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Carl Stamitz 1745-1801

Carl Stamitz was born in Mannheim in 1745. He was the oldest son of Jan Stamitz, who had made the orchestra of the Elector one of the most highly regarded of its day. Continuing in the tradition of his father, Carl Stamitz forged a distinctive Mannheim style, characterised by simple melodic lines and uncomplicated forms. The renowned Mannheim court orchestra also had a legendary - almost militaristic - discipline that greatly impressed Leopold Mozart and the English musicologist Charles Burney.

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Bach - sights & sounds

Information and offers relating to places associated with the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach.