (died 1788)
- January 29 – Giuseppe Bonno, composer (died 1788)
- April 22 – Paul II Anton, Prince Esterházy, patron of music (died 1762)
- June 23 – Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, luthier (died 1786)
- July 26 – Lorenz Christoph Mizler, writer on music (died 1778)
- September 11 – William Boyce, composer (died 1779)
- September 18 – Ignaz Holzbauer, composer (died 1783)
- December 25 – Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, violinist and composer (died 1772)
- date unknown
- probable – Panna Cinka, violinist (died 1772)
- March 19 – Thomas Ken, hymn-writer (born 1637)
- September 3 – Élisabeth Sophie Chéron, artist and musician (born 1648)
- September 27 – Christian Geist, organist and composer (born c. 1650)
- November 3 – Ferdinand Tobias Richter, organist and composer (born 1651)
- December 18 - Louis de Deyster, artist and maker of musical instruments (born 1656)
- December 25 – Johann Nikolaus Hanff, organist and composer (born 1663)
- probable - Joannes Florentius a Kempis, Dutch composer (born 1635)