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1697, Jan 301716-1760s1773, Jul 12
a German flutist, flute maker and composer. He composed hundreds of flute sonatas and concertos, and wrote On Playing the Flute, a treatise on flute performance. When Frederick II became King of Prussia in 1740, Quantz finally accepted a position as flute teacher, flute maker and composer at the court in Berlin. He joined that court in December 1741 and stayed there for the rest of his career.
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Johann Joachim Quantz1697, Jan 301716
 
17691773, Jul 12

Jan Adams Reincken1643, Dec1657
 
17221722, Nov 24
 a Dutch/German organist and composer. He was one of the most important German composers of the 17...
Marie-Anne-Catherine Quinault1695, Aug 261709
 
17221791
 a French singer and composer. She made her debut at the Paris Opera in 1709 in Jean-Baptiste Lull...
Nicolas Gilles Forqueray1703, Feb 151719
 
 
17221761, Oct 22
 Born and died in Chaumes-en-Brie. He was organist of the Chapel of Louis XV and several Parisian...
William Babell1689/901711
 
17231723, Sep 23
 an English musician, composer, and prolific arranger of vocal music for harpsichord. He wrote num...
Georg Bohm1661, Sep 21680
 
17271733, May 18
 a German Baroque organist and composer. He is notable for his development of the chorale partita ...
Jean-Francois Dandrieu1682 ca1687
 
17391739, Feb 7
 a French Baroque composer, harpsichordist and organist. Dandrieu's harpsichord writing is reminis...
Richard Jonesunknown1720
 
 
17441744, Jan 20
 an English composer and violinist. His pantomime stage works and ballad operas are all lost excep...
Paolo Benedetto Bellinzani16821700
 
17491757, Feb 26
 an Italian composer of first half of the eighteenth century. Among his works are holy masses, off...
Michielina della Pietaunknown1700
 
1749unknown
 an Italian composer, violinist, organist, and teacher of music. A foundling admitted in infancy t...
Johann Sebastian Bach1685, Mar 311703
 
17501750, Jul 28
 a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles throu...
Santa della Pietaunknown1725
 
 
17501774 ca
 an Italian singer, composer, and violinist. She is known to have been a contralto soloist, violin...
Charles Dolleunknown1735
 
 
17551755 ca
 a French viol player and composer. Very little is known about his life. He was active in Paris an...
Mlle Guerin1739 ca1755
 
 
1755unknown
 a French composer. She composed an opera at age 16, titled Daphnis et Amalthée which was perform...
Mme Papavoine1735 ca1755
 
 
17551761
 a French composer. She married violinist Louis-August Papavoine some time before 1755. Nothing el...
Richard Mudge17181741
 
 
17571763, Apr
 an English clergyman and composer of the late baroque period. Mudge became curate of the villages...
Manuel Jose de Quirosunknown1730
 
 
17601765
 an 18th-century Guatemalan composer. Quirós is the first musician in the New World to receive a ...
Giovanni Giorgiunknown1719
 
 
17621762
 a priest and an Italian composer. His style of polychoral church compositions are influenced by e...
Elisabeth de Haulteterre1720 ca1737
 
 
17681768
 a French composer and violinist. Despite the similarity of the name, she did not come from La Cou...
Jan Zach1699, Nov1724
 
17721773, May 24
 a Czech composer, violinist and organist. Although he was a gifted and versatile composer capable...
Johann Peter Kellner1705, Sep 281725
 
17721772, Apr 19
 a German organist and composer. He was the father of Johann Christoph Kellner. He was appointed c...
Giovanni Cifolelli1750s ca1764
 
1775unknown
 an Italian mandolin virtuoso and dramatic composer whose date and place of birth are unknown. In ...
Jean-Jacques Rousseau1712, Jun 281739
 
17761778, Jul 2
 a philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century. His political philosophy influenced the ...
Francesco Uttini17231743
 
17761795, Oct 25
 an Italian composer and conductor who was active mostly in Sweden. an Italian composer and conduc...
Antonin Kammel1730, Apr 211750
 
17791784/5, Oct 5
 a composer and violinist. Kammel was born at Belec, now in the Czech Republic. He was part of the...
Marie Emmanuelle Bayon Louis17461760
 
17791825, Mar 29
 a French composer, pianist, and salonnière. Very little is known for certain about her life. The...
Johann Philipp Kirnberger1721, Apr 241741
 
17831783, Jul 27
 a musician, composer (primarily of fugues), and music theorist. Kirnberger played a significant r...
Christian Gottlob Neefe17481760
 
17891798
 a German opera composer and conductor. He studied law at Leipzig University, but subsequently ret...
Maddalena Laura Sirmen1745, Dec 91766
 
17891818, May 18
 an Italian composer, violinist, and later unsuccessful singer. In 1771, she debuted her "Concerto...
Francis Hopkinson1737, Sep 211761
 
17911791, May 9
 designed the first official American flag. He was an author, a composer, and one of the signers o...
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart1756, Jan 271761
 
17911791, Dec 5
 a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era, born in Salzburg. Mozart showed prodigi...
Carl Michael Bellman1740, Feb 41768
 
17911795, Feb 11
 a Swedish songwriter, composer, musician, poet and entertainer. He is a central figure in the Swe...
Carlo Zuccari1704, Nov 101720
 
17921792, May 3
 an Italian composer and violinist of the late Baroque and early classical; he worked mainly in Mi...
Claude Balbastre1724, Dec 81750
 
17921799, May 9
 a French composer, organist, harpsichordist and fortepianist. He was one of the most famous music...
Polly Young17491755
 
17951799
 an English soprano, composer and keyboard player. Following her marriage, Young mostly appeared i...
Joseph Haydn1732, Mar 311739
 
18031809, May 31
 a prominent and prolific Austrian composer of the Classical period. He was instrumental in the de...
Andre Ernest Modeste Gretry17411759
 
18031813
 a composer from the Prince-Bishopric of Liège (present-day Belgium), who worked from 1767 onward...
Johann Christoph Kellner1736, Aug 151762
 
18031803
 a German organist and composer, the son of Johann Peter Kellner. He wrote a treatise on music the...
Joseph Abaco1710, Mar 271729
 
18051805, Aug 31
 an Italian violoncellist and composer. He wrote nearly 40 cello sonatas, the Capricci for Violonc...
Joseph Quesnel1746, Nov 151766
 
18091809, Jul 2/3
 a French Canadian composer, poet, and playwright. Among his works were two operas, Colas et Colin...
Jean-Baptiste Davaux1742, Jul 191760
 
18161822, Feb 2
 a French violinist and composer. He started playing the violin and the mandolin. In 1767 Davaux w...
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