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Christian Ernst Graaf (Composer)

Born: 30th June 1723, Rudolstadt, Germany

Died: 17th July 1804, The Hague, Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch

Christian Ernst Friedrich Graf was a Dutch Kapellmeister and composer of German descent. He was Kapellmeister to William V, Prince of Orange and resident in the Netherlands from 1762, where he changed the spelling of his name to Graaf.

He was the son of Kapellmeister de:Johann Graf (1684–1750) and brother of the flautist Friedrich Hartmann Graf. He composed multiple symphonies as well as concertos and songs. Works Include: Op. 1 Sinfonia voor Orkest in C (Symphony for Orchestra in C) Symphony No. 1 in F major Symphony in D Cello Concerto No. 1 in D major (1777) for cello and orchestra Laat ons juichen, Batavieren!

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