Jacques Duphly (1715–1789) was a French harpsichordist and composer. Duphly was born on 12th January 1715 in Rouen, France. He began studying harpsichord and organ while young, and was employed as organist at the cathedral in Évreux. His teachers were François d'Agincourt and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Nicola (Antonio) Porpora (17th August 1686-3rd March 1768) was an Italian composer of Baroque operas, and a teacher of singing whose most famous student was the castrato Farinelli. Porpora was born in Naples. He graduated from the music conservatory Poveri di Gesù Cristo of his native city, where the civic opera scene was dominated by Alessandro Scarlatti.
Francesco Mancini (b. 16th Jan 1672 d. 22nd Sept 1737) belongs to a generation of composers including Fago and Sarro who established themselves during Alessandro Scarlatti's absence from Naples between 1702 and 1708.
Johann David Heinichen (April 17, 1683 - July 16, 1729) was a German Baroque composer and music theorist who brought the musical genius of Venice to the court of Augustus the Strong in Dresden. Although Heinichen's music is original, rhythmically exuberant and imaginative, it was inexplicably little known for a long time.
Christoph Graupner (January 13, 1683 in Kirchberg – March 10, 1760 in Darmstadt) was a German harpsichordist and composer of high Baroque music who lived and worked at the same time as Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann and George Frideric Handel.