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Fux, Johann Joseph

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Born: 1660 AD
Died: 1741 AD, at 81 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Composers

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1660 - Born in Hirtenfeld in Styria, Austria.

1680 - 1688 - He was accepted at the Jesuit university there, where his musical talent became apparent; and he was organist at St Moritz.

1690 - He was in Vienna, and attracted the attention of Emperor Leopold I with some masses he composed; the emperor was sufficiently impressed by them to assist him with his career after this point.

1698 - Leopold hired him as court composer.

1700 - Traveled again to Italy, studying in Rome.

1711 - Was made musical director of the Austrian Imperial Court.

1725 - His mastery of counterpoint influenced countless composers through his treatise Gradus ad Parnassum.

1741 - Died on the 13th of February in Austria.




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