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Rheinhard Keiser (Composer)

Born: 9th January 1674, Teuchern, Germany

Died: 12th September 1739, Hamburg, Germany

Nationality: German

Reinhard Keiser was a popular German opera composer based in Hamburg. He wrote over a hundred operas. Johann Adolf Scheibe (writing in 1745) considered him an equal to Johann Kuhnau, George Frideric Handel and Georg Philipp Telemann (also associated with the Oper am Gänsemarkt), but his work was largely forgotten for many decades.

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