Johann Joachim Quantz (January 30, 1697–July 12, 1773) was a German flutist, flute maker and composer. He was born in Oberscheden, near Göttingen, Germany, and died in Potsdam.
Quantz began his musical studies as a child with his uncle (his father - a blacksmith - died when Quantz was young), later going to Dresden and Vienna. It was during his time as musician to Frederick Augustus II of Poland that he began to concentrate on the flute, performing more and more… read more
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