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Title
Concertos and overtures for London
Composer
Johann Christoph Pepusch 1667-1752
Performer
Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen
Publisher
Ramée, 2012
1 cd + boekje
Recording date
2010
Playing time
00:59:04
EAN
4250128511094
CDR
ACX2096
Placing suggestion
17 - Orkest met overige en/of diverse (solo)-instrument(en) (NBLC) K2 - Orkest met solo-instrumenten (Flemish music schema)

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More than 5 times in Flemish libraries

About Johann Christoph Pepusch

Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667 – 20 July 1752), also known as John Christopher Pepusch and Dr Pepusch, was a German-born composer. He spent most of his working life in England.

Early life

Pepusch was born in Berlin. He studied music theory under Martin Klingenberg, cantor of the Marienkirche in Berlin. At the age of 14, he was appointed to the Prussian court where he gave music lessons to the future Frederick William I of Prussia. In about 1700, he settled in England.

Career

In 1726, Pepusch founded The Academy of Vocal Music with others; in around 1730–1, it was renamed The Academy of Ancient Music. In Joseph Doane's Musical directory for the year 1794, the founding of the Academy is discussed. On page 76, Doane states:

In the year 1710 (memorable for Handel’s first appearance among us) a number of the most eminent com…Read more on Wikipedia