Monday, December 24, 2012

Quantz, Johann Joachim

Johann Joachim Quantz(1697-1773), German flutist and composer, studied string, wind instruments as well as harpsichord, he traveled widely as a soloist in Europe and also played oboe and clarinet in orchestras. In 1741 after Prince Frederick became the King of Prussia, he was exempt from playing in the opera orchestra; instead, his duties revolved around the king's private evening concerts. He composed over 300 flute sonatas and concertos. He was also a flute maker.

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