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Johann Georg Pisendel (Composer)

Born: 5th January 1687, Cadolzburg, Germany

Died: 25th November 1755, Dresden, Germany

Nationality: German

Johann Georg Pisendel was a German Baroque violinist and composer who, for many years, led the Court Orchestra in Dresden as concertmaster, then the finest instrumental ensemble in Europe. The leading violinist of his time, composers such as Tomaso Albinoni, Georg Philipp Telemann and Antonio Vivaldi all dedicated violin compositions to him.

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Recording of the Week, Isabelle Faust - Solo

The German violinist is at her intelligent, expressive best in a programme of works for unaccompanied violin by Matteis père et fils, Pisendel, Guillemain, Vilsmayr and Biber.

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