Johann Heinrich Schmelzer - Biography
Born c 1620/3, little is known about Johann Heinrich Schmelzer before 1649 when he became an employee at the Imperial Chapel in Vienna. Schmelzer remained in the service of the Imperial Court until 1680 when the Court evacuated to Prague to avoid the plague. Unfortunately, Schmelzer fell victim to the disease. Schmelzer's greatest contributions were to the development of the Sonata and Suite forms. His pupils include Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber and Johann Jakob Walther.
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Johann Heinrich Schmelzer top songs
- Sonata a 3, "Lanterly": Lanterly (Sonate a 3)
- Sacro-profanus concentus musicus: Sonata a 3, "Pastorale"
- Sonata natalis in D major
- Sonata XIII
- Sacro-profanus concentus musicus: Sonata No. 4 a 6
- Sacro-profanus concentus musicus: Sonata No. 5 a 6
- Harmonia a cinque con basso continuo in B-Flat Major
- Follia for New Entry of the Sprinter and Other Equestrian Manoeuvres
- Sarabande for the End of the Ballet
- Courante for the Entry of His Imperial Majesty and All the Cavalry