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Johann Friedrich Fasch (April 15, 1688 – December 5, 1758) was a German composer.

He was born in Buttelstädt, was a choirboy in Weissenfels and studied under Johann Kuhnau at the Thomasschule in Leipzig (he later founded a Collegium Musicum in the city). He then traveled throughout Germany, becoming a violinist in the orchestra in Bayreuth in 1714, and also holding court posts in Greiz and Lukavec. In 1722 he was appointed Kapellmeister at Zerbst, a post he held until his… read more

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  • Avatar for TomR
    New album plz
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    der cara
  • Avatar for Emmelsbuell
    ich liebe die Musik....
  • Avatar for Synesthesis
    Agree with KraeheK, Fasch was very talented composer, I prefer his Guitar Concerto in D minor and Bassoon concertos they are abso engrossing!
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    I'd assume Haydn took over in 1758 after Fasch's death as Kapellmeister.
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    One of the best of the underrated Germans. Fasch, Buxtehude, Bruhns, Fux, plenty more to German baroque than Bach.

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