Stamitz, Johann

Stamitz, Johann

Period: Baroque

Born: Saturday, June 19, 1717 in Deutsch-Brod, Bohemia

Died: Sunday, March 27, 1757 in Mannheim, Germany

Nation of Origin: Bohemia

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Stamitz, a fine violinist and composer, helped to develop the symphony form. His music is considered "pre-classic" and influenced the work of Haydn and Mozart. He worked as conductor of the Mannheim orchestra where he developed the symphony form to include subtle dynamic changes. He also dispensed with the figured bass of the Baroque era. His sons Carl and Johann Anton were composers of lesser note.

General Bibliography:
Bukofzer, Manfred F., Music in the Baroque Era, from Monteverdi to Bach, W.W. Norton & Company, November 1947, ISBN: 0393097455

Kennedy, Michael, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 2nd Edition, 1997, ISBN: 0198691629

Palisca, Claude V. Baroque Music, Prentice Hall, December 1990, ISBN: 0130584967

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2001, ISBN: 1561592390

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

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by Claude V. Palisca

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