1725 in music
The year 1725 in music involved some significant events.
- March 25 (Palm Sunday) – First performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's chorale cantata Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 1, at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig.
- March 30 – Repeat performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St John Passion (BWV 245, BC D 2b [including BWV 245a, b, and c]) at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig (using parts from his Weimarer Passion).
- Giovanni Battista Pergolesi goes to Naples to study under Gaetano Greco. Domenico Scarlatti is also in Naples at this time.
- Nineteen-year-old Giovanni Battista Martini is appointed chapel-master of the Franciscan church at Bologna.
- Joseph Bodin De Boismortier – 6 Sonatas for 3 Flutes, Op. 7
- Johann Fux – Gradus ad Parnassum (Vienna)
- Concerti di flauto, violini, violetta, e basso di diversi autori (24 concertos for recorder, strings and continuo) with works by Alessandro Scarlatti, Mancini, Valentine, Barbella, Domenico Natale Sarro, Giovanni Battista Mele. Undated manuscript, Naples: Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella, c.1725.
- François Couperin – L'Apothéose de Lully (Paris)
- John Loeillet – 12 Trio Sonatas, Op. 2 (London)
- Marin Marais – Pièces de viole, Livre 5 (Paris)
- Georg Philipp Telemann – Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst (continues 1726)
- Antonio Vivaldi – Il cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione, Op. 8 (contains The Four Seasons though they were likely written earlier)
- Johann Sebastian Bach
- George Frideric Handel – Trio Sonata in D minor
- Johann Adolf Hasse – Antonio e Cleopatra
- Benedetto Marcello – O prole nobile di magni principi, S.628
- Wilhelm Hieronymus Pachelbel – Toccata in G Major
- Christian Petzold – Minuet in G major (formerly attributed to J.S. Bach as BWV Anh.114)
- Giovanni Benedetto Platti – 12 Cello Sonatas
- John Sheeles – Suites of Lessons for the Harpsicord or Spinnett
- Attilio Ariosti – Dario
- Antonio Caldara – Venceslao
- George Frideric Handel – Rodelinda, regina de' Longobardi, HWV 19
- Leonardo Leo – Zenobia in Palmira
- Nicola Porpora – Siface
- Georg Philipp Telemann – Pimpinone, TWV 21:15
- Pietro Torri – Venceslao
- Leonardo Vinci
- Il trionfo di Camilla
- Antonio Vivaldi – L'inganno trionfante in amore, RV 721
- April 20 – Johann Friedrich Klöffler, German conductor, composer (died 1790)
- July 24 – John Newton, clergyman and poet ("Amazing Grace") (died 1807)
- August 15 – Ferdinando Bertoni, Italian composer and organist (died 1813)
- November 8 – Johann George Tromlitz, flautist (died 1805)
- December 25 – Esteban Salas y Castro, Cuban composer (died 1803)
- probable – Joaquim Joze Antunes, harpsichord maker (died c.1790)
- ca 1725 – Antonio Lolli, Italian violinist and composer (died 1802)
- "24 Concertos for Recorder, Strings and Continuo (Various) - IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music". imslp.org. Retrieved 2019-03-13.
- Betsy Schwarm. "The Four Seasons | work by Vivaldi". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2018-05-22.