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Johann Joseph Fux (Composer)

Born: 1660, Langegg bei Graz, Austria

Died: 13th February 1741, Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Austrian

Johann Joseph Fux was an Austrian composer, music theorist and pedagogue of the late Baroque era. His most enduring work is not a musical composition but his treatise on counterpoint, Gradus ad Parnassum, which has become the single most influential book on the Palestrinian style of Renaissance polyphony.

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Recording of the Week, Lionel Meunier and Vox Luminis perform Requiems by Fux and Kerll

David listens to the Grammy Award-winning ensemble's recording of two rarely-heard Austrian Requiems.

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