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Froberger, Johann Jacoblocked

  • Howard Schott


(b Stuttgart, bap. May 19, 1616; d Héricourt, nr Montbéliard, France, 6/May 7, 1667). German composer, organist and keyboard player. Considered the foremost mid-17th century German composer of keyboard music, he was court organist in Vienna, studied with Frescobaldi in Rome, and travelled and performed in the Low Countries, England, France, Germany and Italy. He crafted a distinctive personal idiom from stylistic features of Italian, French and German keyboard music. His works strongly influenced Louis Couperin and German keyboard composers into the time of J.S. Bach....

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Die Musikforschung
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