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Johann Kuhnau

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Johann Kuhnau (April 6, 1660 – June 5, 1722) was a German composer, organist and harpsichordist.

Kuhnau was born in Geising. He preceded Johann Sebastian Bach as cantor of the Thomaskirche (St Thomas Church) in Leipzig. There Kuhnau taught Johann David Heinichen and Christoph Graupner, both of whom were to become composers. He remained there until his death.

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  • OG-Gurda

    v lol

    3 Aug 2014 Reply
  • marinfieraru

    Bela Bartok and Alban Berg similar to Kuhnau? I guess Lulu might be hard to tell apart from 17th century church music, but it isn't the first impression that I would have.

    1 Sep 2008 Reply