Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

Born 1620. Died March 1680
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
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Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

Biography (Wikipedia)

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c. 1620–1623 – between 29 February and 20 March 1680) was an Austrian composer and violinist of the middle Baroque era. Almost nothing is known about his early years, but he seems to have arrived in Vienna during the 1630s, and remained composer and musician at the Habsburg court for the rest of his life. He enjoyed a close relationship with Emperor Leopold I, was ennobled by him, and rose to the rank of Kapellmeister in 1679. He died during a plague epidemic only months after getting the position.

Schmelzer was one of the most important violinists of the period, and an important influence on later German and Austrian composers for violin. He made substantial contributions to the development of violin technique and promoted the use and development of sonata and suite forms in Austria and South Germany. He was the leading Austrian composer of his generation, and an influence on Heinrich Ignaz Biber.

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Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Chaconne
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Chaconne

Chaconne

Ensemble
Luceram Ensemble
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Suite No.2 in D major
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Suite No.2 in D major
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata secunda (Sonatae unarum fidium)
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Sonata secunda (Sonatae unarum fidium)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata No 12, 'Sacroprofanus concentus musicus'
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Sonata No 12, 'Sacroprofanus concentus musicus'
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata - 1664 no. 4 in D major for violin & bc [Sonatae unarum fidium]
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Sonata - 1664 no. 4 in D major for violin & bc [Sonatae unarum fidium]
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata in D major for 3 violins and continuo
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Sonata in D major for 3 violins and continuo
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata con areia zu der Kaiserlichen Serenada
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Sonata con areia zu der Kaiserlichen Serenada
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonate II
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Sonate II
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata VI a Sei
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Sonata VI a Sei

Sonata VI a Sei

Ensemble
Ensemble Masques
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata a Cinque
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Sonata a Cinque
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Lamento Sopra La Morte Ferdinandi III
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Lamento Sopra La Morte Ferdinandi III
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Polish Bagpipes
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Polish Bagpipes
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Arie con la Mattacina
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Arie con la Mattacina

Arie con la Mattacina

Performer
Meret Luthi
Ensemble
Les Passions de L'Ame
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata Cucu
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Sonata Cucu

Sonata Cucu

Performer
Meret Luthi
Ensemble
Les Passions de L'Ame
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Die Fechtschule - Balletto a 4
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Die Fechtschule - Balletto a 4

Die Fechtschule - Balletto a 4

Performer
Meret Luthi
Orchestra
Les Passions de L'Ame
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata - 1662 No. 4
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Sonata - 1662 No. 4
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata in A minor for violin and ('Il cucu')
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Sonata in A minor for violin and ('Il cucu')

Sonata in A minor for violin and ('Il cucu')

Performer
Meret Lüthi
Ensemble
Les Passions de l'ame
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata No. 4 in D major from 'Sonatae 'Unarum Fidium'
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Sonata No. 4 in D major from 'Sonatae 'Unarum Fidium'
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata a 8 per chiesa et camera in C major (1679)
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Sonata a 8 per chiesa et camera in C major (1679)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Die Fechtschule (Extract)
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Die Fechtschule (Extract)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Die Fechtschule
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Die Fechtschule
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III
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Lamento sopra la morte Ferdinandi III
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Lamento Sopra La Morte Ferdinandi III
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Lamento Sopra La Morte Ferdinandi III
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata no. 4 in D major for violin & bc [Sonatae unarum fidium]
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Sonata no. 4 in D major for violin & bc [Sonatae unarum fidium]
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata 'Cucu'
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Sonata 'Cucu'

Sonata 'Cucu'

Performer
Combattimento
Quirine van Hoek
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sacro-profanus concentus musicus: Sonata No 9 a cinque
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Sacro-profanus concentus musicus: Sonata No 9 a cinque

Sacro-profanus concentus musicus: Sonata No 9 a cinque

Ensemble
Ensemble Masques
Conductor
Olivier Fortin
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Polnische Sackpfeiffen
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Polnische Sackpfeiffen
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Serenata con altre Arie a 5
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Serenata con altre Arie a 5
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata No 12 (Sacro-profanus concentus musicus)
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Sonata No 12 (Sacro-profanus concentus musicus)
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Schmelzer: Die Fechtschule
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Schmelzer: Die Fechtschule
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Sonata No 4 in D major
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Sonata No 4 in D major
Jane Gower
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Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Inquietum est cor meum
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Inquietum est cor meum
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer
Sonata con arie zu der kaiserlichen Serenada (1672)
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Sonata con arie zu der kaiserlichen Serenada (1672)
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