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Festing, Michael Christianlocked

  • Elizabeth M. Lamb
  •  and Melanie Groundsell


(b London, Nov 29, 1705; d London, July 24, 1752). English composer and violinist. He was a son of John and Elizabeth Festing, and it is possible that the family had some connection with Gros Festin, near Stralsund in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. John Festing, one of his brothers, played the flute and the oboe, and left a sizable fortune, which he obtained mainly by teaching. He is believed to be the musician portrayed in Hogarth's painting ...

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