1752 in music
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- February 3 – Opéra-Théâtre de Metz Métropole in Metz, Lorraine, is opened.
- June 13 – Composer Maria Teresa Agnesi marries Pier Antonio Pinottini.
- September 25 – Antonio Soler becomes organist at El Escorial.
- November 3 – George Frideric Handel is operated on for an eye condition, at Guy's Hospital in London.
- Christoph Willibald Gluck becomes Konzertmeister at Vienna.
- Artist Thomas Gainsborough joins the Ipswich Musical Society; he later paints the portrait of English composer Joseph Gibbs
- Nicola Porpora leaves Dresden for Vienna.
- Johann Wilhelm Hertel replaces his father, Johann Christian Hertel, as Kapellmeister at the court of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
- Anton Cajetan Adlgasser marries Maria Josepha, daughter of Johann Ernst Eberlin.
- Ferdinando Bertoni becomes first organist at St Mark's Basilica in Venice.
- Johann Joachim Quantz – Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversiere zu spielen
- Jephtha (oratorio) by Handel
- Jean-Baptiste Cardonne – Amaryllis
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau – Le Devin du Village (part of Rousseau's response in the Querelle des Bouffons)
- Charles Avison – Essay on Musical Expression
- Johann Joachim Quantz – Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte traversière zu spielen, a treatise on the flute
- January 24 – Muzio Clementi, composer and pianist (died 1832)
- February 12 – Josef Reicha, conductor and composer (died 1795)
- April 4 – Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, composer (died 1837)
- April 5 – Sébastien Érard, piano-maker (died 1831)
- May 2 – Ludwig August Lebrun, composer (died 1790)
- May 14 - Juliane Reichardt, pianist, singer and composer (died 1783)
- May 31 - John Marsh, composer (died 1828)
- September 8 – Carl Stenborg, operatic tenor and composer (died 1813)
- September 30 - Justin Heinrich Knecht, organist and composer (died 1817)
- October 22 - Ambrogio Minoja, composer (died 1825)
- November 25 – Johann Friedrich Reichardt, composer and music critic (died 1814)
- date unknown – Abraham Wood, military drummer and composer (died 1804)
- January 1 – Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician (born 1689)
- March 7 – Pietro Castrucci, violinist and composer (born 1679)
- June 19 – Hieronymus Albrecht Hass, harpsichord and clavichord maker
- July 20 – Johann Christoph Pepusch, composer (born 1667)
- July 24 – Michael Christian Festing, violinist and composer
- date unknown - Anton Wilhelm Solnitz, composer (born c.1708)
- MusicAndHistory.com:1752 Accessed 13 March 2013