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Johann Gottlieb Graun (Composer)

Born: 27th October 1703, Uebigau Wahrenbruck, Germany

Died: 28th October 1771, Berlin, Germany

Nationality: German

Johann Gottlieb Graun was a German Baroque/Classical era composer and violinist, born in Wahrenbrück. (His brother Carl Heinrich was a singer and also a composer, and is the better known of the two.)

Johann Gottlieb studied with J.G. Pisendel in Dresden and Giuseppe Tartini in Padua. Appointed Konzertmeister in Merseburg in 1726, he taught the violin to J.S. Bach's son Wilhelm Friedemann. He joined the court of the Prussian crown prince (the future Frederick the Great) in 1732. Graun was later made Konzertmeister of the Berlin Opera in 1740.

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