Willem de Fesch
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1687-08-26
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Willem de Fesch

Willem de Fesch Biography (Wikipedia)

Willem de Fesch (, 1687, Alkmaar – 3 January 1761) was a virtuoso Dutch violone player and composer.

The pupil of Karel Rosier, who was a Vice-Kapellmeister at Bonn, de Fesch later married his daughter, Maria Anna Rosier.

De Fesch was active in Amsterdam between 1710 and 1725. From 1725 to 1731 he served as Kapellmeister at Antwerp Cathedral.

Thereafter he moved to London where he gave concerts and played the violone in Handel's orchestra in 1746. In 1748 and 1749 he conducted at Marylebone Gardens. He apparently made no public appearances after 1750.

His works included the oratorios Judith (1732) and Joseph (1746), as well as chamber duets, solo and trio sonatas, concertos and part songs. Both oratorios were thought lost until 1980 when a copy of a manuscript of "Joseph" was found in London's Royal Academy of Music.

De Fesch's music was influenced by the Italians, particularly Vivaldi, as well as Handel.

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Willem de Fesch Performances

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Concerto grosso for 2 violins, strings and continuo (Op.10 No.2) in B flat major
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Concerto grosso for 2 violins, strings and continuo (Op.10 No.2) in B flat major
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Largo and Allemande from Sonata in G
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Largo and Allemande from Sonata in G
Willem de Fesch
Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.5 No.5) in C minor
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Concerto for violin and orchestra (Op.5 No.5) in C minor
Willem de Fesch
Cello Sonata in C
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Cello Sonata in C
Willem de Fesch
Concerto in E (Op.5 No.6)
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Concerto in E (Op.5 No.6)
Willem de Fesch
Joseph's Aria "Tremble Shudder at the Guilt" - from the oratorio Joseph, Act 1
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Joseph's Aria "Tremble Shudder at the Guilt" - from the oratorio Joseph, Act 1
Musica ad Rhenum
Concerto 5 in C minor: 1st mvt; Allegro (feat. Willem de Fesch)
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Concerto 5 in C minor: 1st mvt; Allegro (feat. Willem de Fesch)

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