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Johann Gottfried Muthel (Composer)

Born: 17th January 1728, Molln, Germany

Died: 14th July 1788, Riga, Latvia

Nationality: Germany

Johann Gottfried Müthel was a German composer and noted keyboard virtuoso. Along with C.P.E. Bach, he represented the Sturm und Drang style of composition.

As far as is known, he was the first to use the term fortepiano in a published work, in the title of his Duetto für 2 Clavier, 2 Flügel, oder 2 Fortepiano (1771), which reflects the rising popularity of the instrument at that time.

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