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Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann

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Born: 1710 AD
Died: 1784 AD, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Composers

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1710 - Wilhelm Friedemann was born 22nd of November in Weimar, Germany.

 

1733 - Appointed organist of St. Sophia's Church at Dresden.

 

1746 - Became organist of the Liebfrauenkirche at Halle; his father's influence was enough to secure him the latter position without the usual trial performance.

 

1762 - Offered the post of Kapellmeister to the court of Darmstadt, but for some reason he did not accept the position.

 

1764 - He walked off the job in Halle, ending his employment there and indeed his formal employment anywhere.

 

         - Lived without fixed occupation at Brunswick, Göttingen, and Berlin.

 

1784 - Friedemann died 1st of July in great poverty at Berlin.

 

Greatest organ player of his time, his compositions, very few of which were printed, include many church cantatas and instrumental works, of which the most notable are the fugues, polonaises and fantasias for clavier, and the duets for two flutes.

 


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