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UNICO WILHELM VAN WASSENAER  

(1692 - 1766)

Descended from a noble Dutch family, Count van Wassenaer was a statesman and amateur musician. After his university education and grand tour of Europe, he established in The Hague a Collegium musicum, a group of enthusiastic players who met every week, under the direction of Carlo Ricciotti. He limited his musical activities after his marriage in 1723, going on to serve as a diplomat in Paris and then in Cologne.

Vocal and Instrumental Music
Van Wassenaer left a handful of church settings. His Concerti armonici were at first attributed to Ricciotti. Showing Italian influence, in accordance with contemporary taste, they represent the characteristic repertoire of his Collegium musicum.

Role: Classical Composer 
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