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Triosonaten und Sonaten a 4

Johann Friedrich Fasch (composer), Camerata Köln (performer)
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Title
Triosonaten und Sonaten a 4
Composer
Johann Friedrich Fasch 1688-1758
Performer
Camerata Köln
Publisher
EMI, 1988
1 cd
Recording date
1986
Playing time
00:52:04
EAN
0035627701528 0077774962124
CDR
CJX0372

About Johann Friedrich Fasch

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Johann Friedrich Fasch (15 April 1688 – 5 December 1758) was a German violinist and composer. Much of his music is in the Baroque-Classical transitional style known as galant.

Life

Fasch was born in the town of Buttelstedt, 11 km north of Weimar, the eldest child of schoolmaster Friedrich Georg Fasch and his wife Sophie Wegerig, from Leißling near Weißenfels. After his father's death in 1700, Fasch lived with his maternal uncle, the clergyman Gottfried Wegerig in Göthewitz, and it was presumably in this way that he made the acquaintance of the Opera composer Reinhard Keiser.

Fasch was a choirboy in Weissenfels and studied under Johann Kuhnau at the St. Thomas School in Leipzig. It was in Leipzig in 1708 that he founded a Collegium Musicum. In 1711 he wrote an opera to be performed at the Peter-Paul Festival in Naumburg, and a second one for the festival in 1712.

In 1714, unable to procure aristocratic patronage for a jou…Read more on Wikipedia