Johann Paul von Westhoff
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Johann Paul von Westhoff

Johann Paul von Westhoff Biography (Wikipedia)

Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656 – buried 17 April 1705) was a German Baroque composer and violinist. One of the most important exponents of the Dresden violin school, he was among the highest ranked violinists of his day, and composed some of the earliest known music for solo violin. He worked as musician and composer as a member of Dresden's Hofkapelle (1674–1697) and at the Weimar court (1699–1705), and was also active as a teacher of contemporary languages.

Westhoff's surviving music comprises seven works for violin and basso continuo and seven for solo violin, all published during his lifetime. More works, particularly a 1682 collection of solo violin music, are currently considered lost. His work, together with that of Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Johann Jakob Walther, greatly influenced the subsequent generation of German violinists, and the six partitas for solo violin inspired Johann Sebastian Bach's famous violin sonatas and partitas.

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La Guerra cosi nominate di sua maesta (Violin Sonata in A)
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La Guerra cosi nominate di sua maesta (Violin Sonata in A)
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Imitazione del Liutzo (Violin Sonata No. 2 in A)
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Imitazione del Liutzo (Violin Sonata No. 2 in A)
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Imitazione della Campane (Sonata for violin and continuo No.3)
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Imitazione della Campane (Sonata for violin and continuo No.3)
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Imitazione delle campane
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Imitazione delle campane
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Imitazione delle campane (Sonata III from Soante a Violino solo)
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Imitazione delle campane (Sonata III from Soante a Violino solo)
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Imitazione delle campane (Sonate 3 from Sonate a Violino solo)
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Imitazione delle campane (Sonate 3 from Sonate a Violino solo)
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Sonata No 5 in F minor
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Sonata No 5 in F minor
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