Schick, (Johan) Ernst (Christoph)
- Gaynor G. Jones
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(b The Hague, Oct 1, 1753; d Berlin, Dec 10, 1815). Dutch violinist and composer. His father took him to Amsterdam, intending him to follow his own career of dancing-master. The boy’s musical talent was discovered by J.A. Kreusser, who taught him the violin; he soon became a virtuoso player, emulating the style of Michael Esser and Lolli. In 1773 he followed his teacher's brother G.A. Kreusser to Mainz and became chamber musician in the electoral Kapelle there. In 1791 he married the singer Margarete Hamel. He was appointed violinist in the Berlin court orchestra in 1793, and leader in 1813. In 1804 with K.M. Bohrer he organized subscription concerts at which lesser-known Classical works were heard; at one of these, Beethoven’s Second Symphony was performed. His compositions – six violin concertos and masonic songs – were never widely known.SchillingEAnnouncement and review of Schick’s and Bohrer’s benefit concerts, ...