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John Frederick Lampe (1703 - 1751) was a musician.

He was born in Saxony, but came to England in 1724 and played the bassoon in opera houses. His wife, Isabella Lampe, was sister-in-law to the composer Thomas Arne with whom Lampe collaborated on a number of concert seasons. John and Isabella's son, Charles John Frederick Lampe, was a successful organist and composer as well.

Like Arne, Lampe wrote operatic works in English in defiance of the vogue for Italian opera popularised… read more

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