1773 in music
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- January 18 – Carl Stenborg, Elisabeth Olin and Hedvig Wigert star in Thetis and Phelée, the inaugural production of the Royal Swedish Opera.
- February – Joseph Leutgeb tours Italy with Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
- July 14 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his father Leopold go to Vienna in search of work.
- James Hook vacates his post at Marylebone Gardens.
- Pasquale Anfossi – Demofoonte
- Domenico Cimarosa – La finta parigina
- Joseph Haydn – L'infedeltà delusa; Philemon und Baucis
- Andrea Luchesi – L'Inganno Scoperto, overo Il Conte Caramella (libretto by Carlo Goldoni)
- Anton Schweitzer – Alceste (libretto by Christoph Martin Wieland)
- Johann Albrechtsberger – Concerto for Harp in C major
- Samuel Arnold – The Prodigal Son (oratorio)
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 25 in G minor
- Giovanni Battista Sammartini – Six String Quintets
- Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf - La Liberatrice del Popolo Giudaico nella Persia, o sia l’Esther (oratorio)
- January 4 – Johann Peter Heuschkel, composer (died 1853)
- March 7 – Tommaso Marchesi, composer (died 1852)
- May 26 – Hans Georg Nägeli, composer (died 1836)
- July 6 – Wenzel Thomas Matiegka, composer (died 1830)
- September 24 – Johann Philipp Christian Schulz, composer (died 1827)
- October 23 – Pietro Generali, composer (died 1832)
- December 9 – Marianne Ehrenström, musician and writer (died 1867)
- December 24 – Joseph Wölfl, pianist and composer (died 1812)
- exact date unknown
- April 11 – Carlo Grua, composer (b. c. 1700)
- April 12 – Elizabeth Young, operatic contralto and actress (b. c. 1730)
- May 24 – Jan Zach, violinist, organist and composer (b. 1699)
- July 12 – Johann Joachim Quantz, flautist and composer (b. 1697)
- August 25 – Franz Nikolaus Novotny, organist and composer (born 1743)
- date unknown