Johann Gottlieb Graun

Composer. Born 27 October 1703. Died 28 October 1771
Johann Gottlieb Graun
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/default_artist_images/classical2.jpg
1703-10-27
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/d7422261-143e-406e-a6bd-cf456da2b46e
Johann Gottlieb Graun

Johann Gottlieb Graun Biography (Wikipedia)

Johann Gottlieb Graun (27 October 1703 – 28 October 1771) was a German Baroque/Classical era composer and violinist, born in Wahrenbrück. (His brother Carl Heinrich was a singer and also a composer, and is the better known of the two.)

Johann Gottlieb studied with J.G. Pisendel in Dresden and Giuseppe Tartini in Padua. Appointed Konzertmeister in Merseburg in 1726, he taught the violin to J.S. Bach's son Wilhelm Friedemann. He joined the court of the Prussian crown prince (the future Frederick the Great) in 1732. Graun was later made Konzertmeister of the Berlin Opera in 1740. He composed over 50 songs and compositions.

Graun's compositions were highly respected, and continued to be performed after his death: "The concert-master, John Gottlib Graun, brother to the opera-composer, his admirers say, 'was one of the greatest performers on the violin of his time, and most assuredly, a composer of the first rank'," wrote Charles Burney. He was primarily known for his instrumental works, though he also wrote vocal music and operas. He wrote a large number of violin concertos, trio sonatas, and solo sonatas for violin with cembalo, as well as two string quartets —- among the earliest attempts in this genre. He also wrote many concertos for viola da gamba, which were very virtuosic, and were played by Ludwig Christian Hesse, considered the leading gambist of the time.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.


Johann Gottlieb Graun Tracks

Sort by

Johann Gottlieb Graun
Concerto for Recorder and Violin in C Major
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/track_fallback.png
link
Concerto for Recorder and Violin in C Major
Johann Gottlieb Graun
Overture in D minor; mvt. I
https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/256x256/p02srvdg.jpg
link
Overture in D minor; mvt. I
Johann Gottlieb Graun
Concerto in C major for viola da gamba (3rd mvt)
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/track_fallback.png
link
Concerto in C major for viola da gamba (3rd mvt)

Concerto in C major for viola da gamba (3rd mvt)

Performer
Robert Smith
Ensemble
Fantasticus XL
Last played on
Johann Gottlieb Graun
Sinfonia Grosso in D
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/track_fallback.png
link
Sinfonia Grosso in D
Johann Gottlieb Graun
Trio Sonata in G minor
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/track_fallback.png
link
Trio Sonata in G minor
Johann Gottlieb Graun
Symphony in B flat major
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/track_fallback.png
link
Symphony in B flat major
Johann Gottlieb Graun
Symphony for strings and continuo in B flat
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/track_fallback.png
link
Symphony for strings and continuo in B flat
Johann Gottlieb Graun
Benche superbo e vano (Act 2 Sc 7)
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/track_fallback.png
link
Benche superbo e vano (Act 2 Sc 7)
Johann Gottlieb Graun
Montezuma (Non saprei curare il vanto (Act 1 Sc 1)
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.31.1/img/track_fallback.png
link
Montezuma (Non saprei curare il vanto (Act 1 Sc 1)
Load more tracks

Back to artist