2 alto recorders and Basso Continuo
Composed by Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758). Score and Parts. Published by Moeck Verlag (MM.MK01040).
Item Number: MM.MK01040
Johann Friedrich Fasch, at present Bandmaster to his Serene Highness the Prince of Anhalt in Zerbst, was born in the year 1688 on the 15th April in Buttelstaedt, a little town between Weimar and Buttstaedt; he learnt the rudiments of music, especially in thorough bass, under the late Herr Kuhnau in Leipzig - he was a pupil of Herr Capellmeister Graupner in composition. In his student years in Leipzig he directed a Collegium Musicum for several years and after this was engaged for a number of years as clerk to the exchequer at the court of the Count of Reuss-Plauen in Gera; then he was town clerk in Graitz for nearly two years, and later he was employed by His Excellency Count Morzini in Prague and from there he was called to the above mentioned court (Joh. Gottfr. Walther, Musikalisches Lexikon, 1732). Joh. Friedrich Fasch died in Zerbst in 1758. 40 years later Joseph Haydn found similarly carefree employment as musical servant to the son of Count Morzin in Lukavec.