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date: 28 February 2020

Salomon, Johann Peterlocked

  • Hubert Unverricht


(b Bonn, bap. Feb 20, 1745; d London, Nov 28, 1815). German violinist, impresario and composer, later resident in England. He was the second son of Philipp Salomon, a member of the oboe band and subsequently a court musician in Bonn. On 30 August 1758, at the age of only 13, he was appointed to a salaried position as a musician at the Bonn court. In 1761 or 1762 he went on tour, at first retaining his salary since his father deputized for him. Salomon was probably trying to gain a footing in Dresden, which at that time was the seat of government of Saxony and Poland. By summer 1764 he was at Rheinsberg as musical director to Prince Heinrich of Prussia. At the prince's second household in Berlin Salomon met C.P.E. Bach, and through him became familiar with J.S. Bach's solo violin sonatas and partitas, which he is said to have still performed in exemplary fashion during his years in London. He left Rheinsberg probably in ...

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