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GEORG MUFFAT  

(1653 - 1704)

Born in Savoy of Scottish parents in 1653, Georg Muffat, was sent as a boy to Paris to study for six years, the great Lully among his mentors. He was later to move to Bavaria where he graduated in law. His return to his family in Alsace was soon ended with the imminent war, and he fled to Vienna. There he found a patron in Emperor Leopold I, and in 1678 moved to Salzburg to take up the appointment of organist. There he was granted leave to go to Italy, where he was greatly influenced by Corelli. He returned to Salzburg two years later, but found the atmosphere uncongenial. In 1690 it is recorded that he was in Augsburg for the coronation of Emperor Leopolds eldest son, Joseph, as Roman king. He was to remain in that part of the world as Kapellmeister at the court of Johann Philipp of Lamberg, Bishop of Passau, and tutor to the pages in the court. As a composer he was to marry the Italian, French and German school of composition in a number of orchestral and instrumental works. The orchestral suites of the Florilegia are considered among the finest scores written in Germany in the second half of the 17th century. His influence on music in his native country was considerable, his son, Gottlieb, becoming the finest organist of his time, and one of the outstanding composers of the German Baroque period.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Baroque Violin and Keyboard Recital: Guyonnet, Jonathan, Molardi, Stefano - CORELLI, A. / LOCATELLI, A. / MUFFAT, G. (Corelli and Friends: In Rome) Divox
CDX-75229-2
Chamber Music
Chamber Music - MERULA, T. / ROSENMULLER, J. / MUFFAT, G. / FROBERGER, J.J. (Musique Transalpine a la cour de Louis XIV) (Le Concert Brise) Carpe Diem
CD-16263
Chamber Music, Instrumental
Chamber Music (Baroque) - SCHOP, J. / SCHMELZER, J.H. / MUFFAT, G. / KRIEGER, J.P. / BUXTEHUDE, D. (A German Bouquet) (Trio Settecento) Cedille
CDR90000-114
Chamber Music
German Organ Music, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.550964
Instrumental
Grand Tour (Trio Settecento) (4-CD Box Set) Cedille
CDRBOX1002
Chamber Music
MUFFAT, G.: Apparatus musico-organisticus (Suddeutsche Orgelmeister, Vol. 2) (Kelemen) Oehms Classics
OC604
Instrumental
MUFFAT: Concerti Grossi Nos. 1 - 6 Naxos
8.555096
Concertos
MUFFAT: Concerti Grossi Nos. 7 - 12 Naxos
8.555743
Concertos
MUFFAT: Organ Works, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.553917
Instrumental
MUFFAT: Organ Works, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.553990
Instrumental
Organ Music - FROBERGER, J. / POGLIETTI, A. / SCHERER, S. / KERLL, J. (Historic Organ Series, Vol. 5) (Marcon) Divox
CDX-79805
Instrumental
Organ Music - PRAETORIUS, H. / HOFHAIMER, P. / HASSLER, H.L. / GABRIELI, A. / BULL, J. / SCHEIDT, S. / KOTTER, H. / SCHEIDEMANN, H. / BUXTEHUDE, D. Capriccio
C49444
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Cera, Francesco - FRESCOBALDI, G.A. / PASQUINI, B. / ZIPOLI, D. / BACH, J.S. (Barocco da Sud a Nord) Tactus
TC580001
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Hensel, Heidrun – BACH, J.S. / MUFFAT, G. / KERLL, J.K. / ZIPOLI, D. / FROBERGER, J.J. (Suddeutsche Orgelmeister, Vol. 3) Oehms Classics
OC542
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Krapp, Edgar - MUFFAT, G. / CLERAMBAULT, L.-N. / SCHNITZER, F.X. / HAYDN, F.J. / KERLL, J.C. Capriccio
C10826
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Metzger, Heribert / Zukriegel, Gerhard - BUXTEHUDE, D. / BRUNA, P. / PIAZZA, G. / MUFFAT, G. / HAYDN, M. / EBERLIN, J.E. Capriccio
C10460
Instrumental
Organ Recital: Zukriegel, Gerhard - HOFHAIMER, P. / MUFFAT, G. / MOZART, W.A. / SCHMIDT, F. / BRESGEN, C. / REGER, M. (Famous European Organs) Capriccio
C10357
Instrumental




 
 
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